Indian announce range updates at EICMA.

Indian Motorcycle previously announced its MY18 line-up in July but chose to announce further updates at the EICMA show.

For this new model year, Indian has introduced Scout Bobber, while the Roadmaster Elite packs all the bells and whistles perfect for two-up journeys and the Springfield gets the Dark Horse treatment.

Here’s a rundown of every model and update in Indian’s line-up for 2018.

SCOUT BOBBER NEW FOR 2018

Available in 5 colour schemes.

SCOUT UPDATED FOR 2018

Scout has had updates for 2018 based on feedback from customers over the past three years. It will now come as standard with a pillion seat on the rear and footpegs for a passenger. The Scout’s existing telescopic front forks have been replaced with cartridge forks, making a real difference to the ride and feel. To improve the handling even further, Scout will also come with Pirelli tyres as standard.

Scout’s existing colours of Thunder Black, Burgundy Metallic and Brilliant Blue over White will continue for 2018 but will add two new colour schemes, Metallic Jade and a Willow Green/Ivory Cream.

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SCOUT SIXTY

Scout Sixty remains the same for 2018 but will come in two new colour schemes, namely Polished Bronze and Thunder Black/Titanium Metallic.

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SPRINGFIELD

Springfield comes in an extra colour for 2018 – Metallic Jade over Thunder Black with Silver pinstripe.

SPRINGFIELD DARK HORSE NEW FOR 2018

Like the other existing Dark Horse models, the Springfield Dark Horse has matte black paint with gloss black details. Springfield Dark Horse will feature an open fender to showcase a 19” ten-spoke and blacked-out front wheel. Its quick-release windshield protects the rider from the elements or can give a meaner cruiser look when removed.

CHIEF

A single version of this bike comes in Steel Gray, offering just the essentials and is a great base bike for further customisation.

CHIEF CLASSIC UPDATED FOR 2018

Classic style is what the Chief is all about in the form of white-walled tyres; wire spoked wheels and chrome hand controls. Available only in Burgundy Metallic.

CHIEF DARK HORSE

A Chief, but blacked out with the Dark Horse treatment.

CHIEF VINTAGE

Indian’s iconic Chief Vintage is now offered up with black leather saddlebags and seat for the first time. The Thunder Black and Star Silver over Thunder Black versions come with a black seat and leather saddlebags, while the Sky Blue over Pearl White and the always-popular Willow Green over Ivory Cream will feature brown leather saddlebags.

CHIEFTAIN

The Chieftain comes in just one colour scheme for 2018 (Steel Gray) and is offered with open fenders instead of the standard closed type along with a 19” blacked-out wheel, making it a great base bike for further customisation.

CHIEFTAIN CLASSIC NEW MODEL NAME FOR 2018

This classic version of the Chieftain is aimed at the heritage customer and has the brand’s iconic valanced front fender and a black seat. It comes in three colour schemes; Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red and Star Silver Smoke.

CHIEFTAIN LIMITED

Only a black version of this bike has been available in EMEA until now, but for 2018 it comes in four additional colour schemes with two of these featuring striped graphics on the fairing and the saddlebags.

CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE

The Chieftain Dark Horse will now come with RideCommand as standard and showcases a 19” ten-spoke wheel with an open fender.

ROADMASTER ELITE NEW FOR 2018

After the success of Chieftain Elite, Indian is offering a limited run of 250 Roadmaster Elite machines. The ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite has a two-tone cobalt blue and black colour that has been completed hand painted, along with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank. It has the industry-leading Ride Command system and a 300-watt premium audio system, chrome front and rear bumpers, passenger armrests and stylish pinnacle mirrors.

ROADMASTER

The Burgundy Metallic version of this bike now comes with a tan coloured seat while the other three versions all have black seats. For 2018 there are two new two-tone colour schemes.

ROADMASTER CLASSIC

The Roadmaster Classic is available in two colour schemes; the classic colours of Indian Motorcycle Red and the Willow Green/Ivory Cream.

Indian’s 2018 line-up will be available in dealers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa from early 2018.

ALL THUNDERSTROKE MODELS HAVE MORE POWER & TORQUE NEW

With motorcycles now having to meet EU4 emission rules, there has been an on-going homologation process at Spirit Lake to ensure Indian offers the best products possible.

As such, for 2018, all of the Thunder Stroke 111 engined models have a 15hp increase in power and a 15Nm increase in torque.

Indian Motorcycle’s International Product Manager, Ben Lindaman commented: “Indian’s engineering team achieved the increase in power and torque by removing intake restrictions, equipping the bikes with better flowing exhaust, and optimising the calibration for this setup. The results are a substantial 21% power increase and an improved throaty exhaust tone as well.”

Further EU laws are also clamping down on what motorcycle manufacturers can and can’t do with the sale of performance upgrades. After 31st December 2017, Indian Motorcycle will no longer sell its Stage 1 and Stage 2 performance kits to customers in the EMEA region.

ICON SERIES PAINT PROGRAM

Indian has also announced it will be doing a factory custom paint program allowing customers to order specific machines in different colour schemes to the standard offering. More information will be released about these new paints in due course.

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07/11/2017