2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic First Look, Specs & Pricing

Introducing the 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic

Introducing the 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic

Welcome Back Americana

Indian Motorcycle’s newly crafted Roadmaster Classic brings the glory back to the ride. It reimagines what a heritage-inspired American touring motorcycle can be by blending classic styling such as genuine leather saddlebags and a new leather trunk with all the technology and comforts you’d expect from the luxurious Roadmaster, like the Ride Command infotainment system, Pathfinder LED headlights, and individually heated seats.

The Roadmaster Classic brings back the splendor of touring across the open road with nothing but time and no destination in mind. It features loads of high quality genuine leather and is available in stunning two-tone paint options such as Willow Green over Ivory Cream and Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream. Chrome details like the new teardrop tank badge, valanced fenders, and leather fringe pay homage to the iconic styling cues of past Indian motorcycles. Rest assured, this bike will turn heads whether you’re riding down Main Street or Route 66.

The Roadmaster Classic reinvents modern Americana by pairing cutting-edge technology and comfort with eye-catching vintage style. It features the industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system along with ABS brakes, cruise control, TPMS, heated seats and grips, power adjustable windshield, adjustable passenger floorboards, and keyless ignition. An easily removable leather trunk gives riders the option of a more streamlined look — perfect for shorter trips.

There’s still history to be made on Route 66 and beyond. For riders who choose the Roadmaster Classic, it’s guaranteed to make those stories legendary.

The 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic has 33 gallons of storage

There’s 33 gallons of cargo space available via full-grain Desert Tan leather saddlebags and a matching leather trunk that’s easily removable.

Iconic Styling & Modern Touring Amenities

The Roadmaster Classic offers iconic styling with the ultimate in modern touring amenities.

Up front, the bike is adorned with Indian Motorcycle’s illuminated headdress atop a valanced fender, a Pathfinder LED headlight and driving lights, and a Horizon touring windscreen that can quickly rise or lower up to four inches with the push of a button.

The fuel tank retains its distinctive dual-look filler caps but now includes a brand new chrome teardrop tank badge and chrome center console. The cockpit is defined by a fairing with a color matched inner dash, a 100-watt premium audio system with chrome speaker grill bezels, and a glare-reducing textured black upper dash panel. This high-profile area also features all-chrome hand controls, complete with heated grips, and wiring routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.

Down below, front and rear highway bars, spacious adjustable floorboards and chrome lower controls provide plenty of room to insure all-day comfort on even the longest rides.

Touring luxury is further enhanced with a plush full-grain genuine Desert Tan leather two-up seat that delivers long-riding comfort and is equipped with independent, dual-mode heat controls for driver and passenger. The saddle is designed for plenty of space for both riders, and is exceptionally comfortable for the passenger with a large backrest and adjustable passenger floorboards.

Out back, there’s 33 gallons of convenient cargo space available via full-grain Desert Tan leather saddlebags and a matching leather trunk that’s easily removable to aid in versatility. Large enough to hold two full-faced helmets and constructed with a built-in passenger backrest, the trunk can be kept on for a full touring experience or quickly detached to create a more streamlined look. Finished with classic heritage styling featuring genuine leather, conchos and fringe, the seat, saddlebags and trunk are designed to withstand the elements and retain their natural beauty.

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic features a new chrome teardrop tank badge.

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic features a new chrome teardrop tank badge.

Power to Spare

The Roadmaster Classic comes with power to spare. Sculpted with multi-directional finned valve covers featuring asymmetric styling, large parallel pushrod tubes, a sculpted cam cover and downward firing exhaust, the Thunder Stroke 111 – inspired by the legendary Power Plus motor of the 1940s – produces 119 ft-lbs of torque with extraordinary output at low RPM so you can accelerate effortlessly in every gear. A chromed split dual exhaust with crossover completes the powerplant package.

Superior Suspension

Noted for its smooth ride, Indian Motorcycle’s telescopic fork front and single shock rear suspension soak up the bumps with nearly 5 inches of travel while offering superior feedback. The easy to access rear shock is air-adjustable with an included pump, and air pressure can be easily fine-tuned to deliver the ride you want whether riding solo or two-up. Cast 16″ x 3.5″ front and 16″ x 5″ rear wheels with tire pressure monitoring are shod in Dunlop Elite 3 tires to further compliment the smooth ride.

