Indian Motorcycle Introduces First Model Year 2016, the Indian Chief Dark Horse

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The new 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse, bringing bold, edgy new styling and attitude to the Indian Chief family, debuts in Chicago on February 13 at the Dark Horse Challange Ride. Starting at $16,999.

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indian
Motorcycle
®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the
newest and edgiest member of the Indian Chief line-up and the first 2016
model — the Indian® Chief Dark Horse®.

“While it shares the best traits with other models in the
Chief platform, its signature matte black paint and minimalist profile
give it an attitude unlike any other Indian motorcycle. We’re excited to
unveil this new bike at an aggressive price point for a full-size
cruiser.”

The Indian Chief Dark Horse is a cruiser built upon the successful and
award-winning Indian Chief platform. Unlike other bikes in the Indian
Motorcycle line-up, it is understated with only a flash of chrome and
adds a healthy dose of matte black paint to create one of the most
confident silhouettes on the market. By all but eliminating chrome from
the motorcycle and swapping to cast wheels, the Dark Horse conveys an
aggressive pose, and being the lightest in the series, is the quickest
model in the Chief family.

Striking an ideal balance of attitude and features, the 2016 Indian
Chief Dark Horse delivers the style, quality and power expected from an
Indian Motorcycle, and starts at just $16,999. The Dark Horse conveys a
bold attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.

Blacked-out from end to end, the Dark Horse does not lack features.
Powered by the highly rated Thunder Stroke® 111 engine and wrapped in
the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic, the Dark
Horse also maintains ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition,
electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage
factory warranty.

Built to be an aggressive solo ride, the Dark Horse loses the oil
cooler, analogue fuel gauge and driving lights of Chief Classic. A
passenger seat plus either passenger foot-pegs or floor boards are
available as part of the Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory line-up for
those who want to ride two-up.

The Indian Chief Dark Horse is an ideal motorcycle for those seeking to
customize their rides. With 40 available accessories rolling out during
the spring and early summer, riders can add components to black-out
their ride even more. Items such as ape hanger handlebars, accessory air
cleaners, fender struts, slip-on exhaust with black heat shields and
exhaust tips, and black fender trim help create the fully blacked-out
look.

“The Indian Chief Dark Horse is unlike anything else currently available
from Indian Motorcycle,” said Indian Motorcycle Sr. Product Manager, Ben
Lindaman. “While it shares the best traits with other models in the
Chief platform, its signature matte black paint and minimalist profile
give it an attitude unlike any other Indian motorcycle. We’re excited to
unveil this new bike at an aggressive price point for a full-size
cruiser.”

The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse will be available in dealers starting
mid-February and will be a featured demo bike at the annual Daytona Bike
Week from March 7th – 14th. For more information, log on to www.IndianMotorcycle.com.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first
motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the
hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one
of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing
dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry
firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand
stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES
Polaris is a recognized leader in
the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris
designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality
off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris
RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and
on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and
off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight
cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory® and Indian
Motorcycle® and Slingshot® brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to
invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle
industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA,
Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances
the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts,
Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under
the Kolpin®, Cycle Country® and Pro Armor® brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock
price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and
vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or
anytime at www.polaris.com.

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