Polaris India has launched the Indian Springfield tourer motorcycle and with a price tag of Rs. 30.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the manufacturer is clearly targeting a niche audience with their brand new ride. Built on a trunk-compatible chassis for higher loading capacity, the Springfield has been named after the birthplace of the brand.
The Springfield’s massive 1,811cc V-twin engine that produces a 138.9Nm of peak torque draws fuel from a 20.8 litre tank. Telescopic forks up front and an air adjustable rear monoshock comprise the suspension set up. A six speed transmission case takes care of transferring power while dual 300mm rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a single 300mm rotor with two-piston caliper at the rear take care of braking. The list of features include a bespoke quick-release windshield, remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards. Whereas for safety, the Indian Springfield gets high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes, tire pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights.
“The Indian Springfield offers a good mix of touring comfort and urban versatility through its blend of classic styling and comprehensive modern technology. The launch of the iconic Indian Springfield is part of our strategy to introduce products which would take the growth story of Indian Motorcycle to the next level in India. It has been launched to inspire a new generation of riders and satiate their wanderlust. Using a tourer-oriented steering geometry that gives it better handling on the open road, the 2016 Springfield with considerable additional touring capabilities delivers on the tradition of great Indian Motorcycles. Indian Springfield fits perfectly into the Indian line up putting more than enough power to keep you smiling,” said Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.
Bookings can be made at Indian showrooms located at Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with the manufacturer planning to start deliveries by August 2016.