We’ve ridden the Indian
Chieftain a few times, and we’ve always been fond of its engine and power delivery. Still, the semi-secret, unofficial MO Motto
is 'More is more.' So, when the Indian PR folks asked us which model Chieftain Dark Horse we wanted to take home to cuddle up with, a stocker or one that had been blessed with the complete listing from the factory performance catalog, you can probably guess our answer. Then toss in the fact that, with the exception of the model-specific exhaust, all of these modifications could be made to any Thunder Stroke 111 engine, and we saw the opportunity to share our bounty with our readers.
Naturally, you’re curious about what the Indian Parts & Accessories department have cooked up. So, without further ado, we’ll move through the engine along the same path as the atmosphere would. The Thunder Stroke High Flow Air Cleaner – Black
retails for a surprising $499.99 and allows the beefy V-Twin to breathe deep without endangering small birds or children. The removable filter element can be washed to maintain the engine’s peak performance, and the 1-inch narrower profile gives the rider a little extra room on the left side of the engine. Finally, the blacked out style matches the Dark Horse’s look perfectly. Still, $500 for an air cleaner?