Indian Motorcycle is creating quite a buzz with its newest and perhaps edgiest cruiser to date, the Chief Dark Horse, recently announced as a 2016 model, but available now in Indian dealerships. The Dark Horse is a quite different breed than the last model Indian unveiled, the Scout, reviewed here on Women Riders Now
Unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up, the Indian Chief Dark Horse is a full-size cruiser that’s understated with only a flash of chrome and adds a healthy dose of matte black paint. The low seat height of just 26 inches means a wide range of riders can feel comfortable on this bike.
Built to be an aggressive solo ride, the Dark Horse loses the oil cooler, analogue fuel gauge and driving lights of Chief Classic. A passenger seat plus either passenger foot-pegs or floorboards are available as aftermarket parts for those who want to ride two-up.
Blacked-out from end to end, the Indian Chief Dark Horse is powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine (1811cc) and wrapped in the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic. The Dark Horse maintains the ABS brakes, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.
The Indian Chief Dark Horse is an ideal motorcycle for those seeking to customize their rides. With 40 available accessories rolling out during the spring and early summer this year, riders can add components to black-out their ride even more. Items such as ape hanger handlebars, accessory air cleaners, fender struts, slip-on exhaust with black heat shields
and exhaust tips, and black fender trim help create the fully blacked-out look.
The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse starts at just $16,999.
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 7th – 14th. For more information,visit IndianMotorcycle.com
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