Indian Motorcycles has announced another bike to its burgeoning lineup, this one playing up the history of the company itself which was founded and still remains headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Indian Springfield joins the 2016 lineup of bikes on offer by Indian Motorcycles and is a classically styled tourer that has a huge range of options available to customise it.
The Springfield is based off the Indian Chief platform and is described by Indian as being a hard bagger. However, the Springfield can be quickly converted into a cruiser with the quick-release windshield and saddlebags removed, or transformed into a high-capacity touring model with genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories.
“The new Indian Springfield wasn’t designed to fill a space in our lineup; it was built to fill a space in the hearts of riders who value the rich heritage and fine craftsmanship of Indian Motorcycle, and who want both a pure touring bike and a sleek urban cruiser,” said Peter Harvey, Country Manager.
Cheese aside, Indian says that the bike was designed for an unobstructed view of the road ahead and comes with a quick release windshield that creates a large air pocket for rider and passenger comfort. Other comfort features such as remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards come standard along with real leather seating, ABS, tire pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Standard front and rear highway bars allow mounting of accessories and offer valuable protection from tip-overs.
It’s powered by the thunder stroke 111 engine, has cartridge forks up front and an air adjustable rear shock with 113 mm of travel at the back. Accessories include heated driver and passenger seats, soft lowers, a 64 litre accessory trunk and heated grips. Pricing in the USA will start from $20,999 and in Australia will commence from $33,995. In the UK, it will set you back circa £20,000. It will hit showrooms this month.