Indian Motorcycles has announced more details for its ’22 series, with confirmed returns for several models as well as some minor technical changes.
At this point, we know the FTR bikes are back for 2022, with new Chief models. Indian’s latest announcement says all Scout models (including the smaller Sixty variants) are all returning next season.
The air-cooled Thunder Stroke 111 models also return, with the exception of the retro Vintage and Vintage Limited. Otherwise, the Springfield, Springfield Dark Horse, Roadmaster, Roadmaster Dark Horse, Roadmaster Limited, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited machines are all returning.
The PowerPlus machines also return: Challenger, Challenger Dark Horse and Challenger Limited, with the Pursuit also expected for 2022.
Indian offers updates for both the low and high ends of its pricing spectrum. The Scout models now have an optional 5.75-inch Daymaker LED headlight. This cornering-adaptive light uses modern tech to “shine into” corners at night, sensing the bike’s lean angle and adapting to match. There’s also new options for adjustable rear suspension, and a two-up seat. Indian also now offers an analogue tachometer for the Scout models.
At the other end of the lineup, Indian’s bikes equipped with Ride Command infotainment system will now get an overlay on the navigation or map screens, showing local speed limits and helping you avoid tickets. This is also available for 2020 and 2021 models as a retroactive update.
The ’22 Ride Command system also gets improved Bluetooth connectivity options, and boots up faster.
Indian also released a new luggage rack bag, a day bag and a touring bag for the Spirit Lake luggage series, new stick-on LED saddlebag lights, and new fairing lowers for the Challenger series. The Challenger line also sees some fine-tuning to the traction control system.
For more details, photos of new paint schemes and 2022 pricing, visit Indian’s website.