2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse : BLACKED-OUT BOBBER STYLE WITH LOADS OF MUSCLE TO MATCH.
Introducing the 2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse…
People will see and hear you coming – and wonder where you’re headed next.
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF CHIEF WITH COMPLETELY REIMAGINED 2022 INDIAN CHIEF LINEUP
Combining Lean & Mean Minimalism with Modern Technology, Three New Chief Models Pay Homage to the Past, While Embracing the Future
In 1921 Indian Motorcycle unveiled the iconic Indian Chief, one of the most historic and influential motorcycles of all time. Now, in celebration of 100 years, America’s First Motorcycle Company is unleashing three new, totally reimagined Indian Chief models for its 2022 lineup. Combining iconic, American V-twin style with modern performance and technology, Indian Motorcycle designed the new Chief with a simplistic and mechanical aesthetic that pays homage to the glory days of American motorcycling.
All based on a timeless, simplistic steel-tube frame and powered by Indian Motorcycle’s powerful Thunderstroke motor, the new Indian Chief, Indian Chief Bobber and Indian Super Chief offer three unique takes on the classic American V-twin, each appealing to a slightly different rider.
The new Chief provides a stripped-down riding experience where power, minimalism and attitude lead the way. It reaches back to the glory days of American V-twins when hitting the road to nowhere, with good friends and only the essentials, was the stuff of legends. Then there’s the new Chief Bobber. With bulky tires wrapped around spoke wheels, a muscled-up front end and a solo bobber seat, the Chief Bobber pays stylistic homage to the classic post-war era V-twins, bobbed and chopped by military veterans and blue-collar rebels, intent on breaking the mold. And finally, Indian Motorcycle offers the Super Chief, with saddlebags and a windshield, it offers a bit more versatility and begs riders for longer miles and even bolder escapes.
“The Indian Chief is a truly iconic motorcycle and what better way to celebrate its 100th birthday than unleashing an entirely new Indian Chief lineup,” said Mike Dougherty, President of Motorcycles. “These bikes capture the mechanical simplicity and attitude of classic American V-twins, yet bring it all forward with modern sophistication and features. We could not be more thrilled to bring this new platform into our lineup.”
The new Indian Chief lineup marks the intersection of simplicity and power. Mechanical and simple, Chief models are based on a classic steel welded tube frame. The lineup features a four-gallon fuel tank, bobbed rear fender, dual outboard preload-adjustable rear shocks, dual exhaust, LED lighting, keyless ignition, and Pirelli Night Dragon tires. Along with cruise control, Chief riders can adjust throttle response by selecting one of three ride modes: sport, standard or tour.
Featuring a short wheelbase of 64-inches, a low seat height of 26-inches and a wet weight as low as 670 pounds, the Indian Chief lineup inspires confidence and is approachable for any rider. The Chief’s conventional 46mm front forks with 5.2-inches of travel, 28.5-degree lean angle, and comfortable ergonomics, create a capable machine for even the most technical of ride routes.
“We wanted to capture a timeless look that never goes out of style, and looks beautiful whether naked or fully dressed,” said Ola Stenegard, Director, Industrial Design for Indian Motorcycle. “We also wanted to keep it simple enough to allow riders’ imaginations to take flight with personalization options and possibilities. Ultimately, this is a bike that evokes emotion with simple mechanical styling and raw American muscle. It’s a pure riding machine.”
2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Chief Bobber & Chief Bobber Dark Horse
Mini-ape hanger handlebars paired with forward foot controls provide a more upright and commanding riding position. The Chief Bobber and Chief Bobber Dark Horse sit on 16-inch wire wheels, add fork and shock covers, and features a large headlight bucket wrapped in a nacelle.
Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse, Super Chief Limited
Powering all premium Chief models is Indian Motorcycle’s Thunderstroke 116 engine with 120 ft-lbs of torque. ABS is standard, while premium finishes set these bikes apart and further showcase the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each Chief and Chief Bobber Dark Horse model packs further attitude with premium gloss black finishes, while the Super Chief Limited touts premium chrome finishes.
