The bike maker had already reported that new Dark Horse would be based on the same platform as the air-cooled huge bore bikes. Still, the shape of the new model displays a different look. The 2016 Chief Dark Horse take off pretty much all the sparkly chrome and bling, and delivers dark motor and engine case paint, dark edges and a lighter weight. Similar to the Harley-Davidson cruisers to which this new Indian model will definitely be compared, the stripped-down Dark Horse is ready for custom accessories.
The standard features are ABS braking and electronic ride control and the popular Indian keyless ignition, all of them also found with the Chiefs. However, the traveler seat and foot hangers, the oil chiller and driving lights were removed. Custom handlebars, bumper struts, pipes slip-ons and many more can be optionally added.
Owned by the Polaris Industries, Indian Motorcycles has done extremely well following its modern resurrection. The bike producer has caught force sports industry eye and recompenses, and experienced robust deals, with its touring models Chieftain, Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Roadmaster and the more chipper Scout. The Dark Horse is Indian’s sixth new model since Polaris bought the business in 2011. Pictures of the Indian Chief Dark Horse have leaked on the web, preceding its official dispatch in Chicago, USA.
Pretty much all of the new two-wheeler is covered in a black shade, garnished with chrome strips on the front and back bumpers, chrome levers, and chrome pipes. The V-twin motor also got the dark outfit. The wire spiked edges which have white walled tires on the Chief Classic are in the new version dark alloy wheels and tires. The headlamp and front forks are likewise painted in a shade of dark. The new bike additionally discarded the extra twin headlights that were put on either side of the top front light. Generally, the motorbike looks dazzling in the pictures.
Technically, the bicycle will display the same 1811cc, Thunderstroke engine that delivers 139Nm of torque all of which is sent to the belt driven back wheel by a 6-spead gearbox.
The motorbike was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. With the occasion Indian reported the Dark Horse will reach dealerships beginning in mid-February. But the collection of 40 post-retail accessories will only become gradually available through the spring and summer.
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