Lastly, the Indian Roadmaster is a staple in the touring category of motorcycles. The chopper utilizes a 6-speed Thunderstroke air cooled V-Twin rated at 116 cubic inches and 1,890cc. Indian has returned to the market under the brand ownership of Polaris, and in 2014, began adding their weight to the motorcycle world once more. The result is a lineup of touring bikes that perform at a fantastic level.
The bike includes ABS brakes and has been lengthened from previous models. This makes the handling somewhat slow, but the required steering effort is buttery smooth and allows for a calm and enjoyable ride unlike just about any other motorcycle can accommodate.
The Roadmaster also adds 142 liters of storage space in the saddleback, rear compartment, and elsewhere. It also includes a small luggage rack on top of the compartment, adding the potential to strap down additional gear with ease if the need arises.
One thing that sets the Roadmaster apart is its infotainment system. While other motorcycle manufacturers have opted for stripped down command electronics (including touring models), Indian has leaned into the systems that enhance rider enjoyment. The 7-inch touchscreen adds what Indian calls “Ride Command” to your console, offering a central system for information and connectivity needs.