Starts at: 30,499 $
Review 2023
Indian Roadmaster USA

2023 Indian Roadmaster

  • Sold in the USA: 2015-Present
  • 2020-Present: Challenger Dark Horse

2023 Indian Road Master Price in the USA: 30,499 $ (2-years warranty with unlimited mileage cover)

The Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company launched Roadmaster in 2015, just before the launch of Scout. The Roadmaster is a full-dress tourer and takes you to your destination comfortably, no matter how long the journey is. It has all the necessary features to handle you with style and comfort. The 2021 Indian Roadmaster was introduced with many updates, and it offered a redesigned big cruiser, central lock system, ABS, traction control, heated grips, and much more. The latest Indian Roadmaster comes with the following standard equipment:

  • Seven-inches touch screen
  • Heated grips
  • Adjustable passenger floorboards
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • 12 Volt charging port
  • USB
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • ABS

The present Indian Roadmaster has two model options: the Roadmaster Limited and Roadmaster Dark Horse. The Roadmaster Limited has premium chrome finishes, LED headlights, 19-inches wheels, deep glossy metallic crystal paint, and all other standard equipment. At the same time, the Roadmaster Dark Horse comes with blacked-out finishes, an open fender, rear cylinder deactivation, matte paint, and all standard equipment. The Indian Roadmaster is one of the best options if you are looking for a tourer, but tourers are not everyone’s cup of tea. It costs you a lot of bucks, but its luxury and comfort are the best among other rivals.

Indian Roadmaster heavy faired cruiser motorcycle full view title image
Indian Roadmaster heavy faired cruiser motorcycle full view title image

Engine & Performance:

The Indian Roadmaster gets its power from a 1890cc, thunder stroke, air-cooled engine that generates 116 hp of power and 126 lb-ft of torque. The thunder stroke III motor in Roadmaster delivers a great lumpy grunt even more than the Harley, thus giving a sheer performance. It offers a 6-speed transmission, the gears shift with a clean and positive attitude, and the power delivers to the rear through a quiet belt. The Indian Roadmaster has three riding modes: Tour, standard, and sport. The standard mode helps quick passing by offering more pork at low speeds. The Sport riding mode allows an immediate throttle response for more power delivery, and the Tour mode has a smooth throttle response that is opted for relaxed riding. The Roadmaster is a giant bike, but surprisingly it does not feel like a heavy bike when riding because of its appropriate riding position. The bike’s weight disappears once rolling the centre of gravity and makes handling easy. It has telescopic fork suspension at the front and a single shock suspension at the rear. The steering response is good, and the bike’s control is best when you have mastered it and don’t make sudden moves. The bike’s handling is excellent at low speeds. The braking system is efficient, stops the motorbike quickly when desired, and has a good feel at an adjustable level and a rear pedal. The Roadmaster comes with rear cylinder deactivation and keeps the rider comfortable by automatically dropping the cylinder at rest with a temperature above 15 degrees. It will generate less heat when starting the bike again.

Mileage, Top Speed & Mileage:

The Indian Roadmaster has a fuel economy of 35.9 miles per gallon. It sprinted from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 13.91 seconds and recorded a top speed of 137 miles per hour. Indian roadmaster with its powerful engine gives a fuel economy of 15-16 kilometers per liter.

Design & Build Quality:

The Indian Roadmaster is a massive bike with an overall length of 104.6 inches, a width of 40.2 inches, and a height of 55.7 inches with a ground clearance of 5.5 inches. This tourer bike comes with a push start windshield that lets you change the size according to your need so you can lower it for wind and raise it when cruising. The plush 2-up seat is much more comfortable and has heating technology that guarantees the rider’s comfort while the grip handles are also heated. The lower fairing is complicated and has adjustable vents so the rider can tailor airflow for maximum comfort. There is a 7-inches touch screen in front of the riders that are powered by RIDE COMMAND and has Apple Carplay integration in it that lets you use navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, weather, and traffic updates. It offers a 36-gallon storage compartment with remote locking saddlebags and easy access so you can store your valuables in a weatherproof space. There are speakers with high output installed in the fairings that deliver 200 watts of audio, and the dynamic equalizer adjusts the wind noise, engine noise, and road sound automatically. The keyless entry, central lock system, tire pressure monitoring system, and cruise control. LED headlights and improved ergonomics make it stand out among competitors. It is not so cheap and even more expensive than its rivals, but it is beautifully equipped and has an outstanding build quality. The badging, the detailing, the chrome, and the paint show no prevailing problems to be worried about, and you can’t resist choosing it over other tourers.

Pros:

  • Smooth, responsive engine
  • Beautifully balanced chassis
  • Superb all-day comfort
  • Super comfortable seats
  • Effortless ride
  • Looks great
  • Low-speed control is excellent
  • Handles well for a big bike
  • Handles brilliantly

Cons:

  • Very Expensive
  • Difficult and Expensive Maintenance
  • Unbearable heat in choc-a-bloc traffic
  • Expensive, tiny service network

Major Competitors:

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke 4.063″ x 4.449″ (103.2mm x113mm)
Compression Ratio 11:1
Displacement 116 cu in (1,890 cc)
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore
Engine Type Air-cooled Thunderstroke 116
Exhaust Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-over
Gear Ratio (1st) 9.403 : 1
Gear Ratio (2nd) 6.411 : 1
Gear Ratio (3rd) 4.763 : 1
Gear Ratio (4th) 3.796 : 1
Gear Ratio (5th) 3.243 : 1
Gear Ratio (6th) 2.789 : 1
Peak Torque 126 ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM 2,900 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive 2.2 : 1
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal (20.8 L)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in (140 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Lean Angle 31°
Overall Height 55.7 in / 1415 mm
Overall Length 104.6 in (2,656 mm)
Overall Width 40.2 in (1,022 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 in (673 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel) 877 lbs (398 kg) / 909 lbs (412 kg)
Wheelbase 65.7 in (1668 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes Dual / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Rear Brakes Single / 300 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires Metzeler Cruisetec 130/80B17 65H
Front Wheel Highlight Machine Tour 17 in x 3.5 in
Rear Tires Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Highlight Machine Tour 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter 46 mm
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Front Travel 4.7 in (119 mm)
Rear Suspension Single Shock w/ Air adjust
Rear Travel 4.5 in (114 mm)
   
Color/graphics Black Metallic, Maroon Metallic over Crimson Metallic
Factory Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Features

Gauges Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.
Infotainment 7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2022 bikes include a complimentary 1-year trial of RIDE COMMAND+ (after which, fees apply) which includes features like live weather/traffic, intuitive destination search, vehicle health and vehicle locator. 7 in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
Lights LED Headlamp / Driving / Tail / Brake / Turn Signal
Standard Equipment 7 in Display powered by RIDE COMMAND with Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Power Windshield; Driving Lights; Highway Bars; Vinyl Seats (Separate Rider/Passenger Heat Controls); Heated Grips; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 36.2 Gallons of Storage; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags & Trunk; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; ABS; Cruise Control; Keyless Ignition; 200 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

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