2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is mechanically the same as the normal version but gets the black treatment to make it look sporty
Indian motorcycles in India is all set to the market by storm. Launching products one after the other after international launches takes place suggest how the brand takes the Indian market seriously. Polaris India, the parent company has just launched the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. The motorcycle is essentially a blacked-out bagger. The Chieftain Dark Horse offers sportiness to the package by adding a ton of matte black, a hint of chrome, and a large length of features to make the ride engagingly in every
2016 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse has thrust provided by a Thunder Stroke 111 (cubic inches) 1811cc V-twin engine. The motor churns out 74 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque. Power is channeled to a 6-speed gearbox. The same chassis and suspension is the same as the Indian Chieftain we have seen before. 46 mm front forks. Tank capacity stands at 21 litres and kerb weight is around 300 kgs. The new Chieftain Dark Horse sportiness comes from the fact that the factory solo seat, which is quite short too. Even the tinted power windscreen, along with spacious hard bags make this look possible. 7″ Touchscreen including realtime clock and ambient air temperature along with several tell-tale and warning lights are part of the list.
Cosmetically, not only are the fenders, fairing, fuel tank and bags blacked out, the iconic Indian Motorcycle head-dress, forks, mirrors, handlebars and switches, turn signals, tank console, engine and airbox cover are black. Even the lower controls, floorboards and tail light housing too come painted in matte black. ABS, electronic cruise control, integrated premium audio system and remote key fob with keyless ignition are the number of features in terms of safety and convenience are on offer. India with prices starting from Rs. 31.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).