America's oldest motorcycle manufacturer, Indian Motorcycles, showcased the new Springfield. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle, the Springfield is aimed for both touring comfort and urban versatility. It retains the Chief family's imposing American craftsmanship, refinement along with essential touring features.
The Indian Springfield comes with a unique quick-release windshield that creates wind protection for both the rider and passenger's comfort. Best part is that the windshield can easily be removed in a couple of minutes. It also comes with hard side bags, where one can store the windshield as well as the passenger seat, if you are in a mood for a solo ride. It comes standard with remote locking bags, adjustable passenger floorboards, Anti-Lock Brakes, tyre pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Indian continues to use chrome generously, therefore, forks, headlight housing, fender trim, engine covers, exhaust and handlebars shine like the morning star. It also features Indian's signature deep fender skirts.
What is interesting to note is that Springfield uses a new chassis that is designed to handle high loading capacity without sacrificing on handling. It features cartridge forks and an air adjustable rear shock with 114 millimeters of travel for carrying up to 241 kilograms without any hassle.
Weighing 388 kilograms, the Springfield is powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine that produces 161Nm of torque, which is delivered to the rear wheel by a belt drive and a six-speed transmission.