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Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Starting at $22,499 US MSRP
2019 Indian Springfield Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 160.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great style Very comfortable rid for a tall rider, with a passenger
Date published: 2021-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2021 Springfield Dark Horse - Pros & Cons Existing Indian motorcycle owner and the Springfield is in addition to my 2020 Indian Scout Bobber in the same color (Thunder Black Smoke). Pros: - Thunderstroke 116 engine has tons of torque and moves bike with ease - Matte black finish and amount of coverage (nearly all the parts are matte, much more than the Scout) - Comfortable OEM seat (important to mention since Scout seat gets a 1 out of 10 comfort rating) - Optional adaptive LED headlight is amazing - Ability to start bike if FOB is lost using a PIN and special directional switch toggle sequence - Adjustable rear air shock (0 – 150 psi) feels amazing - Super easy to switch out the optional passenger backrest - Super agile in the turns - Excellent stopping power - Cruise control Cons: - Sound out the gate isn't great, but completely unleashed with aftermarket pipes; sounds like a small block at idle! - Gloss black handlebars (makes no sense when nearly everything else is matte; changed these out immediately) - Speedometer is positioned too low and requires a lowered head position to view rather than a quick glance - The surface of the redundant analog fuel gauge (speedometer includes a digital gauge) is HIGHLY reflective and catches the sun more so than not and is blinding. - The surface of the brake fluid reservoir is also highly reflective and is also blinding (I used matte black vinyl wrap on both surfaces to solve the issue) - Rear brake/taillight assembly is gloss black and looks like an afterthought - Indian badges look cheap (engine decal/badges are delaminating) - Front fender headdress doesn’t light up (worth mentioning since everyone always asks) - Matte red not an option even though offered on Chieftain which uses same platform - Stock halogen headlight
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike This is my first non sport bike and I love it! The handling is amazing.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 800 miles on the Springfield Dark Horse I traded in 3 motorcycles for the Springfield DH. The savings from my previous insurance and payments more than covers the cost of the Springfield. I originally was looking for the new chief but by the time I added upgrades (116 engine) the cost exceeded the cost of a new Springfield. Plus I didn't have to wait for delivery, they had a Springfield on the show room floor. I imagine this big bike will take some time for most people to adjust to. I've played around with the controls and handle bar angle to get more comfortable as the reach to the handlebars is a bit long for me (I'm 5'-9"). After riding the bike for 3 weeks I am getting use to the reach but I am considering changing the handlebars. The good: Its just a great bike to ride and will bring you joy. The bike is very roomy and the large floorboards let to move around quite a bit. The bike handles really well at all speeds, U-turns are easy as long as you prepare for them by sliding forward and doing a lean forward. But like I said with proper use of the brake and clutch the bike turns very well. Been on mountain roads and have had no issue with ground clearance. The looks definitely get attention, no shortage of people calling out to me. Power is spot on I've kept it in standard mode as the sport mode isn't necessary on the torque monster. The sound and vibration of the bike is definitely good for your soul. Over all I am definitely bonding with this bike and I'm constantly looking forward to take it out for a ride. The Bad: Is a big bike and I've had to adjust to the riding position. My back was sore for the first 2 weeks. The cruise control takes some getting use to. it operates with the right thumb so the trick is keeping your throttle steady while pushing buttons with the right thumb. What made that difficult for me is the reach to the cruise control switch is at the limit of my short thumbs reach. Big bumps can bounce you. I suppose because I am reaching for the controls the rear shock seems to hit my back pretty hard on a large pothole. I think my starter switch is going bad it doesn't move when i press it start, at first i thought i was stranded but if I push the button extra hard it connects and starts. Seems like my first service issue. Expected Accessories: Maybe handlebars, even though I am getting use to the riding position. Performance air intake mostly for looks and because the original cover hits my leg. Crash bars because the bike is very expensive. Front light bar and running lights because I like the looks. A new seat because I want a leather Corbin solo seat. Oil cooler because it gets very hot where I live. Overall I really enjoy this motorcycle, it brings me joy, and I'm looking forward to some great rides and adventures with my fellow riders. Stay safe everyone.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ride My first bike I’ve ever purchased and I love it. Will be getting another
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power This bike is built UK Ltd so true that you can ride for miles no hands Great frame In last 2 plus years I had a heritage a road k I'll ng and a street glide This dark horse is a 600 mile plus bike Great ride. Oh I own and ride 13 bikes
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Bike All in all this is a great bike. It rides nice and is pretty comfortable. The only issue I had was that the accessory cord under the headlight nacelle would not power the cigarette lighter power cord (oem) I bought and had installed. It showed voltage when hooked to a multimeter and the engine was on, but didn't power my phone or anything else. The dealer couldn't figure out the problem either. So I was ultimately out the cost of the cord and the labor to have it installed, which was kind of annoying.
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just keeps getting better Have only 500 miles and 1 st service. Didn't like handlebars ar first. Got used to the feel and it just keeps getting better.
Date published: 2021-06-08
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Springfield Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke

Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Starting at $22,499 US MSRP
Trim & Color options Thunder Black Smoke

2019 Jack Daniel's® Limited Edition Indian Springfield® Dark Horse® starting at $29,999 - Learn More

Features
Matte That Shines
MATTE THAT SHINES

The matte paint scheme complements the gloss black accents for a premium look.

Powerful Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin Engine
POWERFUL THUNDERSTROKE 116 V-TWIN ENGINE

The iconic Thunderstroke 116 delivers 126 ft-lbs of torque for exceptional acceleration and power.

Corner Carving Power
CORNER CARVING HANDLING

Easy to handle and effortlessly balanced, the Springfield Dark Horse makes quick work of corners with its lightweight cast aluminum frame and improved touring design.