Buyer’s Guide to the Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Riders looking for the perfect combination of toughness, sleek style, and a smooth ride: listen up! The 2018 Indian Springfield Dark Horse—the third model in Indian’s American line-up to go the way of the Dark Horse—combines the exceptional mechanics and build of the Indian Springfield with the tough, matte black theme of the Indian Chief Dark Horse for an unforgettable riding experience.

The Style

Let’s talk aesthetics. With the exception of the exhaust, the bike is completely blacked out. Up front, the quick release windscreen easily pops off for a cleaner, sleeker look, and it’s easy to re-attach for freeway driving. The 19-inch front wheel features an open fender, exposing the dual disk brakes and brake calipers. Large, remote-locking saddlebags offer plenty of storage room at the rear of the bike, protected by a large saddlebag guard. The bike is sizeable, weighing in at 850 pounds.

The Mechanics

So what’s so great about the insides of this motorcycle? It comes equipped with the ThunderStroke 111ci powerplant V-twin engine and 6-speed manual transmission with a 5.5-gallon fuel tank. This bike has the power it needs to navigate twisting mountain roads or freeway straights. All the gauges up front are blacked out to match the stealthy style of the Dark Horse, with toggles to set the cruise control, view tire and air pressure, etc. And unlike many motorcycles, ABS is standard.

The Ride

Now to the most important part: the ride! This bike looks like a piece of art, and it runs like one, too. As a touring machine, it offers a smooth ride, comfortable for riders of various sizes, even on extended getaways. But despite its size, the Dark Horse is nimble, handling corners well and maintaining stability and balance even at high speeds. Like other Indian bikes, the 2018 Springfield Dark Horse is not only impressive, but also reliable.

Test Drive Today

The Indian Springfield Dark Horse is a motorcycle you’ll have to see—and ride—for yourself to truly appreciate. You can test drive any of our motorcycles today at TC Powersports. Stop by our showroom or get a quote on your next motorcycle!