Indian Introduces the 2016 Chieftain Dark Horse

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  1. NickJ

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    RAW. POWERFUL. GENUINE.

    BLACKED-OUT FROM END TO END, THE 2016 CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE DELIVERS PURE, PREMIUM INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PERFORMANCE.

    THE INDIAN CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE ALLOWS RIDERS TO EASILY CUSTOMIZE THEIR RIDE AND HIT THE HIGHWAY IN HEAD-TURNING STYLE.

    Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, has launched the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, a blacked-out hard bagger that allows riders to easily customize their ride and hit the highway in head-turning style.

    A bagger with undeniable presence, the 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 bikes on the market. The Chieftain Dark Horse conveys an aggressive attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.

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    Powered by a blacked-out version of the celebrated Thunder Stroke 111 engine and built upon the same highly lauded chassis and suspension as the Indian Chieftain, the new Chieftain Dark Horse comes from the factory outfitted with a solo seat and short, tinted power windscreen, yet maintains its spacious power-locking hard bags, ABS, electronic cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, premium stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and smartphone compatible input, and remote key fob with keyless ignition.

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    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 as pumping up the stereo with 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 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
    www.IndianMotorcycle.com.

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    Standard Features
    BLACKED-OUT STYLING
    It’s black from top to bottom, including the wheels, forks, handlebars, engine, bodywork – even the iconic headdress up front.

    THUNDER STROKE 111
    The proven, powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine serves up 119 ft-lbs of torque, and is finished primarily in black.

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    TOURING AMENITIES
    With a commanding power-windscreen equipped fairing and lockable hard bags out back, you’re ready to rack up miles in style and comfort.

    KEYLESS IGNITION
    Keyless starting is secure and convenient. With the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse key fob in your pocket, climb on the bike, push a button and ride. If you misplace the fob, use the individual security code you pre-program into the ignition.

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    ABS & CRUISE CONTROL
    Advanced, automotive-quality braking lets you ride with confidence and helps you stop with great control. Easy to set and adjust, the electronic cruise control enhances your
    enjoyment during highway cruising.

    TRUE DUAL EXHAUST
    The engine produces a rich exhaust note from the true dual exhaust. The exhaust was acoustically engineered to eliminate high-pitched sounds, so what you really
    hear is Indian Motorcycle thunder.

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    GAUGES
    Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring electronic speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge with odometer, dual tripmeters with distance and time, instantaneous and average fuel economy; fuel range; real-time clock; ambient air temperature; gear p sition display; front and rear tire pressure; engine hours of operation; engine oil life percentage; average speed; battery voltage; radio information display; heated grip level (if optional heated grips installed); and 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.

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    Accessories
    PERFORMANCE
    Rev up enhanced performance with these blacked-out performance accessories that unleash more power, improved throttle response, and add a rich and throaty exhaust note with Stage 1 Exhaust, a Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner, and Stage 2 Performance Cams. Install this performance package and you’ll feel like you’re riding a new bike. For ultimate style, add Fish Tail or Six Shooter exhaust tips.

    APE HANGER HANDLEBARS
    Add custom style, a comfortable reach to the controls, and a load of attitude with the black Ape Hanger Handlebar Kit. You’ll enjoy the riding position, and on every ride you’ll cop an attitude like you own the road.

    PREMIUM AUDIO WITH COLOR
    MATCHED SADDLEBAG LIDS
    Treat yourself to powerful audio by installing Premium Saddlebag Audio. Combined with the Matte Black Saddlebag Audio Lids (required & sold separately), the audio in the color-matched saddlebag lids ensures you’ll hear your road trip playlists loud and clear.

    BLACKED-OUT STYLE
    Go full throttle with your blacked-out custom style. Switch to all-black Floorboards, and install black Fender Trim and Saddlebag Trim that replace stock chrome pieces. The black Front Highway Bar adds black custom style, tip-over protection, and a comfortable perch for your feet when cruising.

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    Thanks Nick. I've been waiting all morning for Indian to release this info. I definitely like the blacked out look. I'm thinking about replacing the chrome on the fairing with the black on my rm.


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    That matte bezel would look great on your RM fairing!
     
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    My next bikey cuz me likey!!!!
     
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    Yup, this may just have to be my next purchase soon...
     
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    I like it but wanted more "blacked out". I mean you can but it is a $3000 add on option.
     
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    Some of the additional blackout is Stage One Pipes and Big Sucker AC in that price.


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    Love it!
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    I like it. When does the Springfield Dark Horse come out? Might have to trade in my Scout.
     
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