Indian Chief Dark Horse

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,811 cc
  • Kerb Weight357 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 20,37,523

Indian Chief Dark Horse is now discontinued in India.

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Indian Chief Dark Horse Summary

Chief Dark Horse key highlights

Displacement 1,811 cc
Kerb Weight 357 kg
  • Thunder Black Smoke

About Chief Dark Horse

The Chief Dark Horse is the latest addition to the Indian Motorcycles line-up in the country. Based on the Chief platform, the Dark Horse is the blacked-out version of the Chief Classic. Unlike the rest of the Chief family, the Dark Horse loses out on the chrome and that makes this bike look beautiful.

The tank design of the Dark Horse is quite unique and the distinctive monochrome Warbonnet graphics is seen only on the Indian Chief Dark Horse. Just like the rest of the Chief range, the Dark Horse features the iconic warbonnet on the front fender in the blacked-out frame. While the Dark Horse looks like a perfect example of classic era, it also features some of  the latest gadgets like keyless ignition, anti-lock braking system) and cruise control. The dual exhaust system looks good and cancels out high-pitched sounds to give out a thundering rumble.

The Chief Dark Horse is built around the same Indian Chief platform and is powered by the traditional 111cc or 1811cc ‘Thunder-Stroke’ engine. The air-cooled 49-degree V-twin engine is rated at 139Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed transmission.

The Indian Dark Horse is sold in India as a completely built-up (CBU) unit and is available at the Gurgaon and the Bengaluru showroom.
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Indian Chief Dark Horse Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Profoundly comfortable ergonomics
    • Abundance of low and mid range torque
    • Oodles of road presence
  • Could be Better

    • Difficult to ride in traffic
    • Excessive engine heating
    • Clutch pull requires effort

BikeWale's Take

The Chief Dark Horse has all the qualities one would expect from an Indian motorcycle. This includes an engine with a jaw-dropping amount of torque, comfortable ergonomics for long distance and thumping exhaust note. But what sets this bike apart is the stealthy dark theme it maintains across its gigantic body work which seeks all the attention on the road.

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Chief Dark Horse Standard 20,37,523 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Chief Dark Horse Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power --

    Max Torque 139 Nm @ 2,600 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Belt Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 1,811 cc

    Cylinders --

    Bore 101 mm

    Stroke 113 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder --

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Electronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Closed Loop fuel injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 20.8 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size ELITE 3 130/90B16 73H

    Rear Tyre Size AMERICAN ELITE 180/65B16 81H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 300 mm

    Calliper Type Four-piston front, two-piston rear

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension TELESCOPIC FORK/4.7 IN (119 MM) - 46MM CARTRIDGE F


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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 357 kg

    Overall Length 2,630 mm

    Overall Width 1,025 mm

    Wheelbase 1,730 mm

    Ground Clearance 140 mm

    Seat Height 660 mm

    Overall Height 1,176 mm

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC


Headlight TypeHalogen And Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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