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2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse
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The 2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse: A Head-Turning Motorcycle With Power To Spare

The 2023 Indian lineup includes another impressive bike, the Chief Dark Horse which has a stripped-down design and a powerful engine. It features an air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 engine that delivers 120 ft-lbs of torque! The power encourages riders to pass everything and everyone on the road, making it an excellent choice for those who love to ride fast. The bobbed fenders, exposed rear shocks, and steel welded tube frame all contribute to the motorcycle’s distinctive look.

One of the cool tech features that Indian Motorcycles is adding on to various models is a 4-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND. This screen provides turn-by-turn navigation, live weather and traffic updates, and controls for ride modes, answering and declining calls, and managing music from any Bluetooth-connected device. It maintains a classic aesthetic by disguising itself as an analog gauge.  Other features include keyless ignition, a USB charging port, cruise control, ABS and LED lighting,

Indian Motorcycles is one of a few American Motorcycle brands and with the Chief Dark Horse they have ensured they are in the top ranking as far as control. The Dark Horse gives the rider excellent control with a low seat height, a solo saddle, and mid-mount foot pegs that keep your feet underneath you. The 19-inch machined front wheel and optional ABS adds to the bike’s aggressive appearance. You can choose between three ride modes: Tour, Standard, and Sport, for a riding experience tailored to your style. If you’re looking to customize your bike, there are many accessories available to choose from, including heated grips, a quick-release windshield, and a passenger backrest.

The 2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse starts at $17,999 USD/$21,099 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse in one place.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse


Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $17,999 USD/$21,099 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Thunderstroke 116 engine
    • Mid Mount Foot Controls with Drag Bars
    • 4-inch touchscreen
    • Low seat height

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,890 cc air cooled v-twin
  • Power: 79 horsepower
  • Torque: 120 ft-lbs
  • Weight: 647 lbs (294 kgs)
  • Seat Height: 26 inches (662 mm)

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse


2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Specifications

From Indian

ENGINE

Engine 1,890 cc Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116
Engine Power 79 HP
Bore x Stroke 4.063 in x 4.449 in (103.2 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Fuel System Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Starter Electric
Exhaust Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Transmission 6 Speed
Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 46mm, Telescopic Fork
Suspension Rear Dual Shocks w/adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes Rear Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires Front Pirelli® Night Dragon 130/60B19 61H
Tires Rear
Pirelli® Night Dragon 180/65 B16 81H
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.0 gal (15.1 L)
Color / Graphics Black Smoke, Sagebrush Smoke, Quartz Gray Icon: Storm Blue

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED Headlamp
Tail Light LED Taillight

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 90 in (2,286 mm)
Overall Width 36.3 in (922 mm)
Overall Height 49.3 in (1,253 cm)
Wheelbase 64.0 in (1,626 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in (125 mm)
Seat Height 26.0 in (662 mm)
Weight 647 lbs (294 kg) / 670 lbs (304 kg)

WARRANTY

Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Extension

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse


2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Features

Thunderstroke 116

The air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 produces 120 ft-lbs of raw torque for passing power in all 6 gears, giving you the power to leave everything—and everyone—in your exhaust.

Stripped Down Design

Turn heads on every corner with simple, purposeful design showcasing bobbed fenders, exposed rear shocks and a steel welded tube frame. It’s an invitation to make it your own.

4 in Touchscreen Powered by RIDE COMMAND

The 4-inch 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 manage your music from any Bluetooth

Black, And More Black

Dark by design with premium gloss-black finishes from fender to fender.

Ride With Confidence

With a low seat height, a solo saddle, and mid-mount foot pegs that keep your feet underneath you, the Chief Dark Horse gives every rider complete control.

19" Machined Cast Wheel

The 19-inch machined cast front wheel with ABS adds to the menacing stance and will beg you to roll the throttle.

Features For The Win

Off the line, every Chief Dark Horse comes with keyless ignition, USB charging port, cruise control, ABS, LED Lighting and super-sticky Pirelli

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