Indian announces new lineup for 2017

Indian announces new lineup for 2017

Posted by Ben Baker on Jul 28th 2016

Indian Motorcycle Company recently announced the 2017 bike lineup. Ten new offerings are on the way with MSRPs ranging from $9K for the Scout Sixty to $29K for the Roadmaster.

Here's a brief look at what's hitting the road this season.



This bike is blacked out all over except for a few chrome highlights and the pipes. If you opt for white or red instead of black, you get that on the tank and fenders. A v-twin motor is liquid cooled. It has an electronic control module for the motor, standard on all 2017s. This one comes as a solo ride. You can get it with a 1920-style retro saddle.


If you want a classic, but with modern tech, the Scout is for you. A bit bigger than the Scout Sixty, this one comes in more colors. It has a 60-degree V-twin power plant. Fenders and the frame are inspired by the 1920s Scout.


Two choices here, the Chief Dark Horse and the Chief Classic. Both sport deep fenders and an additional light on the front fender. Both have a redesigned Power Plus motor based on a 1940s model.

On these models, Indian has done away with keys. You just need a key fob. Punch the starter button and you're on the way. Lost the fob? Punch in your security code and you're ready to ride.

In accessories, both come with optional 16" Ape Hangers, a fin-shaped exhaust and a High Flow Air Cleaner.

The Dark Horse comes in black only. The Classic comes in white or red & black. You pay a tad more for the Classic.


Here you have four models to choose from. The Chief Vintage, the Springfield, the Chieftain Dark Horse and the Chieftain. The Dark Horse comes only in black. The others have color options, including duo-tones. They all have the Thunder Stroke 111 engine. Some of the styling is different from the Cruiser models.

Ape Hangers, sissy bar and pad and the finned tailpipe are accessories. The sissy bar comes with a quick release; no tools needed. The fenders are deep-well.

The Vintage comes with a leather saddle and passenger seat and leather bags.

The Springfield has hard bags with watertight seals and a trunk as an option. They can lock and unlock remotely with the key fob. An upgrade puts speakers in the bag lids. The saddle is leather and comes with a standard passenger seat. A sissy bar can be added or you can opt for the trunk seat.

The Dark Horse has a big front faring with speakers. It has hard bags and comes with a single seat. It has a car-quality cruise control. Thumb controls are on the left.

The Chieftain comes with all the above with hard saddlebags, but the faring is not quite as big as on the Dark Horse. This one has optional mid-rise handlebars.


Indian's top-of-the-line ride is the Roadmaster. Standard hard saddlebags with remote locking and a trunk and passenger seat on the back. The faring on this ride is not as big as the Dark Horse's, but has all the same features. In-dash full-color GPS to help navigate if you need it. You can also control the radio from here. It has passenger floorboards and freeway bars behind more faring.

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