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2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse



2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Review

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

AS DARK AS IT IS POWERFUL…

Tell darker tales. The Dark Horse® family just got even more attitude. With the Chieftain Dark Horse®, a blacked-out bagger
armed with a Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin. But power isn’t this bike’s only intimidating feature. Its look is as equally menacing. Matte black from nose to tail, including that unmistakable Dark Horse® fuel tank, solo seat, and the Indian Motorcycle® headdress on the front fender. It comes standard with a short tinted power windscreen, spacious power-locking bags, ABS, electronic cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, 100-watt premium audio system with Bluetooth® connectivity and smartphone compatible input, and remote key fob with keyless ignition.

Plus, with more than 450 factory accessories such as saddlebag lid speakers, black exhaust, stage 2 cams, black air cleaner and
other blacked out components, the Chieftain Dark Horse® begs for you to make it your own.

It all adds up to a presence that refuses to be ignored. And an attitude riders won’t soon forget.

Chieftain® & Chieftain Dark Horse® – Indian Motorcycle proudly offers riders an opportunity to “Lead the Pack” with two of America’s most commanding, versatile and awe-inspiring bikes. Both feature the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, TPMS, ABS, fairing with integrated driving lights and power windshield, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, keyless ignition, and much more. The Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $21,999, is the newest addition to Indian’s bagger family. Sporting a premium 100W audio system and an ominous nose-to-tail matte black finish with minimal chrome for a menacing presence that refuses to be ignored. The Indian Chieftain starts at $23,999 and comes standard with the all-new Ride Command™ system, blasting out 100W of premium audio and all the infotainment features a rider leading the pack could ever want. The Chieftain is available in Thunder Black Pearl, White Smoke, Silver Smoke, and a pair of two-tone palettes.

 

Tell Darker Tales.

The latest addition to the Dark Horse® family, this badass bagger is powered by the legendary Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin. But what really sets this bike apart are its exclusive features, like a blacked-out fairing, front forks and, of course, that unmistakable Dark Horse® fuel tank. It all adds up to a presence that refuses to be ignored. Be legendary.

2017 Indian Chieftain 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.

Remains the same as last year’s 2016 model, but won’t come with Ride Command like other Chieftain models do.

 

 

 

 

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

Remote-Lockable Hard Saddlebags
Your cargo is protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or via the bike’s key fob.

Outstanding Steering Geometry
The steering geometry of the Chieftain Dark Horse® is engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether you’re riding solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.

Design Inspiration
To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born. And this blacked-out version creates an even more dramatic 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 ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.

Push-Button Height-Adjustable Windshield
With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this short, tinted windshield can raise or lower electronically. Drop it down for in-town cruising. Or raise it up when you want to hit the highway.

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.

Premium Concert Audio
Built into this blacked-out fairing is a 100-watt audio system, producing premium-quality sound from dual high-output speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth®.

Advanced Technology
Of course, the Chieftain Dark Horse® offers the latest technology, including Premium Audio with Bluetooth compatibility, push-button saddlebag locks, a height-adjustable electric windshield and a tire-pressure monitor.

Cruise Control
Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.

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.

Cast Aluminum Frame
This cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling, and confidence-inspiring stability on the highway.

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 Chieftain Dark Horse – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21,999 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 / 54mm 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 N m)
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 w/ Air adjust / 4.5 in (114mm)

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® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.7 in (1668 mm)
Seat Height
26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Overall Height
54.6 in (1388 mm)
Overall Length
101.2 in (2571 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
25°
Trail
5.9 in (150.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1385 lbs (630 kgs)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
799 lbs / 831 lbs (362 kg / 377 kg)

Features

Color / Graphics
Thunder Black Smoke

Standard

Standard Equipment
ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Keyless Start; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Power Windshield; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 100 Watt Stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and Smartphone Compatible Input

Electrical

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

 

 


 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $27,499 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 / 54mm 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 N m)
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 w/ Air adjust / 4.5 in (114mm)

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® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions

Wheelbase
65.7 in (1668 mm)
Seat Height
26.0 in (660 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.6 in (142 mm)
Overall Height
54.6 in (1388 mm)
Overall Length
101.2 in (2571 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
25°
Trail
5.9 in (150.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1385 lbs (630 kgs)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
799 lbs / 831 lbs (362 kg / 377 kg)

Features

Color / Graphics
Thunder Black Smoke

Standard

Standard Equipment
ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Driving Lights; Keyless Start; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Power Windshield; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 100 Watt Stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and Smartphone Compatible Input

Electrical

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


 

2017 Indian Chieftain 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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