29. IN­DIAN SPRING­FIELD

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

THE FACTS O 102ftlb O 372kg O Seat height 660mm

Named after the birth­place of In­dian mo­tor­cy­cles in 1901, the Spring­field is a blend of two of In­dian’s ex­ist­ing big twins – the Chief Vin­tage with its Har­ley Road King-style Plex­i­glas screen and the Chief­tain with its twin hard pan­niers. It might just be the Amer­i­can up­start’s best big bike yet.

Qual­ity-wise the Spring­field’s a gor­geous piece of kit. It’s awash with stylish touches like those flared mud­guards, or the il­lu­mi­nated In­dian ‘head­dress’ mas­cot on the front guard.

The air-cooled, 1811cc V-twin is a peach, with mas­sive torque at just 2600rpm. If it must be Amer­i­can, this is an ex­cel­lent al­ter­na­tive to a Har­ley.

HALL 3A STAND 3F10

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