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  1. Baldhead_J

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    2021 Indian Models Announced Including Roadmaster Limited And Vintage Dark Horse
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    Dennis Chung September 15, 2020

    Indian announced it initial batch of 2021 models including its touring, bagger and Scout models. Along with new color options for several motorcycles, the 2021 model year includes a new Roadmaster Limited, a new Vintage Dark Horse and a restyled Roadmaster Dark Horse. Not included in the announcement were the FTR 1200 and the Chief cruiser, but we expect further news from Indian in the weeks ahead.

    For 2021, Indian offers the ClimaCommand heated and cooled seats as standard for the Roadmaster Dark Horse and Roadmaster Limited but as an optional accessory for the rest of the Thunderstroke lineup (model years 2014 through 2021 only). The climate controlled seat is now available in Classic or Rogue styles. For 2020-2021 Chieftain and Roadmaster models, the ClimaCommand seat is integrated with the Ride Command system.

    Apple CarPlay is now standard for all 2021 Roadmaster, Chieftain and Challenger models with the Ride Command infotainment system.

    Also new, as an accessory upgrade for most 2015-2021 Thunderstroke models, is the Pathfinder Adaptive LED headlight. The lean-sensitive headlight activates up to 15 individual beams, adjusting the projection when leaning into corners. Roadmaster, Chieftain and Challenger models can also bupgrade to the Pathfinder S version which adds driving lights in addition to the adaptive light.

    One minor but noticeable change for the Chieftain, Roadmaster, Springfield and Challenger models: the power buttons have moved from the dash to the handlebar switchgear to make room for a new 12-volt charging port.

    Scout and Thunderstroke models are immediately available in dealerships while the Challenger models will ship in October.

    2021 Indian Roadmaster Lineup

    The Roadmaster Limited comes with a gloss paint, chrome finishes, open front fender, slammed saddlebags and the modern fairing with the sculpted design and air vent introduced on other models in 2018.

    All 2021 Roadmaster models are powered by the air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 and comes with Metzeler Cruisetec tires, heated grips, a push-button adjustable windshield.

    Missing in the lineup is the Roadmaster Elite, though that may be part of a later announcement.

    Roadmaster Limited

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    The Roadmaster Limited is available in Crimson Metallic or Thunder Black Azure Crystal with a $30,749 price tag.


    Roadmaster Dark Horse

    The Roadmaster Dark Horse starts at $29,999 and comes in a choice of Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke or Bronze Smoke.



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    Roadmaster

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    The Roadmaster comes in Thunder Black Pearl, Maroon Metallic over Crimson Metallic or Alumina Jade over Thunder Black. Pricing starts at $29,999.


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    2021 Indian Challenger Lineup

    The newest family in Indian’s lineup returns for 2021 with the liquid-cooled 108ci PowerPlus engine, adjustable rear Fox shock and Brembo brakes. New this year is the accessory PowerBand Audio quick release trunk with amplified speaker kit. Indian claims a 50% increase in volume over the stock audio system when paired with the PowerBand Audio Plus system.

    If you prefer your trunk to provide storage volume over audio volume, Indian introduces a new 17-gallon quick release trunk. With the two accessory trunk options, we figure it’s only a matter of time before Indian adds a full touring PowerPlus model to join the Challenger bagger.

    Challenger

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    The Challenger starts at $22,999 with a choice of Thunder Black or Titanium Smoke colors.



    Challenger Dark Horse

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    Available in Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke or Bronze Smoke, the Challenger Dark Horse starts at $27,999.




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    Challenger Limited

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    The Challenger Limited also starts at $27,999 and will be offered in Thunder Black Pearl, Ruby Metallic, or Deepwater Metallic.



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    2021 Indian Vintage Lineup

    For 2021, the Vintage is joined by a blacked out Dark Horse version. In addition to the matte-finish black paint and darkened engine, the Dark Horse comes with a black leather fringed saddlebags and a fringeless solo saddle. The Vintage Dark Horse does lose the regular Vintage’s quick release windshield. Both models are powered by the Thunderstroke 111 engine.

    Not explicitly mentioned by Indian but somewhat notable: the Indian now refers to it as just the “Vintage” and not “Chief Vintage” as it has since its inception. Considering the Chief cruiser wasn’t included in today’s announcement (and was only available as a Dark Horse model the past few years), it’s possible the Chief is being dropped completely from Indian’s lineup, along with the name.

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    The 2021 Indian Vintage starts at $20,499 and is available in Crimson Metallic or Deepwater Metallic over Dirt Track Tan.

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    Vintage Dark Horse

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    The Vintage Dark Horse is only available in Thunder Black Smoke and. Priced at $19,499, it’s the only Dark Horse variant that’s priced below the regular version.



