2019 Indian Chief
2019 Indian Roadmaster
2019 Indian Springfield
Indian have revealed their 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models with some new tech making its way into the Indian user experience for the new model year.
At a standstill the big twin models now deactivate the rear cylinder to help reduce heat levels at the cockpit.
New riding modes tailor throttle response to the given occasion.
New on 2019 Indian Motorcycles
Selectable Ride Modes
Riders can now choose between three Ride Modes on the fly – Tour, Standard or Sport.
“Tour” mode features a smooth throttle response for relaxed cruising. “Standard” mode features a crisp throttle response and well-balanced power delivery while “Sport” mode features a more instant and aggressive throttle response.
Rear Cylinder Deactivation
To increase rider comfort, all Thunder Stroke 111 models are now equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 15C, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill.
This results in less engine heat for improved comfort in slow-moving or stopped traffic.
The rear cylinder instantly reactivates when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.
Improved Airflow on Roadmaster Lowers
The lowers on the 2019 Roadmaster have been redesigned and optimised to provide significantly more airflow to the rider. This greatly improves comfort while cruising down the road.
The redesigned airflow vent can be adjusted from all the way open for maximum airflow to fully closed for total weather protection.
The new lowers can be retrofitted to bikes from past model years with the addition of new highway bars.
Enhanced Audio System
Several enhancements have been made to Indian Motorcycle’s stock audio system to significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers to optimise sound output and clarity.
Second, a dynamic equaliser that’s fully customisable now adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak system performance at all times.
As speed increases, the equaliser automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate for road, wind and engine noise.
Indian are claiming crystal clear, 100-watt premium audio at all speeds, if so that would most definitely be a first by any manufacturer…
Indian Dark Horse
Also for 2019, Chief Dark Horse and Springfield Dark Horse receive several style updates including new premium gloss black finishes on the engine including the primary, valve, and cam covers, push-rod tubes, and saddlebag hinges. The exhaust has also been fully-blacked out to complete the dark look.
Springfield Dark Horse is now offered in two colors –Thunder Black Smoke and a new White Smoke option.
Also, notable for the 2019 Springfield Dark Horse is the addition of the iconic Indian headdress on the front fender and a 19″ contrast-cut wheel.
The front highway bars and windshield were also removed for a more streamlined stance.