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2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite pumps up the volume and the price-tag

Published: 10 February 2020

Updated: 10 February 2020

Introducing the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite: a special £35,499 version of the standard Roadmaster, boasting a lavish hand-finished paint job, lashings of chrome and a new sound system that’s a whole 50% louder than the base model.

Costing £9300 more than a standard Roadmaster and a whole £9900 more than the stripped-back Dark Horse version, the Elite is dressed to the nines in a new colour scheme, which Indian say takes over 30 hours to complete and finish by hand.

Although no numbers are currently available, the previous special Roadmaster was limited to just two UK bikes, so don't expect to see many.

Finished in a glossy black and grey livery, the striking muscle cruiser also gets subtle flashes of red, which help break up the darker colours. Also new is a machined 19in front wheel finished in a mixture of chrome and black.

Indian Roadmaster Elite infotainment system

This same red also features on the pushrod tubes of the mammoth 1890cc Thunder Stroke 116 engine, which produces just shy of 124ftlb of torque at just 2800rpm. Also featured on the standard Roadmaster, there are also three rider modes and rear cylinder deactivation at a standstill - keeping the bike and rider cooler in traffic. 

Alongside hefty grunt, you also get more in the audio department, with a new 600-watt 'PowerBand Audio Plus' system - complete with speakers in the fairing and saddlebags - that delivers 50% more noise than the standard Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.

Helping to select those blaring tunes is Indian’s latest Ride Command system, which takes the accolade of being the brand’s biggest, fastest and most customisable infotainment software available. With a seven inch glove-friendly screen, complete with sat-nav, the unit can be paired to your phone via Bluetooth.

Elsewhere, riders can also enjoy all of the creature comforts found on the standard model; including LED lighting, tank-mounted analogue fuel and volt gauges and dual leather seats – complete with individual heat controllers. Also expect ABS, keyless ignition, heated grips, electronically-adjustable screen, more than 140 litres of luggage space and more.

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