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    2021 Indian Chieftain Lineup
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    While the Chief is absent, the Chieftain remains in Indian’s lineup, but only in regular, Dark Horse and Limited versions. Not mentioned in today’s announcement are the Chieftain Elite and Chieftain Classic.

    The Chieftain is powered by the Thunderstroke 111 V-Twin engine while the Dark Horse and Limited versions come with the larger 116 engine.

    Indian Chieftain

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    The Chieftain starts at $21,999 and is available only in Thunder Black.



    Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

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    The Chieftain Dark Horse is offered in Thunder Black Smoke, Ruby Smoke and Titanium Smoke, starting at $27,999.

    Indian Chieftain Limited

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    Also starting at $27,999, the Chieftain Limited is offered in Thunder Black Pearl and Radar Blue.



    2021 Indian Springfield Lineup
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    The Indian Springfield starts at $21,999 and comes win Maroon Metallic over Crimson Metallic or Thunder Black over Dirt Track Tan.



    Indian Springfield Dark Horse

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    Starting at $22,499, the Springfield Dark Horse is available in Thunder Black Smoke, Sagebrush Smoke or White Smoke.
     
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    I really like the vintage dark horse
     
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    They got rid of the chieftain classic.
     
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    But the rake on the Vintage is now the same, so it's just a Springfield or a Chief with leather bags.

    Does it feel like the beginning of the end for the Triceratops fairing?

    Also, is it odd that the Springfield DH has the "new" bag design but the Springfield has the "classic"? Seems crazy to proliferate two different wiring connections and two different bag connections for what is essentially the same model.
     
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    I still like the original fairing. Maybe it wasn’t selling enough.
     
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    I’m guessing that it wasn’t “Harley enough” for some people.
     
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    Some really nice colours in the line up but let's hope there is more to come. Looks sure that the older styling will remain on the Vintage, Springfield and Roadmaster bikes. Guess their thinking is for people to remove the leg fairings and top box from the Roadmaster classic to achieve the Chieftain Classic .
     
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    Good point.
     
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    Likewise with the Roadmaster, RM Limited, & DH.

    Curious. As curious as why, in 2017, my DH Chieftain was the only one with a fairing not to get .Ride Command . . . . I just figured they had a bunch of leftover sh!t in the warehouse and wanted a way to get rid if it.





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    “Beginning To Look A Lot Like Chistmaaaa Harley. I know everyone thought I’d say Christmas.....
    Polaris needs to stop chasing HD.
     
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    I was irritated when I discovered that my 2016 CDH inner fairing had been redesigned in advance of Ride Command but didn't make the cut, though the system was released a few short months later.
     
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    Do you remember my thread about the trend to get rid of the iconic skirted fender and classic "look", when the 2018s came out? I argued then that aesthetically what made Indian "Indian" was being traded for want of Harley market share. I hoped they were just creating space for a heritage line alongside the more modern stuff.
    Now it seems that they're reducing diversity in the bagger segment and increasing it in the smaller unfaired bikes. All the persistent Scout variations are a shit show, in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah, when I was looking at my '17, in Aug., 2016, the saleman said that they left the DH with old fairing because it was a more "traditional" look. I laughed inside and bought the bike. Then when the '18s came out, low and behold, a DH with Ride Command. Of course, it also lost the fender skirts and War Bonnet so I didn't feel too bad . . .





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    Sad that Indian is shelving what brung them to the dance . Springfield may be next to go ....
     
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    I hate to say it but Polaris is more interested in pulling riders from HD than taking care of their riders that that have. Same problem HD has had.
    I love my Vintage, but she may be my last one. Went to the dealership about a month ago to look at maybe a trade or outright new purchase and keep the Vintage. Was wanting a Springfield with the bigger CC, along with getting it naked and having it painted to match the sidecar. Nope, Indian doesn’t do that anymore, the price of the bike was way more than I wanted to pay, but they would give me around $10,000 for Serenity ( not nearly enough for me to part with her).
    They gave me a ridiculous price to upgrade the engine and change the forks to a Springfield rake. decided I’ll do my stage 2 and change out the rake myself, buy a tuner and do all the upgrades myself.
    as for a secondary bike I’ll try and find a used Scout, Dyna or Victory.
    Unless Polaris wants to come out with a version of a Indian Four I’m just not interested in what they have had in the pass few years,and it looks like this is the future for the Indian brand.
    So sad.....
     
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    And then they get you for thousands more for stuff you don’t want to begin with. Lol A bit of a Harley move there.
     
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    It’s Harley worth it anymore.....lol
     
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    Lmao Good one
     
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    Whatever direction they decide to go in I hope they continue to make bikes with the valanced fenders and classic paint. They went nuts with the victory. Paint jobs belonged on jet skis.
     
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