Indian reveal striking Roadmaster Elite limited-edition

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Indian Motorcycle have today revealed that just two Roadmaster Elite limited-editions will be available for the UK market. 

A higher-spec version of their existing Roadmaster tourer, the £33,899 machine boasts the latest in the manufacturer’s touring capabilities, alongside classic Indian styling and the iconic black and red livery, complete with 24-karat gold leaf badging.


With a painting process that takes around 30 hours alone, the Elite also features an upgraded 600-watt audio system, designed to deliver a crisper audio from the fairing, top-box and pannier mounted speakers. This is also said to be 50% louder than that provided to the standard Roadmaster.

What’s more, a nine-band dynamic equaliser will also auto-adjust certain frequencies to insure they are at the correct level at differing speeds, to help accommodate for varied wind, road and engine noise.

Away from the sound system, riders can also expect leather passenger armrests, aluminium rider and passenger footboards, a touring console, aluminium mirrors and chrome bumpers. 

The gold is 24-karat gold leaf

Internally, the Roadmaster Elite also uses Indian’s latest rear cylinder deactivation technology, which allows the torque-laden Thunderstroke III to automatically deactivate the rear cyclinder when at a standstill – providing the ambient temperature is over 15C and the bike is up to operating temperature. 

The advantage of this is that the bike generates less heat, which in turn improves rider comfort. As soon as the throttle is applied, the cylinder then re-activates to allow for a seamless getaway.

With the engine producing 111ftlb of torque at just 3000rpm, to keep you in control are three selectable rider modes, which consist of Tour, Standard and Sport. These alter the throttle map, depending on the selection.

Alongside this, would-be owners will also enjoy a number of other features, including access to the firm’s Ride Command infotainment system, via the bike’s seven-inch glove-friendly display, as well as the standard-issue 140-litres of luggage space already found on the standard machine.

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade