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Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider Vs Indian Chief Dark Horse Vs Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic comparison


Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider Vs Indian Chief Dark Horse Vs Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Softail Low Rider Vs Chief Dark Horse Vs Heritage Softail Classic on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Softail Low Rider Vs Chief Dark Horse Vs Heritage Softail Classic – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Indian Chief Dark Horse in New Delhi starts at ₹ 18.81 Lakh. On the other hand, Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 19.71 Lakh Lastly, the Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider starts at ₹ 13.75 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 14.69 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryHarley-Davidson Softail Low RiderIndian Chief Dark HorseHarley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic
Price₹ 13.75 Lakh₹ 18.81 Lakh₹ 19.71 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage15.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Power0.00 bhp100.00 bhp65.00 bhp
Engine1745.0 CC1811.0 CC1745.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Softail Low Rider Vs Chief Dark Horse Vs Heritage Softail Classic – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Indian Chief Dark Horse base engine returns 20 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic base returns 15 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider basic model, on the other hand, gives 15 Km/l.

Softail Low Rider Vs Chief Dark Horse Vs Heritage Softail Classic – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Indian Chief Dark Horse gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1745.0 cc1811.0 cc1745.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power N/A100 bhp @ 3000 rpm65 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 144 Nm @ 3000 rpm138.9 Nm @ 2600 rpm144 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Closed Loop Fuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Cooling System Air CooledLiquid CooledAir Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore 100 mmN/AN/A
Exhaust 2-into-2 shotgun; catalyst in mufflerN/AN/A
Stroke 111.1 mmN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 19.1 L20.8 L19.1 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A3.3 L
Mileage 15.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 300 kg357 kg316 kg
Length 2360 mm2630 mm2410 mm
Width 965 mm1000 mm955 mm
Height 1155 mm1176 mm1048 mm
Wheelbase 1630 mm1730 mm1630 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm140 mm120 mm
Seat Height 680 mm660 mm685 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet MultiplateWet, Multi-PlateWet Multiplate
Compression Ratio 10.0:1N/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Retains The Classic Softail LinesSplit Dual Exhaust W/ Cross-overMild Steel; Tubular Frame; Rectangular Section Bac
Front Suspension N/ATelescopic Fork/4.7 In (119 Mm)N/A
Rear Suspension N/ASingle Shock / 3.7 In (94 Mm)N/A


Front Brake Type DiscDual DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size N/A300 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size N/A300 mm292 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 19 inches16 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 110/90B19,62H,BW130/90B16 73H130/90B16,53H,BW
Rear Tyre 180/70B16,77H,BW180/65B16 81H150/80B16,77H,BW


Battery Maintenance FreeMaintenance FreeMaintenance Free
Headlight LEDHalogen BulbLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickcrosstick
Pillion Grabrailcrosscrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
13.1 litre Tear Drop Tankcross--
Black Open Spoke Cast Aluminium Wheelscross--
Colour Matched Speed Screencross--
Drag Bars with Bar-End Mirrorscross--
Revolution X Engine Stylingcross--
Stage 1 Straights Slip-On Exhaust-cross-
9MB ABS Brakes--cross
Instrument Has Everything That Distinguishes A Genuine KTM--cross
Telescopic Fork Suspension --cross

Additonal Features

Bosch Dual channel (with supermoto)--cross
Ergonomics Provides Plenty Of Space & Freedom Of Movement--cross
Silencer Is Positioned Close To The Bike'S Overall Centre Of Gravity--cross

Key Features

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider

Competitor of Indian Chief Dark Horse

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

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