Motorcycle of the US will have the new Thunder Stroke 116 (1901 cc) engine now
available in select models, a completely redesigned Ride Command system, and
the introduction of the aggressively styled Roadmaster Dark Horse and
redesigned Springfield Dark Horse. The Indian Motorcycle 2020 heavyweight
lineup is bigger, better and badder
than ever, said a company release.
majority of these new features and upgrades are a result of our consistent
communication with riders, listening to their feedback and incorporating it
wherever possible in our ongoing product development efforts,” said Reid Wilson
– Vice President for Indian Motorcycle.
rider wants more power and expects cutting-edge technology, all packaged in a
modern look that’s tough and aggressive. That’s exactly what we’re delivering
in 2020,” he added.
Thunder Stroke 116
the first time in the company’s history, Indian Motorcycle will offer the
Thunder Stroke engine in a 1901 cc (116 cubic-inch) variation. Straight from
the factory, the new 1901 cc air-cooled V-Twin engine features a new high-flow
cylinder head – delivering class-leading performance with 168Nm of torque. The
Thunder Stroke 116 will now be standard in the majority of Indian Motorcycle’s
lineup, including Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse,
Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.
2020, Indian Motorcycle introduces Ride Command with Connected Services – a
completely redesigned version of its industry-leading infotainment system.
Still measuring seven inches, with glove-touch technology, Ride Command
features a new quad-core processor to provide the fastest infotainment
experience available. New features include traffic and weather overlays, so riders
can plan their ride to avoid traffic and poor weather conditions.
Ride Command features Google-like, predictive destination search capabilities
and improved customisable ride screens. Indian Motorcycle’s Ride Command is the
industry’s largest, fastest and most-customisable infotainment system on two
wheels. The navigation feature is available only in select countries.
Roadmaster Dark Horse
blacked-out finishes and just enough chrome to stand out from the 2020 lineup,
the Roadmaster Dark Horse features a streamlined fairing, slammed saddlebags,
19-inch front wheel with an open fender, an extended reach Rogue gunfighter
seat, blacked-out engine and matte paint colour schemes. Powering this mean
touring machine is the Thunder Stroke 116, while premium touring amenities
abound, including a touring trunk, lower fairings, heated grips and a
Springfield Dark Horse
extremely positive rider feedback from the 2019 Limited Edition Indian
Springfield Dark Horse that was launched at Daytona Bike Week, Indian
Motorcycle is now offering a similar design package for the 2020 Springfield
Dark Horse. While the Thunder Stroke 116 delivers unrivalled power, the bike
gains an enormous level of attitude with slammed saddlebags, Rogue seat,
12-inch mini apes and premium blacked-out finishes.
it has with previous iterations, the Chieftain Elite is an ultra-premium bagger
– combining style, technology and performance. For the first time in the
Chieftain Elite’s history, the ultra-premium bagger will feature Indian
Motorcycle’s modern and aggressive body styling, including the streamlined
fairing and slammed saddlebags. The 2020 Chieftain Elite packs the Thunder
Stroke 116 and Indian Motorcycle’s booming PowerBand Audio Plus system with
integrated fairing and saddlebag speakers. PowerBand Audio produces
crystal-clear sound that is 50% louder than Indian Motorcycle’s standard audio
system. The 2020 Chieftain Elite’s premium styling includes a two-tone Thunder
Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Candy paint with matching motor highlights
and badging, Precision Machined Elite wheels, Pinnacle Mirrors, Select Rider
Floorboards, and a Flare Windshield.
the complete 2020 heavyweight lineup features additional updates. Firstly, the
Chief Dark Horse and Chief Vintage will now share the same chassis as the
Springfield and Springfield Dark Horse. The result is improved handling and an
adjustable rear suspension for both Chief models. Secondly, the Springfield and
Chief Dark Horse will each come standard with a 17-inch front wheel for
improved stability. Lastly, the 2020 Roadmaster receives a lighter weight and
redesigned trunk rack for added style.
options for each 2020 heavyweight model is as follows:
Thunder Stroke 116 (1901cc)
Chieftain: Titanium Smoke
Chieftain Dark Horse: Thunder Black Smoke; Ruby Smoke; Titanium Smoke
Chieftain Limited: Thunder Black Pearl; Radar Blue; Thunder Black Pearl with
Chieftain Elite: Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Wildfire Red Candy
Springfield Dark Horse: Thunder Black Smoke; Sagebrush Smoke; White Smoke
Roadmaster: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic; Pearl White over Titanium
Metallic with black pinstripe; Titanium Smoke over Thunder Black Smoke with
Roadmaster Dark Horse: Thunder Black Smoke; White Smoke; Ruby Smoke
Thunder Stroke 111 (1819cc)
Chief Dark Horse: Thunder Black Smoke
Chief Vintage: Thunder Black; Willow Green over Ivory Cream
Chieftain Classic: Thunder Black
Springfield: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic over Titanium Metallic
Indian Motorcycle subsidiary in India imports its motorcycles from the US,
these 2020 models are expected to be in India soon.
Source: Indian Motorcycle
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