Indian reveal new Springfield bagger

Published: 03 March 2016

Indian Motorcycle’s continued new model role-out continues with this new derivative of the Chieftain range called the Indian Springfield.

The bike has been named after the birthplace of the Indian Motorcycle company and is aimed at taking a slice of the gigantic American bagger sector, featuring a removable windscreen and hard saddlebags for a full-on touring specification. Both the screen and the bags can be removed in just a few minutes without the need for any tools.

The bike is the latest addition to the larger-capacity 1811cc V-twin range that already includes the Chieftain, Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chief Dark Horse and Roadmaster.

Work has been done to redesign the luggage over existing models so the bike can carry a bigger load with comfort a big part of the work to the bike with features such as the windscreen and adjustable pillion footrests.

Standard equipment includes ABS, a tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, twin front riding lights and engine bars offering a bit of protection should the bike topple over.

It will cost £19,599 when it arrives in Indian dealers at the end of April. MCN is currently in the US of A riding the new model, full report to follow soon.

All related reviews