Which Do You Want?
Indian Motorcycle has officially announced its air-cooled cruiser and touring lineup. This comes about a week after it announced the Scout lineup for 2020. The big news for the big bikes is that there’s now a larger Thunder Stroke engine. Indian created a 1,901 cc (116 cubic-inch) variation of the engine, and it’s standard on the Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.
The company also added a new Ride Command infotainment system to the lineup. This system uses a seven-inch touchscreen that can be operated with gloves on. The system includes things like navigation, weather updates, traffic updates, and more.
The new models for the year include an updated version of the Springfield Dark Horse, the return of the Chieftain Elite, and a new Roadmaster Dark Horse. The Roadmaster Dark Horse gets some blacked-out elements to give it a more sinister look. The Springfield Dark Horse is a lot like the limited-edition Jack Daniel’s version that the company built. If you wanted that kind of style but couldn’t get your hands on one of those, you can get this bike. The Chieftain Elite returns after being gone for a year. It offers updated audio, better saddlebags, a two-tone paint job, updated wheels, mirrors, and windshield.
Here’s a look at the full lineup:
- Chief Dark Horse
- Chief Vintage
- Springfield Dark Horse
- Chieftain Elite
- Chieftain Classic
- Chieftain Dark Horse
- Chieftain Limited
- Roadmaster Elite
- Roadmaster Dark Horse
It’s a heck of a lineup and Indian should be able to move a fair number of these bikes this year.