It started with infatuation, as most relationships do. The tough-guy paint, the upright ergonomics—the way that if you sort of squint your eyes, you can’t tell if it was made in 2020 or anytime in the last few decades. When Indian Motorcycle invited a group of journalists out to ride the 2020 lineup, I instantly fell for this Springfield Dark Horse; I’m glad to say we’ve been together ever since. Now 7,000 miles later, I have only grown fonder of this bike, using it as my daily commuter, weekend jammer, and occasional long-trip and camping companion. The Springfield Dark Horse is a balance of classic looks and modern styling with a great big 116ci V-twin bringing the whole thing together. It’s an awesome around-town bagger and daily commuter, and with a couple of accessories, a great long-distance tourer.