Indian Motorcycles had launched the Roadmaster Classic in USA, a couple of months prior. Around then, there was no news on whether the new Roadmaster variant will come to India or not. It appears that the cloud of doubt has disappeared on that count the Roadmaster Classic is presently recorded on the organization’s Indian site. We tried to contact officials from Indian Motorcycles but they stayed tight-lipped about the development however were informed that we could expect the launch of the motorcycle this year.
Internationally, the Indian Roadmaster Classic gets new colour schemes of Thunder Black, Willow Green over Ivory Cream and Red over Ivory Cream. There are some feature updates also. The most noticeable update is that the ‘Rider Command’ infotainment system,, which includes a 7-inch touchscreen, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and a radio too. The touchscreen additionally demonstrates the relevant riding data and has a navigation feature also. The other features include cruise control, desert tan leather seats and saddlebags, tyre pressure monitoring system, heated seats and grips, LED lights and keyless ignition. All the features are standard. Additionally, the aggregate capacity of the saddlebags and the top box is 122 liters. They are detachable obviously.
The Indian Roadmaster Classic will likewise have the same 1,811 ‘Thunder-Stroke’ V-twin motor that is air-cooled. The motor produces 135 Nm of peak torque at a rather low 2,100 rpm. The US-spec Roadmaster Classic belts out 161.6 Nm at 3,000 rpm. So, the Indian-spec Roadmaster Classic will see a significant drop in torque figure.
The organization does not uncover the power outfit of its bikes. The Roadmaster range is based on an indistinguishable stage from the Indian Chieftain and the Roadmaster Classic in particular tips the scale at a portly 392 kg.
The Indian Roadmaster has been on sale in India for right around a year now and is currently the costs of the bike start at ₹ 39.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). One can expect the costs of the Roadmaster Classic to go up by a few lakhs as it will have more features, specially the rider command system, which will now be found in all the Indian bikes that will be launched in 2017.