2019 Indian Springfield/Dark Horse

Convertible bagger receives adjustable ride modes and more

2019 Indian Springfield
2019 Indian SpringfieldIndian Motorcycles

Indian’s multipurpose bagger, the Springfield, benefits from significant changes this year, most notably the addition of three adjustable ride modes (Standard, Sport, and Tour) and rear-cylinder deactivation, the latter coming into play when operating temperatures rise in slowed or altogether stopped traffic. The Springfield’s convertible design and overall stature—803-pound claimed dry weight—correctly suggest it is a good motorcycle for both cruising around town minus the windscreen and hard saddlebags or appropriately dressed for a long-distance trek with your riding buddies. Powered by Indian’s excellent Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin producing a claimed 119 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, the Springfield is indeed a classic cruiser and a full-day-comfortable tourer all in one.

Versatile on-road amenities accommodate both types of riding styles: quick-release windshield, genuine leather seats, remote-locking saddlebags, and adjustable passenger floorboards. You also get standard antilock brakes, cruise control, keyless ignition, and tire-pressure monitoring. Colors? For the Springfield, select from Thunder Black, Steel Gray/Burgundy Metallic, or Metallic Jade/Thunder Black. Or with the higher-priced, no-windscreen Springfield Dark Horse, choose from either Thunder Black Smoke or White Smoke.

Likes: Ride modes and rear-cylinder deactivation are great additions

Dislikes: Styling largely unchanged on the standard Springfield

Verdict: Springfield Dark Horse is worth every extra penny

2019 Indian Springfield Reviews And Comparisons

The 2019 Indian Springfield handles well for a big touring motorcycle thanks in great part to its cartridge fork and air-adjustable shock. Further boosted by its torquey 111ci Thunder Stroke V-twin, this comfortable yet sporty bagger combines retro styling with modern conveniences and get-up-and-run performance.

2019 Indian Springfield Competition

The 2019 Indian Springfield is not without competition, even within the company’s own lineup. The Springfield Dark Horse, for example, has an edgier look and no windshield. And then Harley-Davidson offers the Road King and Road King Special, which are comparably equipped with removable windscreens and hard saddlebags.

2019 Indian Springfield Specifications And Pricing

While the 2019 Indian Springfield enjoys some updates—adjustable ride modes and rear-cylinder deactivation most notably—styling stays pretty much the same, albeit with new colors, including a couple two-tones. Looking to impress the neighbors? Opt for the lighter-weight Springfield Dark Horse for its eyebrow-raising all-black trim and glossy paint.

Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $20,999/$21,499
Engine Air-cooled, OHV V-twin
Displacement 1,811cc
Bore x Stroke 101.0mm x 113.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque 119.0 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 26.0 in.
Rake 25º
Trail 5.2 in.
Front Suspension 46mm; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustment; 4.5-in. travel
Front Tire 130/90-16
Rear Tire 180/60-16
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal.
Wheelbase 67.0 in.
Claimed Dry Weight 803/770 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height N/A
Wet Weight N/A
Rear-Wheel Horsepower N/A
Rear-Wheel Torque N/A
0–60 mph N/A
1/4-mile N/A
Braking 30–0 mph N/A
Braking 60–0 mph N/A
2019 Indian Springfield Right Side
2019 Indian Springfield Right SideIndian Motorcycles