Indian Roadmaster Elite
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.