Indian Motorcycles 2018 Model Line-Up

America’s first motorcycle company introduces Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse with its new model lineup…

Indian Motorcycle, has elevated its lineup from the entry-level Scout to its long-distance touring Roadmaster. Along with the newly introduced Indian Scout Bobber, also joining the headline acts are the ultra-premium Indian Roadmaster Elite and blacked-out, toughed-up Springfield Dark Horse. Meanwhile, the Chieftain Dark Horse receives a noticeable upgrade as riders will score a 19” ten-spoke blacked-out wheel with an open front fender and the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system now included standard.

The ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite is a limited production model featuring custom-inspired two-tone candy paint — that takes 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand — with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers. The Roadmaster Elite comes standard with a large number of premium amenities, including the industry-leading Ride Command system, a 300-watt premium audio system, passenger armrests, billet aluminum passenger and driver floorboards, a premium touring console and stylish pinnacle mirrors.

A blacked-out, toughed-up bagger, similar to other Dark Horse models, the Springfield Dark Horse features matte black paint with gloss black details, an open fender to showcase the new 19” ten-spoke and blacked-out front wheel. Moreover, its quick-release windshield features a blacked-out bracket, while the stylish windshield protects riders from the elements and can also be easily removed to give a more mean, slimmed down look.

“The Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse are two fantastic motorcycles, with two different attitudes,” says Peter Harvey, Country Manager, Indian Motorcycle Australia and New Zealand. “The Roadmaster Elite packs all the bells and whistles perfect for riders looking for the best of the best, while the Dark Horse brings blacked-out style to the Springfield line.”

As for the rest of the hot Indian Motorcyle range, The Chieftain Limited remains at the head of the pack and adds three new colours, including Thunder Black Pearl with Graphics, Bronze Smoke with Graphics and White Smoke. For those looking to add a more modern style, the 10-spoke 19” wheel, in both black and contrast cut, along with an open front fender, are available as accessories for the Roadmaster, Roadmaster Classic, Chieftain, and Springfield motorcycles. As an added plus, the wheel and open fender will fit those models from model year 2014 onwards. Indian’s iconic Chief Vintage line is available in Thunder Black and Star Silver and feature black genuine leather saddlebags and seats to add to their beautiful styling.

Joining Indian’s Scout Bobber is the Scout, which has a new look and improved performance. Now standard are a cartridge fork front suspension and Pirelli tyres, along with passenger accommodations including a genuine leather passenger pillion and pegs. Scout also receives a new colour — Willow Green over Ivory Cream.

“We have elevated each and every model — listening to our consumers to bring new features and colours they have asked for,” Harvey explains proudly. ■

For more on the MY18 Indian Motorcycle range and the scout bobber go to INDIANMOTORCYCLE.COM.AU

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