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2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle Review Specs

The Indian Motorcycle Roadmaster Dark Horse is a fully loaded touring bike that is wonderfully crafted, powerful, and well-balanced, and it stands out from the crowd with its harsher edges, sharper lines, and more black design details.

Front and rear premium blacked-out finishes create a confident, aggressively American statement. Blacked-out luxury detailing from front to rear exudes self-assurance and a sense of menace. No conveniences are spared to guarantee a relaxing journey.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle – Features and Specs

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

Exceptional Wind Protection

A fork-mounted fairing, vent-adjustable lowers, and a power-operated windshield with a push-button control mean you can ignore the wind.

Ultimate Comfort

Floorboards to put your feet up on, warm handles, and heated chairs. The pilot’s seat is as plush as can be imagined.

Thunderstroke V-Twin

The air-cooled Thunderstroke engine provides outstanding acceleration and allows you to accelerate quickly out of corners.

Tech-Powered Touring

A 7-inch touchscreen controls the cruise control, in-car entertainment, keyless ignition, and other features that improve the driving experience. The RIDE COMMAND system runs the touchscreen, which includes RIDE COMMAND+ linked components, including live weather and traffic overlay, Bluetooth® connection, and Apple CarPlay® integration.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

Bottomless Storage

The saddlebags and trunk provide over 36 liters of lockable, watertight space.

Personalized Style

Whether you choose an all-chrome aesthetic or a more understated blackout, you’ll stand out from the crowd.

Thunderstroke 116 V-Twin Engine

The air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 blacked-out motor generates 126 ft-lbs. Of torque, which is more than enough to provide brisk acceleration from a stop and a comfortable ride at any speed.

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

Saddlebags, a trunk, and bottom storage that can be locked remotely will keep your belongings dry and safe from the elements.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

Seating That Goes the Extra Miles

The Chimamanda heated/cooled seat is standard equipment, guaranteeing year-round comfort for the rider and passenger. You may customize your sitting experience using buttons on the seat or the display screen.

Premium Audio

The fairing and trunk house high-output speakers that pump 200 watts of crystal-clear sound. It also has a dynamic equalization that modifies the sound to compensate for outside noises like traffic, wind, and engines.

Optimized Airflow

The windshield’s height may be adjusted at the touch of a button—vents in the lower fairing direct airflow to cool the rider and passengers.

Ride in Comfort, Your Way

You may tailor your experience to your preferred riding mode by switching between Tour, Standard, and Sport. When the bike stops, the back cylinder will deactivate automatically, making for a more relaxing ride even in sluggish traffic.

A Higher Standard

LED headlights, keyless ignition, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitors, heated grips, and a touchscreen interface are just a few of the premium features.

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle – Price

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

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

2023 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle – 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 in (1668 mm)


Front Brakes Dual, 300mm Floating Rotor, Four Piston Caliper
Rear Brakes Solo, 300mm Floating Rotor, Dual Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

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


Front Fork Tube Diameter 46mm
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Front Travel 4.7-inch (119mm)
Rear Suspension Solo Shock including 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 A fairing-mounted instrument cluster features an analog speedometer & tachometer including fuel gauge, range, odometer, & current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, high beam, control set, neutral, turn signal, ABS, low tire pressure, low fuel, check engine, battery, security system, low engine oil pressure, & MPH or km/h unit designation.
Infotainment 7 inches of touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: The model year 2023 motorcycles include a complimentary 1-year trial of RIDE COMMAND Plus (after which fees apply) that comes with many features like live weather/traffic, intuitive destination search, bike health, and bike locator. Seven in touchscreen display with real-time clock; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; ambient air temperature; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; current ride data (distance, moving time, altitude, stop time, altitude change); vehicle info (speed, RPM, fuel range, gear position); vehicle status (tire pressure, engine hours, voltage, oil change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; motorcycle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
Lights LED Headlamp / Tail / Brake / Turn Signal
Standard Equipment 7 inches Display powered by RIDE COMMAND including Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Vinyl Rogue Seats; Power Windshield; Driving Lights; Highway Bars; Heated Grips; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 36.2 Gallons of Storage; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags and Trunk; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; Keyless Ignition; ABS; Cruise Control; 200 Watt Audio System including AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth, Smartphone Compatible Input, &Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

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