2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike Review Specs

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike

The Indian Motorcycle Roadmaster Dark Horse is a beautifully crafted, robust, well-balanced touring bike with harder edges, sharper lines, and more black design features.

A complete front-to-back blackout is a striking visual expression of American swagger and aggression.

Blacked-out premium detailing from front to back exudes self-assurance and a sense of menace. No conveniences are spared to guarantee a relaxing journey.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike – Features and Specs

Thunderstroke 116 V-Twin Engine

Powerful at low RPM and refined at high speeds, the air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 blacked-out motor generates 126 ft-lbs of torque.

Touchscreen Powered By Ride Command

Ride Command’s stunning 7-inch touchscreen provides access to Apple CarPlay, navigation, Bluetooth, live traffic and weather, and more.

36+ Gallons of Cargo Space

Secure your belongings in waterproof, remote-locking saddlebags, a trunk, and lower storage that is easy to access.

Seating that Goes the Extra Miles

Chimamanda seats, which can be heated or cooled depending on the temperature, are included as standard equipment. Riders can customize their sitting experience using buttons on the heart or the display screen.

Premium Audio

Fairing and trunk-mounted high-output speakers pump out 200 watts of crystal-clear sound. It also includes a dynamic equalization that automatically adjusts for road, wind and engine noise.

Optimized Airflow

It is simple to adjust the height thanks to a motorized windscreen with a push-button. Lower fairing vents regulate airflow for best rider and passenger comfort.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike

Ride In Comfort, Your Way

The ride can be tailored to your preferences by selecting from Tour, Standard, or Sport modes. Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically switches off the rear cylinder when the bike is halted for increased comfort in slow-moving traffic.

A Higher Standard

Top-of-the-line equestrian conveniences include LED brilliance, keyless ignition, cruise control, ABS, tire compression monitoring, and heated grips.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike – Price

The new 2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike is available from $30,999 to $31,749 only.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke 4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
Compression Ratio 11:1
Displacement 116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine Type Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116
Exhaust Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
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 126 ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM 2,900 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive 2.2: 1
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch


Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in (140 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Lean Angle 31°
Overall Height 55.7 in / 1415 mm
Overall Length 102.1 in / 2593 mm
Overall Width 40.2 in (1,022 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 in (673 mm)
Weight (As Shipped / Running Order) 858lbs (389kg) / 890lbs (403kg)
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (1668 mm)

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike


Front Brakes Dual, 300 mm of Floating Rotor, 4 Piston Caliper
Rear Brakes Single, 300 mm of Floating Rotor, 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires All-new Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel All-new 10-spoke Contrast Cut 19 inches x 3.5 inches
Rear Tires All-new Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel All-new 10-spoke Contrast Cut 16 inches x 5 inches


Front Fork Tube Diameter 46 mm
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Front Travel 4.7 in (119 mm)
Rear Suspension Single Shock w/ Air adjust
Rear Travel 4.5 in (114 mm)


Color / Graphics Black Smoke, Bronze Pearl Metallic, Silver Quartz Smoke
Factory Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Gauges Fairing-mounted instrument cluster containing analog speedometer and tachometer featuring fuel gauge, odometer, range, and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, check engine, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, low tire pressure, turn signal, ABS, battery, security system, low engine oil pressure, low fuel, and MPH or km/h unit designation.
Infotainment 7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: The model year 2023 bikes include a complimentary One-year trial of RIDE COMMAND Plus (after which fees apply), including features like intuitive destination search, live weather/traffic, vehicle health and vehicle locator. Seven-touchscreen display including real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; vehicle info (speed, RPM, fuel range, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, altitude, stop time, altitude change); vehicle status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Bluetooth status for phone and headset; trip meters; ride mode selection; vehicle trouble code readout; screen brightness; Apple CarPlay integration.
Lights LED Headlamp / Tail / Brake / Turn Signal
Standard Equipment 7 in Display powered by RIDE COMMAND including Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Driving Lights; Highway Bars; Power Windshield; Vinyl Rogue Seats; Heated Grips; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 36.2 Gallons of Storage; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags and Trunk; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 200 Watt Audio System including AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port