The 2023 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse: A Stylish And Powerful Ride

Indian Motorcycles has continued to include the Chief Bobber Dark Horse in their 2023 bike lineup. One of the key features of the Chief Bobber Dark Horse is its Thunderstroke 116 engine. This air-cooled engine is capable of producing 120 ft-lbs of torque, which means it has plenty of power for passing other vehicles on the road. The overall look of the blacked-out bobber design is a standout feature of the Chief Bobber Dark Horse.

This motorcycle has a welded steel tube frame and is loaded with blacked-out finishes from the fender to the bobbed fender. The large headlight bucket and covered forks and rear shocks give a nod to its traditional American bobber style.

The Chief Bobber Dark Horse also has a 4-inch touchscreen that is powered by Ride Command. This touchscreen looks like an analog gauge but provides turn-by-turn navigation, live weather and traffic updates, and the ability to answer and decline calls and manage music from a Bluetooth-connected device.

For comfort and ease of controlling this big bike, the Chief Bobber Dark Horse has a low solo seat that gives the rider a commanding feel, while the forward pegs and mini ape bars put the feet forward. The motorcycle also comes with keyless ignition, a USB charging port, cruise control, ABS, LED lighting, and Pirelli Night Dragon tires. Indian Motorcycles has something for most everyone and if this style doesn’t suit you, there’s something to be found in one of the many Indian models.

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $19,449 USD/$23,099 CAD
  • Key Features:
  • Thunderstroke 116
  • Blacked out design
  • 4 inch screen
  • Keyless ignition

Main Specs


2023 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse Specifications

Engine1,890 cc, Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116
Engine Power79 HP
Bore x Stroke4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
Compression Ratio11.0:1
Fuel SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
ExhaustDual Exhaust w/ Crossover
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Transmission6 Speed
Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Suspension Front46mm, Telescopic Fork
Suspension RearDual Shocks w/adjustable preload
Brakes FrontSingle / 300mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes RearSingle / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires FrontPirelli® Night Dragon 130/90B16 67H
Tires RearPirelli® Night Dragon 180/65 B16 81H
Fuel Tank Capacity4.0 gal (15.1 L)
Color / GraphicsBlack Smoke, Titanium Smoke, Silver Quartz Smoke. Icon: Copper Smoke
Spark Plugs
HeadlightLED Headlamp
Tail LightLED Taillight
Overall Length90 in (2,286 mm)
Overall Width36 in (922 mm)
Overall Height53.1 in (1,349 mm)
Wheelbase64.0 in (1,626 mm)
Ground Clearance4.9 in (125 mm)
Seat Height26.0 in (662 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)670 lbs / 694 lbs (304 kg / 315 kg)
Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles

2023 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse Features

The air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 produces 120 ft-lbs of raw torque for passing power in all 6 gears. It’ll catch eyes on the street and grab your soul from the saddle.

Loaded with attitude and blacked-out finishes from fender to bobbed fender. A welded steel tube frame, large headlight bucket with nallece, and covered forks and rear shocks give a nod to traditional bobber style.

The 4 in touchscreen maintains a classic aesthetic by disguising itself as an analog gauge. Use it as a speedo and a tach, but it also provides turn-by-turn navigation (with live weather and traffic), controls ride modes, lets you answer and decline calls, and manages your music from any Bluetooth-connected device.

Dark by design with premium gloss-black finishes from fender to fender.

A low solo seat gives you a commanding feel, while the forward pegs and mini ape bars put your feet forward and your fists in the wind.

Off the line, every Chief Bobber Dark Horse comes with keyless ignition, USB charging port, cruise control, and super-sticky Pirelli® Night Dragon tires.

Choose between three ride modes – Tour, Standard, and Sport – for an experience that’s tailored to your riding style.

2023 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse Videos