Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle Review

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Its matte-finish paint defines the new Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle and it has contrasting gloss black detailing. This year’s model comes with excellent touring rear air shock standard, Ride modes and Rear Cylinder Deactivation. Some other key features include ABS, keyless ignition, cruise control, and unrivaled performance from the Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine, while the motorcycle is available in Thunder Black Smoke color option. The review of 2020 Indian Chief Dark Horse is written below with its price.

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle – Features and Price

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle

Bigger, Better, and Badder

The Indian Motorcycles is America’s first motorcycle compact that has proudly announced that the 2020 Thunder Stroke lineup comes as standard in their 2020 models. The Thunder Stroke 116 engine ensures perfect riding pleasure while an all-new wholly redesigned Ride Command system ensures fantastic riding pleasure. The Vice President of Indian Motorcycles, Reid Wilson, proudly said that their 2020 lineup features all those updates that make their motorcycle the best performance-wise. The latest technology that comes as standard takes the riding pleasure and control to the next level.

Thunder Stroke 116

The Indian motorcycle features the latest Thunder Stroke 116 engine that offers 116-cubic-inch displacement featuring air-cooled cooling technology. Its new high-flow cylinder head provides breathtaking performance with 126 ft-lbs of torque. This engine comes standard in Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain Dark Horse, and Roadmaster Dark Horse.

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle

Ride Command with Connected Services

The Indian Motorcycles have introduced the new Ride Command System with Connected Services for their 2020 lineup. It is the redesigned version of the industry-leading infotainment system. It features a seven inches display with glove-touch technology plus a new quad-core processor offers the fastest infotainment experience available. The new connected features include weather and traffic overlays so that the rider can plan their rides accordingly.

Additionally, Ride Command contains intuitive destination search capabilities and improved customer ride screens. An Indian Motorcycle’s Ride Command is the industry’s most extensive and most-customizable infotainment system available in the market.

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle

Styling

The 2020 Indian Chief Dark Horse is pure power and one of a kind style. It features a premium styling and has an aggressive and blacked-out design. The full blacked-out styling from end to end enhances the overall beauty of the beast while premium gloss black detailing makes an impressive statement. The smoke gray tank badge celebrates classic Indian Motorcycle styling for a unique appearance.

Handling and Comfort

The perfectly engineered lightweight cast aluminum frame delivers a comfortable and nimble handling experience. It comes in three different riding modes i.e., Sport, Standard and Tour. The Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the motorcycle is stopped to ensure comfort in slow-moving traffic. As soon as the rider role the throttle, the rear cylinder kicks back up to full power. The latest cruise control and keyless ignition ensure ultimate comfort.

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle – Price

The new Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Bike is available for $18,499 only.

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Ride Command Infotainment System

Screen Size 7-inch
Response Time 15-second from key-on
Premium Audio System All-new 100-Watt containing AM/FM, Bluetooth® & USB input
Connected Services include traffic & weather overlays
Customizable Route Builder Add up to 100-way points
GPS Navigation Turn-by-turn directions, builtin points of interest

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle Specs

Engine

Type 49-degree V-Twin
Transmission Six-speed / constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts/18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 4.063inches x 4.449inches (103.2mm x 113mm)
Charging System 42-amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 115 cubic inches / 1890cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed-loop/54mm bore
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gallons (20.8 ltr)
Oil Capacity Six qts (5.68 ltr)
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque Powerful 126 ft-lbs @ 2900 rpm (168 Nm @ 2800 rpm)

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle Specs

Suspension

Front Suspension All-new Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7 inches (119mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 inches (114mm) travel, air adjustable

Chassis

Dry Weight 798 lbs (362 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches (130 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Length 98.7 in (2506 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 inches (150 mm)
Seat Height 25.6 inches (650 mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (1668 mm)

Brakes

Brake System Type Individual front & rear control including ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300mm floating rotor including 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Solo 300mm floating rotor including 2-piston caliper

Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle Specs

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire All-new Dunlop® American Elite, 130/60B19 61H
Front Wheel All-new Cast 19 inches x 3.5 inches, including tire pressure monitoring
Rear Tire Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Cast 16 inches x 5 inches including tire pressure monitoring

Colors & MSRP

Thunder Black Smoke $27,999 US / $34,499 CAN
Ruby Smoke $28,749 US / $35,249 CAN
Titanium Smoke $28,749 US / $35,249 CAN

Conclusion

This review article is published under Bikes Catalog, and it provides the full information about the Indian Chief Dark Horse 2020 Powerful Touring Motorcycle. This tourer comes with a newly designed Thunder Stroke 116 engine that offers impressive riding performance. Its overall blacked styling makes sure that it always remains the center of attention to everybody. The suspension system ensures a perfect damping experience while the braking system gives plenty of stopping force.