Additionally, each model delivers a premium experience with Indian Motorcycle’s industry-first ‘4 Inch Round Display with RIDE COMMAND.’ Riders can operate the RIDE COMMAND system through grip controls or via the digital IPS touchscreen display. Riders can cycle through multiple interfaces, including two different gauge configurations, bike and ride information, and turn-by-turn navigation with connected services featuring weather and traffic overlays. If using a wireless helmet communicator, riders can control their music within the RIDE COMMAND system once their phone is paired via Bluetooth or USB. Riders can also access phone information, including recent calls, contacts, number pad and text message history. When connected, incoming calls will appear and can be accepted or declined directly through the RIDE COMMAND system.
2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 produces 120 ft-lbs of raw torque for passing power in all 6 gears. It’ll catch eyes on the street and grab your soul from the saddle.
BLACKED-OUT BOBBER DESIGN
Loaded with attitude and blacked-out finishes from fender to bobbed fender. A welded steel tube frame, large headlight bucket with nallece, and covered forks and rear shocks give a nod to traditional bobber style.
TOUCHSCREEN WITH RIDE COMMAND
The 4 in touchscreen maintains a classic aesthetic by disguising itself as an analog gauge. Use it as a speedo and a tach, but it also provides turn-by-turn navigation (with live weather and traffic), controls ride modes, lets you answer and decline calls, and manages your music from any Bluetooth-connected device.
STYLE FOR MILES.
Iconic Indian Motorcycle style ensure heads turn wherever the Chief roams.
BLACK, AND MORE BLACK
Dark by design with premium gloss-black finishes from fender to fender.
OWN THE ROAD
A low solo seat gives you a commanding feel, while the forward pegs and mini ape bars put your feet forward and your fists in the wind.
Rooted in history, designed for the present. The iconic Indian Motorcycle headdress logo is a celebration of the original Chief.
MODERN TECHNOLOGY HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.
More of what you need, less of what you don’t.
FEATURES FOR THE WIN
Off the line, every Chief Bobber Dark Horse comes with keyless ignition, USB charging port, cruise control, and super-sticky Pirelli® Night Dragon tires.
LIGHT YOUR WAY
Full LED lighting provides great visibility to the road ahead.
CHOOSE YOUR RIDE
Choose between three ride modes – Tour, Standard, and Sport – for an experience that’s tailored to your riding style.
2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 18,999 to $19,499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 22,499 to $23,199 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine & Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke
4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover
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
120 ft-lbs (162 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
2.2 : 1
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
4.0 gal (15.1 L)
4.9 in (125 mm)
1,160 lb (522 kg)
53.1 in (1,349 mm)
90 in (2,286 mm)
36 in (915 mm)
29° / 5.2 in (131.5 mm)
26.0 in (662 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
670 lbs / 694 lbs (304 kg / 315 kg)
64.0 in (1,626 mm)
Single / 300mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
Pirelli® Night Dragon 130/90B16 67H
Wire Spoke 16 in x 3 in
Pirelli® Night Dragon 180/65 B16 81H
Wire Spoke 16 in x 5 in
Front Fork Tube Diameter
5.2 in (132 mm)
Dual Shocks w/adjustable preload
3.0 in (75 mm)
Color / Graphics
Black Smoke, Sagebrush Smoke, Titanium Smoke
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, fuel gauge, compass, ambient temperature, Gear indicator
4″ Round Ride Command® Display with connected services such as real time traffic weather and traffic overlay included for a complementary 1-year trial for connected features from the vehicle sales date (after which, fees apply). Touchscreen display includes real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation with real-time traffic and weather; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; and vehicle trouble code readout.
LED Headlight, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signals
ABS, Ride Modes, Keyless Ignition, USB charge port, 12V Charge Port, Rear Cylinder Deactivation
2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine & Drivetrain
Tires / Wheels
2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details
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