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Indian Chief Dark Horse

Starting at $18,499 US MSRP

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2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 311.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! I cannot say enough good about this ridiculously awesome bike. I am close to completing my version of what I call the 'Indian Chief Vintage, Dark Horse edition'. I just need to get the black highway bars on. I liked the classic Vintage model, but the flat black (thunder black smoke) paint job on the Dark Horse matches my 1953 Chevy 3100 pickup perfectly. Plus, it seemed easier to just add the components than repaint the glossy paint from the Vintage model. I added the leather fringe to the OEM black saddlebags which helps with the 'vintage' look. Great bike by Indian!
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable ! Ever since Indian relaunched a few years ago, I wanted one. With much sacrifice and dedication to own such a premium machine, I was able to get one a month ago. It has been worth every hour and penny invested. My Dark Horse handles like a dream, has power on tap, puts observing heads on a swivel, and has been everything I ever wanted from a motorcycle. I am on the small side, 5' 7" and worried that it might be too much bike for me. However, the riding position, balance, and control are outstanding. I have no qualms whatsoever about the length or weight of the bike. It is an ease to handle and I could not be more impressed or proud to be a member of the Indian tribe !
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bike I've Ever Owned I bought this bike back in November. I've always been a Harley rider. I was in the market for a new bike and just couldn't pass up the deal Youngblood PS offered me. I ordered the stage 1 setup with some of the money I saved compared to what I was expecting. Man, it sure has a lot of torque in those lower gears, but there's so much power throughout the range. I can't believe how well it handles...just point and go. It doesn't feel like a 750 lb bike. Everybody at the dealership, especially George and Dakota worked with me on the deal making sure I got just what I wanted. As long as bikes like this are being made I'll never go back to Harley.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome ride this is my very first motorcycle, what better than an indian. the ride is nice, lean angle is very good, very controlled power is there when you need it. ABS is nice being a new rider, the sound is awesome for being stock. One thing I don't like is the floor boards are positioned a little high for my liking. but the bike has so many good things going for it, tons of factory accessories, aftermarket accessories are getting better as time goes on. Polaris/ Indian, make a factory bracket to adjust the floorboards down that are compatible with the highway bars installed. would highly recommend
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ride My Dark Horse has been great except for one issue. Prior to heading to get my 500 mile oil change, my fork lock key wouldn't turn all the way to lock. On my way to the dealer, the fork lock locked. Lucky for me I was at a low speed. I stopped and brute forced the handle bar to turn. Got it to true dealer. The sales rep, Brian, took a look at it and it locked up on him. He had the mechanic look at the lock and discovered an extra screw in the lock assembly. They removed it and assure me it wouldn't lock up again. They guys have been great, but a promise doesn't put my mind at ease. Jay Mandziuk
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for! This has been an interesting experience getting used to the new Indian. In many ways it is very like my first ride but of course with all the changes that time and technology have allowed it is a whole new riding adventure. I feel that this is what Indian would've evolved into if the company had stayed in business and been able to grow naturally.
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought at the beginning of September. Most comfortable motorcycle I've ever owned. It's maneuverable enough to get around in town with ease, and large enough to go for hours on the interstate and be comfortable while on the road. Effortless power from the Thunderstroke 111, even two up. With the stock exhaust, the sound is pretty subdued until you open the throttle. Then she'll bark plenty. Many people have asked why I didn't get a Harley Davidson. I tell them just take one demo ride and find out for yourself. Sure hope they do. I do wish that the accessories weren't so pricey but given the quality, it's hard to complain too loudly.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a great bike I made the switch! The grass is greener on the other side too! Such a comfortable, smooth head-turner. I am now a fan of the Indian brand and will only recommend this brand to anyone interested in a bike.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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Customer Reviews
Chief Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke

Indian Chief Dark Horse

Starting at $18,499 US MSRP
Trim & Color options Thunder Black Smoke

The award-winning Thunderstroke 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of raw torque for passing power in every gear.


Turns heads with dual exhaust pipes that deliver a rich, throaty note.


Engineered to perform with a lightweight cast aluminum frame that delivers easy, nimble control.