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Indian Motorcycle Announces 2019 Chief, Springfield & Roadmaster Models with New Technology That Enhances Riding Experience

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New Ride-Enhancing Technology Improves Performance, Comfort, &
Audio Quality;

Dark Horse Style Updates and Expanded
Color Options Round Out Upgrades for 2019

Indian Motorcycle, America's first motorcycle company founded in 1901,
today announced its 2019 Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models with
new technology designed to enhance and customize the riding experience.
Dark Horse models also get darker with premium gloss black finishes and
expanded color options on Springfield Dark Horse.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180829005545/en/

2019 Indian Springfield Dark Horse (Photo: Business Wire)

2019 Indian Springfield Dark Horse (Photo: Business Wire)

Developed in direct response to rider feedback, the new technology
features focus on improving performance, comfort, and providing more
customization. The new features include:

Selectable Ride Modes
Riders can now
choose between three Ride Modes on the fly – Tour, Standard or Sport –
for a ride experience that's customized to their riding style. The
throttle map for each Ride Mode was designed with a specific application
in mind, resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct personalities.
"Tour" mode features a smooth throttle response for relaxed cruising.
"Standard" mode features a crisp throttle response and well-balanced
power delivery for responsive passing power and predictable, slow-speed
handling. And finally, "Sport" mode features an instant throttle
response and aggressive power delivery for head-snapping acceleration.

Rear Cylinder Deactivation
To increase
rider comfort, all Thunder Stroke® 111 models are now
equipped with Rear Cylinder Deactivation. When the engine reaches
operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 59⁰ F, the
rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a
standstill, resulting in less engine heat for improved comfort in
slow-moving or stopped traffic. The rear cylinder instantly reactivates
when throttle is applied for a seamless transition to full power.

Improved Airflow on Roadmaster Lower Fairings
The
lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster have been redesigned and optimized
to provide significantly more airflow to the rider. This greatly
improves comfort while cruising down the road. The redesigned airflow
vent can be adjusted from all the way open for maximum airflow to fully
closed for total weather protection. The new lowers can be retrofit to
bikes from past model years with the addition of new highway bars.

Enhanced Audio System
Several
enhancements have been made to Indian Motorcycle's stock audio system to
significantly improve sound quality. First, the tweeters have been
separated from the mid-range speakers to optimize sound output and
clarity. Second, a dynamic equalizer that's fully customizable now
adjusts specific frequencies at different vehicle speeds to provide peak
system performance at all times. As speed increases, the equalizer
automatically adjusts each frequency to the optimal level to compensate
for road, wind and engine noise. The result is crystal clear, 100-watt
premium audio at all speeds.

"These enhancements for 2019 showcase our commitment to listening to
riders and continuously improving their experience with our products,"
said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. "We are laser-focused
on delivering a best-in-class riding experience, and these new
technologies represent a focus on quality that will continue long into
the future of Indian Motorcycle."

Also for 2019, Chief Dark Horse and Springfield Dark Horse receive
several style updates that further accentuate their mean, custom
styling. These models now boast premium gloss black finishes on the
engine including the primary, valve, and cam covers, push-rod tubes, as
well as on the exhaust and saddlebag hinges.

Springfield Dark Horse is now offered in two colors –Thunder Black Smoke
and a new White Smoke option. Also, notable for the 2019 Springfield
Dark Horse is the addition of the iconic Indian headdress on the front
fender and a 19" contrast-cut wheel. The front highway bars and
windshield were also removed to punctuate its sleek, streamlined stance.

Indian Motorcycle offers a wide range of authentic accessories for
riders to customize their bike's performance, style, comfort and
storage. Exciting additions to the accessory line will be announced
shortly.

Pricing for the 2019 Chief Dark Horse begins at $17,999 in the U.S. and
$21,499 in Canada. The Chief Vintage is available starting at $19,999 in
the U.S. and $23,999 in Canada. Pricing for Springfield begins at
$20,999 in the U.S. and $25,299 in Canada, while the Springfield Dark
Horse begins at $21,499 in the U.S. and $25,999 in Canada. Roadmaster
will start at $28,999 in the U.S. and $35,499 in Canada.

Arriving at dealerships now, riders can learn more or test ride by
visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on
the 2019 lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com
and follow along on Facebook,
Twitter
and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle
Company 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 www.indianmotorcycle.com.

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