The 2018 model year line-up for Indian Motorcycles has been revealed, and there are three new models in the coming year – the Scout Bobber, Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse. For the Indian Chief and Chieftain range, some models have been revised, and most of the 2018 model range gets new colours.

Joining the family alongside the current model Indian Scout is the new for 2018 Indian Scout Bobber, which carries a 1,133 cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, V-twin. Producing a claimed a claimed 94 hp and 97 Nm of torque, the Scout Bobber has a bobbed and foot-forward frame.

Scheduled to be in Indian’s worldwide dealer showrooms by December, the Scout-series comes in five existing colours – Indian Motorcycle Red, Thunder Black, Bronze Smoke, Star Silver Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke. These are joined by two new colours, Metallic Jade and a Willow Green/Ivory Cream.

Based on customer feedback, the Scout will now come as standard with a pillion seat with footpegs for a passenger and the existing telescopic front forks are now replaced with cartridge forks to improve ride and feel. To improve the handling even further, the Scout will now come with Pirelli tyres as standard.

With four model variations, the Scout Sixty, with its 983 cc V-twin and five-speed gearbox, as compared to the six-speeder in the Scout, comes in two new colours for 2018 – Polished Bronze and Thunder Black/Titanium Metallic – which join the existing colours of Indian Motorcycle Red and Thunder Black. Power for the Scout Sixty is rated at 78 hp while peak torque is claimed to be 88.8 Nm.

On the bagger side of things, the 2018 Indian Springfield comes in a new colour for 2018 – Metallic Jade over Thunder Black with Silver pinstripe, which joins the existing paint schemes of Thunder Black and Steel Gray/Burgundy Metallic. Joining it is the Springfield Dark Horse which has matte black paint with gloss black details.

The Springfield Dark Horse features an open fender covering a 19-inch ten-spoke, blacked-out front wheel with quick-release windshield. Indian’s Springfield models carry the Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin, which displaces 1,811 cc and produces 161.6 Nm of torque.

Three model variants of the Indian Chief will go on sale in 2018, the base Chief, the Chief Classic and the Chief Dark Horse. Each Chief model only comes with one colour in the new year – the Chief with Steel Gray, the Chief Classic in Burgundy Metallic while the Chief Dark House is available in Thunder Black Smoke.

For riders wanting the authentic Indian Motorcycle retro style, the Chief Vintage will suit the bill, now with black leather saddlebags and seat. The Thunder Black and Star Silver over Thunder Black version of the Chief Vintage comes with black seat and leather saddlebags, while the Sky Blue over Pearl White and Willow Green over Ivory Cream versions have the seat and bags in brown leather. Star Silver and Sky Blue are new colours for 2018.

There are four variants in the Chieftain range, with the base Chieftain in Steel Gray being joined by the new for 2018 Chieftain Classic that has a valanced front fender and vintage-style black seat with three paint schemes – Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red and Star Silver Smoke. Rounding out the range is the Chieftain Limited, with four new colours for 2018, Brilliant Blue, White Smoke, Thunder Black Pearl and Bronze Smoke, which join the existing Thunder Black Pearl scheme.

Also in the Chieftain range is the Chieftain Dark Horse, which comes in only one colour, Thunder Black Smoke. However, the Chieftain Dark Horse comes with Indian’s Ride Command on-board smartphone communications system as standard, and includes a 19-inch front wheel and exposed fender.

Built for long-distance cruising and mile-munching is the Indian Motorcycle Roadmaster range, which is made up of the base Roadmaster, the new for 2018 Roadmaster Elite and the Roadmaster Classic. The Roadmaster comes in Thunder Black and Burgundy Metallic, while Plished Bronze/Thunder Blac and PearlWhite/Star Silver are new for next year.

The Roadmaster Classic comes in two colour schemes – Indian Motorcycle Red and Willow Green/Ivory Cream. As for the range-topping Roadmaster Elite, this 2018 model comes in a limited production run of 250 units in a hand-painted Cobalt Candy/Black Crystal paint that features 23K gold leaf badging on the tank.