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2017 Indian Roadmaster - Coolness Factor = 59.5%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:31 am

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2017 Indian Roadmaster

Dues paid. Reward earned...

Your ultimate ride. If you have the means, you can buy almost any bike. But an Indian® Roadmaster® has to be earned. On the road. Two up. Mile after glorious mile.


The Roadmaster® is a full- touring bike outfitted with a wealth of ergonomic opulence and innovations for both rider and passenger.
Handcrafted American luxury redefined at every point of contact for the rider and the road.


For 2017 the Roadmaster® offers five colors choices, including Thunder Black, Burgundy Metallic, Willow Green over Ivory Cream, Thunder Black over Ivory Cream and Steel Gray over Thunder Black. A power-adjustable windshield, the new 7-inch Indian Motorcycle® Ride Command™ system, easily removable fairing lowers with storage, genuine leather heated grips, electronic
cruise control, LED lights, heated touring seating with individual controls for both seats, adjustable passenger floorboards, and
remote locking saddlebags and trunk all come standard, and all surround the jewel of the Thunder Stroke® 111 engine.


Think you’ve earned more? Additional accessory items such as a pilot’s backrest, swing-away passenger arm rests, saddlebag liners, and different height windscreens can help achieve your goal.

The Roadmaster returns for 2017 as the industry's flagship tourer and the epitome of luxury and comfort. Powered by the rock solid Thunder Stroke 111 engine and offering nearly 38 gallons of storage, Roadmaster is "Your Ultimate Ride." It offers a wealth of ergonomic luxury and innovations for rider and passenger alike, including a power-adjustable windscreen, heated grips, individually controlled heated seats for driver and passenger, ABS, TPMS, keyless ignition with remote locking storage, electronic cruise control and adjustable passenger floorboards. New for 2017, Roadmaster comes standard with the Ride Command™ infotainment system, delivering a glorious 200W premium audio experience, along with state-of-the-art GPS/Navigation, a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, seamless Bluetooth® integration, hands-free calling, a wealth of vehicle information, and more. Offered in Thunder Black, Burgundy Metallic, and three two-tone palettes starting at $28,999.


Indian Roadmaster http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Outstanding steering geometry
The steering geometry of the Roadmaster® was engineered to deliver light, responsive handling, whether ridden solo with no cargo or two-up with full saddlebags.


7+ Gallons of Cargo Space
The longer the hauls, the better. The Indian Roadmaster® offers over 37 gallons of weatherproof storage between the saddlebags, trunk, fairing and lowers. The storage compartments in the lowers can be accessed from the front seat, and the saddlebags and trunk can be locked and unlocked remotely with the key fob.


REMOTE-LOCKABLE HARD SADDLEBAGS and Trunk
Your cargo is protected inside convenient, spacious hard saddlebags with weatherproof seals. You can even lock them remotely using a console-mounted button, or via the bike’s key fob.


Design inspiration
To design this fairing, our team looked for inspiration outside of the motorcycle industry. They landed on the sleek and powerful streamliner locomotives of the 1950s. With these classically styled machines as their guide, a new icon for Indian Motorcycle® was born.


LED head and driving lights
As if the Roadmaster® wasn't already premium enough, it also includes LED lighting from end to end, illuminating the road for safer riding, day or night.


Chrome headdress
The most powerful icon in motorcycling. Since 1947, the illuminated headdress has graced the front fender of nearly every Indian Motorcycle®, guiding the way from legend to legend.


ABS braking
With ABS braking, you'll ride with confidence, knowing you can brake under control in any situation.


Push button height-adjustable windshield
With a push of a handlebar-mounted button, this windshield can quickly raise or lower up to 4 inches electronically. Lower it to enjoy the cooling airflow. Or raise it to block out wind and rain.


Premium leather driver/passenger seat
A plush, leather two-up seat delivers long-riding comfort, with independent heat controls for you and your passenger.


Adjustable passenger floor boards
Spacious, adjustable floorboards provide room to move your feet and legs, for all-day comfort on even the longest rides.


119 ft-lbs of torque
The Thunder Stroke® 111 produces extraordinary torque at low RPM, so you can accelerate hard with power to spare in every gear.


Premium Concert Audio
The Indian Roadmaster® features an integrated 200 watt audio system that delivers premium-quality sound from high-output fairing and trunk speakers. Smartphones and other audio sources can be connected via cable or Bluetooth®.


