Indian Motorcycle, the iconic American Motorcycle manufacturer on April 16, 2016, has finally launched the much anticipated Springfield Cruiser motorcycle in the Indian market. The new Indian Springfield has been priced at INR 30.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be offered in two shades of red and black.
Bookings for the new cruiser motorcycle have started at all Indian Motorcycle dealership spread across six cities (Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad) throughout the country with deliveries of the motorcycle to begin only from August 2016. The new Indian Springfield was officially launched in March 2016 and will be brought to our shores via the CBU route. The launch of the iconic Indian Springfield is part of company’s strategy to introduce products which would inspire a new generation of riders in India and satiate their wanderlust.
The new bike has been named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle which is also the oldest American bike maker in existence. The styling of the Indian Springfield is similar to the Chief Classic with the only visual differentiation being the hard panniers as opposed to the leather unit as seen on the former. Also instead of the electronically adjustable windscreen as seen on the Chieftain or the Roadmaster, the new Springfield sports a quick-detach clear windshield. The panniers and the windscreen can be easily unclipped which means the bike can be converted from a bagger to a cruiser effortlessly depending on the requirement of the rider.
Powering the new Indian Springfield is the same famed Thunder Stroke motor as seen on its siblings. The 1,811cc V-twin motor develops 102Nm of peak torque that arrives just at 2,600rpm. The twin-cylinder powerplant is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Indian engineers have also changed the rake angle of the Springfield to 25-degree with just 133mm of trail which has made the new cruiser motorcycle nimbler than its siblings. Also, the chassis of the motorcycle has been stiffened further to carry heavier loads, 242kg of passenger and luggage to be precise.
The motorcycle’s comfort provisions include a bespoke quick-release windshield, remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards. Whereas for safety, the Indian Springfield gets high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes, tire pressure monitoring, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Other goodies on the Indian Springfield include adjustable passenger footboards, electronic cruise control along with front and rear crash bars are all standard.
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