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2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse®
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse®

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Indian
Indian
Model Year
2017
2017
Model
Chieftain Dark Horse®
Chieftain Dark Horse®
Model Code
N17TCDAAAH
N17TCDAAAH
Color
Thunder Black Smoke
Thunder Black Smoke

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual, 300 mm floating rotor, 4-piston caliper

Rear - Single, 300 mm floating rotor, 2-piston caliper

Front - Dual, 300 mm floating rotor, 4-piston caliper

Rear - Single, 300 mm floating rotor, 2-piston caliper

Wheels

Front - 16 x 3.5 in. cast

Rear - 16 x 5 in. cast

Front - 16 x 3.5 in. cast

Rear - 16 x 5 in. cast

Tires

Front - Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H

Rear - Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H

Front - Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H

Rear - Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 101.2 in. (2,571 mm)
Overall - 101.2 in. (2,571 mm)
Height
Overall - 54.6 in. (1,388 mm)
Overall - 54.6 in. (1,388 mm)
Width
Overall - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Overall - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Weight

Empty tank - 799 lbs. (362 kg)

Full tank - 831 lbs. (377 kg)

GVWR 1,385 lbs. (630 kg)

Empty tank - 799 lbs. (362 kg)

Full tank - 831 lbs. (377 kg)

GVWR 1,385 lbs. (630 kg)

Ground Clearance
5.6 in. (142 mm)
5.6 in. (142 mm)
Wheelbase
65.7 in. (1,668 mm)
65.7 in. (1,668 mm)
Seat Height
26 in. (660 mm)
26 in. (660 mm)

Drivetrain

Final Drive
2.2:1
2.2:1

Engine

Engine
Thunder Stroke® 111
Thunder Stroke® 111
Displacement
111 ci (1,811cc)
111 ci (1,811cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.976 x 4.449 in. (101 x 113 mm)
3.976 x 4.449 in. (101 x 113 mm)
Torque

Peak - 119.2 ft. lbs.(161.6 Nm)

Peak torque - 3,000 rpm

Peak - 119.2 ft. lbs.(161.6 Nm)

Peak torque - 3,000 rpm

Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
Fuel System
Closed loop fuel injection; 54 mm bore
Closed loop fuel injection; 54 mm bore
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal. (20.8 l)
5.5 gal. (20.8 l)
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Wet, multi-plate
Exhaust
Split dual with crossover
Split dual with crossover
Gear Ratio

1st - 9.403:1

2nd - 6.411:1

3rd - 4.763:1

4th - 3.796:1

5th - 3.243:1

6th - 2.789:1

1st - 9.403:1

2nd - 6.411:1

3rd - 4.763:1

4th - 3.796:1

5th - 3.243:1

6th - 2.789:1

Operational

Primary Drive
Gear
Gear
Suspension

Front - Telescopic fork 46 mm; 4.7 in. (119 mm) travel

Rear - Single shock with air adjust; 4.5 in. (114 mm) travel

Front - Telescopic fork 46 mm; 4.7 in. (119 mm) travel

Rear - Single shock with air adjust; 4.5 in. (114 mm) travel

Rake
25°
25°
Trail
5.9 in. (150 mm)
5.9 in. (150 mm)

Features

Features

  • REMOTE-LOCKABLE HARD SADDLEBAGS: Your cargo is cargo protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or via the bike’s key fob.
  • HERITAGE INSPIRED POWERPLANT: Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke 111 is a powerful engine offering premium performance, as well as legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s. Multi-directional finned valve covers. Downward firing exahaust. Large, parallel push-rod tubes. Organic, asymmetric fin styling. Right-hand drive. Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down.
  • OUTSTANDING STEERING GEOMETRY: The steering geometry of the Indian Chieftain was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.
  • ABS BRAKING: With ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.
  • BLACKED OUT HEADDRESS: A blacked-out version of the most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated Headdress has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle, guiding the way from legend to legend.
  • PUSH-BUTTON HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE WINSHIELD: With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this windshield can quickly raise or lower electronically. Lower it to enjoy the cooling airflow. Or raise it to block out wind and rain.
  • 119 FT-LBS OF TORQUE: The Thunder Stroke 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in ever gear.
  • PREMIUM CONCERT AUDIO: Built into the fairing is a 100-watt audio system. Delivering premium-quality sound from dual high-output speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth.
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Of course, the Chieftain Dark Horse offers the latest technology, including Premium Audio with Bluetooth compatibility, push-button saddlebag locks, a height-adjustable electric windshield and a tire-pressure monitor.
  • KEYLESS IGNITION: Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.
  • CRUISE CRONTROL: With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.

Features

  • REMOTE-LOCKABLE HARD SADDLEBAGS: Your cargo is cargo protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or via the bike’s key fob.
  • HERITAGE INSPIRED POWERPLANT: Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke 111 is a powerful engine offering premium performance, as well as legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s. Multi-directional finned valve covers. Downward firing exahaust. Large, parallel push-rod tubes. Organic, asymmetric fin styling. Right-hand drive. Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down.
  • OUTSTANDING STEERING GEOMETRY: The steering geometry of the Indian Chieftain was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.
  • ABS BRAKING: With ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle was born.
  • BLACKED OUT HEADDRESS: A blacked-out version of the most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated Headdress has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle, guiding the way from legend to legend.
  • PUSH-BUTTON HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE WINSHIELD: With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this windshield can quickly raise or lower electronically. Lower it to enjoy the cooling airflow. Or raise it to block out wind and rain.
  • 119 FT-LBS OF TORQUE: The Thunder Stroke 111 produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary power at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in ever gear.
  • PREMIUM CONCERT AUDIO: Built into the fairing is a 100-watt audio system. Delivering premium-quality sound from dual high-output speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth.
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Of course, the Chieftain Dark Horse offers the latest technology, including Premium Audio with Bluetooth compatibility, push-button saddlebag locks, a height-adjustable electric windshield and a tire-pressure monitor.
  • KEYLESS IGNITION: Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.
  • CRUISE CRONTROL: With automotive-quality ABS braking, you’ll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.