Raw. Powerful. Genuine.
Blacked-out from end to end, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse ® delivers pure, premium Indian Motorcycle performance.
It s black from end to end, including the wheels, forks, handlebars, engine, bodywork “ even the War-bonnet 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.
Enjoy keyless starting that s secure and convenient. With the Indian ® Chief 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 that you pre-programmed into the ignition.
ABS & CRUISE CONTROL
This advanced, automotive-quality braking lets you ride with confidence and helps you stop under control. Easy to set and adjust, the 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.
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ® BADGING
The fuel tank features distinctive monochrome War-bonnet graphics seen only on the Indian ® Chief Dark Horse ®.
Lighting the way as it has done since 1947 is the iconic War-bonnet. Mounted proudly atop the front fender in a blacked-out frame, this light makes it clear, This is a genuine Indian ® motorcycle.
Stylish, elegant and functional, the iconic valenced fenders, standard since 1940, enhance the flowing styling lines of every Indian ® motorcycle. They also provide protection, effectively blocking road spray and gravel kicked up by the tires.
BRAKE CALIPER COVERS
Every Indian ® motorcycle is equipped with outstanding brakes, and in keeping with our traditional styling, we choose to cover the calipers. The result is a clean, stylish, beautifully finished sheet metal - iconic Indian ® motorcycle valenced fenders
The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse maintains the legendary Indian Chief styling, while taking an unpolished and raw approach to its finish with blacked-out styling.
|Engine Type||Thunder Stroke ® 111|
|Displacement||111 cu in / 1811 cc|
|Bore x Stroke||3.976" x 4.449" / 101mm x 113mm|
|Electronic Fuel Injection System||Closed loop fuel injecion /54mm bore|
|Clutch Type||Wet, Multi-Plate|
|Primary Drive||Gear Drive Wet Clutch|
|Peak Torque (J1349 ft-lbs)||119.2 ft-lbs/ 138.9 N m|
|Peak Torque RPM||3000 rpm/2600 rpm|
|1st||9.403 : 1|
|2nd||6.411 : 1|
|3rd||4.763 : 1|
|4th||3.796 : 1|
|5th||3.243 : 1|
|6th||2.789 : 1|
|Final Drive||2.2 : 1|
|Suspension: Front - Type/Travel||Telescopic Fork/4.7 in (119 mm) - 46mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs|
|Suspension: Rear - Type/Travel||Single Shock / 3.7 in mechanical preload (94 mm mechanical preload)|
|Brakes/Front||Dual / Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper Dual Front / 300mm with Anti-Lock Brakes|
|Brakes/Rear||Single / Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper / 300mm with Anti-Lock Brakes|
|Tires/Front||Dunlop ® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H|
|Tires/Rear||Dunlop ® American Elite 180/65B16 81H|
|Wheels||Cast 16" x 3.5" Front and 16" x 5" Rear|
|Exhaust System||Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over|
|Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters)||5.5 gallons / 20.8 liters|
|Ground Clearance||5.5 in / 140 mm|
|Overall Height (in./cm.)||46.3 in / 1176 mm|
|Overall Width (in./cm.)||40.4 in / 1025 mm|
|Seat Height||26.0 in / 660 mm|
|Wheelbase||68.1 in / 1730 mm|
|Overall Length (in./cm.)||103.5 in / 2630 mm|
|GVWR||1260 lbs / 573 kgs|
|Trail||6.1 in / 155.0 mm|
|Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel)||751 lbs / 785 lbs 341 kg / 357 kg|
|Standard Equipment||ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Start; Vinyl Seat|
|Gauges||Tank mounted electronic speedometer with odometer and electronic fuel gauge with low fuel LED indicator ; dual tripmeters; digital tachometer; ambient air temperature; fuel range; average fuel economy; battery voltage; gear position display; real-time clock; vehicle trouble code readout; heated grip level (if heated grips installed); low engine oil pressure; and 9 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation|