The newest addition to the Indian Motorcycle model lineup, the Indian Springfield, has just been announced and will arrive in Australian dealerships before the end of the month.
The 2016 Indian Springfield is related to the iconic Indian Chief family, but was developed with a unique chassis that can increase the load carrying capacity of the bike to 242 kg without sacrificing handling.
The bike comes standard with remote locking hard panniers and windshield that can be removed in minutes, converting the Springfield into a classically styled, high performance cruiser.
It gives the Indian Springfield great versatility.
The Springfield’s standard windshield creates a large air pocket for rider and passenger comfort, and tall and low windshield options are available from the accessory range as well.
Other standard features include real leather seating, high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes, tyre pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights.
Front and rear highway bars allow mounting of accessories and offer valuable protection from tip-overs, and adjustable passenger floorboards come standard.
Touring comfort can be further enhanced with a full line of accessories including heated driver and passenger seats, a 64 litre accessory trunk and heated grips to keep riders comfortable in cool temperatures.
The split seat, featuring a unique stitch and stud pattern, can be trimmed down to create a tight and low solo look, giving the Indian Springfield a truly customisable personality.
The Springfield is powered by the highly regarded Thunder Stroke 111 engine, Indian’s 111 cubic inch (1818cc) v-twin that generates in excess of 150Nm of torque.
The 2016 Indian Springfield is available in two colours, Thunder Black and Indian Motorcycle Red.
Australian pricing starts at $33,995, and with that price and specification level it will compete well against the Harley-Davidson Road King.
While the Indian is slightly more expensive, it does have more in the way of standard features and comfort.