Indian Chieftain Dark Horse L.E.




Make Model

Indian Chieftain Dark Horse L.E.


2016 - 17


Four stroke, V-twin, Thunder Stroke™ 111


1818 cc / 111 cu in
Bore x Stroke 101x 113 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Exhaust  System Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over


Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 54mm bore



Max Toque

1349 ft-lbs 119.2 ft-lbs / 161.6 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate


6 Speed 
Final Drive Belt
Gear Ratio 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
Frame  High tensile steel, monoshock

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Single shock
Rear Wheel Travel 95 mm  3.7 in

Front Brakes

2x Floating Rotor 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single Floating Rotor 2 piston calipers
Wheels  60 Spoke 16" x 3.5" Front and 16" x 5" Rear

Front Tyre

130/90B16 67H

Rear Tyre

180/65B16 81H
Rake  29°  
Trail 155 mm / 6.1 in
Dimensions Length   2571 mm / 101.2 in
Width     1022 mm / 40.2 in
Height    1529 mm / 60.2 in
Wheelbase 1668 mm  / 65.7 in
Seat Height 660 mm  / 26.0 in
Ground Clearance 140 mm / 5.5 in 
Dry Weight 370 kg / 815 lbs

Wet Weight

385 kg / 848 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.8 Litres / 5.5 gal

A bagger with undeniable presence, the 2016 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 touring bikes on the market. By all but eliminating chrome from the motorcycle, the Dark Horse conveys an aggressive attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.

Powered by the celebrated Thunder Stroke® 111 engine and built upon the same highly lauded chassis and suspension as the Indian Chieftain, the edgy new Chieftain Dark Horse comes from the factory outfitted with a solo seat and short, tinted power windscreen, yet maintains its spacious hard bags, ABS, electronic cruise control, integrated premium audio system and remote key fob with keyless ignition.

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 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’.”