Back in May, Indian Motorcycle launched a one-of-its-kind motorcycle, the Roadmaster Elite, in India. “Launch” is a bit of a stretch here though: only one unit was made available for our market, which was promptly sold off on the day of the launch.
However, if have been planning on buying the luxury two-wheel saloon but missed out on it, well here’s your chance – provided you’re prepared to shell out almost half a crore!
Indian Motorcycle has confirmed that the Roadmaster Elite will be available in India on per order basis for Rs 48 lakh (ex-showroom). So, don’t expect to it being showcased in the showrooms.
For the uninitiated, the limited edition Indian Roadmaster Elite is based on the road-going Indian Roadmaster. However, unlike the standard Roadmaster, only 300 units of the Elite are available worldwide. Each of these models comes with a custom dual-tone blue and black colour scheme, which according to the company, is done by hand and can take up to 30 hours. If that’s not exclusive enough, you also get a 23-carat gold leaf “Indian” insignia on the fuel tank.
But it’s not just what’s on the inside. The motorcycle also gets a nifty list of features like a Ride Command System, Bluetooth connectivity, music controls and GPS. All this can be accessed via a 7-inch touchscreen system which also works with riding gloves on. In addition to this, you also get a 300W premium audio system, dual climate-heated seats, heated grips, passenger arms, touring console, pinnacle mirrors and more!
Powering the Roadmaster Elite is the same engine as the standard model. This 1811cc Thunder-Stroke V-Twin engine produces 150Nm of torque at 2900rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which transmits power to the rear wheel by a belt drive. Indian also offers lockable waterproof saddlebags and ABS as standard on the motorcycle. It rivals the Harley-Davidson CVO Limited and the Honda Gold Wing.