To take on Harley-Davidson Road King. Features “touring” chassis geometry but with shorter trail, sharing the bests of a tourer and a bagger.
Indian Motorcycles has introduced the all-new Springfield in the Indian market for a price tag of INR 31,07,770 (Ex-showroom, Gurugram). Brought as direct CBU import, the luxury lifestyle motorcycle with be sold at the brand’s 6 exclusive dealerships across the country in limited numbers, that too only in Thunder Black paint job. It will be positioned between the Indian Chief Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse models in the brand’s current line-up in India.
Named after the birthplace of the brand in Springfield, Massachusetts, the new ‘hybrid’ bike is both a tourer and a bagger, and received global premiere early this year only. Sharing the aluminum frame of the Chief Vintage, the rear subframe has been made heavy to shoulder the saddle bags, along with weight-bearing pads on the dual exhaust pipes. The quick-detachable windshield is an another addition. Otherwise, the design of the Springfield is pretty much close to that of Chief Vintage. The all-weather 64-litre hard bags gets premium leather treatments, and are electronic-remote lockable.
Powered by 1,811 cc 49-degree V-Twin ThunderStroke 111 engine used in the Chief line-up, the Springfield delivers a max power of 74.1 PS at 5,075 rpm and a peak torque of 138.9 Nm at 2,600 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed constant mesh transmission, with a wet, multi-plate clutch. The front wheel boasts a dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers, while the rear wheel gets a 300mm single disc with 2-piston calipers to take care of braking needs, assisted with ABS technology.
Features like electronic cruise control, tyre pressure reckoning, dual riding lights, comprehensive instrumentation with digital tachometer, and tank-mounted electronic odometer is on-board the Indian Springfield. Weighing around 376 kgs, the motorbike is 2583 mm long, with a ride height of 142 mm.