Indian Roadmaster

Pros

  • Super low seat, lots of Chrome
  • All the toys, low down torque

Cons

  • Super heavy
  • Pricey

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It's powered by an air/oil cooled 1,811cc ThunderStroke III 49° V-Twin engine, producing 76bhp at 4,500rpm and maximum torque at just 2,100rpm. The engine is also used in the less full on touring focused Chieftain and final drive is via belt. RRP is £23,700 or £23,100 for the Classic.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 300mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 300mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS, tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 46mm fork with 119mm travel
  • Rear shock with 114mm travel
  • Electric screen with 100mm travel, adjustable lower fairings/pillion boards
  • Heated grips with 10 levels, heated seats with 2 levels
  • LED lighting all round, 3 power ports
  • 100W entertainment system with 4 speakers, USB, Bluetooth
  • Keyless start, cruise control
  • Fuel injection, 6 speed gearbox

Total storage is an impressive 144 litres from 60 litre rigid panniers, a 65 litre carpet lined easily removable boot and side glove boxes. The trunk itself can take two full face helmets, while 16" wheels take a Dunlop Elite 3 130/90 tyre at the front and 180/60 at the rear.

The slightly less dressed Chieftain is essentially the same bike but without the LED headlight, 65 litre rear trunk, heated grips, heated seats, rear speakers or adjustable lower side fairings.

Accessories include a rider's backrest, pillion armrests, highway pegs, leather grips/levers wraps/ board tassels and tank bag.

  • 2015: Black, red
  • 2016: Black, red, grey, blue, red/cream
  • 2017: Black, red, grey, red/cream, blue/cream, black/cream

2017: Indian launched the 20kg lighter Roadmaster Classic with leather boot/panniers, LED headlights and Chrome teardrop fuel tank badge. The boot has a quick access bag on top, just behind the integrated pillion backrest however total capacity is roughly 20 litres less than the non-classic model and it doesn't get the adjustable lover fairings or rear speakers. On balance we prefer the look of the Classic.

Both bikes get a new 7" TFT dash entertainment/satnav system.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2015 £17,200 £13,800 £12,050 4,100
2016 £19,450 £15,550 £13,600 3,100
2017 £21,700 £17,350 £15,200 2,100
2018 £22,000 £17,650 £15,450 1,450

Prices Updated: 25th September 2018

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Availability

How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around
2015 19 0 19

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