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Indian Unveils Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse with 2018 Model Lineup

Along with the newly introduced Scout Bobber, headlining the 2018 model year is the ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite and blacked-out, Springfield Dark Horse.


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Indian Motorcycles’ 2018 model lineup includes updates to its entry-level Scout Sixty to its long-distance touring Roadmaster. Along with the newly introduced Scout Bobber, headlining the 2018 model year is the ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite and blacked-out, Springfield Dark Horse.

Also receiving a noticeable upgrade is the Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $23,999. Riders will see a 19″ ten-spoke blacked-out wheel with an open front fender and Ride Command infotainment system included standard.

A limited production model, the ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite features two-tone candy paint that takes 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand, with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers.


Starting at $36,999, the Roadmaster Elite comes standard with a large number of premium amenities including a 300-watt premium audio system.

Joining the Roadmaster Elite in 2018 is the Springfield Dark Horse – a blacked-out, toughed-up bagger, starting at $20,999. Similar to other Dark Horse models, the Springfield Dark Horse features matte black paint with gloss black details. An open fender showcases the new 19″ ten-spoke, blacked-out front wheel. A quick-release windshield can be easily removed to give a more mean, slimmed down look.

“The Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse are two fantastic motorcycles, with two different attitudes. The Roadmaster Elite packs all the bells and whistles perfect for riders looking for the best of the best, while the Dark Horse brings blacked-out style to the Springfield line,” said Reid Wilson, marketing director, Indian Motorcycle. “Beyond these two offerings, we have elevated each and every model – listening to our consumers to bring new features and colors they have asked for.”


Continuing through the 2018 Indian lineup, the Chieftain platform receives notable upgrades – adding a Chieftain Classic model, starting at $23,999, that will feature a valanced front fender and genuine leather seat with fringe, available in three colors, including Indian Motorcycle Red, Thunder Black Pearl and Star Silver Smoke.

The Chieftain Limited, starting at $24,499, adds three new color, including Thunder Black Pearl, Blue Fire and Bronze Smoke. The Chieftain, available in Steel Gray, receives a lowered price of $21,499, and also receives a 19″ blacked-out ten spoke wheel and open fender as standard.

The Indian Chief Classic also receives upgrades, now available with white wall tires, wire wheels, and full chrome hand controls.  Available starting at $19,499, it is available with gorgeous Burgundy Metallic paint.


Indian’s Chief Vintage line receives new offerings for 2018, starting at $19,999. Thunder Black and Star Silver over Thunder Black will for the first time ever feature black genuine leather saddlebags and seats to add to its beautiful styling.

Scout Bobber

The newest member of the Scout family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past. With its tracker handlebars and pegs moved 1.5″ closer to the rider, the Scout Bobber has a more aggressive riding position so the rider can tear through city streets with ease. The Bobber comes in five colors, including Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Thunder Black Smoke with ABS, with MSRP starting from $11,499 to $12,499.

“The Scout Bobber is our most raw and mean machine to date, and the ultimate in the celebration of what motorcycling is about – a powerful engine, two wheels, and no plans of where to go,” said Wilson. “It’s an incredibly fun motorcycle that delivers a ton of attitude, along with a ton of power.”


Joining the Scout Bobber in the 2018 lineup is the Scout Sixty and Scout. The Scout Sixty, starting at $8,999, receives two new colors, including Polished Bronze and Thunder Black over Titanium Metallic. Meanwhile, the Scout, starting at $11,499, receives a new look and improved performance.  Now standard are a cartridge fork front suspension and Pirelli tires, along with passenger accommodations, including a genuine leather passenger pillion and pegs. Scout receives two new colors for 2018, Metallic Jade and Willow Green over Ivory Cream.

Indian’s 2018 model lineup will be delivered to dealers in the U.S. and Canada starting in September. For more information, visit



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