Indian Motorcycle Announces the 2016 Indian Springfield – the Pure, Essential Touring Machine

Simplicity and versatility are hallmarks of minimalist touring
powerhouse that converts to lean urban cruiser in minutes, featuring
class-leading power, handling and comfort

®, America’s first motorcycle company, today
announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace
of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding experience, the
Indian Springfield is a soulful and versatile new addition to the 2016
lineup. It features true, authentic American craftsmanship, superior
refinement and only the most essential touring features for the ultimate
in open road touring without distractions.

Inspired by the rich heritage of Indian Motorcycle, the Indian
Springfield offers classic styling blended with thoroughly modern
technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban
versatility. The Indian Springfield can be quickly converted into a
cruiser with the quick-release windshield and saddlebags removed, or
transformed into a high-capacity touring model with Genuine Indian
Motorcycle accessories. While maintaining the style and luxury for which
Indian Motorcycle is renowned, the Indian Springfield makes its own
distinctive mark in the bagger and touring category. While related to
the iconic Indian® Chief® family, the multifaceted
Indian Springfield hard bagger was developed with a unique new
trunk-compatible chassis for higher loading capacity and a premium
touring experience without sacrificing handling prowess.

Designed for an unobstructed view of the road ahead, the Indian
Springfield sports a bespoke quick-release windshield that creates a
large air pocket for rider and passenger comfort. Other comfort features
such as remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards
come standard along with real leather seating, high-resolution Anti-Lock
Brakes, tire pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a
powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Standard front and rear
highway bars allow mounting of accessories and offer valuable protection
from tip-overs. Brightly chromed forks, headlight housing, fender trim,
engine covers, exhaust and handlebars with internal wiring bring the
shine along for the ride.

“The new Indian Springfield wasn’t designed to fill a space in our
lineup; it was built to fill a space in the hearts of riders who value
the rich heritage and fine craftsmanship of Indian Motorcycle, and who
want both a pure touring bike and a sleek urban cruiser,” said Steve
Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The
Springfield’s unmatched versatility will win the hearts of motorcycling
purists around the world.”

Powered by the highly regarded Thunder Stroke® 111 engine,
the Indian Springfield delivers 119 ft./lbs. of torque (North American
models) to conquer any highway in any weather. Its unique new chassis
was designed to handle a wide load range, featuring cartridge forks and
an air adjustable rear shock with 4.5 inches of travel for safely
transporting up to 533 lbs. in style. Touring comfort can be further
enhanced with a full line of accessories including a tall and low
windshield, heated driver and passenger seats, soft lowers, a 17-gallon
accessory trunk and heated grips to keep riders comfortable in cool
temperatures. Yet in minutes its quick-release windscreen and saddlebags
can be removed creating a classically styled, high performance cruiser.
The split seat, featuring a unique stitch and stud pattern, can likewise
be trimmed down to create a tight and low solo look, giving the Indian
Springfield a truly customizable personality.

The 2016 Indian Springfield starts at $20,999 in Thunder Black and
$21,549 for Indian Motorcycle® Red. It comes with a two-year
unlimited mileage factory warranty and, as with all new Indian
Motorcycles, includes free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders
Group™ for one year. For more information, visit

Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:
PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian
Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and
earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands
through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless
innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is
reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual
2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers
and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR®
and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN®
and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY®
and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles;
SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®,
SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris
enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold
under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in
adjacent markets globally with products including military and
commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles.



Megan Kathman, 651-785-3212