25 Comments to “A Closer Look at the Indian Springfield – Indian Motorcycle”

  1. vf12497439 says:

    I had a Harley heritage and loved it, but one major drawback was the ground clearance. On tight corners I regularly dragged the floorboards. Also the suspension felt really mushy, that in itself wasn't bad because it was comfortable and I could easily do 600-800 miles a day. But the mushy had a lose out of control feel at higher speeds. The Springfield looks to have better ground clearance. I think I need to rent one for a weekend to see if I like it.

  2. Mukidi Aja says:

    So when will the Springfield Dark Horse come out?

  3. I'd love to see a Dark Horse version of the Springfield.

  4. I like Harley's, and even rode Hondas in my half lifetime (30 y/o). I think both are in a little bit of competitive trouble, though. The 2016 all white Chief Classic is my dream bike. Those fenders on Indians are just too bad ass to pass up. That torque and shifting, too. Boner. I graduate college this fall and i'm going to pick up a Chief Classic. Keep at it, Indian!

  5. what is the name of the music?

  6. Also check out the Moto guzzi California and Eldorado

  7. I would love to see this bike totally stripped down.

  8. Awesome machine, I want one!!!

  9. Look don't get it twisted, I love what you've done so far resurrecting the name and it's looks, but and here it comes.
    Sorry Polaris, but those Road Bars don't cut it.(Don't sweet it they don't on HD's either)
    No one wants to drop a bike, but if it occurs you want protection for both you and your machine. Anyone who's had to dump a bike, knows the expenses involved.
    Look at the original Indians. The Crash bars were good for a 1/2 mile slide on blacktop or concrete with NO damage to the rider or the machine.
    At $21,000 + the least you can do is protect the items that come on the Bike. Higher and wider in the front and rear protects,the handle bars,and all the things on the end of them, theses aren't free to replace. You throw a set of hard bags into the mix.and you're looking at a few grand to repair. I asked a dealer if it would be OK, if in the dealership I could just lay the bike over (SLOWLY),1st up was the hard Bags. I set her right back up and told him when you work this out call me.I had cash in hand,and had to walk away.
    I'm worried that the cost of insuring this bike is going to just start and keep climbing. As more Insurance company have to shell out more and more,due to a simple design flaw/or money saving design.
    Lastly, I was wondering if Polaris is thinking of putting out any like the 841 of the WWll era, or a 3 or 4 inline w/shaft drive. The 48 to 53 Indians had frames set up to throw in every engine they had ever manufactured, from the 80" RoadKing Chief,the Standard stock 74",the 61"Scout the 1000cc inline 4, even the 30:50(500cc)Jr. Scout engine.
    Please don't pull a Beull and lose a cylinder and to make a 550, there's nothing sadder than that thought process.
    Thank you in advance for your time.WB

  10. My god…….. yall at Indian make me so depressed such a beautiful looking bike…….. I could never afford one….. I was just able to scavenge enough to get my vstar…. unemployment sucks ass……. bikes a bute keep up the good work……… Maybe one day……… 🙁 🙁 🙁 :(

  11. Jake Curl says:

    I would love it if Indian made virtually this same bike, but with leather saddlebags, hefty springer front end, and a spring solo seat. Am I the only one who wants these features on a bike?

  12. Keyser Söze says:

    This is one hell of a bike! Polaris made tremendous efforts recently and it shows! Really like the big 1811cc Thunder Stroke and its gear drive powered drivetrain. A big improvement compared to the cheap and outdated Harley primary chain drive! Quality certainly has a price but if Polaris would lower their prices a bit, Harley would be buried alive!

  13. Anthony G says:

    Oh my. The Dark Horse is no longer my favorite. When I go to test ride (and buy), it will most likely be the Springfield.

  14. Very glad you shortened the rake. Should be really easy to throw around without the added weight of the Roadmaster

  15. AZInfidel65 says:

    I test rode this bike today….fantastic! I have a chieftain now, and without the weight of the fairing the handling on this beast is amazing. I am waiting for a call about $$$ for a trade. Don't ride one if you don't want to buy! ha ha…C'mon Indian give us more paint options than solid red and black.

  16. boarder989 says:

    Looks nice but not for me.  I wish Indian would make a old school/barebones bike without all this modern tech/computers

  17. That is one beautiful motorcycle!

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