Indian Motorcycle launched the new Springfield cruiser motorcycle in the Indian market. The new Indian Springfield has been priced at Rs 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 throughout the country with deliveries expected to commence soon. Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are the six cities in India where the American bikemaker has its dealership presence with more showrooms planned for 2016. The new Indian Springfield was officially launched in March, 2016 and it has made its way so soon in the Indian two-wheeler market. The cruiser motorcycle will be brought to our shores via the CBU route.
The new bike has been named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle which is also the oldest American bikemaker 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 requirement of the rider.
Commenting on the launch of the all-new 2016 Indian Springfield, Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd said, “The Indian Springfield offers a good mix of touring comfort and urban versatility through its blend of classic styling and comprehensive modern technology. The launch of the iconic Indian Springfield is part of our strategy to introduce products which would take the growth story of Indian Motorcycle to the next level in India. Using a tourer-oriented steering geometry that gives it better handling on the open road, the 2016 Springfield with considerable additional touring capabilities delivers on the tradition of great Indian Motorcycles.”
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. Other goodies on the Indian Springfield include adjustable passenger footboards, ABS, tyre pressure monitors, cruise control along with front and rear crash bars are all standard.