Indian Motorcycle has released the 2016 Springfield, a “bagger” styled tourer that follows American cruiser fashion. Set to go up against the Harley-Davidson Road King, the 2016 Springfield uses a tourer-oriented steering geometry that gives it better handling on the open road.

Using Indian’s Thunder Stroke 111 air-cooled V-twin, which equates to 1,811 cc, the big pots are fed by EFI through a 54 mm throttle body. Indian doesn’t publish horsepower numbers for their bikes, but has said the 2016 Springfield has 161.1 Nm of torque.

Styling follows traditional bagger looks, harking back to the American road-bikes of the 50s, with hard bags on either side at the back and a tall, “Police” style windscreen. A very clever touch is the bags and screen can be removed without tools, turning the Springfield into a naked cruiser. Footrests are adjustable for rake and reach, to suit different rider physiques.

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As can be expected, the 2016 Indian Springfield isn’t a light-weight by any measure, coming in at 388 kg wet. ABS comes standard with the Springfield, as does keyless start and cruise control. A range of accessories is also available, including different handlebars and exhausts.

The 2016 Indian Springfield retails for USD33,995 (RM140,000) in the US. No word yet if local distributor Naza will be bringing in the 2016 range of Indians.