Indian Chief Darkhorse

Proof machines have souls

It maintains legendary Indian Chief styling, while taking an unpolished and raw approach to its finish with blacked-out styling. With the Dark Horse’s distinctive Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine, announcing your presence comes with territory. Where that territory lies, is up to you. All you have to do is go after it.

Indian Chief Darkhorse
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The stylish, branded Black Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner lets the powerful V-Twin inhale more freely for enhanced throttle response. Now 50-state compliant, it’s the perfect complement to a Black Stage 1 Exhaust (sold separately).

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Engine Type

Thunder Stroke® 111

Horsepower (HP)

100.87 lb-ft torque @ 2700 rpm and 73.33 hp @ 4500 rpm not liquid cooled v-twin


111 cu in / 1811 cc

Bore / Stroke

3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm)



Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel injecion /54mm bore

Final Drive

2.2 : 1

Clutch Type

Wet, Multi-Plate

Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch



Peak Torque

119.2 ft-lbs/ 138.9 N m

Peak Torque RPM

3000 rpm/2600 rpm

Suspension: Front - Type/Travel

Telescopic Fork/4.7 in (119 mm)

Suspension: Rear - Type/Travel

Single Shock / 3.7 in (94 mm)

Front brakes

Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper

Rear brakes

Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Front tires

Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H

Rear tires

Dunlop® American Elite 180/65B16 81H


Cast 16

Exhaust System

Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over


Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Keyless Start; Vinyl Seat

Fuel Capacity

20.8 L

Ground Clearance

140 mm

Overall Height

1176 mm

Overall Width

1000 mm


29°/155.0 mm

Seat Height

660 mm


1730 mm

Overall Length

2630 mm

Lean Angle

31 degrees

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating


Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel)

751 lbs / 785 lbs 341 kg / 357 kg