2017 Indian Motorcycle line-up
Indian Motorcycle, America’s “first motorcycle company,” has announced a line-up of model year 2017 bikes that is said to “redefine premium yet again with industry-leading ‘Ride Command’ infotainment.” The 2017 family carries forward all 2016 models, including the recently released Scout Sixty, Indian Springfield and Chieftain Dark Horse models, “in a family of award-winning premium motorcycles includes cruisers, mid-size cruisers, baggers and touring bikes that encourage our riders to stand apart and ‘Be Legendary’.”
‘Ride Command’ Infotainment System
Described as motorcycling’s most advanced “yet user-friendly” infotainment system featuring “the industry’s largest and brightest touchscreen display, and highest resolution and fastest response time,” the system is fully integrated into the dash “for an up-close rider experience” offering “ an intuitive interface, customizable information displays, glove-compatible two-finger touch capabilities, and easy navigation to points of interest such as gas stations and restaurants.”
Standard on all 2017 Chieftain and Roadmaster models, features include a 7-inch 800x480 pixels display with 2-finger capacitive with swipe and pinch to zoom; fastest boot time (ready in about 10 seconds); 100-watt premium audio system (Chieftain/200-watt Roadmaster) with both touchscreen and handlebar audio controls; Bluetooth audio, AM/FM/weather band, USB flash drive support with USB song shuffle; GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, points of interest, compass, and more; critical information constant display (clock, air temperature, compass heading, fuel level and fuel range); convenient phone features available through Bluetooth pairing, including phonebook download, incoming call notification with name display, voice activated calling, incoming text notification, and more.
2017 Midsize line-up
This middle-weight cruiser’s weight has been reduced to 538 pounds (dry); features include a low 25.3-inch seat height and available extended and reduced reach accessories and a 100 hp liquid-cooled 69 cubic inch V-twin engine.
For 2017, the Scout Sixty “returns in all its glory, encouraging riders to “Start Your Legend.” With the legendary handling and performance of the Scout, the Scout Sixty is offered at a very attainable $8,999 starting price. Powered by a potent 60 cubic inch engine mated to a silky smooth 5-speed transmission, this mid-size cruiser is arguably the best buy in motorcycling today.”
2017 Cruiser line-up
Powered by the “proven and award-winning” Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the “aptly named Chief Classic has set a new benchmark as the classic American cruiser. Its iconic lines, world-class finishes, heritage inspired design, balance, and unrivaled engineering make it the ultimate choice for pure cruiser enthusiasts.”
Chief Dark Horse
“Embrace the darkness with the 2017 Indian Chief Dark Horse, the baddest, boldest bike on the road. With the endless power of the award-winning Thunder Stroke 111 engine, end-to-end matt black finish and just a touch of chrome, every other bike on the road seems tame. Featuring ABS, remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, a dry weight of 751 pounds and starting at just $17,499, the Indian Chief Dark Horse has it all – including a seriously bad attitude.”
2017 Bagger line-up
Indian Motorcycle say that the 2017 Chief Vintage is the “ultimate retro-vintage bagger, turning heads with its classic styling, iconic soft-sided saddlebags crafted from Desert Tan Genuine Leather - dripping in fringe and Indian Motorcycle nostalgia.” It features the “classic power” of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine.
Chieftain & Chieftain Dark Horse
“Lead the pack with two of America’s most commanding, versatile and awe-inspiring bikes. Both feature the Thunder Stroke 111 engine, TPMS, ABS, fairing with integrated driving lights and power windshield, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, keyless ignition, and much more. The Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $21,999, is the newest addition to Indian’s bagger family, sporting a premium 100W audio system and an ominous nose-to-tail matt black finish with minimal chrome for a menacing presence that refuses to be ignored.” The Indian Chieftain starts at $23,999 and comes standard with the all-new ‘Ride Command’ system.
“Classic styling blended with thoroughly modern technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban versatility,” say Indian Motorcycle. Quickly converts into a cruiser with the quick-release windshield and saddlebags removed, or transformed into a high-capacity touring model. Remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards come standard along with genuine leather seating, ABS, TPMS, cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights.
2017 Touring line-up
“The Roadmaster returns for 2017 as the industry’s flagship tourer and the epitome of luxury and comfort. Powered by the rock solid Thunder Stroke 111 engine and offering nearly 38 gallons of storage, Roadmaster is “Your Ultimate Ride.” It offers a wealth of ergonomic luxury and innovations for rider and passenger alike, including a power-adjustable windscreen, heated grips, individually controlled heated seats for driver and passenger, ABS, TPMS, keyless ignition with remote locking storage, electronic cruise control and adjustable passenger floorboards and new for 2017 ‘Ride Command’ infotainment system.