Internally wired handlebars
This high-profile area features all-chrome hand controls. Plus, all of the wiring is routed inside the handlebars for a clean, premium-quality look.


Keyless ignition
Never fumble for your key again. With the proximity fob in your pocket, just climb on, press the start button and ride away. Misplace your fob? Simply enter your personal security code and go.


Cruise control
Automotive-quality cruise control is easy to set and adjust for smooth, relaxed highway cruising.


Cast aluminum frame
The Roadmaster's® cast aluminum frame is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, providing excellent low-speed handling.There’s no frame flex at speed in the corners, and you'll experience confidence-inspiring stability on the highway, where it matters most.


Weather protection and Additional Storage
The Roadmaster's® hard lowers are designed to provide outstanding weather protection, not to mention even more storage.


Heritage inspired powerplant
Designed from the ground up, the Thunder Stroke® 111 is a powerful engine offering premium performance, as well as legendary features inspired by the Power Plus motor of the 1940s:

Multi-directional finned valve covers
Downward firing exhaust
Large, parallel push-rod tubes
Organic, asymmetric fin styling
Right-hand drive
Right-hand cam cover
Classic 2/3 head-to-cylinder neck down




2017 Indian Roadmaster - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $28,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $35,299 CDN



Engine


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)
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel injection / 54 mm bore

Drivetrain


Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive
2.2 : 1

Performance


Peak Torque
119.2 ft-lbs (161.6 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM
3000 rpm

Gear Ratio (Overall)


1st
9.403 : 1
2nd
6.411 : 1
3rd
4.763 : 1
4th
3.796 : 1
5th
3.243 : 1
6th
2.789 : 1

Suspension


Suspension: Front - Type/Travel
Telescopic Fork / 4.7 in (119 mm)
Front Fork Tube Diameter
46 mm
Suspension: Rear - Type/Travel
Single Shock w/Air adjust / 4.5 in (114 mm)

Chassis


Brakes/Front
Dual / 300mm Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear
Single / 300mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Wheels/Front
Cast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/Rear
Cast 16 in x 5 in
Tires/Front
Dunlop® Elite 3 130/90B16 73H
Tires/Rear
Dunlop® Elite 3 Multi-Compound 180/60R16 80H
Exhaust
Split dual exhaust w/ cross-over

Dimensions


Wheelbase
65.7 in (1668 mm)
Seat Height
26.5 in (673 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Overall Height
58.7 in (1491 mm)
Overall Length
104.6 in (2656 mm)
Overall Width
39.4 in (1000 mm)
Rake
25°
Trail
5.9 in (150.0 mm)
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
GVWR
1385 lbs (630 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
912 lbs / 944 lbs (414 kg /428 kg)

Features


Color / Graphics
Thunder Black

Standard


Standard Equipment
ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Highway Bar; Keyless Start; Horizon Power Shield; Desert Tan Genuine Leather Seats; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Remote Locking Trunk; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 200 Watt Stero with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; Heated Rider & Passenger Seats; Heated Grips; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 37.6 Gallons of Storage.

Electrical


Lights
Pathfinder LED Lights (headlight, fog lights, turn signals, tail light trunk, tail light, trunk interior light, and headdress fender light).


Gauges
Fairing mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer, with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set,neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or Km/H unit designation.


Ride Command™
7" Touchscreen including realtime clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; vehicle trouble code readout; Vehicle Status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); Dual Trip Meters (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed); Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); Bluetooth connectivity for phone and headset; Map/Navigation


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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:33 am

Newly updated for 2017, this top of the range, big bad boy of a bike gets this week's Cool Wall slot.

How will it do? That's up to you.

Enjoy and thanks for voting & discussing it here!

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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:37 pm

Very nice looking bike. Price is off the chart, 29k to start is too much for me. Can not vote it uncool, for those that want or can spend that kind of money it looks like a great bike. Cool vote for me.

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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by markdcoco » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:48 pm

While it has the potential to be fairly "cool"..... the color they chose for these pictures is so "uncool" it almost lost me. Looks like a '60s vintage Glasstron fiberglass boat with the fins on the back. Color not cool at all. Change pictures to black or black and gray or black and ivory and I'll upgrade my vote. Until then, just an over priced touring want-to-be

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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:42 pm

It looks like a frigin' throw back to 1950's kitchen kitsch, full of tacky plastic and gaudy pastel colours......plus that honking great dash board and LED screen.....WTF are they thinking, oh right, they f'ing weren't thinking. Congrat's Indian, you have on gone and made Harley Davidson look cool and acceptable in my eyes....and that is saying something.............someone take that unholy abortion of a bike out back, pour gas on it and strike a match......just to put it out of is misery.
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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:31 am

Awesome. After several failed attempts at resurrecting the name over the last few decades, Polaris has finally managed to do what others could not; produce a true, non S&S Harley clone version of an old legend. I like the styling, but then I've always been a fan of traditional designs and not the swoopy, angular, impersonal lines of many modern bikes like the Victory lineup.

