Chieftain Dark Horse®
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NEW LOOK SAME SOUL.

The 2017 Indian® Chieftain™ is in touch with its past, but far ahead of its time. It’s the first Indian Motorcycle® ever with a hard fairing, hard saddlebags and unprecedented new comfort and convenience features. It’s like no Indian Motorcycle® ever seen before, yet its style makes clear it has the DNA of a legendary Indian Motorcycle®.

Available Color

  • Chieftain Dark Horse®
  • Chieftain Dark Horse®
Chieftain Dark Horse®

THE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® RIDE COMMAND™ SYSTEM ALL THE POWER, NOW AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

Introducing Indian Motorcycle® Ride Command™. Featuring the largest touchscreen display. An easy-to-use interface. Customizable information displays. Two-finger touch, with pinch to zoom. And a lot more.
Ride Command™

Features

THUNDER STROKE™ 111

THUNDER STROKE™ 111

The Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine delivers an incredible 150 Nm of torque and features styling that pays tribute to legendary Indian Motorcycle® engines of the past.

HARD SADDLEBAGS

HARD SADDLEBAGS

Spacious hard saddlebags are mounted on quick-release anchors and feature remote electronic locks you control with a console mounted button - or a convenient key fob.

WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD

Raise and lower the power-adjustable windscreen with the push of a button to customize airflow and protection.

HIGH-OUTPUT AUDIO

HIGH-OUTPUT AUDIO

The fairing houses an audio system that delivers clean, quality sound from dual high-output speakers. The aerodynamic fairing blocks wind to allow you to enjoy your highway playlist without interference.

DRIVING LIGHTS

DRIVING LIGHTS

LED driving lights provide both style and protection down any road you choose to take.

AUDIO BLUETOOTH

AUDIO BLUETOOTH

The integrated Bluetooth® smart phone connection makes it easy to run music stored in the phone through the Indian® Chieftain™ audio system. Playlist info is displayed on the multi-function display screen, and switches near the handgrip make it easy to control the audio. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.

KEYLESS IGNITION

KEYLESS IGNITION

Enjoy convenient and secure keyless starting. With the Indian® Chieftain™ 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.

TRUE DUAL EXHAUST

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.

VINTAGE BADGING

VINTAGE BADGING

Indian Motorcycle® Badging: One of the classic elements of an Indian Motorcycle® is the vintage badging. Ever since the Indian® script logo was first created in 1910, this feature has made the Indian Motorcycle® badging a hallmark of this historic brand.

WAR BONNET

WAR BONNET

Lighting the way as it has done since 1947 is the iconic War Bonnet. Mounted proudly atop the front fender in a chrome frame, this light makes it clear, “This is a genuine Indian Motorcycle®.”

VALENCED FENDERS

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 tyres.

BRAKE CALIPER COVERS

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.

PROGRESSIVE STYLING

PROGRESSIVE STYLING

The first Indian Motorcycle of its kind, the 2015 Indian Chieftain maintains the legendary Indian Chief styling, while taking this progressive machine to new heights with advanced features and premium comfort.

SADDLEBAG AUDIO KIT

SADDLEBAG AUDIO KIT

Turn your Indian® Chieftain™ motorcycle into a rolling concert hall with this Saddlebag Audio Kit. Using the colour-matched Concert Audio Lids to replace the stock lids, the integrated audio system will deliver powerful, premium-quality audio to complement the output from your fairing speakers.

QUICK RELEASE PASSENGER BACKREST

QUICK RELEASE PASSENGER BACKREST

Provide your passenger with a strong, secure, comfortable backrest in just seconds by adding this Standard Height Quick Release Passenger Backrest to an Indian® motorcycle. The backrest’s Quick Release technology lets you install or remove the entire backrest in seconds - without tools! *Luggage rack sold separately

Specs

Engine
Engine TypeThunder Stroke™ 111
Displacement1811 cc
Bore x Stroke101mm x 113mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel Injection / 54mm bore
Performance
Peak Torque RPM2900 rpm
Peak Torque150 Nm
Drivetrain
Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive2.2:1
Gear Ratio (Overall)
1st9.403:1
2nd6.411:1
3rd4.763:1
4th3.796:1
5th3.243:1
6th2.789:1
Suspension
Suspension: Front - Type/TravelTelescopic Fork / 119 mm - Cartridge Type
Suspension: Rear - Type/TravelSingle Shock w/ Air adjust / 114 mm
Chassis
Brakes/FrontDual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/RearSingle / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/FrontDunlop® American Elite 130/60B19 61H
Tires/RearDunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
Wheels
Exhaust Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over
Dimensions
Wheelbase1668 mm
Seat Height660 mm
Ground Clearance142 mm
Overall Length2506 mm
Overall Height1388 mm
Overall Width1000 mm
Rake25°
Trail150 mm
Fuel Capacity20.8 liters
GVWR628 kgs
Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel)364 kg / 378 kg
Features
Color / GraphicsThunder Black Smoke
Standard
Standard EquipmentABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Keyless Ignition; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Power Windshield; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 100 Watt Stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and Smartphone Compatible Input
Electrical
GaugesRide Command® : 7" Touchscreen including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); Dual Trip Meters (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed); Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset; Map/Navigation. 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 position display; front and rear tire pressure; engine hours of operation; engine oil life percentage; average speed; battery voltage; radio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; heated grip level (if 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
Ride Command®

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