The new 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Touring Bike is another impressive masterpiece by Indian Motorcycles. It is an ultra-premium touring bike with amenities to match and is specially created for those who demand the best. Thanks to the Indian’s engineers, who are working day and night, have made the Roadmaster Elite one of the ultimate touring machines for long rides. It is not built for high standards and for those who share them. The overall review of the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Touring Bike with its price and specification is given below.
2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Touring Bike – Features
Thunder Stroke 116
It is the first time when Indian brand is offering a 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine in some of its models. The new 116 cubic-inch air-cooled V-twin engine provides a new high-flow cylinder head that offers class-leading performance with 126 ft-lb of torque. The Thunder Stroke 116 is now standard on Chieftain, Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.
Ride Command with Connected Services
Along with the Thunder Stroke 116, Indian Motorcycles have introduced exciting updates in a Ride Command system with Connected Services. It is a completely redesigned version of its industry-leading infotainment system. It is about seven inches long with glove-touch technology; Ride Command now features a new quad-core processor that offers the fastest infotainment experience available. The new connected features provide information related to traffic and weather overlays to plan their ride to avoid traffic and poor weather conditions.
Furthermore, the Ride Command allows the destination search capabilities with an improved customizable ride screen. The Indian’s Motorcycle’s Ride Command is the industry’s largest, efficient and most-customizable infotainment system on two wheels.
For riders looking to pillion ride, Indian Motorcycle provides headdress passenger floorboard pads for the added cushion to combat road vibration and match the currently available headdress rider floorboard pads. Furthermore, Indian Motorcycle offers 12 inches of ape hanger handlebars for all Chief and Springfield models.
Premium 600-Watt Audio System
The new PowerBand Plus audio system offers premium sound from the high-output fairing, saddlebag speakers, and trunk.
Right now, Indian Motorcycle’s are offering only 200 units of Roadmaster Elites to ensure a one-of-a-kind riding experience.
Every 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite is available in attractive two-tone candy paint with custom 24K gold leaf badging finished by hand.
The Ultimate Riding Experience
The touring motorcycle is expertly engineered for those riders who demand to ride in ultimate comfort and luxury.
The bike comes in genuine leather 2-up touring saddle, handgrips, leather passenger armrests and heated seat, including spacious floorboards for maximum comfort.
The new 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Touring Bike comes with an award-winning Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine that offers remarkably smooth 119 ft-lbs of torque.
The Bluetooth connectivity enables the rider to connect his phone or headset to the motorcycle’s display to play music or receive a call quickly. The rider can send the planned routes from the Ride Command app to the bike wirelessly.
The motorcycle provides an iconic Indian Motorcycle style paired with all of the most premium modern touring amenities. The cargo offers 37 plus gallons of weatherproof storage that offers easy accessibility and perfect security. Thanks to remote-locking saddlebags and a spacious trunk that fits two full-face helmets. The overall touring optimized steering geometry and lightweight cast aluminum frame have provided more extraordinary handling and agile cornering experience. The new Rear Cylinder Deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when stopped for greater comfort in slow-moving traffic. On hitting the throttle, the rear cylinder reactivates for full power. There are three different riding modes i.e., Tour, Standard, and Sport, that allow the rider to choose his preferred riding style during the ride.
The new easy to use technology allows the rider to ride long and comfortable rides. The rider might be on long rides, but he will never feel fatigued during the ride. In addition to advanced technology, the new LED lighting, mirrors, chrome bumpers and billet aluminum enhances riding pleasure throughout the ride.
2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Touring Bike – Technical Specifications
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||1901 ccm (116 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||V2, four-stroke|
|Engine details||Thunder Stroke® 116|
|Torque||170.9 Nm (17.4 kgf-m or 126.0 ft.lbs) @ 2900 RPM|
|Bore x stroke||103.2 x 113 mm (4.1 inches x 4.4 inches)|
|Fuel system||Injection. Closed-loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore|
|Transmission type, final drive||Belt|
|Clutch||Gear Drive Wet Clutch|
|Exhaust system||Split dual exhaust with cross-over|
Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels
|Frame type||Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box|
|Rake (fork angle)||26.0-degree|
|Trail||150 mm (5.9 inches)|
|Front suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Front-wheel travel||119 mm (4.7 inches)|
|Rear suspension||Single shock with air adjust|
|Rear-wheel travel||114 mm (4.5 inches)|
|Front brakes||Double disc. ABS. Floating discs. 4 piston caliper.|
|Diameter||300 mm (11.8 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. ABS. Floating disc. 2-piston caliper.|
|Diameter||300 mm (11.8 inches)|
|Wheels||Cast wheels. Dunlop® Elite 3 tires.|
Physical measures and capacities
|Dry weight||405.0 kg (892.9 pounds)|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc.||420.0 kg (925.9 pounds)|
|Seat height||673 mm (26.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.|
|Overall height||1491 mm (58.7 inches)|
|Overall length||2656 mm (104.6 inches)|
|Overall width||1000 mm (39.4 inches)|
|Ground clearance||140 mm (5.5 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1668 mm (65.7 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||20.80 liters (5.50 gallons)|
|Color options||Thunder Black, Burgandy Metallic, Pearl White Over Titanium Metallic, Titanium Smoke Over Thunder Black Smoke|
|Instruments||Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer, with fuel gauge, range, odometer, and current gear.|
|Light||LED Headlamp / Driving / Tail / Brake / Turn Signal|
|Carrying capacity||Hard saddlebags. Top box. Glove Box.|
|Factory warranty||Two years|
|Comments||7 inches of Touchscreen. Windscreen. Cruise control. Heated Grips. Adjustable Passenger Floorboards. Tire Pressure Monitoring. Cruise Control. Keyless Ignition.|
This review article provides the maximum detailing about the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite Touring Bike and it is published under Bikes Catalog. The new Thunder Stroke 116 offers incredible throttle response and outstanding torque. The chassis provides greater riding pleasure and it presents a jaw-dropping view.