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2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers Review Specs Price

Everything you love about the new 2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers with more power, riding technology, and blacked-out features.

In 1921, the Indian Motorcycle Chief made its debut. The Chief was a 61-cubic-inch V-twin motorcycle with two cams, a low seat, and beautiful looks. It was created by the renowned Charles Franklin, a dirt track racer and engineer who designed the Scout. It immediately attracted admirers all around the globe and fueled the post-war period of American bike racing and customizing.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers

One of America’s most recognizable motorcycles has been recreated by the country’s original motorcycle firm 100 years later. The new 2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers combines old and new, combining a classic design with cutting-edge performance and technology. The only people it will disappoint are those who want to put it behind them.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers – Features and Specs

Thunderstroke 116

With 162Nm of sheer passing power available across all six speeds from the air-cooled Thunderstroke 116, you can leave everything—and everyone—in your tailpipe.

Head-Turning Design

With its straightforward, functional design that features bobbed fenders, exposed rear shocks, and a steel welded tube frame, it will turn heads at every turn. It’s an invitation for you to personalize it.

4″ Ride Command Touchscreen

The four touchscreen maintains its traditional appearance by impersonating an analog gauge. Use it as a speedometer and tachometer, but it also functions as turn-by-turn navigation, riding mode control, a phone answer/reject button, and a music player for any Bluetooth-enabled device.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers

The beauty is in the details.

No detail was omitted as a consequence of excellent American workmanship.

Black, And More Black

Premium gloss-black coatings are used from fender to fender and are dark by design.

19″ Machined Cast Wheel

The threatening appearance is enhanced by the 19′′ 19-machined cast ABS front wheel, which begs you to roll the throttle.

Ride with confidence.

The Chief provides every rider total control with its low seat height, single saddle, and mid-mount foot pegs that keep your feet firmly planted.

Modern technology is hidden in plain sight.

Less of what you don’t need and more of what you need.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers

Features For The Win

Each Chief Dark Horse is factory-equipped with keyless ignition, a USB outlet for charging devices, cruise control, ABS, and sticky Pirelli Night Dragon tires.

Light Your Way

The road ahead is quite visible, thanks to full LED illumination.

Choose Your Ride

Choose between Tour, Standard, or Sport to choose the ride mode that best suits your riding preferences.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers – Price

The new 2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers is available in the range of $17,499 to $18,499 only.

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers – Technical Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke 4.063 inches x 4.449 inches (103.2 mm x 113 mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Displacement 116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine Type Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116
Exhaust Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover
Gear Ratio (1st) 9.403: 1
Gear Ratio (2nd) 6.411: 1
Gear Ratio (3rd) 4.763: 1
Gear Ratio (4th) 3.796: 1
Gear Ratio (5th) 3.243: 1
Gear Ratio (6th) 2.789: 1
Peak Torque 120 ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM 2,900 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive 2.2: 1
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch


Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal (15.1 L)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in (125 mm)
GVWR 1,160 lbs (522 kg)
Lean Angle 28.5°
Overall Height 49.3 in (1,253 cm)
Overall Length 90 in (2,286 mm)
Overall Width 36.3 in (922 mm)
Rake/Trail 29° / 5.2 in (132 mm)
Seat Height 26.0 in (662 mm)
Weight (As Shipped / Running Order) 647lbs (294kg) / 670lbs (304kg)
Wheelbase 64 inches (1,626 mm)

2023 Indian Chief Dark Horse Cruisers


Front Brakes Single / 300mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Rear Brakes Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires Pirelli® Night Dragon 130/60B19 61H
Front Wheel Machine Highlighted Cast Black 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear Tires Pirelli® Night Dragon 180/65 B16 81H
Rear Wheel Machine Highlighted Cast Black 16 in x 5 in


Front Fork Tube Diameter 46 mm
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Front Travel 5.2 in (132 mm)
Rear Suspension Dual Shocks w/adjustable preload
Rear Travel 3.0 in (75 mm)


Color / Graphics Black Smoke, Sagebrush Smoke, Quartz Gray Icon: Storm Blue
Factory Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Gauges Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, fuel gauge, compass, ambient temperature, Gear indicator
Infotainment 4 in Touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND. Model year 2023 bikes include a complimentary 1-year trial of RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply) which includes features like live weather/traffic and intuitive destination search. Touchscreen display includes real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; and vehicle trouble code readout.
Lights LED Headlight, LED Tail/Brake/Turn Signals
Standard Equipment ABS, Ride Modes, Keyless Ignition, USB charge port, 12V Charge Port, Rear Cylinder Deactivation

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