Raw. Powerful. Genuine. Blacked-out from end to end, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse® delivers pure, premium Indian Motorcycle performance. Folks, take a look at this masterpiece, its a game changer! For more information from what you are seeing here, go to:


  • Blacked-Out Styling It’s 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.
  • KEYLESS IGNITION 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.
  • 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.
  • Warbonnet 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.”
  • VALENCED FENDERS 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.
  • Unpolished Style 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.
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  • Engine

    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

    Gear Ratio (Overall)

    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® American 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
    Rake/Trail 29°
    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