MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Indian Motorcycle plans to go head-to-head with Harley-Davidson in the luxury custom touring segment after announcing its new 2015 Roadmaster over the weekend.
The Roadmaster, which takes its name from the original 1947-1953 model, comes with an MSRP of $26,999, putting it in competition with Harley's FLHTK Ultra Limited. The Roadmaster comes loaded with premium features for touring practicality, comfort and performance.
Based off the 2014 Indian Chieftain, the Roadmaster adds lower leg protection, a quick-release top trunk, expansive passenger comfort, improved upper-body wind deflection, and enhanced, adjustable ergonomics.
With the new luggage, the Roadmaster boasts nearly 38 gallons of waterproof storage, and the locks can all be remotely controlled with the keyless ignition system.
As with the Chieftain, the windscreen is also power-adjustable. The characteristic Desert Tan leather seating is now heated front and rear, and comes with improved UV-resistance for additional durability. The Roadmaster also mounts standard ABS, tire pressure monitoring, cruise control, and the new Pathfinder all-LED headlight and lighting package. Finally, Bluetooth-equipped infotainment combines communication, navigation, telephone and audio into a central unit.
As with the rest of the Indian lineup, the Roadmaster is powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 c.i. engine, a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission. Also shared with the range is an extensive list of standard chrome components and Indian’s new two-tone paint options.