In­dian Road­mas­ter Elite

Bike India - - IGNITION -

IN­DIAN MO­TOR­CY­CLE HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR flag­ship lux­ury tourer, the Road­mas­ter Elite, at Rs 48 lakh (ex-show­room). The new Road­mas­ter Elite en­com­passes every­thing the com­pany has come to rep­re­sent: en­joy­ing the open road from the com­fort of a clas­sic sad­dle with a thun­der­ing V-twin munch­ing miles, not to men­tion the tank lo­gos in ac­tual 23-carat gold leaf. The rider con­sole, so to speak, is quite a spread, pro­vid­ing all the in­for­ma­tion you re­ally need on the ride. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Ride Com­mand sys­tem puts var­i­ous func­tions within easy reach of the rider’s fin­ger­tips us­ing the 7.0-inch touch­screen. In­for­ma­tion in­cludes ve­hi­cle sta­tus, ve­hi­cle info, trip me­ters, ride data, Bluetooth, and nav­i­ga­tion. In terms of hard­ware, the Road­mas­ter Elite gets it all: standard ABS, Pathfinder LED lights, key­less-go, gen­uine leather seats, re­mote-lock­ing sad­dle­bags and trunk, and even a 300-W stereo sys­tem with ra­dio, Bluetooth, and USB con­nec­tiv­ity.

The 111 Thun­derStroke (1,811 cc) V-twin con­tin­ues with its re­cently up­rated peak power of about 80 PS and a hefty peak torque of 150 Nm at 2,900 rpm. A six-speed trans­mis­sion sends the power via a belt drive to the wide rear tyre; enough to haul 430+ kg of this heavy-duty cruiser to triple-digit speeds in a hurry. Its 20.8-litre tank of­fers a de­cent range as well.

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