2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite teased; India launch soon
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Indian Motorcycles has teased the 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite. The bike will be launched in the country soon.
The 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite is a fully-loaded variant of the Roadmaster. The bike comes in Cobalt Candy over Black Crystal colour with real 23K gold badging on the tank. The bike boasts over 128 litres of weatherproof storage in total. The saddlebags and the top pannier can be remotely locked as well. Lighting system is full-LED, the windshield is electronically adjustable and the seats get independent heat controls. The bike comes with a 7-inch multifunction Ride Command display and 300-watt Bluetooth compatible audio system too.
The 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite draws power from a 1,811 cc Thunder Stroke V-twin engine with six-speed transmission. The engine 161.6 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. Cruise control, keyless ignition and ABS are standard. A belt drive sends the power to the wheel.
For braking, the tourer uses dual 300 mm front discs and a single 300 mm rear disc. The 16-inch alloy wheels are shod with Dunlop Elite 3 tyres. The motorcycle rides on 46 mm cartridge-type front fork, and a rear monoshock with air adjust. The fuel tank capacity stands at 20 litres, and the bike weighs a massive 433 kg, wet. The bike has a limited production run of 300 units worldwide. It will be a CBU offering. The bike will command a hefty premium over the standard Roadmaster, which costs INR 38 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi.