2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse Guide

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MATTE BLACK. UNPOLISHED. UNCOMPROMISING.

2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse: 

The 2019 Chief Dark Horse® is defined by its matte-finish paint and contrasting gloss black details. New features include Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation. Other key features include ABS, cruise control, keyless ignition and unrivaled performance from the Thunder Stroke® 111 V-twin engine. Available in Thunder Black Smoke.

Legendary Power. Unmatched Control.

The Chief Dark Horse® is powered by the legendary Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin Engine and engineered for control with automotive-quality ABS brakes.

This is the Chief Dark Horse. Proof machines have souls.

 

 

 

2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES 2019 CHIEF, SPRINGFIELD & ROADMASTER MODELS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT ENHANCES RIDING EXPERIENCE

New Ride-Enhancing Technology Improves Performance, Comfort, & Audio Quality;

Dark Horse Style Updates and Expanded Color Options Round Out Upgrades for 2019

 

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced its 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models with new technology designed to enhance and customize the riding experience.  Dark Horse models also get darker with premium gloss black finishes and expanded color options on Springfield Dark Horse.

Developed in direct response to rider feedback, the new technology features focus on improving performance, comfort, and providing more customization. The new features include:

Selectable Ride Modes

Riders can now choose between three Ride Modes on the fly – Tour, Standard or Sport – for a ride experience that’s customized to their riding style. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct personalities. “Tour” mode features a smooth throttle response for relaxed cruising. “Standard” mode features a crisp throttle response and well-balanced power delivery for responsive passing power and predictable, slow-speed handling. And finally, “Sport” mode features an instant throttle response and aggressive power delivery for head-snapping acceleration.

Rear Cylinder Deactivation

To increase rider comfort, all Thunder Stroke® 111 models are now equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 59⁰ F, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic. The rear cylinder instantly reactivates when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.

Improved Airflow on Roadmaster Lower Fairings

The lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster have been redesigned and optimized to provide significantly more airflow to the rider. This greatly improves comfort while cruising down the road. The redesigned airflow vent can be adjusted from all the way open for maximum airflow to fully closed for total weather protection. The new lowers can be retrofit to bikes from past model years with the addition of new highway bars.

Enhanced Audio System

Several enhancements have been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimize sound output and clarity. Second, a dynamic equalizer that’s fully customizable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equalizer automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal clear, 100-watt premium audio at all speeds.

“These enhancements for 2019 showcase our commitment to listening to riders and continuously improving their experience with our products,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle.  “We are laser-focused on delivering a best-in-class riding experience, and these new technologies represent a focus on quality that will continue long into the future of Indian Motorcycle.”

Also for 2019, Chief Dark Horse and Springfield Dark Horse receive several style updates that further accentuate their mean, custom styling. These models now boast premium gloss black finishes on the engine including the primary, valve, and cam covers, push-rod tubes, as well as on the exhaust and saddlebag hinges.

Springfield Dark Horse is now offered in two colors –Thunder Black Smoke and a new White Smoke option. Also, notable for the 2019 Springfield Dark Horse is the addition of the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender and a 19” contrast-cut wheel. The front highway bars and windshield were also removed to punctuate its sleek, streamlined stance.

Indian Motorcycle offers a wide range of authentic accessories for riders to customize their bike’s performance, style, comfort and storage. Exciting additions to the accessory line will be announced shortly.

Pricing for the 2019 Chief Dark Horse begins at $17,999 in the U.S. and $21,499 in Canada. The Chief Vintage is available starting at $19,999 in the U.S. and $23,999 in Canada. Pricing for Springfield begins at $20,999 in the U.S. and $25,299 in Canada, while the Springfield Dark Horse begins at $21,499 in the U.S. and $25,999 in Canada. Roadmaster will start at $28,999 in the U.S. and $35,499 in Canada.

 

 

 

2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin Engine
The Thunder Stroke 111 is an award-winning engine inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s.

119 Ft-Lbs of Torque
The Thunder Stroke 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM.

Engineered for Handling & Control
With a strong, lightweight cast aluminum frame and ABS brakes, this bike delivers exceptional handling and control.

Indian Motorcycle – Chief Dark Horse Features Page Ultimate Extras Image

ULTIMATE EXTRAS
Take Your Ride To The Next Level
The Chief Dark Horse is packed with extra features and accessories to bring your riding experience to the next level.

Dual Exhaust
Our acoustically engineered dual exhaust pipes deliver a rich, throaty exhaust note to go with classic style.

Modern Technology
Cruise control, internally wired handlebars, and keyless ignition so you never have to fumble for your keys again.

Smooth Operation
The Chief Dark Horse is equipped with a 6-speed transmission with power to spare in every gear.

Iconic Bikes For Legendary Riders
The Chief Dark Horse delivers with the sinister look of its blacked-out design.

Blacked-Out Styling
Blacked-out from end to end, with a matte-black paint scheme, the Chief Dark Horse makes a statement.

Blacked-Out Headdress
A blacked-out version of the iconic illuminated headdress, gracing the front of every fender since 1947.

Blacked-Out Cast Aluminum Wheels
The Chief Dark Horse features blacked-out cast aluminum wheels for an even edgier look.

 

 

 

2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17499 
USD
Canada MSRP Price: $21499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AUS

ENGINE: THUNDER STROKE® 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 ltr)
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore w/ Cruise Control
Oil Capacity 5.5 qts (5.20 ltr)
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 119 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm (138.9 Nm at 2600rpm)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in (119 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 3.7 in (94 mm) travel, adjustable
CHASSIS
Dry Weight 732 lbs (332 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in (140 mm)
GVWR 1,260 lbs (572 kg)
Length 103.5 in (2630 mm)
Rake/Trail 29° / 6.1 in (155 mm)
Seat Height 26 in (660 mm)
Wheelbase 68.1 in (1730 mm)

BRAKES
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
WHEELS & TIRES
Front Tire Dunlop® Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel Cast 16″ x 3.5″
Rear Tire Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Rear Wheel Cast 16″ x 5.0″
COLOR & MSRP*
Thunder Black Smoke $17,999 US / $21,499 CAN
*Does not include California emissions. Price subject to change.

 

2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE: THUNDER STROKE® 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 ltr)
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore w/ Cruise Control
Oil Capacity 5.5 qts (5.20 ltr)
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 119 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm (138.9 Nm at 2600rpm)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in (119 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 3.7 in (94 mm) travel, adjustable
CHASSIS
Dry Weight 732 lbs (332 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in (140 mm)
GVWR 1,260 lbs (572 kg)
Length 103.5 in (2630 mm)
Rake/Trail 29° / 6.1 in (155 mm)
Seat Height 26 in (660 mm)
Wheelbase 68.1 in (1730 mm)

BRAKES
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
WHEELS & TIRES
Front Tire Dunlop® Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel Cast 16″ x 3.5″
Rear Tire Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Rear Wheel Cast 16″ x 5.0″
COLOR & MSRP*
Thunder Black Smoke $17,999 US / $21,499 CAN
*Does not include California emissions. Price subject to change.

 

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