2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Guide

2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

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2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse: BLACKED OUT STYLE.

Introducing the 2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse…

Powered by the legendary Thunderstroke 116 giving you more power, more technology, and a meaner blacked out style.

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Thoroughly modern and entirely capable, the Chieftain is comfortable, compact, and agile—ready to carve turns or take a three-day drive.

 

Air-Cooled V-Twin

The award-winning Thunderstroke power plant delivers exceptional torque. And three ride modes—Tour, Standard, and Sport—give your bike the feel that’s right for you.

 

Commanding Design

A fork-mounted fairing and crisp bodylines combine with the Thunderstroke engine for immediate style.

 

Cutting-Edge Tech

Cruise control, built-in audio, and keyless ignition are combined with a 7-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND.

 

Superb Handling

Whether you’re moving up from a cruiser or a big bike pro, the Chieftain’s cast aluminum frame, low seat, and ergonomic controls provide instant confidence.

 

Secure Storage

The hard saddlebags are sturdy and nearly bottomless. Plus, they are weatherproof and locking, so you can know your stuff is always safe.

 

A CHIEFTAIN FOR EVERYONE

There’s an Indian Motorcycle for everyone. Build your own in our 3D motorcycle configurator.

 

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced its 2022 model year lineup, featuring updated technology and new accessories across its cruiser, bagger and touring models. In addition, the complete 2022 Indian Motorcycle lineup returns with fresh colors across each model lineup.

“Rider feedback continues to be at the forefront of what drives refinements and enhancements for our model year offerings, and that is once again the case for 2022 with a host of new ride-enhancing technology and accessories across the lineup,” said Mike Dougherty, President for Indian Motorcycle. “The introduction of the reimagined Indian Chief in 2021 rounded out a truly comprehensive lineup of cruisers, baggers, and touring models, and with the help of customer feedback, we aim to consistently enhance and improve the lineup with new technology and wider-ranging accessory options like these for 2022.”

 

2022 Updated Technology

 Ride Command

To enhance the rider experience, Indian Motorcycle is introducing a new speed limit overlay feature. The new Ride Command feature allows riders to conveniently see the current legal speed limit on the Ride Command’s map screen or the Navigation split screens while routing to a destination. The new feature is standard on all 2022 Ride Command-equipped models that have connected services, and available as a software update for 2020 and 2021 models.

Additional software updates include expanded Bluetooth device compatibility and a faster load time when booting up the display.

 

Challenger Traction Control

After listening to valuable rider feedback, all 2022 Indian Challenger models feature a retuned traction control for a smoother feel once traction control is engaged.

 

 

Thunderstroke and PowerPlus Models

Indian Motorcycle Thunderstroke and PowerPlus-equipped motorcycles range from baggers to touring models – each offering heritage-inspired design or blacked-out, modern style. Air-cooled baggers and touring models, including Springfield, Chieftain and Roadmaster lineups, pack the Thunderstroke motor, while Challenger models deliver a class-leading 122 horsepower with the liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine. With high-displacement motors, Indian Motorcycle bagger and touring models were engineered to dominate the road. Saddlebags and the Roadmaster tour trunk provide plenty of storage for riding gear and cargo, while wind protection, comfortable ergonomics, floorboards, amenities, and a comfortable two-up seat make these models the ultimate long-distance machines.

This year’s 2022 bagger and touring lineup receives fresh new paint colors across each lineup. Colors like Quartz Gray on the Chieftain Dark Horse and the all-new Spirit Blue over Black Metallic on the Challenger Limited add to each bike’s attitude.

 

Accessories

To accommodate additional storage needs on longer rides, Indian Motorcycle has released its Spirit Lake Luggage Collection, which includes a Rack Bag, Day Bag and Touring Bag. Each piece features a shoulder strap for convenient carrying off the bike and attaches securely to luggage racks, sissy bars, or the rear of the passenger backrest. Each piece is sold separately but designed as a cohesive collection.

In addition, bagger and touring riders can add personalized style and add visibility to other motorists with all-new rear LED saddlebag lights. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the standard lighting, these Pathfinder Auxiliary LED Saddlebag Lights do not require any drilling, but rather feature a convenient peel-and-stick adhesive for easy and quick install.

New for 2022, Indian Challenger riders can add wind protection with the addition of Hard Lower Fairings. Designed specifically for Challenger models, the Hard Lower Fairings are compatible with all 2020-2022 model year offerings. Riders also have the option to add PowerBand Audio or additional storage compartments within the Hard Lower Fairings.

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

STREAMLINED, BLACKED-OUT STYLE WITH PROVEN PERFORMANCE.
This bagger’s streamlined look matches its impressive performance capabilities. It’s powerful, loud and loaded with ride-enhancing technology.

THUNDERSTROKE 116 V-TWIN ENGINE
The air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 engine produces 171 Nm of torque for exceptional power at low RPM and a smooth ride at any speed.

STYLED WITH AN EDGE
Blacked-out finishes, a sleek fairing, slammed saddlebags, and Rogue seat deliver a streamlined, commanding presence.

 

MODERN. MEAN.
LED lighting from nose to tail and a lowered stance complete the custom-inspired look.

 

MADE TO OUTPERFORM
The Chieftain Dark Horse combines superior power and agile handling to deliver a confident, high-performance ride.

BEATS FOR THE STREETS
Hear every note with high-output speakers in the fairing that deliver 100-watts of crystal-clear audio. And the dynamic equaliser automatically adjusts for road, wind, and engine noise.

AGILE HANDLING AND CONTROL
Low seat height, ergonomically-designed controls, and a lightweight cast aluminium frame come together for responsive handling and agile cornering – providing a confidence inspiring ride for riders across the board.

