Indian Motorcycle announce Roadmaster Limited and Vintage Dark Horse for 2021

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Indian Motorcycle have given their range a shake up for 2021, and added two new models, including the headline-grabbing Roadmaster Limited.

The Limited model represents a fresh redesign of the big cruiser, in line with the more modern take that Indian applied to their Chieftain range a couple of years back. This includes a new-look square front fairing, open front mudguard, new 'slammed' saddlebags and neater finishes without all the chrome and tassels. 

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There’s some funky tech hiding inside it too, with central locking, ABS, traction control, riding modes, heated grips, cruise control, keyless ignition and tyre pressure monitoring, plus ClimaCommand heated – and cooled – seats. 

A closer view of the Indian Roadmaster Limited console

Because the people at Indian are nice folks, they’ve made a lot of new kit available separately, so the fancy seats fit all bikes with a Thunderstroke engine built since 2014. Smart move. What’s more, Apple CarPlay will also come standard on all 2021 Roadmaster, Chieftain and Challenger models equipped with the Ride Command display system, with navigation – allowing you to select music, take calls and more whilst on the go.

Following on with the mean theme, Indian have also introduced the Vintage Dark Horse, which modernises the Vintage cruiser and, as the name implies, was always the most classic-looking machine in the range. This comes finished in a blacked-out livery, complete with soft black leather bags.

Elsewhere, there’s also a giant 64-litre topbox available for the Challenger, if long distance touring is your goal, as well as a 50% louder speaker kit to go in it if you prefer annoying people instead. If the big box isn’t quite your style but you do regularly take a passenger, there’s also a huge array of sissy bars, backrest pads and even passenger footboards to choose from.

Riding the 2021 Indian Scout

There are interesting updates to the range away from the huge tourers too, most notably with the 2021 A2 licence-compatible Scout, which has received some fresh new paint schemes as well as a whole host of accessories. 

Most of the tweaks and extras are aimed at making the Scout that bit more practical and include adding a quick-release colour-matched fairing with two-inch screen, semi-rigid saddlebags, heated grips and a fairing bag.

All of the new and revamped bikes will be available to order over the coming months, with pricing for everything to be confirmed shortly. Check back soon for full reviews of all 2021 models.

Indian Roadmaster Limited explored:

  • Hot and cold The rider and passenger seats have two heated or cooling options, which can be controlled through the dash
  • Plug it in baby The big power button has moved to the bars and been replaced with a useful auxiliary power outlet to power accessories
  • See it all As well as the standard onboard infotainment, the new Roadmaster is now compatible with Apple CarPlay
  • Light the way Indian now offer the Pathfinder S LED driving lights, so you can see the corners as you grind the boards
  • Any colour... Almost like Henry Ford, Indian will only provide the Roadmaster in Thunder Black Azure Crystal and Crimson Metallic

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Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.