Indian Motorcycle Introduces First 2016 Model, The Indian Chief Dark Horse

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycle has announced the newest and edgiest member of the Indian Chief line-up and the first 2016 model — the Indian Chief Dark Horse. Built upon the  Indian Chief platform, unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up the Chief Dark Horse is understated,  with only a flash of chrome, and adds a healthy dose of matte black paint. By all but eliminating chrome from the motorcycle and swapping to cast wheels, the Dark Horse conveys an aggressive pose, and as the lightest in the series, is also the quickest model in the Chief family.

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Starting at $16,999, while it’s blacked-out from end to end, the Indian Chief Dark Horse does not lack features. Powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and wrapped in the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic, the Dark Horse also maintains ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.

Built to be an aggressive solo ride, the Dark Horse loses the oil cooler, analog fuel gauge and driving lights of Chief Classic. A passenger seat plus either passenger footpegs or floorboards are available as part of the Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory lineup for those who want to ride two-up.

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

The Indian Chief Dark Horse is easily customized with 40 available accessories rolling out during the spring and early summer. Riders can add components such as ape hanger handlebars, accessory air cleaners, fender struts, slip-on exhaust with black heat shields and exhaust tips, and black fender trim.

The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse will be available in dealers starting mid-February and will be a featured demo bike at the annual Daytona Bike Week from March 7-14. For more information, log on to


  1. This is a gorgeous bike, gong to be a real seller. Now if they brought back the ‘Bomber’, it would be a Royal Flush for Indian.

  2. I would like to know what type of meter the body is made of and the actual total weight of the Dark Horse if you please.
    I’m totally in love with your 2015 Iron indian but would like more information on the 2016.
    . Sincerely Anna Madrid

    • Couldn’t agree more…one of the ugliest bikes I’ve ever seen, at least in the photos. Have never liked those full coverage fenders on the Indians.


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