DYNO VIDEO: 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse

Torque is chief on the Cycle World dyno.

If there were ever an engine that illustrated an emphasis on low-range torque over peak horsepower output, Indian's 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin is it. This six-speed beast hammers out so much brute force right off idle, you may begin to wonder if a gearbox is even required. Well of course it is, however, downshifts are truly optional once up to speed and settled into a drumming cruise.

2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse dyno chart
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse on-road action
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse static side view
SPECIFICATIONS
PRICE|$17,499
ENGINE TYPE|Thunder Stroke® 111
DISPLACEMENT|1811cc
INDUCTION|EFI
TRANSMISSION SPEEDS|6
FINAL DRIVE|belt
FRONT BRAKE|Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
REAR BRAKE|Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
WHEELBASE|68.1 in.
SEAT HEIGHT|26.0 in.
FUEL CAPACITY|5.5 gal.
DRY WEIGHT|751 lb.

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse dyno chart.

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse action.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse action.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse action.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse static.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse static.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse details.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse details.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse details.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse details.Indian Motorcycles Photo

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2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse details.Indian Motorcycles Photo