Indian launches the Chieftain Dark Horse.
Indian has launched the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out bagger. It’s black, very black. It costs £19,599.
Powered by a blacked-out version of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine (1,811cc) and using the same chassis and suspension as the Indian Chieftain, the new Chieftain Dark Horse comes from the factory kitted out with a solo seat and short, tinted power windscreen. It also gets hard bags, ABS, electronic cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, audio with AM/FM Bluetooth with smartphone compatible input and a remote key fob with keyless ignition.
Not only are the fenders, fairing, fuel tank and bags blacked out, the Indian Motorcycle headdress, forks, mirrors, handlebars and switch cubes, turn signals, tank console, engine and airbox cover, lower controls, floorboards and taillight housing also gets the full-black treatment.
INDIAN Chieftain Dark Horse
Thunder Stroke 111 (1,811cc)
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976” x 4.449” (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal / 20.8 ltr
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore
Oil Capacity 5.5 qts / 5.20 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque European version 102.4 ft-lbs (138.9 Nm) @ 2600rpm
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in /119 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 in / 114 mm travel, air adjustable
Dry Weight 803 lbs / 364 kg
Ground Clearance 5.6 in / 142 mm
GVWR 1,385 lbs / 630 kg
Length 101.2 in / 2571 mm
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in / 150 mm
Seat Height 26 in / 660 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1668 mm
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
Wheels & Tyres
Front Tyre Dunlop® Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel Cast 16” x 3.5”
Rear Tyre Dunlop® Elite 3 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Cast 16” x 5.0”
Thunder Black Smoke
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