With a limited production run of just 225 motorcycles, Indian’s Roadmaster Elite returns for 2020 with a larger Thunder Stroke 116 air-cooled V-twin, a full list of touring amenities and an all-new custom paint scheme.
Each Roadmaster Elite undergoes a meticulous paint process that takes more than 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand. The new Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Gunmetal Flake paint with off-set red pinstripes and exclusive red Elite badging with matching push-rod tubes delivers a new, meaner and sportier look. The 19-inch precision machined wheel under the valanced front fender adds to this look, while still maintaining a classic aesthetic.
New for 2020 is an upgraded 600-watt PowerBand Audio Plus system that is said to deliver exceptional sound and clarity from high-output fairing, trunk, and saddlebag speakers. The PowerBand Audio Plus system features an enhanced nine-band dynamic equalizer that auto-adjusts specific frequencies to the optimal level at different vehicle speeds to compensate for road, wind and engine noise.
“The Roadmaster itself delivers the ultimate touring experience, but the Roadmaster Elite takes that experience to an even higher level, designed specifically for riders who pay attention to each and every detail,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President for Indian Motorcycle. “Whether riding around town or across the country, the Roadmaster Elite is a statement maker – packed with all the modern touring amenities riders would ever need or want, with an aesthetic that is captivating.”
As Indian Motorcycle’s most powerful air-cooled engine, the Thunder Stroke 116 features a new high-flow cylinder head that makes a claimed 126 lb-ft of torque. Three selectable ride modes (Tour, Standard and Sport) allow riders to adjust the bike’s throttle response to fit their riding preferences.
The Roadmaster Elite also features Indian’s Ride Command system, said to be the largest, fastest, most customizable infotainment system on two wheels. The seven-inch, glove-compatible touchscreen features turn-by-turn navigation, customizable rider information screens, Bluetooth compatibility, and pairs with the Ride Command mobile app for remote accessibility to key vehicle information. New 2020 connected features include traffic and weather overlays, so riders can plan their ride to avoid traffic and poor weather conditions. Riders can also plan a ride route with up to 100 points on the Ride Command website and wirelessly transfer it to the bike via Bluetooth.
Premium touring amenities include tank-mounted analog fuel and volt meters, rear cylinder deactivation and full Pathfinder LED lighting with driving lights. Comfort is enhanced by a genuine leather two-up touring seat with individual heating for both the rider and passenger, passenger armrests, heated handgrips, backlit switchgear and a power-adjustable flare windscreen. Also standard are ABS, keyless ignition, weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags, a spacious trunk that fits two full face helmets and more than 37 gallons of storage space.
Pricing for the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite starts at $38,999.