2017 Indian Roadmaster

2017 Indian Roadmaster Review

Have to admit this 2017 Indian Roadmaster Review shows it be a stunning looking motorcycle that even in its standard form comes well spec’d with many bells and whistles. This includes a 7 inch touch screen that can display just about everything the rider could ask for, as is discussed in the video. With a starting price of around $29,000 there is a respectable list of factory accessories which can be added, including a styling kit and an exhaust kit. Indian refer to their exhaust kit as the ‘six shooter’ so I am picking it will make the exhaust note have more of a crack in it.

In listening to this video of the 2017 Indian Roadmaster with the standard exhaust set up it is quiet recording it while riding even though the bike has a decent size fairing and windshield. Specifications are much as you would expect for this class of bike, and its price. Engine Type: Thunder Stroke 111, Displacement 111 cu in (1811 cc) Bore x Stroke 3.976 in x 4.449 in (101 mm x 113 mm) 9.5 : 1 Compression Ratio. Electronic Fuel Injection Peak Torque 119.2 ft-lbs @ 3000 rpm Split dual crossover exhaust.

Suspension: Front – Telescopic Fork, total of 4.7 inch travel Suspension: Rear – Single Shock Air adjustable. 4.5 inch travel Brakes :Front Twin 300mm discs, 4 Piston Caliper. Rear:Single 300mm disc, 2 Piston Caliper Wheels Front : Cast 16 in x 3.5 in. Rear: Cast 16 in x 5 in. Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gallons Weight Full of Fuel : 944 lbs Released during 2014, the Indian Roadmaster came into being shortly before the new Scout was released. The Roadmaster is based on the Chieftain but with added luxury touring extras such as a trunk, front fairing, heated seats and grips, LED headlights, rear crash bar and passenger foot boards. It is designed to be a comfortable long distance cruiser and will no doubt win itself many friends.

Indian refer to their bikes as ‘legends in waiting’ They may well be correct in this.

Source:Thanks to Shaun Smoak for the video and review, and IndianMotorcycle.com

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