Will Indian Motorcycle make a custom bagger out of their new Springfield hard bagger like sister company Victory Motorcycles did when they turned their Cross Country into the Magnum?
Just a fortnight after Indian unveiled the Springfield to tackle Harley’s Road King, a wild custom bagger version has been unveiled.
It’s a joint project with Azzkikr Custom baggers of Phoenix, Arizona, and is typical of Indian and sister company Victory under Polaris ownership.
Indian and Victory have worked closely before with several famed custom shops including Klock Werks and Roland Sands Designs to produce wild custom bikes to coincide with new product releases.
And several customs have also become outlines for new models such as the new Victory Octane.
This one is called “Frontier 111” because it is powered by their 111-cube, air-cooled Thunder Stroke engine like all other Indians, except the water-cooled Scouts.
It features all the usual custom bagger tricks such as extended panniers, a slammed rear end and massive 26-inch front hoop.
But it stops there.
These guys have added a lot of history in their modern design with a springer-type suspension with a leaf-spring and a jockey shifter with a foot clutch.
Spokesman Len Edmondson says they wanted to reflect “the heritage and style that is uniquely Indian”.
While we don’t expect Indian to mirror this radical design, there is a distinct possibility that it shows intent to produce an Indian Springfield custom bagger like the Victory Magnum.