Indian Motorcycle Unveils Model Year 2017 Line-Up
OK, can we just stop for a second and acknowledge how sexy the Scout’s new “Brilliant Blue over Pearl White with Fireball Red pinstripe” paint scheme is?
I mean, great googly moogly. I want one of these things in my living room, just so I can stare at it. At night I would cover it with a blanket and whisper, “I love you,” quietly enough that my wife wouldn’t hear.
The Scout’s new paint is just one of the minor tweaks being made to Indian Motorcycle’s 2017 line-up. Other bikes receive new paint, while the Roadmaster and Chieftain will be equipped with a new infotainment system, and the Scout and Scout Sixty get a handful of improvements designed to make them even more rider-friendly.
Those improvements include:
- Recalibrated rear shocks
- Improved looks for the wiring harness
- A redesigned rear header exhaust pipe for more leg clearance
- A swingarm bearing cover has been added on both sides
- Increased steering lock for tighter radius circles
The Scout is now available in seven color schemes: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic; Silver Smoke; Thunder Black Smoke; Ivory Cream; Brilliant Blue over Pearl White with Fireball Red pinstripe; and Indian Motorcycle Red over Black. In the United States, models in Burgundy Metallic, Brilliant Blue over Pearl White with Fireball Red pinstripe, and Indian Motorcycle Red over Black will be available with ABS.
Meanwhile the Scout Sixty (which can now be made A2-license compliant if you live in Europe) will be available in three colors: Thunder Black; Pearl White; and Indian Motorcycle Red.
The Chief Classic will be available in Pearl White, and a new two-tone scheme: Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black
The Chief Vintage comes in four color schemes: Thunder Black; Willow Green over Ivory Cream; Indian Red over Ivory Cream; and Springfield Blue over Ivory Cream
Chief Dark Horse
The Chief Dark Horse remains dark. If you’re eager to avoid being seen at night by other road users, this bike’s probably your best choice.
The recently released Springfield will be available in four color schemes: Indian Motorcycle Red; Thunder Black; Steel Grey over Burgundy Metallic with Silver Stripe; and Springfield Blue Metallic over Star Silver.
In addition to being equipped with Indian’s new Ride Command infotainment system, the Chieftain will be available in five colors for 2017: Black Pearl; White Smoke; Silver Smoke; Wildfire Red over Thunder Black; and Star Silver over Thunder Black
Chieftain Dark Horse
Still dark, and will not be equipped with the Ride Command system (on the plus side, it’s $2,000 less expensive than other Chieftains).
In addition to being equipped with Indian’s new Ride Command infotainment system, the Chieftain will be available in five colors: Burgundy Metallic; Willow Green over Ivory Cream; Thunder Black; Thunder Black over Ivory Cream; and Steel Grey Thunder Black Graphics.