2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse Review

2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse
2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse

 

 

The Chief Dark Horse is as sinister as it is powerful. It features ABS, keyless ignition, matte-black paint, blacked-out details and unrivaled performance from the Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Matte-black finish. Unpolished. Uncompromising. This is the Chief Dark Horse. Powered by the Thunder Stoke 111 V-Twin engine. Highlighted by blacked-out details. Dual exhaust. Keyless ignition. Cruise control. The throaty growl from this sinister machine doesn’t just demand attention, it refuses to be ignored.

Details
  • Blacked-out Styling: Blacked-out from end to end, the Indian Chief Dark Horse has a sinister look that makes a statement.
  • Thunder Stroke® 111: Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke® 111 is a powerful, award-winning engine with legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s: 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
  • Blacked-out Cast Aluminum Wheels: The Chief Dark Horse features 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 headdress has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle, guiding the way from legend to legend.
  • ABS Brakes: 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 Exhaust: Dual exhaust pipes deliver 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.
  • 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.
  • Internally Wired Handlebars: This high-profile area features blacked-out hand controls. Plus, all of the wiring is routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.
  • Cruise Control: With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • Matte-Black Paint Scheme: Every Dark Horse model features a bold, matte-black paint scheme with a Smoke Gray headdress on the tank.
  • 6-Speed Transmission: A 6-speed transmission with power to spare in every gear. That’s the remarkable Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin.

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17499 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 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) – Cartridge Type

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 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1260 lbs (572 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

745 lbs / 777 lbs (338 kg / 352 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Thunder Black Smoke

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition

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: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation

 

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse – 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 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) – Cartridge Type

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 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1260 lbs (572 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

745 lbs / 777 lbs (338 kg / 352 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Thunder Black Smoke

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition

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: cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, and MPH or km/h unit designation

 

 

 

2018 Indian Chief Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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