2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Image Gallery - Overdrive
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2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse image gallery

26 Apr 2017 / 0
2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Front 3/4 Static Close-up

The all-black colour with the minimal chrome offsetting looks really classy on the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Side Static

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse looks terrific. Note the optional tassles and the functional holder for the front number plate

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Rear 3/4 Close-up

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse’s hard bags gives the rear great heft and completes the impressive presence of the valanced fender and the jewel-like tail light

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Static Rear 3/4 Crop

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse is a huge motorcycle and strikes quite the pose. Even in matte black, it has impressive road presence and no one can get past one without looking at it with a lingering gaze

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Action

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse comes equipped with cruise control and tyre pressure monitoring

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Front Fairing Detail

The valanced front fender and that streamlined locomotive inspired fairing are still as distinctive and appealing to look as the very first time we saw them. The black finish on the usually chrome headlight surround makes this motorcycle no less impressive than the full-colour Chieftain

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Indian logo

The Indian logo appears in many, many, many places on the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse as is expected of the American brand

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse headlight

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse headlight is bright and gets help from two standard auxiliary lights that flank it

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse DRLs

This LED ‘streak’ is one of two that make up the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse’s daytime running lamps

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Front Tyre detail

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse rolls on Dunlop tyres. The front is a 130/90B16 while the back has a multi-compound 180/60R16

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Front Brake detail

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse uses a trio of 300mm discs, two up front and one at the back. ABS is standard

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Footboard

They get dirty and they scrape in corners but the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse footboards are a comfortable place for your legs

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Rear brake pedal

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse rear brake pedal is placed well and its contribution to the strong braking the motorcycle is capable of cannot be overstated on a cruiser

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Engine detail

Deep lustrous chrome on the pushrod covers and the exhaust flank the matte black cases on the Thunderstroke 111 on the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Pillion foot peg

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse pillion foot peg doesn’t look like much but this is a comfortable two-up machine

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse War Bonnet

The war bonnet, the official name of the Indian head on the front mudguard of the Indian Chief line looks good against the dark paint of the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse hard bags detail

The standard side-mounted hard bags are extremely useful and complete the look. The locks are wired to the bike and open with the touch of a button, lovely! They’re also waterproof

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse hard bags detail

A closeup of the chrome hinge on the hard bags on the 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse tail light detail

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse tail light looks distinctive and has lost the chrome bezel on the Dark Horse

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Adjustable screen

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse gets a standard electrically adjustable screen that rises out of the fairing from its lower position (in the picture) to a taller setting where a set of vents at the bottom help manage air flow

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Action Shot

The Indian Chieftain Dark Horse, like all the Chiefs, is a lovely ride. Comfortable, fast and relaxed all at the same time

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Action

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse handles our roads astonishingly well. The suspension is able to offer a plush ride on good roads and when the roads get worse, its control over the chassis and ability to isolate the rider from the shocks is exemplary for a cruiser

 

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Action

The 2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse produces a smooth roar that is very different from a Harley V-twin on the move. The Thunderstroke 111’s reserves of torque feel infinite and this is truly a classy ride

Images by Anis Shaikh

 

Also read our review of the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse



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