Indian Chief Dark Horse motorcycle to soon hit US market
18 February 2015
The official cover breaking ceremony for the Chief Dark Horse motorcycle took place on 14 February, 2015 at Chicago in the Dark Horse Challenge, www.cartrade.com reported.
The shiny chrome finish which is a characteristic for most Chief models is absent on the new model, which features a matte black paint scheme with a standard 'Chief' logo on the fuel tank. The all black theme had faced a break in the continuity at a number of places due to chrome accents that are added to enhance the cruiser bike's appeal. The bike had been provided with a dual-exhaust system, which worked on cancelling out the high-pitched sounds and gave a thunderous growl instead.
The Chief Dark Horse was based on the same Indian Chief platform and ran on an 1811 cc Thunder Stroke mill and the air-cooled engine was capable of producing a torque of 139 Nm of torque and was connected to a six-speed transmission.
The Dark Horse's attraction mainly comes from a range of accessories like cast wheels, passenger seat, blacked-out ape hangers, air cleaners, fender trim, exhaust and around 40 other options. The Chief Dark Horse is expected to hit the US markets by the 2015 spring.
Meanwhile, cast back Fox News reported that cast back wheels lowered the profile even further, as did its single-seat saddle, which could doubled-up as an option.
The report said that the Dark Horse was all Chief mechanically and featured the same torquey Thunder Stroke 111 cubic-inch V-twin as the rest of the lineup. The bike is priced at $16,999, less than the more traditionally-styled Chief Classic.