Indian Motorcycle Unveils New Models for 2018

Fun new colors and upgrades make Indian more attractive than ever

For model year 2018, Indian Motorcycle is introducing new iterations of existing models, as well as upgrades and new colors to some of the others. This announcement comes on the heels of a brand new model introduction last week, the Scout Bobber.

Lets start with the most appealing new model for our readership of mostly women: the Springfield Dark Horse, a blacked out version of the Springfield, a model we reviewed earlier this year. The Springfield closely resembles the motorcycle that is the second most popular touring motorcycle among women, the Harley-Davidson Road King, so for that reason, we feel the Springfield Dark Horse, with its striking all-black appearance, will be just as popular with women riders.

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Similar to other Dark Horse models (Indian’s designation of its line of matte black motorcycles) the Springfield Dark Horse features matte black paint with gloss black details.

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The Springfield Dark Horse features an open fender to showcase the new 19-inch 10-spoke blacked-out front wheel. The quick-release windshield features a black bracket and trim, and can be easily removed to give the bike a custom cruiser look.

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Meanwhile, the Scout, starting at $11,499, gets a cartridge fork front suspension and Pirelli tires. The Scout comes in two new colors for 2018, Metallic Jade shown here, and the Willow Green over Ivory Cream shown in the next photo.

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The 2018 Scout, shown in Willow Green over Ivory Cream, also receives upgraded passenger accommodations that include a genuine leather passenger pillion and footpegs.

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The Scout Sixty, starting at $8,999, receives two new colors, including Thunder Black over Titanium Metallic (foreground with woman seated), and Polished Bronze.

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Here’s another shot of the Scout Sixty in Thunder Black over Titanium Metallic. The Scout Sixty is Indians entry level motorcycle that we reviewed here.

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The Chieftain Classic model has been added to the Chieftain platform, starting at $23,999. It features the brand’s iconic valanced front fender, and genuine leather seat with fringe, and is available in three colors: Indian Motorcycle Red, Thunder Black Pearl, and Star Silver Smoke.

Rounding out the 2018 line-up is the with most luxurious Indian to date, the Roadmaster Elite, which takes cues from another limited edition model, the Chieftan Elite, reviewed by WRN here.

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A limited production model is part of the 2018 line-up, the ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite featuring custom-inspired two-tone candy paint that takes 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand, with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers.

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The Roadmaster Elite comes standard with premium amenities including the Ride Command “infotainment” system—a 300-watt premium audio system—passenger armrests, billet aluminum passenger and driver floorboards, a premium touring console, and stylish pinnacle mirrors.

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All this luxury of the Roadmaster Elite starts at $36,999.

Indian’s 2018 model lineup will be available at dealers in the U.S. and Canada starting in September. Be the first to see and demo the entire 2018 line-up by visiting the Indian Motorcycle display at the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from August 5–13. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting

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