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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Coolness Factor = 57.0%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:08 am

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Raw. Powerful. Genuine. Blacked-out from end to end, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse® delivers pure, premium Indian Motorcycle performance...

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, presents the edgiest member of the Indian® Chief® line-up and
the first 2016 model — the Indian® Chief Dark Horse®.


The Indian® Chief Dark Horse® is a cruiser built upon the successful and award-winning Indian® Chief® platform. Unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle® line-up, it is understated with only a flash of chrome and adds a healthy dose of matte black paint to create one of the most confident silhouettes on the market. By all but eliminating chrome from the motorcycle and swapping to cast wheels, the Dark Horse™ conveys an aggressive pose, and being the lightest in the series, is the quickest model in the Chief® family.


Striking an ideal balance of attitude and features, the 2016 Indian® Chief Dark Horse® delivers the style, quality and power expected from an Indian Motorcycle®, and starts at just $16,999. The Dark Horse™ conveys a bold attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.

Blacked-out from end to end, the Dark Horse™ does not lack features. Powered by the highly rated Thunder Stroke® 111 engine and wrapped in the same chassis and suspension of the Indian® Chief® Classic, the Dark Horse™ also maintains ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.

Built to be an aggressive solo ride, the Dark Horse™ loses the oil cooler, analogue fuel gauge and driving lights of Chief® Classic. A passenger seat plus either passenger foot-pegs or floor boards are available as part of the Genuine Indian Motorcycle® Accessory line-up for those who want to ride two-up.


2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $19799 CDN


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

Drivetrain

Clutch Type Wet, Multi-Plate
Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Performance

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

Chassis

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

DIMENSIONS

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

Standard Equipment ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Start; Vinyl Seat



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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:18 am

Just arrived this week, the NEW for 2016, and in fact, the FIRST 2016 Indian model to be released as well... Enjoy!

Make sure to check it out here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -Horse.htm

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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:54 pm

:wtf: :groan: :bull: :bull: :bull:
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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:50 pm

The second pic looks like a die cast model bike. Looks like a miniature scale toy than a real bike. :?

Also the mfugliest matte paint ever. Looks more like a Krylon spray can primer than a factory paint job. :?

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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:48 pm

well, personally I don' t mind the paint - if I wanted matte black that's what I would expect it to look like. So, if you don't like it you aren't going to buy this model. The only thing that I find jarring about it is the headlight cowling which seems to me to lack the voluptuous styling of the rest of the bike. The word "clunky" comes to mind. Not being that familiar with the looks of the rest of the Chief line-up, I don't have much to compare it to but I like a nice retro look in a bike, even if I'm not going to ride it.

At this point, being in Toronto, seeing pictures of anything being ridden on bare pavement (or one of those annoying steel mesh bridges) is exciting enough to win a cool vote.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by yellowheader » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:20 pm

Awesome. Although I don't buy into the idea that Indian has risen from the dead to take its rightful place as the Original American Motorcycle, I think Polaris has done a fine job designing and bringing to market some sweet cruisers. The Dark Horse is another interpretation of that, and the blacked-out look works for me.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:34 pm

I liked the idea, but I still gave it an uncool vote.

The idea of making an inexpensive Chief is really good, and that usually comes at a cost, here it is chrome and paint. With the $5k+ savings, you could paint it your colours, add your own accessories and you would still be under the regular Chief price... maybe that's how one should look at it, it's a canvas that allows you to create your own Indian Chief and it's affordable to do so rather than a finished bike...

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Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:53 pm

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse - Coolness Factor = 57.0%
Featured: February 20th, 2015 - February 27th, 2015
Most popular vote category: Tied Awesome/Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=50850
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse is:

Awesome (3 points) 29% [ 9 ]
Cool (2 points) 29% [ 9 ]
Uncool (1 point) 26% [ 8 ]
Fail (0 point) 16% [ 5 ]

Total votes: 31


= a Coolwall Factor of 57.0%

NOTES: We almost had our first 4 way tie on the Cool Wall with the new 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse! It's definitely controversial in design and offered at a price to get riders into the Indian Chief line that won't break the bank. But readers are very split if they love it or hate it. If you think if this affordable Indian as a blank canvas with a low cost maybe it isn't so bad. I know I'm looking forward to see what comes from Indian this year...


Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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