So, it was in the air that there is something new cooking at Indian Motorcycle and here it is right in front of you! The company has launched their new range topping touring motorcycle, bringing back the legendary name from the 40s, the Indian Roadmaster.
Roadmaster aims to be a perfect solution for those who seek ultimate style and comfort when it comes to touring on a motorcycle. Indian released the motorcycle days ahead of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (which begins on August 4) where the company is going to showcase its entire 2015 line-up.
Barely a few days back Indian has introduced the classic two tone colors on their ‘Chief’ motorcycles.
The motorcycle seems to be heavily inspired from their existing Chieftain. In fact it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Roadmaster is a glorified and more feature loaded version of the Chieftain.
Indian Roadmaster Features:
The huge feature list includes:
- Horizontal Power Shield: A new adjustable electronically operated windshield, which can be adjusted at the push of a button to customize the air flow. It also provides protection against weather elements and also reduces glare.
- Storage: The motorcycle features over 140L of weather proof storage in the form of saddlebags and trunk. It also has a easily accessible front storage which can be accessed even while riding.
- Heated Seats: The bike features heated rider as well as passenger seats which can be controlled separately with two settings: high and low.
- Heated Grips: The handle bars feature heated handle grips which has a 10 level adjustment!
- Adjustable Floorboards: The passengers have not been ignored, and they get adjustable floorboards for maximum comfort.
It features the same 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111 engine, producing the same peak torque of 138.9Nm @2600rpm. The suspension settings are also the same. The Roadmaster though has a slightly lower ground clearance of 140mm as compared to the 142mm in the Chieftain. The overall height increases by 43mm and now stands at 1572mm. The width, at 1012mm, is 10mm less than Chieftain. The Roadmaster, with all that added flab, weighs a massive 421 kgs with a full tank of petrol while the Chieftain in a similar state weighs 385kg.
Indian Roadster Colors:
The Roadster is offered in three color options:
- Red Ivory Cream Dual Tone
The 2015 Indian Roadmaster has been priced in the US at $26,990 (Rs 16.21 lakhs) which is higher than the $22,999 (Rs 13.81 lakhs) of the Chieftain. If it ever comes to India, expect it to be priced at about or over 35 odd lakh Indian Rupees!
Indian Motorcycle Roadmaster Pic Gallery