The new model takes the Roadmaster and adds leather saddlebags, a new leather trunk and a raft of tech and rider comforts including the company’s Ride Command system, Pathfinder LED headlights and individually heated seats.

The new bike It will be on sale in three colour schemes; Thunder Black and two-tone paint options of Willow Green over Ivory Cream and Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream.

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Other details on the new bike include a new chrome teardrop logo tank badge, valanced fenders and leather fringe.

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The Roadmaster Classic gets Indian’s Ride Command ‘infotainment’ system along with ABS, cruise control, TPMS, heated seats and grips, a power adjustable windshield, adjustable passenger floorboards and keyless ignition. The easily removable leather trunk gives riders the option of a more streamlined look.

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The bike also gets an illuminated Indian Motorcycle headdress mounted on a valanced fender.

The cockpit has a fairing with a colour-matched inner dash, a 100-watt premium audio system with chrome speaker grill bezels and a glare-reducing textured black upper dash panel. The bike also has all-chrome hand controls, complete with heated grips.

There are front and rear highway bars, adjustable floorboards and chrome lower controls.

 

On the back, there’s 125 litres of space in the full-grain Desert Tan leather saddlebags and the matching leather trunk. This trunk is large enough to hold two full-faced helmets and doubles up as a passenger backrest.

POWER TO SPARE

Its Thunder Stroke 111 engine makes 119ft-lbs of torque and gets multi-directional finned valve covers featuring asymmetric styling, large parallel pushrod tubes, a sculpted cam cover and a dual crossover exhaust.

Indian Motorcycle’s telescopic fork front and single shock rear suspension soak up the bumps with nearly five inches of travel. The easy-to-access rear shock is air-adjustable with an included pump and the air pressure can be easily fine-tuned. Cast 16in x 3.5in front and 16in x 5in rear wheels with tyre pressure monitoring are shod in Dunlop Elite 3 tyres.

BALANCED BRAKING

The bike uses dual 300mm semi-floating rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a single 300mm semi-floating rotor with two-piston caliper on the rear, both front and rear brakes get (ABS).

 

Engine type 49º V-Twin
Compression ratio 9.5 : 1
Bore & stroke 3.976″ x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)
Displacement 111cu in (1811cc)
Cooling system Air and oil
Primary drive Gear drive wet clutch
Final drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Oil capacity 5.5 qts (5.2 litres) with an oil cooler
Torque 119.2ft-lbs at 3000rpm & 138.9 Nm at 2600rpm
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Battery 12 V 18 Amp/hour, 310 CCA
Charging system 42 amp max output

SUSPENSION

Front Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7 in (119mm) of travel
Rear Single shock 4.5 in (114 mm) travel, air adjustable

CHASSIS

Dry weight 392kg (864lbs)
GVWR 630kg (1,385lbs)
Length 2656mm (104.6in)
Wheelbase 1668mm (65.7in)
Rake & Trail 25º & 150mm (5.9in)
Seat height 673mm (26.5in)
Ground clearance 140mm (5.5in)

BRAKES

Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Dual 300 mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers
Rear Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TYRES

Front tyre Dunlop Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front wheel Cast 16in x 3.5in with tyre pressure monitoring
Rear tyre Dunlop Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H
Rear wheel Cast 16in x 5.0in with tyre pressure monitoring

LUGGAGE

Trunk capacity 64.5 litres
Saddlebags capacity 60.5 litres (30.25 litres each)

TECHNOLOGY

Ride Command customisable infotainment system featuring: Map/Navigation with pinch-to-zoom and swipe, Bluetooth compatible audio, Vehicle Status, Vehicle Info, Trip 1, Trip 2, and Ride Data. Keyless ignition, electronically adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual-stage heated seats, cruise control, ABS and TPMS.

Tony Carter

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