Amer­i­can firm un­veils hot new 2018 mod­els

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In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cles have re­vealed a mass of 2018 model up­dates and three all-new mod­els: the Scout Bob­ber, Road­mas­ter Elite and Spring­field Dark Horse. The Amer­i­can firm has been re­vi­talised over the last few years and is lean­ing heav­ily on its her­itage that stretches back fur­ther than Har­leyDavid­son’s,

A nip and tuck

Be­yond the three range ad­di­tions are a smat­ter­ing of up­dates to keep the range fresh. The Scout now comes as stan­dard with a pil­lion seat and pil­lion foot­pegs. The tele­scopic front forks have been re­placed by car­tridge forks, and it gets Pirelli tyres. There’ll be two new colours, too (Metallic Jade and a Wil­low Green/ivory Cream).

The Chief Clas­sic gets white­wall tyres, wire spoked wheels and chrome hand con­trols, and will be avail­able only in Bur­gundy Metallic, while the Chief Vin­tage has black leather sad­dle­bags and match­ing seat.

The Chieftain comes in just one colour scheme for 2018 (Steel Gray) and now has open mud­guards in­stead of valanced ones, along with a 19in blacked-out wheel, while the Chieftain Dark Horse now gets Ride­com­mand as stan­dard, along with the 19in 10-spoke wheel and an open mud­guard.

Colour me good

There’s a host of colour ad­di­tions and re­vi­sions. The Scout Sixty re­mains the same for 2018 but will come in two ad­di­tional new colour schemes: Pol­ished Bronze and Thun­der Black/ti­ta­nium Metallic. The Spring­field comes in an ex­tra (third) colour– Metallic Jade over Thun­der Black with Silver pin­stripe. The Chief is only avail­able in Steel Gray, while a Chief Dark Horse is – you guessed it – a blacked-out ver­sion.

The Chieftain Lim­ited now comes in four ex­tra colourschemes with two of these fea­tur­ing striped graph­ics on the fair­ing and the sad­dle­bags. The bur­gundy Road­mas­ter gets a tan seat, while the other three ver­sions all have black seats. There are two new two-tone colour schemes, too. And, fi­nally, the Road­mas­ter Clas­sic is now avail­able in In­dian Mo­tor­cy­cle Red and Wil­low Green/ivory Cream.

Scout Bob­ber is the only bike with a con­firmed price tag – it’s avail­able later this year, at £11,299

Metallic Jade paintjob on the up­dated Scout adds more than a touch of style Scout Sixty gets two fresh colour op­tions for 2018, too

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