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2015 Indian Roadmaster Unveiled

2015 Indian Roadmaster

Indian Motorcycle has unveiled a new luxury tourer – the Roadmaster. This name is nothing new for Indian. While under control of a financial group headed by Ralph B. Rogers, Indian built the original Roadmaster from 1947-1953.

The touring-savvy bike was revealed at the Indian Motorcycle dealer meeting, and will make its public debut August 2 at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. While there, the Roadmaster will also be available for demos.

“It has truly been a privilege and an honor for our team to be a part of motorcycling history in designing and reintroducing the Roadmaster, which has such a legendary reputation as the king of luxury touring bikes,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries, the owner of Indian Motorcycle.

“The quality, craftsmanship, performance and standard feature set on this bike is simply unmatched in the luxury touring segment, and we look forward to sharing the 2015 Roadmaster and other exciting announcements with the global motorcycling community beginning August 2nd in Sturgis.”

The Roadmaster is powered by the same Thunder Stroke 111 engine – the 49-degree, 1811cc air-cooled V-Twin – that also powers the Chief Lineup (Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chieftain). Mated to a six-speed transmission, the Thunder Stroke 111 produces 119 ft/lbs of torque.

Besides the two-up touring amenities (listed below), the Roadmaster is loaded with chrome on nearly everything – the forks, trim, trunk rack, front and rear highway bars, fender tips, and “many other chrome components that are options on other brands.”

The Roadmaster was designed with one mission in mind – provide the optimal package for two-up luxury touring regardless of the weather. Following are the highlights of what additions the fully-faired Roadmaster has:

  • Nearly 38 gallons of weatherproof storage
  • Standard hard-sided saddlebags and a roomy quick-release, carpet-lined rear trunk —both featuring remote locking for security and convenience
  • Enhanced driver leg room and adjustable passenger floorboards
  • The Horizon Windscreen featuring power-adjust
  • Desert Tan Genuine Leather heated seats with individual controls and high/low settings
  • Heated grips featuring 10 temperature settings
  • Adjustable airflow lower fairings with storage

The Roadmaster is also loaded with premium features as standard equipment:

  • High-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Chrome front and rear highway bars
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and trunk locks
  • Triple power ports
  • Pathfinder LED Lighting throughout
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Advanced infotainment system offering communication, navigation, and telephone and Pandora® integration
  • Bluetooth capability for hands-free multi-device connectivity

The 2015 Indian Roadmaster will be available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, and a two-tone Indian Motorcycle Red/Ivory Cream at a starting MSRP of $26,999.

The Roadmaster will be unveiled at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Indian Motorcycle exhibit at 3rd & Lazelle St. Demo ride will be available at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience, I-90 @ Exit 30.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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