The new Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike is among those motorcycles that have changed long rides’ perception. It features ergonomically perfect fairing, slammed saddlebags, 19 inches of the front wheel with an open fender and fully extended reach the rogue seat. The Roadmaster Dark Horse is powered with Thunder Stroke 116 with premium touring amenities that include traveling trunk and lower fairings with fully adjustable airflow vents. The standard amenities include remote-locking saddlebags and a trunk with adjustable passenger floorboards. Following are the full review of the Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike with its price and specifications.
Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike – Features and Price
More significant, Better, and Badder
The whole 2020 line-up comes with the latest Thunder Stroke line-up packed with a host of new features and benefits. It has a wholly redesigned Ride Command system including an aggressively-styled Roadmaster Dark Horse and redesigned Spring Dark Horse. The new Indian Motorcycle 2020 Thunder Stroke lineup is bigger, better, and worse than ever.
Thunder Stroke 116
The Indian Motorcycles has never used the mighty 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine in any of their models before. It is the new 116 cubic-inch air-cooled V-Twin engine featuring the high-flow cylinder head that delivers class-leading performance with 126 ft-lbs of torque. The Thunder Stroke 116 engine comes as standard in Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.
Ride Command with Connected Services
The 2020 year is the year of innovation because Indian Motorcycle has introduced the new Ride Command System in their motorcycles and the new Thunder Stroke 116. This system is a completely redesigned version of its industry-leading infotainment system. It still measures seven inches of glove-touch technology and a new quad-core processor to offer the fastest infotainment experience available. Some of the new features include weather and traffic overlays that allow the rider to plan their ride to avoid traffic jams and poor weather conditions—furthermore, its intuitive destination search capabilities and an improved customizable ride screen.
Styling and Comfort
The new Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike comes with harder edges and sharper lines. The Roadmaster Dark Horse is a masterfully made touring motorcycle that comes standard in black color styling. Moreover, outstanding steering geometry and lightweight cast aluminum frame offer responsive handling and agile cornering. The aggressive new style of the new Roadmaster Dark Horse is built to get the rider to the destination in style and ultimate comfort.
Furthermore, the rider can also bring luggage of about 37plus gallons. The cargo is fully protected with the help of weatherproof storage with remote-locking saddlebags. The newly redesigned airflow vents provide the rider with significantly more cooling airflow for greater riding comfort. An all-new push-button power windshield allows the rider to easily change the height to protect the face from coming insects and dust.
Power and Features
The new Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike is available with the powerful Thunder Stroke 116 blacked-out engine that delivers 126 ft-lb of torque for outstanding power at low RPM and a smooth ride at any speed. The motorcycle has the latest and fastest ride command system that features turn-by-turn navigation with intuitive destination search capabilities. The Blue Connection, vehicle information including weather and traffic information, keeps the rider up-to-date. The Roadmaster Dark Horse is built according to the modern touring amenities that enhance the touring ride. There are high-output speakers installed that provide 200-watt of crystal-clear audio. It also sports the new fully dynamic equalizer that automatically adjusts for wind, road and engine noise. The amenities include Keyless ignition, LED lighting, Cruise-Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring, and heated grip to make the most out of every ride.
Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike – Price
The new Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike comes with a price of $28,999.
Indian 2020 Roadmaster Dark Horse Touring Bike – Technical Specifications
Ride Command Infotainment System
|Screen Size||7 inches|
|Response Time||15-second from key-on|
|Premium Audio System||100-Watt including AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input|
|GPS Navigation||Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest|
|Customizable Route Builder||Add up to 100-way points|
|Engine Type||49-degree V-Twin|
|Transmission||6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift|
|Battery||12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA|
|Bore x Stroke||4.063 in x 4.449 in (103.2 mm x 113 mm)|
|Charging System||42 amp max output|
|Compression Ratio||11.0: 1|
|Cooling System||Air / Oil|
|Displacement||115 cu in / 1890 cc|
|Exhaust||Split dual exhaust with crossover|
|Final Drive Belt||drive, 152 tooth|
|Fuel Capacity||5.5 gal (20.8 ltr)|
|Fuel System||Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/54 mm bore|
|Oil Capacity||Six qts (5.68 liters)|
|Primary Drive||Gear drive wet clutch|
|Torque||126 ftlbs @ 2900 rpm (168 Nm @ 2800 rpm)|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork, 46mm diameter, 4.7-inch (119mm) travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock 4.5 inches (114mm) travel, air adjustable|
|Dry Weight||868 lbs (394kg)|
|Ground Clearance||5.1 inches (130mm)|
|GVWR||1,385 lbs (628 kg)|
|Length||102.1 inches (2593mm)|
|Rake/Trail||25° / 5.9 inches (150mm)|
|Seat Height||26.5 inches (673mm)|
|Wheelbase||65.7 inches (1668mm)|
|Brake System||Type Individual front and rear control including ABS|
|Front Braking System||Dual 300 mm floating rotor including 4-piston calipers|
|Rear Braking System||Single 300 mm floating rotor including 2-piston caliper|
Wheels & Tires
|Front Tire||Dunlop® American Elite, 130/60B19 61H|
|Front Wheel||Cast 19″ x 3.5″ with tire pressure monitoring|
|Rear Tire||Dunlop® Elite 3, 180/60R16 80H|
|Rear Wheel||Cast 16″ x 5.0″ with tire pressure monitoring|
In 2020, Indian Motorcycles have upgraded their entire 2020 line and used Thunder Stroke 116 instead of Thunder Stroke 111. The up-gradation has not enhanced the overall performance but it has brought changes in the overall styling. The engine has got stage-1 slip-on exhaust, which is available in black and chrome. The Indian Motorcycle’s new stage 1 oval slip-on muffler kit and stage-1 performance air intake with an increased horsepower by 8%. Furthermore, the bike has plenty of additional passenger accommodation including headdress passenger floorboards pads and a 12-inch quick-release passenger sissy bar.