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2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse



2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse Review

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

PROOF MACHINES HAVE SOULS…

Embrace the darkness with the 2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse, the baddest, boldest bike on the road. With the endless power of the award-winning Thunder Stroke 111 engine, end-to-end matte black finish and just a touch of chrome, every other bike on the road seems tame. Featuring ABS, remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, a dry weight of 751 pounds and starting at just $17,499, the Indian Chief Dark Horse® has it all – including a seriously bad attitude.

Dark. Powerful. With its matte-black finish and blackedout details, there’s no ignoring the Chief Dark Horse®. Every square inch of this bike was designed to not just make a statement – but leave a permanent mark.

The blacked-out look is backed up by the distinctive Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin engine, high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes and standard electronic cruise control.

Accessories include even more black, including exhaust systems, highway bars, trim, and a passenger seat and pegs, as well as more touring friendly items such as leather saddlebags and a backrest/cargo rack.

All it takes to announce your arrival is an authoritative twist of the throttle.


UNLEASH YOUR DARKEST SIDE.

With its matte-black finish and blacked-out details, there’s no ignoring the Chief Dark Horse®. Every square inch was designed to not just make a statement—but leave a permanent mark. And thanks to the distinctive Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin, all it takes to announce your arrival is an authoritative twist of the throttle. Be legendary.


2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Thunder Stroke 111

A nod to the engine designs of our past, with innovations to power us into the future. That’s the remarkable Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin. Air-cooled. With 119 ft.lbs of torque, And two massive pistons that produce the thunderous sound that earned its name. There’s always a high road, and with this award-winning powerplant, getting there couldn’t be more effortless – or more exhilarating.

 

 

 

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Blacked Out styling
Blacked-out from end to end, the bold look of the Indian® Chief Dark Horse® represents the bike’s impressive performance and dynamic ride.

Blacked-out cast aluminum wheels
All Dark Horse® models feature blacked-out cast aluminum wheels, for an even edgier look.

Blacked out Headdress
A blacked-out version of the most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated Headresss has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle®, guiding the way from legend to legend.

ABS braking
With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.

119 ft-lbs of Torque
The Thunder Stroke® 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in every gear.

Dual pipe crossover exhaust
A dual pipe crossover exhaust delivers classic style and a rich, throaty exhaust note. Acoustical engineering eliminated high-pitched sounds, so all you’ll ever hear is the resonance of true performance and power.

Internally wired handlebars
This high-profile area features exclusive blacked-out hand controls. Plus, all of the wiring is routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.

Keyless ignition
Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.

Cruise control
With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.

Heritage inspired Powerplant
Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke® 111 is a powerful engine with premium performance that’s expressed through heritage-inspired features. These design cues were taken from the Power Plus motor of the 1940’s:

Multi-directional finned valve covers
Downward firing exhaust
Large, parallel push-rod tubes
Organic, asymmetric fin styling
Right-hand drive
Right-hand cam cover
Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down

 

 


 

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/
Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17,499 USD

Engine

Engine Type
Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement
111 cu in (1811 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Drivetrain

Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive
2.2 : 1

Performance

Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
3000 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

Suspension

Suspension: Front – Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm)
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel
Single Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)

Chassis

Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/Front
Cast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/Rear
Cast 16 in x 5 in
Tires/Front
Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Wheelbase
68.1 in (1730 mm)
Seat Height
26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Overall Height
46.3 in (1176 mm)
Overall Length
103.5 in (2630 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
29°
Trail
6.1 in (155.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1260 lbs (573 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
751 lbs / 783 lbs (341 kg / 356 kg)

Features

Color / Graphics
Thunder Black Smoke

Standard

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

Electrical

Gauges
Tank mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; 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: High Beam, Chassis Fault, Turn signals (separate), ABS, Neutral, TPMS, Check Engine, Sidestand

 


 

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/ Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $20,999 CDN

Engine

Engine Type
Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement
111 cu in (1811 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Drivetrain

Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive
2.2 : 1

Performance

Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
3000 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

Suspension

Suspension: Front – Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm)
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel
Single Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)

Chassis

Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/Front
Cast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/Rear
Cast 16 in x 5 in
Tires/Front
Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Wheelbase
68.1 in (1730 mm)
Seat Height
26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Overall Height
46.3 in (1176 mm)
Overall Length
103.5 in (2630 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
29°
Trail
6.1 in (155.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1260 lbs (573 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
751 lbs / 783 lbs (341 kg / 356 kg)

Features

Color / Graphics
Thunder Black Smoke

Standard

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

Electrical

Gauges
Tank mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; 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: High Beam, Chassis Fault, Turn signals (separate), ABS, Neutral, TPMS, Check Engine, Sidestand


 

2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/
Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £TBA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

TBA

 

*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by authorized Indian Motorcycle dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

MY17 models available at dealer in October 2016.

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

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