Indian Roadmaster: A stylish cruiser from Indian Motorcycles




Long stretches of highways is where bikes like the Indian Roadmaster belong. The Roadmaster features a huge windscreen, and the wide and comfortable saddle make it a delight. To add to it, the torquey motor sounds wonderful with absolutely no vibration whatsoever. A bike like this is best coined a 'full dresser', meaning it's loaded with a comfortable seat, lots of touring kit, and wind protection. While a motorcycle of this size may not be apt for India, it certainly is special in its own way.


Engine


Packed neatly within the frame is a 1811cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 100bhp and 138.90Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Indian Roadmaster is BSIV-compliant.


Specifications


The Indian Roadmaster looks like a traditional American highway tourer. It boasts of a huge touring kit, like you may have seen on some Harley-Davidsons. This bike has been built on the same platform as the Chieftain. While the chassis and engine remain the same, there are some additional bits that make it a touring bike. The rider's saddle is wide, and the highway-style handlebars look cool. It also gets large storage compartments. 

On either side, it has hard panniers, while at the rear, it gets a huge trunk. There are boxes over the front crash bars too. All of this adds up to lots of luggage capacity. The pillion's seat also gets armrests. And a huge electrically adjustable windshield sits atop the vast front fairing that sports three large lights and indicators on either side. It also has a beautifully crafted fuel tank and the two-tone paint theme is properly classic. It gets a huge digital display in the middle along with two analogue pods on either side.

There are also two smaller meters on the fuel tank. In terms of dimensions, the Roadmaster is 2656mm in length, 1012mm in width and 1572mm in height. The Thunder Stroke 111 V-twin engine is a great unit. It is amazingly refined, with barely any vibrations felt. And there is ample torque available across the rev range. Acceleration is strong and smooth, and the rumble from its twin exhausts is music to the ears. The gearbox isn't the easiest to use, however. At 421kgs, the bike feels quite heavy. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 140mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1668mm and a seat height of 673mm.


Mileage


The Indian Roadmaster has a fuel tank capacity of 20.8 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 20kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.

Mechanical Parts


This is perhaps one of the most comfortable bikes you will ever sit on. You're seated upright, with your arms stretched out for the wide handlebar. The foot pegs are set towards the front, and the saddle provides ample support and comfort. The pillion's seat too, is very comfy with a backrest. The bike gets lighter as you pick up speed, thanks to the suspension, chassis and steering geometry. Despite its heft, it feels very nimble at the front. Turn-in is easy, and inspires a lot of confidence. The bike glides through corners, and snaking your way through traffic too isn't an issue. Ride quality is on the pliant side, as it soaks in bumps very well. The brakes provide sufficient bite when stopping. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a single shock-absorber with pneumatic adjust. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a cast aluminum frame with integrated air-box frame. The Roadmaster runs on 130/90 B-16 tyres at the front and 180/60 R-16 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and rear.

Features


The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like a 200W audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, tyre pressure monitors, cruise control, digital trip meter, LED tail lamp, ABS, engine kill switch and an analogue speedometer. 


Colours


The Indian Roadmaster is available in a variety of shades like Thunder Black, Steel Grey over Thunder Black, Willow Green over Ivory Cream, Burgundy Metallic and Thunder Black over Ivory Cream. Willow Green over Ivory Cream is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.

Brochure


Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company's website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options. 

Prices and Variants


The Indian Roadmaster is available in one variant: Roadmaster Standard for ₹ 42.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.

There is a lot more information available on the Indian Roadmaster, along with detailed reviews of the same. You can tune into autoX to know more about the brand, its models and news related to the product.


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