EICMA 2017: Indian Bikes 2018


The large information is the brand new FTR1200 Indian revealed final week; the larger information is how near production-ready it appears to be like, full with lights and carbon-fiber bodywork, which can have to present option to plastic on an actual manufacturing model.

Indian’s Gary Grey says they constructed it to see what the general public response could be, however I feel the general public had already reacted as quickly as they constructed the FTR750 race bike, which was wildly profitable.  The Wrecking Crew was available to drag the duvet off the “idea” bike.

Indian Motorcycles 2018 - FTR1200 Custom

Powered by an 1133cc Scout motor, which actually doesn’t have a lot in widespread with the FTR racer. Nonetheless, Gary Grey says it’s misplaced “a ton of weight” in comparison with the Scout.

Indian Motorcycles 2018 booth

111 Energy Stroke

In different information, Indian Motorbike’s heavyweight fashions are powered up for 2018:

“With bikes now having to fulfill EU4 emission guidelines, there was an ongoing homologation course of at Spirit Lake to make sure Indian presents the most effective merchandise potential. For 2018, the entire Thunder Stroke 111 engined fashions have 15 extra horsepower and an 11 lb-ft improve in torque; now there’s 84hp and 110.6 claimed lb-ft.

“Indian Motorbike’s Worldwide Product Supervisor, Ben Lindaman commented: `Indian’s engineering crew achieved the rise in energy and torque by eradicating consumption restrictions, equipping the bikes with higher flowing exhaust, and optimising the calibration for this setup. The outcomes are a considerable 21% energy improve and an improved throaty exhaust tone as effectively.’”

Mainly, Indian claims to be rising its market share quicker than it anticipated, each within the U.S. and right here in Europe. Full steam forward, they are saying.

Indian Motorcycles 2018 booth

Comply with the remainder of our 2017 EICMA present protection

Right here’s the remainder of Indian’s information for 2018 straight from the press equipment:

SCOUT BOBBER – NEW FOR 2018

Out there in 5 coloration schemes.

  • 5 fashions
    • Indian Motorbike Crimson
    • Thunder Black
    • Bronze Smoke
    • Star Silver Smoke
    • Thunder Black Smoke

SCOUT – UPDATED FOR 2018

Scout has had updates for 2018 based mostly on suggestions from clients over the previous three years. It is going to now come as commonplace with a pillion seat on the rear and footpegs for a passenger. The Scout’s present telescopic entrance fork has now been changed with a cartridge fork, making an actual distinction to the journey and really feel. To enhance the dealing with even additional, Scout will now additionally include Pirelli tires as commonplace.

Scout’s present colours of Thunder Black, Burgundy Metallic and Sensible Blue over White will proceed for 2018, however shall be joined by two new coloration schemes ­– Metallic Jade and a Willow Inexperienced/Ivory Cream.

  • 5 fashions
    • Thunder Black
    • Burgundy Metallic
    • Sensible Blue/White
    • Metallic Jade NEW COLOR FOR 2018
    • Willow Inexperienced/Ivory Cream NEW COLOR FOR 2018

SCOUT SIXTY

Scout Sixty stays the identical for 2018 however will are available two new coloration schemes, particularly Polished Bronze and Thunder Black/Titanium Metallic.

  • four fashions
    • Indian Motorbike Crimson
    • Thunder Black
    • Polished Bronze NEW COLOR FOR 2018
    • Thunder Black/Titanium Metallic (with purple pinstripe) NEW COLOR FOR 2018

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield is available in an additional coloration for 2018 – Metallic Jade over Thunder Black with Silver pinstripe.

  • three fashions
    • Thunder Black
    • Metal Grey/Burgundy Metallic
    • Metallic Jade/Thunder Black NEW COLOR FOR 2018

SPRINGFIELD DARK HORSE – NEW FOR 2018

Like the opposite present Darkish Horse fashions, the Springfield Darkish Horse has matte black paint with gloss black particulars. Springfield Darkish Horse will function an open fender to showcase a 19” ten-spoke and blacked-out entrance wheel. Its quick-release windshield protects the rider from the weather, or may give a meaner cruiser look when eliminated.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Thunder Black Smoke

CHIEF

A single model of this bike is available in Metal Grey, providing simply the necessities and is a good base bike for additional customisation.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Metal Grey

CHIEF CLASSIC – UPDATED FOR 2018

Basic type has been given to the Chief within the type of white-walled tires, wire-spoked wheels and chrome hand controls. Out there solely in Burgundy Metallic.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Burgundy Metallic

CHIEF DARK HORSE

A Chief, however blacked out with the Darkish Horse remedy.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Thunder Black Smoke

CHIEF VINTAGE

Indian’s iconic Chief Classic is now provided up with black leather-based saddlebags and seat for the primary time. The Thunder Black and Star Silver over Thunder Black variations include black seat and leather-based saddlebags, whereas the Sky Blue over Pearl White and the always-popular Willow Inexperienced over Ivory Cream will function brown leather-based saddlebags.

  • four fashions
    • Thunder Black
    • Indian Motorbike Crimson over Ivory Cream
    • Star Silver over Thunder Black NEW COLOR FOR 2018
    • Sky Blue over Pearl White NEW COLOR FOR 2018

CHIEFTAIN

The Chieftain is available in only one coloration scheme for 2018 (Metal Grey) and is now provided with open fenders as a substitute of valanced ones together with a 19” blacked-out wheel, making it a fantastic base bike for additional customisation.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Metal Grey NEW COLOR FOR 2018

CHIEFTAIN CLASSIC – NEW MODEL NAME FOR 2018

This basic model of the Chieftain is aimed on the heritage buyer and has the model’s iconic valanced entrance fender and a classic black seat. It is available in three coloration schemes; Thunder Black, Indian Motorbike Crimson and Star Silver Smoke.

  • three fashions
    • Thunder Black
    • Indian Motorbike Crimson
    • Star Silver Smoke

CHIEFTAIN LIMITED

Solely a black model of this bike has been out there in EMEA till now, however for 2018 it is available in 4 further coloration schemes with two of those that includes striped graphics on the fairing and the saddlebags.

CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE

The Chieftain Darkish Horse will now include RideCommand as commonplace and showcases a 19” ten-spoke wheel with an open fender.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Thunder Black Smoke

ROADMASTER ELITE – NEW FOR 2018

After the success of Chieftain Elite, Indian is providing a particular run of 250 Roadmaster Elite machines. The ultra-premium Roadmaster Elite has a two-tone cobalt blue and black coloration that has been accomplished hand painted, together with actual 23Ok gold leaf badging on the tank. It has the industry-leading Journey Command system and a 300-watt premium audio system, chrome entrance and rear bumpers, passenger armrests and classy pinnacle mirrors.

  • 1 mannequin
    • Cobalt Sweet/Black Crystal with 23Ok Gold Trim

ROADMASTER

The Burgundy Metallic model of this bike now comes with a tan-colored seat whereas the opposite three variations all have black seats. For 2018 there are two new two-tone coloration schemes.

  • four fashions
    • Thunder Black
    • Burgundy Metallic
    • Polished Bronze/Thunder Black NEW COLOR IN EMEA FOR 2018
    • Pearl White/Star Silver NEW COLOR IN EMEA FOR 2018

ROADMASTER CLASSIC

That is out there in two coloration schemes; the basic colours of Indian Motorbike Crimson and the Willow Inexperienced/Ivory Cream.

  • 2 fashions
    • Indian Motorbike Crimson
    • Willow Inexperienced/Ivory Cream

Indian’s 2018 line-up shall be out there in sellers all through Europe, the Center East and Africa from early 2018.

 

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