The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse premium cruiser has been launched in India. As the name suggests, the new model replaces shiny chrome finished elements of the regular Chieftain with satin black finished ones.
The massive front fairing, the stylish front fender, wheels, fuel tank, single saddle, pannier boxes and the majestic Thunder Stoke 111 engine are all finished in the dark shade. Only the long slender silencer is finished in chrome.
The Chieftain Dark Horse is essentially the Chieftain with Dark Horse treatment. The twin-cylinder motor produces an impressive 139 Nm of torque. Keeping up with the tradition, the engines power figure has not been revealed.
The Chieftain is underpinned by a cast aluminium frame and is suspended by means of front telescopic forks and adjustable single shock absorber at the rear. Braking is courtesy of 300 mm dual discs upfront and a 300 single disc at the rear.
The imposing Chieftain Dark Horse has a ground clearance of 142 mm. The bagger sits on 130/90-B16 70H front and 180/60-R16 80H rear Dunlop Elite 3 tyres.
The equipment level of the Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is at par with the regular version. The salient features include digi-analog instrument console, tyre pressure monitoring system, heated grips, cruise control, ABS, LED driving lights, highway bar, keyless start, powered windshield, leather seat, remote locking saddle bags, and a 100 Watt music system with Bluetooth and earphone connectivity.