How Dark Is Your Darkest Side? Is It Blackout Dark?

AmeRiders wants to see your Darkest Side! Check out the Dark Horse Blackout Event and check out the all-new Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse® on 5/28/16 at your local dealer! Indian®, America’s first motorcycle company, is presenting its most exciting member of the Indian® Chief® line-up and its first 2016 model — the Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse®.

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Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse®

This gorgeous dark beauty is your basic Chief Classic which has been blacked-out from warbonnet to the rear fender. Even its Thunder Stroke 111 air/oil-cooled 49-degree V-twin & its sweet six-speed transmission have had their chrome acreage drastically reduced. Indian states that “it gives an unpolished and raw approach while maintaining the legendary Indian Cheif style.”

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Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse®

There there are around 40 accessories designed with the bike. Most obvious in the photos are the black ape-hanger bars air filter. There is also a blacked-out exhaust/heat shield available as well.

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Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse®

The Dark Horse is now the lightest Chief by virtue of elimination of parts and by use of cast wheels weighing in at 751 pounds. as the standard 2015 Chief is 778 pounds dry. Still it is a gorgeous bike by any standards and for those of us, that like to show off our Darkest Side this is one way to do so.

Here are just a few of the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse Specs more can be found here.

ENGINE – Thunder Stroke 111
Engine Type – 49° V-Twin
Transmission – 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Bore x Stroke – 3.976 in. x 4.449 in. (101 mm x 113 mm)
Clutch – Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio – 9.5 : 1
Cooling – Air / Oil
Displacement – 111 cu in / 1811 cc
Exhaust – Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive – Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity – 5.5 gal / 20.8 ltr
Fuel System – Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore, w/ cruise control
Oil Capacity – 5.5 qts / 5.20 ltr
Primary Drive – Gear drive wet clutch
Torque – 119.2 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm / 138.9 N m at 2600 rpm

Front Suspension – Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in / 119 mm travel
Rear Suspension – Single shock 3.7 in / 94 mm travel, adjustable

Dry Weight (claimed) – 751 lbs / 341 kg
Ground Clearance – 5.5 in / 140 mm
GVWR – 1,260 lbs / 573 kg
Length – 103.5 in / 2630 mm
Rake/Trail – 29° / 6.1 in / 155 mm
Seat Height – 26 in / 660 mm
Wheelbase – 68.1 in / 1730 mm

Brake System Type – Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front – Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear – Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Front Tire – Dunlop American Elite 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel – Cast 16 in. x 3.5 in.
Rear Tire – Dunlop American Elite 180/65B16 81H
Rear Wheel Cast 16 in. x 5.0 in.

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Chieftain Dark Horse low-ball glass

Visit your local Indian Motorcycle dealership on Saturday, May 28th for the Dark Horse Blackout Event and check out the all-new Indian® Chieftain Dark Horse®. Test ride any bike and get a free limited edition Chieftain Dark Horse low ball glass while supplies last. Show everyone your Darkest Side with this gorgeous blacked-out bike from Indian®.

We would also like to remind our brothers and sisters that it is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and as such here is a reminder of how important wearing protective gear is.

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Helmet after crash

One of our brothers went down this week and was lucky to be wearing his protective gear. He was going around 45 mph with a group of brothers and sisters when the front brakes on the bike he was riding locked up causing him to be ejected from the motorcycle, land in the roadway and roll about 30 times.

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Jacket after crash

We are so glad he is okay and came out of it with only abrasions and bruising. We are including a picture of his helmet and his jacket to show you how much protective gear helps.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Show AMERiders your Darkest Side during the Dark Horse Blackout Event.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send

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