Indian Motorcycle To Debut 2016 Models At Sturgis Rally. Preview.

IndianlogoIndian Motorcycle® announced its lineup of Model Year 2016 motorcycles. Sturgis attendees are invited to experience the new bikes at the Indian Motorcycle factory display on Lazelle St. through the rally, or to experience them firsthand with a factory demo ride at 2100 Whitewood Service Road (I-90 at Exit 30) from Saturday, August 1 – Saturday, August 8, starting at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. In addition to stock motorcycles, accessorized units will be on hand.

2016 Indian® Scout™ ABS and Indian Scout.

With an unmatched heritage dating back more than 80 years and unprecedented demand for its predecessor, Indian Motorcycle is introducing the 2016 Indian Scout ABS. This middle-weight cruiser weighs in at 558 pounds (dry) With its compact design and low 25.3-inch seat height, the Indian Scout is a multipurpose bike for virtually any rider. Featuring a liquid-cooled 69 cubic inch V-twin engine, 100 HP of performance and starting at $10,999 for Gloss Black, and $11,299 for Thunder Black Smoke, Silver Smoke and the striking new Wildfire Red. It is now available with anti-lock brakes (ABS) including the Indian Motorcycle Red paint (itself a $300 premium) for $11,999. All 2016 Indian Scout models come with a genuine leather solo seat, and feature a cast aluminum chassis for superior handling and overall balance.

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Already introduced, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse is a striking cruiser on the road. Featuring a matte black finish from end-to-end and only a flash of chrome. Featuring a low seat height and the lowest price for any Thunder Stroke 111 powered Indian, the Dark Horse starts at just $16,999. The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse offers a heathy dose of attitude. Propelled by 119 ft/lbs of torque and the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic, the Dark Horse™ rolls with standard ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.
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2016 Indian® Chief® Classic, Indian® Chief® Vintage and Indian® Chieftain®

For 2016, Indian Motorcycle returns with its award-winning lineup of Indian Chief models. Powered by the proven Thunder Stroke 111 engine and covered in premium chrome, the Indian Chief family delivers 3 models. The Chief Classic for retro classic looks, The Chief Vintage with beautiful fringed leather saddlebags, the Indian Chieftain hard bagger for cruising comfort and exceptional handling. The Chief line starting at $17,699 offers new color options: Indian Chief Classic: Pearl White, Indian Chieftain: Silver Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red & Ivory Cream, Star Silver & Thunder Black.
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2016 Indian® Roadmaster™

The most luxurious Indian Motorcycle touring motorcycle offers superb comfort for long distance cruising. With the peace-of-mind and reliability of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and nearly 38 gallons of premium storage, this model delivers luxury features like a power-adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual heated seats, ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, keyless ignition with remote locking storage, electronic cruise control, advanced infotainment system and Bluetooth capability for the ultimate in connectivity. Starting MSPRP $27,999.

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23 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle To Debut 2016 Models At Sturgis Rally. Preview.”


  1. 1 Rodent Jul 28th, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Sturgis was bought and paid for by the MoCo. How dare Indian try to upstage Harley by introducing their 2016 line at a Harley event? The nerve of Polaris.

  2. 2 mr dick Jul 28th, 2015 at 9:54 am

    And there won’t be a 2016 HD in sight @ the rally. WTF, I used to look forward to seeing the new bikes at Sturgis, not any more. I can’t be the only one. Go look at 2015’s that have been out for 355 days. Dopes.

  3. 3 marcus Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Hmmm. OK. So the only thing new is ABS on the Scout and paint?

  4. 4 Danny Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Yes. I guess Indian takes a breather. Was not able to produce fast enough in 2014 and this year.

  5. 5 P. Hamilton Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Except ABS on the Scout, Same models. New photography!

  6. 6 G. Messera Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I bet that Harley will not have much more to announce for its 2016 lineup.

  7. 7 Rodent Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:18 am

    2016 Indians invade a town bought and paid for by Harley Davidson

  8. 8 highrpm Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:38 am

    the big indians are starting to remind me of the final generation of big hudsons: too much roundedness and bulk.

  9. 9 Matt W. Jul 28th, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Am digging some of the new darker color schemes. Was kinda hoping too see a new deluxe Scout model with bags and shield. Many people that have bought a Scout recently from the local Indian dealership have already ordered them.

  10. 10 Vin Jul 28th, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I like what their doing but i will patiently await the return of the 101 scout, 741, or bomber. Hopefully this year.

