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.
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.
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 indianmotorcycle.com.