Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,811 cc
  • Kerb Weight377 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 31,52,891

Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is now discontinued in India.

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Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Summary

Chieftain Dark Horse key highlights

Displacement 1,811 cc
Kerb Weight 377 kg
  • Thunder Black Smoke

About Chieftain Dark Horse

The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is a heavyweight bagger targeted at touring enthusiasts. Based on the Chief platform, the Chieftain Dark Horse adopts dark undertones which give it a sinister look.

While we have come to associate Indian cruisers with chrome, the Chieftain Dark Horse is quite the opposite. The fuel tank, chassis, engine, forks, fenders and the fairing are painted in matte black, and only a few bits like the exhaust and wheels are finished in chrome.  It gets a massive fairing with an adjustable fairing to improve wind deflection. The elegant fenders and the illuminated ‘war bonnet’ on the fender are inspired by the Indian motorcycles of the 1940s. The tank-mounted console gets a digital display. It also gets a Bluetooth audio system. The hard saddlebags are mounted on quick release anchors and feature remote locking and integrate additional 100W speakers.

The Chieftain Dark Horse is powered by the traditional 1811 cc ‘Thunder-Stroke’ V-twin engine. Delivering 139 Nm of torque, this engine is mated to a six-speed transmission. Indian offers an optional Big Sucker air intake and a slip-on exhaust system to improve performance and the exhaust note.

The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is offered with a host of optional accessories. It competes with other cruisers like the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, Moto Guzzi MGX-21 and the Honda Gold Wing GL1800.
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Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Profoundly comfortable for long rides
    • Linear torque delivery across rev band
    • Heavily imposing appearance
  • Could be Better

    • Quite a handful to manage in city 
    • Gear shifts require effort
    • Brakes could be better

BikeWale's Take

One look at the Chieftain Dark Horse and you know it’s an attention-seeking behemoth with bulky dimensions and blacked-out treatment across its body work. On top of that, it gets various utility options along with safety and entertainment features. And when you’re out touring on the Chieftain, the torquey motor means overtakes are effortless. 

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Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Price

Chieftain Dark Horse Standard 31,52,891 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Chieftain Dark Horse Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power --

    Max Torque 161.6 Nm @ 3,000 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 Electronic 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 130/90B16 73H

    Rear Tyre Size 80/60R16 80H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 300 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic Fork

    Rear Suspension Single Shock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 377 kg

    Overall Length 2,571 mm

    Overall Width 1,000 mm

    Wheelbase 1,668 mm

    Ground Clearance 142 mm

    Seat Height 660 mm

    Overall Height 1,388 mm

    Chassis Type --

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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 Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

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 Bulb type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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