RIDE IN COMFORT, YOUR WAY
Choose between three ride modes, Tour, Standard, and Sport, for an experience that’s customised 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.

ALL THE TECH YOU NEED
A full suite of the latest technology adds customisation and comfort to every ride.

PUSH-BUTTON POWER WINDSHIELD
With the push of a handlebar-mounted button, this flare windshield will raise or lower to your preferred position.

FEATURES FOR THE WIN
The Chieftain Limited comes standard with LED Lighting, keyless ignition, cruise control, power-locking saddlebags, ABS and tire pressure monitoring.

68+ LITRES OF CARGO SPACE
Keep your cargo protected from the elements with 68+ Litres of weatherproof storage in power-locking slammed saddlebags.

APPLE CARPLAY®
Further Enhanced Riding Experience.
iPhone® users can now easily access Apple Music, Maps, send messages with Siri and more through the Ride Command 7” screen and a supported Bluetooth headset (not included).
All on a user-friendly interface that iPhone users will instantly recognise.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $27999 to $29,749 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $34499 to $36249 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £23995 to 25495 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine & Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
Compression Ratio11:1
Displacement116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine TypeAir-cooled Thunderstroke 116
ExhaustSplit 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
Peak Torque126 ft-lbs (171 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM2,900 RPM
Transmission/Final Drive2.2 : 1
Transmission/Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Dimensions
Fuel Capacity5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Ground Clearance5.1 in (130 mm)
GVWR1,385 lb (628 kg)
Lean Angle31°
Overall Height51.6 in / 1310 mm
Overall Length98.7 in (2,506 mm)
Overall Width40.3 in / 1023 mm
Rake/Trail25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height25.6 in (650 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)791 lb (359 kg) / 823 lb (373 kg)
Wheelbase65.7 in (1668 mm)
Brakes
Front BrakesDual 300mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers
Rear BrakesSingle / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
Front TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 16 in x 5 in
Suspension
Front Fork Tube Diameter46 mm
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Front Travel4.7 in (119 mm)
Rear SuspensionSingle Shock w/ Air adjust
Rear Travel4.5 in (114 mm)
Features
Color/graphicsBlack Smoke, Quartz Gray, Ruby Smoke Icon Colors: Dirt Track Smoke, Stealth Gray Azure w/gfx, Blue Slate Metallic
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
GaugesFairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.
Infotainment7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2022 bikes includes a complimentary 1-year trial for connected features from the vehicle sales date (after which, fees apply). 7 in touchscreen display with 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 (tire pressure, 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; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
LightsLED Headlamp/Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
Standard Equipment7 in Touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND with Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Power Windshield; Highway Bars; Vinyl Rogue Seat; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain
Bore x Stroke4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
Compression Ratio11:1
Displacement116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Drive/Driven ClutchWet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine TypeAir-cooled Thunderstroke 116
ExhaustSplit 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
Peak Torque126 ft-lbs (171 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM2,900 RPM
Transmission/Final Drive2.2 : 1
Transmission/Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Dimensions
Fuel Capacity5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Ground Clearance5.1 in (130 mm)
GVWR1,385 lb (628 kg)
Lean Angle31°
Overall Height51.6 in / 1310 mm
Overall Length98.7 in (2,506 mm)
Overall Width40.3 in / 1023 mm
Rake/Trail25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height25.6 in (650 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)791 lb (359 kg) / 823 lb (373 kg)
Wheelbase65.7 in (1668 mm)
Brakes
Front BrakesDual 300mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers
Rear BrakesSingle / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
Front TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear TiresMetzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel10-Spoke Contrast Cut 16 in x 5 in
Suspension
Front Fork Tube Diameter46 mm
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Front Travel4.7 in (119 mm)
Rear SuspensionSingle Shock w/ Air adjust
Rear Travel4.5 in (114 mm)
Features
Color/graphicsBlack Smoke, Quartz Gray, Ruby Smoke Icon Colors: Dirt Track Smoke, Stealth Gray Azure w/gfx, Blue Slate Metallic
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
GaugesFairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.
Infotainment7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2022 bikes includes a complimentary 1-year trial for connected features from the vehicle sales date (after which, fees apply). 7 in touchscreen display with 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 (tire pressure, 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; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
LightsLED Headlamp/Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
Standard Equipment7 in Touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND with Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Power Windshield; Highway Bars; Vinyl Rogue Seat; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

 

 

2022 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Engine Type Thunderstroke 116
Displacement 1890 cc
Bore x Stroke 103.2mm x 113mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel Injection / 54mm bore
Performance
Peak Torque RPM 3000 rpm
Peak Torque 171 Nm

Drivetrain
Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
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
Final Drive 2.2 : 1

Suspension
Suspension: Front – Type/Travel Telescopic Fork / 119 mm
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel Single Shock w/ Air Adjust / 114 mm / 63 mm ride in
Chassis
Brakes/Front Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/Front Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Tires/Rear Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Wheels 10 Spoke Contrast Cut 19″ x 3.5″ / 16″ x 5″
Exhaust Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions
Wheelbase 1668 mm
Seat Height 650 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Overall Length 2506 mm
Overall Width 1023 mm
Overall Height 1372 mm
Lean Angle 31°
Rake 25°
Trail 150.0 mm
Fuel Capacity 20.8 liters
GVWR 628 kg
Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel) 359kg / 373 kg

Features
Color / Graphics Black Smoke, Quartz Gray Icon Colors: Stealth Gray Azure w/gfx
Standard
Standard Equipment 7″ Touchscreen powered by Ride Command with Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Power Windshield; Highway Bars; Vinyl Rogue Seat; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port
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; compass; 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

 

 

 

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