29. INDIAN SPRINGFIELD
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.
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