Woo Katy Perry With This Dark Horse Indian Motorcycle

Looking to woo Katy Perry? Get in line, or rather get on a bike... namely this bike. This is the Dark Horse, Indian Motorcycle's first new entry in the Chief line for the 2016 model year. For lack of a better word, it looks like quite a perfect storm. The Dark Horse aims at buyers looking for cruiser comfort without all the extra doodads. As such, it's nearly 30 pounds lighter than the fuller equipped Chief Classic, around $2,000 less expensive, and visually speaking, a good bit edgier. And just like the Ford Model T, it comes in every color of the rainbow, as long as it's black (in this case, "Thunder Black Smoke"). RELATED: See more photos of the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse Besides the blacked-out visuals and no-nonsense look, the Dark Horse's weight loss plan comes as the next big talking point. The sinister Chief deletes the passenger seat, which will be available as an optional extra, and also eliminates its bigger brother's analog fuel gauge, extra driving lights, and oil-cooler. Electronic cruise control and ABS aren't going anywhere though. Underneath, the Dark Horse offers up the Chief's Thunder Stroke 1811cc V-twin, which mates to a six-speed transmission, and outputs 119 lb-ft of torque to the road. A pair of lightweight cast wheels, shod in Dunlop Elite rubber, keep the bike firmly planted to the asphalt and those rotating masses are slowed by dual four-piston calipers up front and a single two-piston in the rear. RELATED: Check out the all-new 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle For those looking to black things out even further, Indian will offer a suite of around 40 available accessories for the Dark Horse, including black ape-hanger bars, black exhaust heat-shielding, and black fender trim. Great for looking cool on the street, bad for stubbing your toe when the lights go out in the garage. The 2016 Chief Dark Horse starts at $16,999. RELATED: The Indian Warrior 500 is one mean machine _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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