2018 Indian Model Lineup Announced

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Nothing all new, but the addition of a couple of model revisions

Remember back in 2013 when Indian Motorcycle relaunched with just three models? Well, a lot has happened in just a few short years. Today, Indian revealed its 2018 lineup, with the addition of a Roadmaster Elite and a Springfield Dark Horse for 2018. With the Indian Scout Bobber that we recently tested, Indian has 16 models in its latest catalog. The rest of the 2018 Indian model line receives tweaks and updates for the upcoming model year.

“The Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse are two fantastic motorcycles, with two different attitudes,” said Reid Wilson, Marketing Director – Indian Motorcycle. “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. 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.”

Whichever Indian model you may be interested in, you can see them in person starting in September at your local Indian dealer.

2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Roadmaster Line

The Roadmaster Elite joins the other masters of the highway as a limited-production model featuring two-tone candy paint that is finished by hand, with 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers – a process that takes 30 hours to complete. Commensurate with its status, the Elite wears billet aluminum floorboards for both passenger and rider, passenger armrests, a premium touring console, and pinnacle mirrors – along with all the standard amenities you’d expect from a Roadmaster, like a 300-watt premium audio system. The Roadmaster Elite has a $36,999 MSRP.

Filling out the Roadmaster line, the Roadmaster Classic returns with a $26,999 MSRP in Indian Motorcycle Red and Willow Green over Ivory Cream. The Roadmaster retails for $28,999 and gains three new colors: Burgundy Metallic, which receives desert tan genuine leather, Polished Bronze over Thunder Black and Pearl White over Star Silver.

2018 Indian Chieftain Classic

Chieftain Line

The Chieftain model line gains a new model, the Chieftain Classic model, that features the brand’s valanced front fender and genuine leather seat with fringe, in three colors, including Indian Motorcycle Red, Thunder Black Pearl and Star Silver Smoke for a $23,999 MSRP. The Chieftain receives a lowered price of $21,499 and also sports a 19-inch blacked-out 10-spoke wheel and open fender as standard with the Steel Gray paint. The Chieftain Limited, starting at $24,499, adds three new colors: Thunder Black Pearl, Blue Fire and Bronze Smoke.

2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Springfield Line

For riders who like their baggers with quick-release windshields, the $20,999 Springfield Dark Horse delivers tons of attitude wrapped in matte black paint with gloss black details. The Dark Horse sports a new 19-inch 10-spoke, blacked-out front wheel and open fender to show off the hoop. This wheel and fender are also available as accessory items for Roadmaster, Roadmaster Classic, Chieftain, and Springfield lines.

The Springfield returns for 2018 with a new color combination, Metallic Jade over Thunder Black, added to the Thunder Black and Steel Gray over Burgundy Metallic options. The Springfield’s MSRP is also $20,999.

2018 Indian Chief Classic

Chief Line

The Indian Chief Classic gains whitewall tires, wire wheels and chrome hand controls. Available in Burgundy Metallic, the Classic retails for $19,499. The $19,999 Chief Vintage receives its share of new touches in the form of black leather saddlebags and seats with Thunder Black and Star Silver over Thunder Black paint choices.

2018 Indian Scout

Scout Line

The big news for the Scout line (other than the all-new Bobber) is the addition of a cartridge fork on the Scout. Additionally, the Scout receives Pirelli tires and – most importantly for some riders – passenger accommodations in the form of a leather pillion and pegs. Finally, the $11,499 Scout also gains two new colors: Metallic Jade and Willow Green over Ivory Cream. The Scout Sixty, starting at $8,999, receives two new colors, including Polished Bronze and Thunder Black over Titanium Metallic.

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

More by Evans Brasfield

Join the conversation
3 of 35 comments
  • TW200 TW200 on Jul 27, 2017

    16 models? I see 16 variants of just 2 models. C'mon, let's not exaggerate.

    • TC TC on Jul 30, 2017

      Same song and dance as Harley. New Paint! Whitewall tires! In the off road motorcycle world it was known as Bold New Graphics!

  • TheMarvelous1310 TheMarvelous1310 on Jul 31, 2017

    They need an in-between model... They should remake the Judge with the 111 engine and Octane styling, call it the Indian Brave, and go Dyna hunting!