Raw. Powerful. Genuine.
Blacked out from end to end, the 2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse® delivers pure, premium Indian Motorcycle Performance.
Blacked out Styling
Its black from end to end, including the wheels, forks, handlebars, engine, bodywork – even the Warbonnet 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 motorway cruising.
True Dual Exhaust
The engine produces a rich exhaust note from the dual exhaust. The exhaust was acoustically engineered to eliminate high-pitched sounds, so what you really hear is Indian Motorcycle® Thunder.
Distinctive tank Graphics, the fuel tank features distinctive monochrome Warbonnet graphics seen only on the Indian Chief Dark Horse®.
War Bonnet lighting the way as it has done since 1947 is the iconic Warbonnet. 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 tyres.
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 first Indian Motorcycle of its kind. 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