Balanced Braking

Confident control demands balanced braking, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on the Roadmaster Classic. It utilizes dual 300mm semi-floating rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a single 300mm semi-floating rotor with two-piston caliper in the rear. Activated via multi-position-adjustable front and well-tuned rear brake levers acting through stainless steel reinforced lines, both front and rear brakes feature a high-resolution anti-lock brake system (ABS).

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic Desert Tan Leather Seat

Touring luxury on the Roadmaster Classic includes a plush full-grain genuine Desert Tan leather two-up seat that delivers long-riding comfort and is equipped with independent, dual-mode heat controls for driver and passenger.

Advanced Rider Assistance

Advanced Rider Assistance Systems standard on the Roadmaster Classic include keyless ignition with a proximity fob used to start the bike, ABS braking to help retain control in any situation, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), automotive-quality throttle by wire cruise control for relaxed highway journeys, heated grips and seats, and Indian Motorcycle’s much-lauded Ride Command infotainment system that can be customized to show loads of ride and vehicle data.

Ride Command

Pinch. Swipe. Tap. All without removing your gloves. Offering the industry’s largest, fastest, and most customizable infotainment system, the seven-inch Ride Command system allows you to get turn-by-turn directions, quickly navigate to points of interest, play Bluetooth audio, check vehicle information and status, plus a whole lot more via its easy to use interface. And thanks to split-screen technology, you can easily customize three rider screens to display the information that matters to you most.

A Wealth of Accessories

Customize the Roadmaster Classic to your specific tastes with a wealth of additional leather and chrome accessories including Passenger Armrests and Trunk Mat specifically designed for the Roadmaster Classic. Enhance the riding experience with a Touring or Flare Windshield, Lower Fairings, Genuine Leather Extended Reach Seat and Infinite Highway Pegs. Upgrade the bike with an Integrated Garage Door Opener or Premium Touring Console. Complementing the Roadmaster Classic Genuine Leather Trunk and Saddlebags are our Genuine Leather Accessories including: Grip, Lever, Highway Bar and Floorboard Wraps, Tank Pouch, Rear Highway Bar Bag, Mud Flaps and Saddlebag Fringe.

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic (left) & 2017 Indian Roadmaster (right)

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic (left) & 2017 Indian Roadmaster (right)

2017 INDIAN ROADMASTER CLASSIC SPECS

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
7” touch screen (glove compatible with pinch to zoom & swipe functionality)
Customizable information displays
Simple, easy to use software

ENGINE – THUNDER STROKE 111
Engine Type 49˚ V-Twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 3.976” x 4.449” (101 mm x 113 mm)
Charging System 42 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Cooling System Air / Oil
Displacement 111 cu in / 1811cc
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 5.5 qts / 5.20 ltr with oil cooler
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 119.2 ft-lbs at 3000 rpm / 138.9 Nm at 2600rpm

2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic

There’s plenty of top-shelf touring amenities on the 2017 Roadmaster Classic including Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system, ABS brakes, cruise control, TPMS, heated seats and grips, power adjustable windshield, adjustable passenger floorboards, and keyless ignition.

SUSPENSION
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 46 mm diameter, 4.7 in / 119 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 in / 114 mm travel, air adjustable

CHASSIS
Dry Weight 864 lbs / 392 kg
Ground Clearance 5.5 in / 140 mm
GVWR 1,385 lbs / 630 kg
Length 104.6 in / 2656 mm
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in / 150 mm
Seat Height 26.5 in / 673 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1668 mm

BRAKES
Brake System Type Individual front and rear control with ABS
Front Braking System Dual 300 mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 300 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

WHEELS & TIRES
Front Tire Dunlop Elite 3, 130/90B16 73H
Front Wheel Cast 16” 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

TECHNOLOGY
Ride Command customizable infotainment system featuring: Map/Navigation with pinch-to-zoom and swipe, Bluetooth compatible audio, Vehicle Status, Vehicle Info, Trip 1, Trip 2, and Ride Data. Keyless ignition, electronically adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual-stage heated seats, cruise control, ABS and TPMS.

COLORS & MSRP*
Thunder Black $26,999 US
Willow Green over Ivory Cream $27,999 US
Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream $27,999 US

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic has been decked out in plenty of premium leather.

The 2017 Indian Chief Roadmaster Classic has been decked out in plenty of premium leather.