American company Indian has unveiled an upmarket version of its Roadmaster tourer, the limited edition Roadmaster Elite, which features stunning candy red and black paintwork, complete with 24 carat gold leaf badging.
Indian says that each Roadmaster Elite takes 30 hours to paint and is hand finished in house. The Elite also comes with other seriously cool upgrades, including billet aluminium floorboards for the rider and pillion, leather armrests for the passenger, billet aluminium mirrors, chrome bumpers and a new instrument console, which houses an upgraded 600-watt sound system that’s said to be 50% louder than the standard model.
If the Roadmaster Elite is a bit too decadent, the standard Roadmaster remains in the Indian range. The big tourer features Indian’s soulful 1901cc ThunderStroke 111 V-twin motor, complete with three riding modes and an innovative cylinder deactivation system, which cuts out the rear cylinder in traffic, in order to reduce the amount of heat transferred to the rider’s back side.
The Indian’s spec sheet also includes full LED lighting, heated leather seats, heated handlebar grips, keyless ignition, an electric windscreen and central locking panniers. Options include higher-rise handlebars, and a larger 19” front wheel with an open front mudguard, for riders who prefer a different look.
No prices have been announced for the Elite, but it’s fair to say that it’ll be a good chunk more than the £25,699 of the standard model.
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