Indian Chief Darkish Horse Trip Assessment

Indian Chief Dark Horse Ride Review - MOTORESS - Vicki Gray
The Indian Chief Darkish Horse is a enjoyable, simplistic – has-all-you-need cruiser.

The Indian Chief Darkish Horse is a enjoyable, simplistic – has-all-you-need cruiser – with all the real Indian trimmings!  You’ll meet a robust and mighty first impression which can even be interpreted into intimidating. Nonetheless, when acquainted and sitting within the solo seat you are feeling the match, the ability, and the presence of being in management. The Darkish Horse is an gratifying cruiser and a pleasure to journey, management, and deal with!

The Darkish Horse is a reasonably new addition to the Chief line whose model highlights of Indian’s  celebration of its one centesimal anniversary of the unique Indian Chief. The mannequin initially debuted in 1921.


One of the vital placing issues concerning the Darkish Horse for me aside from its paint,  is its mix of outdated and new — a facet that’s fairly intentional on Indian’s half. As the oldsters at Indian state,  it’s “The whole lot you need, however don’t wish to see! That old skool, maintain it easy vibe, but additionally the trendy tech all of us take as a right as we speak.”

The Chief Darkish Horse is outlined utilizing its minimal but convincing options. The solo seat, machined wheels, mid-controls, and low-slung handlebar converse to this simplicity. And with its chopped Bobber styling it provides as much as a  distinctive attract. However that’s not it, the extent of detailing on the Darkish Horse is excellent. Clear welds on each a part of the body give it a terrific move to the attention.

Indian Chief Dark Horse Ride Review - MOTORESS - Vicki Gray
Examples of A few of The Trip Command Controls

The entrance headlamp integrates full LED lighting with neatly carved, distinctive wanting  lighting components on the within. And from the rider’s view, an entire information hub through a chic 4.0-inch-wide touchscreen. Styled in old-school analog, the gauge sits mid handlebar. To not be fooled by its simpleness because it’s bought all of the digital options each rider enjoys! Flip-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and many others.  You possibly can choose varied show layouts that are completely seen even throughout shiny daylight rides. The display may also be operated whereas sporting gloves.  And when the bike is parked, you simply see a clear blacked-out display.

Combining Lean & Imply Minimalism with Fashionable Know-how, Paying Homage to the Previous, Whereas Embracing the Future

Actually the Darkish Horse’s chopped-off rear fender, together with the duo twin pipe blacked-out exhausts once more add emphasis to its distinct model. And with the taillights and indicators built-in into one,  create easy strains, minimal litter and all bike! And all these fashionable tech options go fully unnoticed from the Darkish Horse easy model.

The Darkish Horse has a keyless ignition. Your passcode activates the system like your smartphone. Moreover, all the standard fashionable options: commonplace ABS, cruise management and three journey modes: sport, commonplace and tour.

Mounted on an 1890cc Thunderstroke 116 The Darkish Horse possesses the same chassis which you’ll see on different Indian fashions. And the Thunderstroke V-Twin delivers floor shattering 162 Nm of peak torque from as little as 3200 rpm. You’ll not be upset proper off the road and at first twist of its throttle!

The six-speed transmission strikes freely up and down and its lengthy wheelbase with mixed fats wheel combo – entrance 130/60B19 / rear 180/65 B16 give the bike a steady journey.

You’ll discover a telescopic entrance fork (132 mm) on the Darkish Horse with the rear internet hosting adjustable twin shocks (75 mm).

At 304 kg, the Chief Darkish Horse is common weight for a cruiser model bike.  The burden is managed simply and any apprehensions right here fades as soon as on the bike – it’s low to the bottom (seat peak: 662mm / 26.0 inches). And this enhances confidence. Additionally, the “middles” – mid-set foot pegs let you get your seated stance into the bike for management. The seating house is ample with a cushty seat. There’s an important attain and management really feel with its extensive handlebar.