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Indian Motorcycles launches the new Springfield


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Indian Motorcycle has just launched the new Indian Springfield, featuring a removable quick-release windshield and hard, all-weather, remote-locking saddlebags. These clip-on touring features mean that the Springfield can be ridden as a fully-loaded tourer or stripped down into a cruiser by removing the windshield and saddlebags.

The bike looks similar to the Indian Chief Vintage, but Indian says that the Springfield was developed with a completely different, trunk-compatible chassis that allows for carrying higher loads.

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Let’s be honest, it’s not a total departure from the traditional approach, but the ease of switching between the two looks makes this a more versatile machine than the old-school American cruisers.

Full touring set up with the screen and panniers
Full touring set up with the screen and saddle bags
Cruiser mode, without the screen and panniers
Cruiser mode, without the screen and saddle bags

Here’s what Indian Motorcycles itself says about the bike:

Designed for an un-obstructed view of the road ahead, the Indian Springfield has a model-specific quick-release windshield that creates a large air pocket for the rider and passenger.

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Comfort features, such as a rear buckhorn bar and adjustable passenger floorboards, come as standard along with the confidence-inspiring Anti-Lock Brakes, a tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic cruise control, powerful headlight and dual riding lights.

Standard front and rear highway bars allow for the mounting of accessories and offer protection in a tip-over scenario.

Brightly chromed forks, headlight housing, fender trim, engine covers, exhaust and handlebars with internal wiring bring the shine along for the ride.

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The tank-mounted gauges help manage information needed for the long haul including a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) indicator, cruise control indicator, tachometer, electronic speedometer with odometer, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, clock and more.

The Indian Springfield is available in Thunder Black and Indian Motorcycle Red.

Powered by the highly regarded Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the Indian Springfield features 139 Nm of torque to ride any highway in any weather.

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Featuring a left side air intake, parallel pushrod tubes and down-firing exhausts, the Thunder Stroke 111 delivers not only the signature style for Indian Motorcycles, but does so with very little maintenance. With a direct gear-driven primary, a semi-dry sump oiling system that goes 8,000 km between changes, and a host of low or no maintenance features, this is one powerplant that increases valuable touring time.

A few short minutes will allow the motorcycle to be converted into a sharp handling solo ride.

The quick release windscreen and saddlebags can be removed without tools or leaving behind ugly mounting hardware.

The split seat, featuring a unique stitch pattern, can likewise be trimmed down to create a tight and low solo look, giving the Indian Springfield a truly dual personality.

The unique chassis was designed to handle a wide load range. Featuring cartridge forks and an air-adjustable rear shock with 11.43cm (4.5 inches) of travel, the Indian Springfield is capable of carrying up to 242kg (533lb) for those trips that have an endless horizon.

The brakes feature a semi-floating design and steel braided brake lines to increase performance, lever feel and confidence. A high-resolution ABS system allows for smoother deceleration in both wet surface and aggressive braking in high-traction scenarios.

Touring comfort and convenience can be further augmented with a full line of accessories including a tall and low windshield, heated driver and passenger seats, soft lowers and heated grips to keep riders comfortable in cool temperatures.

The colour-matched accessory trunk adds 64 litres (17 US gallons
) of capacity and the leather highway bar wraps provide an element of style to the front of the motorcycle.

A performance exhaust made by Remus is available for a throatier exhaust note.

“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 Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The Springfield’s unmatched versatility will win the hearts of motorcycling purists around the world.”

The Indian Springfield starts at €27,000 in Thunder Black and in Indian Motorcycle Red.

The Indian Springfield comes with a five-year promotional warranty* (*specific conditions apply) and as with all new Indian Motorcycles, includes free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year.

SPECIFICATION

ENGINE
Engine type               Thunder Stroke 111
Displacement            111cu in / 1811cc
Bore x stroke             3.976” x 4.449” (101 mm x 113 mm)
Compression ratio    9.5:1
Peak torque                138.9 Nm @ 2600 rpm
Transmission              6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Primary drive             Gear drive wet clutch
Final drive                   Belt drive, 152 tooth. 2.2:1
Clutch                         Wet, multi-plate
Battery                       12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Charging system      42 amp max output
Cooling system        Air
Fuel capacity              5.5 gal / 20.8 litres
Fuel system               Electronic fuel injection, closed loop, 54mm bore
Oil capacity                5.5 qts / 5.2 litres
Exhaust                      Split dual exhaust with crossover

SUSPENSION
Front                           Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7in / 119mm travel

Rear                            Single shock with air adjust, 4.5 in / 114mm travel

CHASSIS
Dry weight                 372kg (818lb)

Ground clearance      142mm (5.6in)
GVWR                      630kg (1,385lb)
Length                        2583mm (101.7in)
Rake/Trail                   25° / 133mm (5.2in)
Seat height                660mm (26in)
Wheelbase               1701mm (67in)

BRAKES
Brake system type               Individual front and rear control with ABS

Front braking system         Dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
Rear braking system           Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TYRES
Front tyre                    Dunlop Elite 3 130/90B16 73H

Front wheel                Cast 16” x 3.5” with tyre pressure monitoring
Rear tyre                    Dunlop Elite 3 180/60R16 80H
Rear wheel                Cast 16” x 5” with tyre pressure monitoring

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