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January 26, 2019

Indian Springfield - Touring In Style

Indian Springfield - Reassuringly Powerful

The iconic Indian Springfield is now available to test ride from Franklin Motorcycles in Dublin’s Swords, the home of all things Indian here in Ireland. Their business is going from strength to strength, with riders collecting their new bikes every week.

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 Indian Springfield. The keyless ignition is made all the more practical with a set of remote lockable panniers. You 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.

Indian Springfiled - Luxury As Standard

The extra set of driving lights either side of the headlamp give the bike significant road presence. In addition, 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. These 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 tank 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. 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.

To book a test ride call any of the team in Franklin's on 015385005.

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