Fresh on the heels of its 2019 Scout lineup announcement, Indian has released new information on the 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models.
All three heavyweights will benefit from new technology that includes:
Selectable Ride Modes – Riders can choose between three Ride Modes (Tour, Standard or Sport) on the fly.
Rear Cylinder Deactivation – All Thunder Stroke 111 models are now equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 59 degrees F, the rear cylinder will deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, resulting in less engine heat. The rear cylinder automatically reactivates when throttle is applied.
Improved Airflow on Roadmaster Lower Fairings – The lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster have been redesigned to offer more airflow to the rider. The vent can be adjusted from all the way open to fully closed. The new lowers can be retrofitted to bikes from past model years with the addition of new highway bars.
Enhanced Audio System – The tweeters have been separated from the midrange drivers to optimize sound clarity, and a fully customizable equalizer automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise.
In addition to the new technology, new paint and styling details have been added to the 2019 Dark Horse lineup.
The 2019 Chief Dark Horse and Springfield Dark Horse now have premium gloss black finishes on the primary, valve and cam covers, push-rod tubes, exhaust and saddlebag hinges.
The Springfield Dark Horse is now offered in two colors: Thunder Black Smoke and White Smoke. It also gets the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender and a contrast-cut 19-inch front wheel. Meanwhile, the front highway bars and windshield have been removed to create a more streamlined look.
Pricing for the 2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse starts at $17,999; the Chief Vintage starts at $19,999; the Springfield starts at $20,999; the Springfield Dark Horse starts at $21,499; the Roadmaster starts at $28,999.