Indian Motorcycle has just taken the wraps off their latest premium touring machine in the 2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite.
Limited to just 200 units worldwide, the 2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite gets a bunch of features over the base model Roadmaster. Namely, the stunning Wildfire Red Candy over Black Crystal paint with real 24-karat gold leaf badging—which takes roughly 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand—and an upgraded stereo system.
The new audio unit is a 600-watt PowerBand system, with speakers in the fairing, trunk, and saddlebags. Indian claims the speakers are 50 percent louder than what’s offered in the stock Roadmaster. The PowerBand Audio Plus system features an enhanced nine-band dynamic equalizer. The system auto-adjusts specific frequencies to the optimal level at different vehicle speeds to compensate for road, wind, and engine noise.
The same Thunder Stroke 111 motor as the base Roadmaster powers the Roadmaster Elite. Indian claims this produces 119 ft-lb of torque. The rider still gets the three selectable riding mores of Tour, Standard, and Sport. The Roadmaster Elite utilizes the rear cylinder deactivation when the motor is at operating temperature, the ambient temp is above 59°F and the motorcycle is at standstill (like at the traffic lights).
Upgrade the Roadmaster motor if you wanna go faster
The 2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite motor can be easily upgraded with a new Stage 1 Exhaust, a Thunder Stroke Stage 1 Performance Air Intake, Thunder Stroke Stage 2 Performance Cams, and the 116ci Stage 3 Big Bore Kit. You can also change the look with including a mid-rise handlebar, a new color-matched open fender, and 19-inch front wheel.
You’ll also get the Indian Ride Command system. This features the seven-inch touchscreen you don’t have to take your gloves off to use. You get turn-by-turn navigation, customizable rider information screens, Bluetooth compatibility. And, you pair your phone with the Indian Motorcycle Ride Command mobile app for remote accessibility to key vehicle information. Riders can also plan a ride route with up to 100 points on the Ride Command website. You can then wirelessly transfer it to the bike via Bluetooth.
These things ain’t cheap. The Roadmaster Elite starts at $36,999 in the U.S. and $44,499 in Canada. However, this is the very best touring motorcycle Indian has to offer.
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