Indian Motorcycle has added the blacked-out Chief Dark Horse at $34,995 ride away as predicted when the model was announced last month.
The bike arrives in Australia at the end of this month and is expected to be a big hit like the Chief Dark Horse which is the top seller in the Chief line-up.
The Chieftain Dark Horse comes with matte black paint, solo seat and more black than chrome including the Indian warhead on the front front.
It brings the Indian model range up to an impressive nine since the brand was relaunched under Polaris stewardship in 2013.
For some riders black isn’t dark enough, so a blacked-out variant will be a very welcome addition to the Indian stable.
In fact, some customers have been buying the Chief Dark Horse and adding screens and bags. Now there is no need.
Like the Chief version, the new Chieftain retains a few chrome highlights on fenders, tanks, pipes and the polished fins on the engine, although the valve covers are a nice matte black to match the paint.
Apart from the solo seat, it retains all the features of the standard version, including the 111 Thunderstroke engine, cruise control, 100 watt stereo with AM/FM Bluetooth and smartphone capability, ABS, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and remote key fob that locks the hard panniers and includes keyless ignition.
There is also an electronically adjustable windscreen which is a little shorter and is only shown in the down position in all the photos. It goes up another 10cm (4 inches).
There are also accessory windscreens available in different heights and a wide range of accessories that will make it even blacker including blacked-out exhausts. You can also pump up the volume with 100-watt pannier lid speakers.
Like all the Indian models, the Chieftain Dark Horse comes with a two-year unlimited kilometre factory warranty with premium roadside assistance.