Yes, the Indians (with the exception of the Scout) are overpriced. Yes, some of the colour options are a bit wonky; Thunder Black over Ivory Cream looks wayyyy better, IMO. Yes, the dealership network is stretched thin up here in Canada. But I don't really care, I like the bike. It joins the Moto Guzzi California, Kawasaki Vaquero and Victory Cross Country Tour as the only bikes on my short list if I ever get rid of my Road Glide. (Mr Ceemes, take note there are no Harleys on this shortlist.)
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:29 am

Never been one for those fenders. But I like it from far away. That dash set up is God awful looking though.
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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:15 pm

Uncool. I really like Indian (well, the current Polaris-owned version of the Indian Motorcycle Company), especially the Scout. Even retro styling has its ebbs and flows, and 1950s-inspired styling just looks kitschy and crass now.

Plus, the LED screen integrated into the dash looks terrible. What happens a few years from now when that tech is outdated? (Even now, I don't see the point especially with the computing power of smart phones).
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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:24 am

While this isn't my style of bike (not yet anyways), I had to vote: Awesome.

As mentioned above, Indian (Polaris) has really come into it's own with the brand. It's unique styling, a throwback to the 50's and now paint to match. It's crazy, unique and uber expensive, but if you got the dosh, you can't hate it. Way to go Indian for making something that is original, if a bit, narrow in appeal, but still, very custom.

Grey Thumper makes a good point with technology in bikes (as well as in cars), will it outdate? Sure will and in 20 years time, it may not even work or it would be like having a IBM 486 computer, slow, meaningless and gawd aweful to run any of today's software. But what are manufacturers gonna do? Some riders want lots of tech and it helps bring the "value" / price up as well. For me, I like it K.I.S.S. on my bikes, the simpler the more the machine talks to me and that's something I love; It's not for everyone but it works for me. :revv:

Congrats Indian on making a fine bike... now, can you PLEASE bring back the custom paint style jobs on your Victory line (or do something other than black)?

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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:41 am

2017 Indian Roadmaster - Coolness Factor = 59.5%
Featured: July 29th - August 5th, 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Indian Roadmaster is:

Awesome (3 points) 25% 25% [ 7 ]
Cool (2 points) 39% 39% [ 11 ]
Uncool (1 point) 25% 25% [ 7 ]
Fail (0 point) 11% 11% [ 3 ]

Total votes: 28


= a Coolwall Factor of 59.5%


Notes: Indian crates something unique and custom, sadly, the 50s style is now a niche market. The 2017 Indian Roadmaster isn't everyone's cup of tea with a sea of green plastic and big touch screen tech package that may be outdated already. That said, Polaris has really grown into and expanded the Indian brand and they have something for almost every rider. At a score of 59.5% isn't a great score but it does go to show that every vote counts, so make sure you vote each week. :)


Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2016 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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Re: This Week: 2017 Indian Roadmaster - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:37 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:Grey Thumper makes a good point with technology in bikes (as well as in cars), will it outdate? Sure will and in 20 years time, it may not even work or it would be like having a IBM 486 computer, slow, meaningless and gawd aweful to run any of today's software. But what are manufacturers gonna do? Some riders want lots of tech and it helps bring the "value" / price up as well. For me, I like it K.I.S.S. on my bikes, the simpler the more the machine talks to me and that's something I love; It's not for everyone but it works for me. :revv:
I like the way screen-tech was incorporated in the bike I bought last year; there's an OEM cradle for a GPS unit, which is nicely integrated with controls on the left handlebar switch cluster. If you like that tech, buy the OEM navigation/audio/handsfree-calling unit as an accessory. If you're not, don't buy it, and just unbolt the cradle so it doesn't clutter your bike's dashboard. I'd like to have a choice; I'm happy with my 12-year old bike, and I'd like to keep my newer bike for the same amount of time. Non-replaceable, non-upgradable, non-repairable tech will get in the way of that.
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