Indian Springfield Cruiser launched at Rs. 30.6 lakh
Legendary American motorcycle manufacturer, Indian Motorcycle, has launched its premium cruiser bike, the Indian Springfield, at prices starting from 30.6 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The Springfield Cruiser was originally unveiled in March 2016 in the United States, and the bikes coming in India will be brought through the CBU route. This is being touted as the main reason behind the high Springfield price in India.
The Springfield marks the seventh model in Indian’s domestic lineup. Bookings of this Indian bike have already started at the company’s dealerships across the country. Currently, the company has dealerships in just six cities, namely Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai, but the officials are expecting to enhance their dealership footprint by the end of this year. Though no official dates have yet been claimed, the company is expecting to commence deliveries of the India Springfield within the next two weeks.
One look at the Springfield is enough to make it apparent that it hugely resembles its stable sibling, the Indian Chief Classic. Designers have indeed given some differentiating design elements with the Springfield, including the presence of hard panniers instead of the leather unit found on the Chief. The electronically adjustable windshield of the Chieftain and Roadmaster has given way to a quick-detach unit of clear windshield on the Springfield. But what takes the cake is the fact that the Springfield can easily be converted from a bagger to a cruiser, by unclipping the panniers and the windscreen. This makes it extremely easy to tailor the bike depending on the rider’s requirements and preferences. The Springfield in India will only be available in two color tones: red and black.
The Indian Springfield’s spec sheet is as enticing as its looks. Powered by a 1,811 cc V-twin engine, the Indian Springfield packs 102 Nm of torque that is enough to propel the bike from standstill. This engine is mated to a slick –speed manual gearbox that has been tuned to optimize shifting times. Moreover, the gear ratios have been adequately spaced, thus minimizing the need to shift gears across a wide rpm range. Engineers have further strengthened the chassis of the Indian Springfield, which can now carry a load of 242 kgs (passenger + luggage).
Source – Zigwheels