Indian Introduces 2016 Chieftain Dark Horse

  • 23/05/2016

Indian has just introduced a new member of the Chieftain family that we first sampled when originally introduced a few years ago at Sturgis. Sharing many of the features found on the original Chieftain, the Dark Horse arrives with a solo seatg and a shorter, tinted power windscreen.  

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The rest of what makes the Dark Horse special is a series of parts that are “blacked-out” as you can see from the photos.  The Chieftain Dark Horse is available now in U.S. dealerships starting at $21,999. You can follow this link to the appropriate page on Indian’s web site for details on the Chieftain Dark Horse. Here is the press release received from Indian earlier today:

MINNEAPOLIS (May 11, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse®, a blacked-out hard baggerthat allows riders to easily customize their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style.

A bagger with undeniable presence, the 2016 Chieftain Dark Horse offers a ton of matte black, a flicker of chrome, and a wealth of features to roll as one of the most bad-ass American-made V-twin touring bikes on the market. By all but  eliminating chrome from the motorcycle, the Dark Horse conveys an aggressive attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.


Powered by the celebrated Thunder Stroke® 111 engine and built upon the same highly lauded chassis and suspension as the Indian Chieftain, the edgy new Chieftain Dark Horse comes from the factory outfitted with a solo seat and short, tinted power windscreen, yet maintains its spacious hard bags, ABS, electronic cruise control, integrated premium audio system and remote key fob with keyless ignition.

To amplify the Dark Horse family attributes, not only are the fenders, fairing, fuel tank and bags blacked out, the iconic Indian Motorcycle headdress, forks, mirrors, handlebars and switch cubes, turn signals, tank console, engine and airbox cover, lower controls, floorboards and taillight housing are also blacked out.

Of course, Indian Motorcycle also offers a large selection of authentic factory accessories to further individualize your already stealthy ride, including new Blackout series accessory air cleaners, performance cams and slip-on exhausts, as well 100-watt saddlebag lid speakers.


“The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse’s blacked-out styling and powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine will elevate our rider to the top of the pack,” says Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Reid Wilson. “Starting with the award-winning Chieftain platform, the Dark Horse series signature matte black paint and raw attitude is an open canvas for customization that makes it the perfect bike for riders who are ready to ‘Be Legendary’.”

The 2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse comes with a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and is available in dealerships now starting at just $21,999. For more information, visit


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