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Indian turns the Dark Horse into a bagger

Indian turns the Dark Horse in...
Chieftan Dark Horse with blacked out exhaust system
Chieftan Dark Horse with blacked out exhaust system
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Chieftan Dark Horse with blacked out exhaust system
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Chieftan Dark Horse with blacked out exhaust system
Blacked out fairing and narrow windshield on the Chieftan Dark Horse
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Blacked out fairing and narrow windshield on the Chieftan Dark Horse
Indian Chieftan Dark Horse (l) and Indian Chief Dark Horse (r)
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Indian Chieftan Dark Horse (l) and Indian Chief Dark Horse (r)
Indian Chieftan Dark Horse has all of what the Chieftan offers, but blacked out
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Indian Chieftan Dark Horse has all of what the Chieftan offers, but blacked out
Indian Chieftan Dark Horse is powered by the same Thunderstroke 111 engine as the majority of the Indian line
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Indian Chieftan Dark Horse is powered by the same Thunderstroke 111 engine as the majority of the Indian line
The Indian Chieftan Dark Horse is built on the same chassis as the regular Chieftan
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The Indian Chieftan Dark Horse is built on the same chassis as the regular Chieftan
Solo seat makes this cruiser a one person bike
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Solo seat makes this cruiser a one person bike
Close on the Thunderstroke 111 engine
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Close on the Thunderstroke 111 engine
Blacked out fairing and narrow windshield give the Indian Chieftan Dark Horse an aggressive edge
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Blacked out fairing and narrow windshield give the Indian Chieftan Dark Horse an aggressive edge
Even the Indian icon has a blacked out war bonnet on the Chieftan Dark Horse
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Even the Indian icon has a blacked out war bonnet on the Chieftan Dark Horse
The Indian Chieftan Dark Horse presents an aggressive and bold stance
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The Indian Chieftan Dark Horse presents an aggressive and bold stance
Another angle on the Thunderstroke 111 engine with chrome pipes
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Another angle on the Thunderstroke 111 engine with chrome pipes
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After being purchased by Polaris in 2011, Indian Motorcycles has made up for lost time and introduced new bikes at a fairly rapid clip, including the Scout Sixty and the Springfield this year alone. The latest to join the club is the Chieftain Dark Horse, a faired version of the Chief Dark Horse released last year.

When the company introduced the Chief Dark Horse last year it was mostly a blacked out version of the Indian Chief Classic, minus a few bits here and there that has kept the price a tidy US$1,000 below the base model of the Chief lineup.

Indian has essentially done the same here by creating a blacked out version of the Indian Chieftain and fitting it with a narrower windshield. You'll still get the main elements found in the current Chieftain line – the Thunderstroke 111 engine, ABS, power windshield, cruise control and premium audio system – but everything will mostly be black.

The Indian Chieftan Dark Horse presents an aggressive and bold stance
The Indian Chieftan Dark Horse presents an aggressive and bold stance

The only major chrome you'll find on this bike are the headers, exhaust pipes and a few trim elements. However, Indian is touting a full range of accessories that will help you black out just about every exposed part on the bike, improve performance, and boost the audio.

For those interested in going to the dark side of the Indian bagger line, the Chieftain Dark Horse is listed at $21,999 and available at dealers now.

Source: Indian Motorcycle

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