  11. 11 James Jul 28th, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Indian needs to make their own interpretation of a Dyna Wide Glide or a chopper like bike. An FXR style dyna with a 111 cubic inch motor would be so badass. They couldn’t keep such bikes in stock.

  12. 12 TJ Martin Jul 28th, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    New models ? What new models ? All I’m seeing is a lot of barely updated / upgraded cosmetics . Oh wait . Barely updated/upgraded cosmetics is the new ‘ new ‘ in contemporary corporate lingo . Never mind

  13. 13 Pop Jul 28th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Couple points.
    This is Polaris. Look at the Polaris flow chart.
    Build product,
    If product sells… add/change colors and christen product new model year.
    If product does not sell- discontinue.
    If product begins to show signs of reduced sales, attempt to bolster sales by either putting fat tire on back or bigwheel on front.

    Indians are selling like hotcakes. You get paint.

    As for those complaining about the lack of change in the Indian lineup, have you parked your new RK next to a ’59 pan lately? Just saying.

  14. 14 richards Jul 28th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    When I first saw pictures of the new indians, I thought “not too bad, I kinda like them”. When I first saw them in person, I thought “something is really wrong…to bulbous, they look like they need to go on a serious diet”. Since then I haven’t commented thinking I would appear biased and too picky and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, I think I now need to offer my humble opinion about the “styling” of these modern day indians. With the exception of the scout, the rest of them are butt ugly. Sorry, I just had to get that out!

  15. 15 Thumper Jul 28th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Well, minor color changes don’t excite me. At least they kept the awesome 111 inch motor seemingly untouched.

    Let’s see what Victory announces in a few hours. Will they water cool, go electric, or just release a mid-sized cruiser?

  16. 16 NoH2oh Jul 28th, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Yeah, I expected more from a four year old company….it is not like they already have come out with 2 (2 1/2??) new platforms and 2 new engines or anything already. Oh, wait. They did.

    I would be surprised if a more sporty Scout was not announced mid year. Polaris reads the blogs.

  17. 17 bludog Jul 28th, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I really have to agree with noH2oh. Introduction of the Scout is pretty aggressive product development. Color and finish options are always nice and I’d love to see the powdercoated Thunderstroke available in more than just the dark horse, but my taste is usually a little south of Main Street. Wish Indian continued success and when my arse requires a bagger, I don’t see much in the HD lineup that competes with the chieftain.

  18. 18 nicker Jul 28th, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Good engineering, new technology.
    About the the same “Look” HD has been pimping…..
    Must be going after the same market.
    So where’s the problem…???

    -nicker-

  19. 19 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jul 29th, 2015 at 2:21 am

    It has amused me in the past when THE ”Company” only offers minor changes people scream like their old fella is caught in the zip .

    Polaris do it and ho hum it’s ok ???

    Matt black Chiefs are are not nice , they look like over sized beetles on steroids.

    Red and they tug at the heart strings of the most ardent HD fans. Just like Ferraris , Chiefs look dam fine in RED.

    Black the scout , make it a street fighter like the speed triple and world wide you would get some big and I mean BIG sales. leave the Chiefs to the Peace Pipes and their Glossy Red ambiance.
    The Chief is cool just tweak the luxury accessories but give the Scout some Knuckle Dusters.

    STREET FIGHTER SCOUT, it will be a winner

  20. 20 takehikes Jul 29th, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Victory is doing the MoCo proud….produce a bunch of the same bikes with a myriad of names and colors when its really just two bikes and confuse the hell out of me.
    All I know is whoever is running Victory/Indian is doing a marvelous job. If I had the cash I’d buy one just to stick it to the MoCo for being so arrogant.
    I do like the Scout.

  21. 21 Woody's Jul 29th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    The new 2016 Harley “releases” are going to be for their saddlebags, so I won’t laugh too hard at Indian. That said, an FLH saddlebag still looks better after falling off the bike at 70 mph than an intact Roadmaster bag still on the bike 🙂

  22. 22 Blackmax Jul 29th, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Agree wholeheartedly with “nicker” & “takehikes” !!
    Victory/Indian is not doing anything different than what the Mo-Co did for decades
    New paint schemes, minor if any motor / performance upgrades, no new models
    (I think there are a LOT of things that can be done with the Scout)
    & I do think we will see liquid cooled engines sooner rather than later
    but they are selling the crap out of them so somebody must want them
    (I know I do …)

  23. 23 Boris Jul 30th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    So the Chief Classic is available in only one color — white — for 2016? Odd.

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