Indian Motorcycle has announced its 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models with new technology “designed to enhance and customise the riding experience”. Dark Horse models also get darker with premium gloss black finishes and expanded colour options on Springfield Dark Horse.
Indian says the bikes have been developed in direct response to rider feedback, the new technology features focus on improving performance, comfort, and providing more customisability. The new features include:
Selectable Ride Modes
Riders can now choose between three Ride Modes on the fly – Tour, Standard or Sport – for a ride experience that’s customised to their riding style.
Rear Cylinder Deactivation
To increase rider comfort, all Thunder Stroke® 111 models are now equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 15ºC, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic. The rear cylinder instantly reactivates when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.
Improved Airflow on Roadmaster Lower Fairings
The lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster have been redesigned and optimised to provide significantly more airflow to the rider.
Enhanced Audio System
“These enhancements for 2019 showcase our commitment to listening to riders and continuously improving their experience with our products,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. “We are laser-focused on delivering a best-in-class riding experience, and these new technologies represent a focus on quality that will continue long into the future of Indian Motorcycle.”