Makes A Statement And
Backs It Up

The Chief Dark Horse looks mean for a reason. Its soul-stirring Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin Engine delivers an exhilarating ride unlike any other.

Bike Features

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Thunder Stroke® 111 V-Twin Engine

The award-winning Thunder Stroke® 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of raw torque for exceptional passing power in every gear.

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Dual Exhaust

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

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Agile Handling & Control

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

Bold. Aggressive. Powerful.

The Chief Dark Horse combines raw power with one-of-a-kind style. With premium features and an aggressive, blacked-out design, the Chief Dark Horse turns heads wherever it goes. 

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New Premium Gloss Black Finishes

Blacked-out from end to end, and now with premium gloss black details, the Chief Dark Horse makes a statement.

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Blacked-Out Headdress

A blacked-out version of the iconic illuminated headdress, gracing the front of Indian Motorcycles since 1947.

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Iconic Tank Badge

The smoke gray tank badge celebrates Indian Motorcycle styling.

An Eye to the Future

The Chief stays true to its roots, a heritage of unmistakable style and uncompromising innovation that started over a century ago.

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All-New Ride Modes

Now you can choose between three ride modes, Tour, Standard and Sport, for an experience that's customized to your riding style.

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Enhanced Comfort

Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped for enhanced comfort in slow-moving traffic. As soon as you hit the throttle, the rear cylinder seamlessly reactivates for full power.  

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Modern Technology

Cruise control, internally wired handlebars, and keyless ignition so you never have to fumble for your keys again.