The iconic Indian Springfield is now available to test ride here from Franklin Motorcycles in Dublin’s’ Swords, the home of all things Indian here in Ireland. The business is now in its second year of trading and going from strength to strength with riders collecting their new bikes every week and those all important sales targets being met!
The bike is powered by equally iconic Thunder Stroke 111 V Twin engine. This monster of a power plant produces 119 foot pounds of torque. The chassis that it’s housed in offers stability and balance. Complimented by state of the art ABS and a lightweight aluminum frame married to a substantial front end with a rake of 25 degrees this is a bike that handles and is easy to control.
Creature comforts are second to none on the Springfield. The keyless ignition is made all the more practical with a set of remote lockable panniers. You simply never need to take the fob out of your pocket. Speaking of which if you do leave it in your other jacket and ride away without it there is a manual override that will allow you to restart the bike without it.
The extra set of driving lights either side of the headlamp give the bike significant road presence and the quick release windshield works a treat when days of city work render it unnecessary. The deep seats for both rider and pillion are complimented with footboards all round for added comfort.
The chrome headlight nacelle runs back to the simple tank mounted clocks. The controls are easy to use resting as they do on either end of the highway bars that stretch back to the rider allowing him or her to ride in unhurried comfort. Even the thank is finished with a raised Indian script logo. The front mudguard, or fender, is a valanced affair and is finished with an Indian war bonnet.
These machines are incredibly rewarding and easy to ride. Ground clearance is great for a tourer and the bike can carry one of us, a big pillion and a whole load of kit in the panniers without straining. Best of all they look really cool.
The Indian range starts from as little as €12,999 and to book a test ride call any of the team on 015385005.