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2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3:
With its sinister look and fully blacked-out design, the Indian Chief Dark Horse refuses to be ignored. Now featuring premium, gloss black finishes throughout.
Makes A Statement And Backs It Up
The Chief Dark Horse looks mean for a reason. Its soul-stirring Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin Engine delivers an exhilarating ride unlike any other.
3 Different Versions to suit all riders:
– 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse (bags and fairings)
– 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 2 (only bags) – New model
– 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3 (base) – New model
2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE UNLEASHES REDESIGNED & UPDATED CHIEFTAIN
Restyled Fairing & Saddlebags, Combined with New Features, Offer Riders a More Streamlined, Aggressive Style
New PowerBand™ Audio Upgrade Package is Loudest Audio System in Indian Motorcycle History
Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced a redesigned Chieftain lineup. Since its debut in 2013, the Chieftain has consistently won high marks for handling, power and comfort. Now, for 2019, the Indian Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited feature more streamlined, aggressive styling that reflects the bike’s well-established performance capabilities. For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3 Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic valanced front fender.
The redesigned Chieftain lineup continues an evolution that started in 2017 with the introduction of the 10-spoke, 19-inch contrast-cut front wheel and open fender on the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. The response from customers was overwhelmingly positive, paving the way for this lineup expansion.
“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “What’s most important to us is developing motorcycles that meet a wide variety of customer style preferences, and Chieftain’s new look does just that.”
At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look. A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired with full LED lighting and new fork guards, delivers a streamlined front-end package that’s indicative of the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. The Chieftain’s new, slammed saddlebags with color-matched fender closeouts also provide a sleek and custom-inspired look. While the new Rogue gunfighter seat gives the bike a sleek, low-slung stance, Chieftain maintains its superior handling and comfort with more than four inches of rear suspension travel. New badging on the tank and saddlebags and the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender complete the package.
In addition to the styling and design enhancements, the 2019 Chieftain lineup features new ride-enhancing technology for increased performance customization and rider comfort. For a more customized ride experience, riders can now choose between three Ride Modes – Tour, Standard or Sport. The throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application in mind, resulting in one bike with three distinct personalities. All 2019 Chieftains are also equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation for increased rider comfort when the bike is stationary.
Also new for 2019, the Chieftain Dark Horse lineup expands with new paint options, including White Smoke, Bronze Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. More than just matte-finish body paint, the 2019 Chieftain Dark Horse now features premium black ceramic exhaust and gloss black finishes on the primary cover, valve covers, push-rod tubes, cam cover, and saddlebag hinges for a custom, blacked-out look.
Several enhancements have also 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-watts of premium audio at all speeds.
In summary, the 2019 Chieftain lineup packs a host of new features, including:
- A restyled fairing and saddlebags that reflect Chieftain’s performance capabilities
- A new Rogue gunfighter seat that enhances the bike’s sleek profile
- New front and rear turn signals and full LED lighting
- New ride-enhancing technology that provides a customizable ride experience with three Ride Modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation for improved rider comfort
- Enhanced stock, 100-watt premium audio system for crystal-clear sound at all speeds
Also new for 2019, Indian Motorcycle introduces its loudest audio system to date. With PowerBand™ Audio, riders can choose from audio configurations that are up to 50 percent louder than stock audio. The system is engineered with an integrated amp on speaker and does not require additional amps. The premium audio package is fully integrated with Indian Motorcyle® Ride Command® so that when PowerBand™ Audio speakers are installed, Ride Command® automatically recognizes the upgrade and takes the equalizer from five bands to nine bands with additional pre-set options and volume control. Riders can choose from three kits – PowerBand Audio™ (fairing upgrade), PowerBand™ Audio Plus (fairing and saddlebag upgrade) and PowerBand™ Audio Plus with accessory trunk (fairing, saddlebag and accessory trunk upgrade).
Riders can further customize their Chieftain with a variety of accessories, including performance packages from Stage 1, 2 and 3 featuring exhaust, air intakes, cams and the 116 ci big bore kit. Custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars are also available. Color-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, a Quick Release Trunk, and for the Chieftain Classic owners, a 10-spoke 19-inch contrast-cut wheel with an open fender can be added to give your bike a custom look.
Pricing for the 2019 Chieftain begins at $21,999 in the U.S. and $26,999 in Canada, while the Chieftain Dark Horse starts at $25,999 in the U.S. and $32,499 in Canada. Indian’s Chieftain Limited is available starting at $25,999 in the U.S. and $32,499 in Canada. Pricing for the Chieftain Classic begins at $24,999 in the U.S. and $31,499 in Canada.
2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin Engine
The award-winning Thunder Stroke® 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of raw torque for exceptional passing power in every gear.
Turn heads with dual exhaust pipes that deliver a rich, throaty note.
Agile Handling & Control
Engineered to perform with a lightweight cast aluminum frame that delivers easy, nimble control.
Bold. Aggressive. Powerful.
The Chief Dark Horse combines raw power with one-of-a-kind style. With premium features and an aggressive, blacked-out design, the Chief Dark Horse turns heads wherever it goes.
New Premium Gloss Black Finishes
Blacked-out from end to end, and now with premium gloss black details, the Chief Dark Horse makes a statement.
A blacked-out version of the iconic illuminated headdress, gracing the front of Indian Motorcycles since 1947.
Iconic Tank Badge
The smoke gray tank badge celebrates Indian Motorcycle styling.
An Eye to the Future
The Chief stays true to its roots, a heritage of unmistakable style and uncompromising innovation that started over a century ago.
All-New Ride Modes
Now you can choose between three ride modes, Tour, Standard and Sport, for an experience that’s customized to your riding style.
Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped for enhanced comfort in slow-moving traffic. As soon as you hit the throttle, the rear cylinder seamlessly reactivates for full power.
Cruise control, internally wired handlebars, and keyless ignition so you never have to fumble for your keys again.
2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $18499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $21999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AUS
2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse 3 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine and Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke
3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)
111 cu in (1,811 cc)
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Thunder Stroke® 111
Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
Gear Ratio (1st)
9.403 : 1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
6.411 : 1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
4.763 : 1
Gear Ratio (4th)
3.796 : 1
Gear Ratio (5th)
3.243 : 1
Gear Ratio (6th)
2.789 : 1
119 ft-lb (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
2.2 : 1
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
5.5 gal (20.8 L)
5.5 in (140 mm)
1,260 lb (572 kg)
46.3 in (1,176 mm)
103.5 in (2,630 mm)
39.4 in (1,000 mm)
29° / 6.1 in (155 mm)
Seat Height (Laden)
26.0 in (660 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
732 lbs / 764 lbs (332 kg / 346 kg)
68.1 in (1,730 mm)
Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires and Wheels
Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Cast 16 in x 3.5 in
Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Cast 16 in x 5 in
Front Fork Tube Diameter
Telescopic Fork – Cartridge Type
4.7 in (119 mm)
3.7 in (94 mm)
Color / Graphics
Thunder Black Smoke
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
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
ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition
Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).