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#327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - Coolness Factor = 42.4%

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:37 am

2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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The ultra-premium Roadmaster®Elite features custom-inspired two-tone candy paint with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers.

This paint scheme takes 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand. The Roadmaster Elite comes standard with a large number of premium amenities including the industry-leading Ride Command system, a 300-watt premium audio system, passenger armrests, billet aluminum passenger and driver floorboards, a premium touring console, and pinnacle mirrors.



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his ultra-premium touring machine features custom-inspired two-tone candy paint that takes 30 hours to complete and is finished by hand. It’s even embellished with real 23K gold leaf badging on the tank and lowers.



2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $36,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $44,499 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 ft-lbs (161.6 N m)

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) – Cartridge Type

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 (673.1 mm)

Ground Clearance

5.5 in (140 mm)

Overall Height

58.7 in (1491 mm)

Overall Length

105.4 in (2676 mm)

Overall Width

39.4 in (1000 mm)

Rake

25°

Trail

5.9 in (150.0 mm)

Fuel Capacity

5.5 gal (20.8 l)

GVWR

1385 lbs (628 kg)

Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)

921 lbs / 953 lbs (418 kg /433 kg)

FEATURES

Color / Graphics

Cobalt Candy over Black Crystal w/23K Gold Trim

STANDARD

Standard Equipment

ABS; Cast Aluminum Frame with Integrated Air-Box; Cruise Control; Highway Bar; Keyless Ignition; Horizon Power Shield; Genuine Leather Seats; Remote Locking Hard Saddle Bags; Remote Locking Trunk; Tire Pressure Monitoring; 300 Watt Stereo with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; Heated Rider & Passenger Seats; Heated Grips; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 36.2 Gallons of Storage.

ELECTRICAL

Lights

Pathfinder LED Lights (headlight, driving 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 MHP or km/h unit designation

Ride Command®

7″ Indian 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: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:42 am

From a complete departure from last week's $3300 CCW model, I bring you the brand new 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite brings ultra touring to the next step.

Many commented on the $3300 CCW lack of quality. But at x11 the cost; is the quality of the new 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite worth it?

Questions, questions...
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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#3 Unread post by montanalifter » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:12 am

Can not say it is uncool, I voted cool.Very pretty. Would rather have a pickup for 37k. If you have the money to spare it is a very nice bike. For me there are lots of super capable nice bikes for a lot less.

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#4 Unread post by ceemes » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:54 am

Another Lazy Boy Recliner on wheels....way over priced, way too big, way too heavy, way too boring, but nice looking......so can't give it a cool or an uncool......going with our none existent "Meh" option.

There are a lot more cheaper option outs there which can pretty much give you most or all the options this bike has with more flexablity and capacity, especially in the sport touring segment.
Always ask why.

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#5 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:17 pm

Yeah...
At some point you gotta ask,why?
Is this really different enough from, say, a Can-Am Spyder RT, to justify the $27k difference in price? If you're really willing to spend that much in order to stay on two wheels rather than a (insert any comment ceemes has made about the Spyder RT's parentage here, :wink: ) then I think you're flirting dangerously close to that "poser" moniker we've debated before.
But, I guess a fool and his money are soon parted. If you wanna spend this much for the street cred, you're welcome to it. But I'm still gonna laugh behind my hand while I pass you on the left. You probably wont notice over the Steeley Dan blaring on the 300 watt sound system though...

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#6 Unread post by markdcoco » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:02 am

For a while I was at a loss for words, but that was only because I had to clean-up my computer after looking at this thing and coffee immediately shooting out my nose.
I like the idea of buying 11 other rides instead of this one. That way you could at least rent them out and make a decent income. Price for this ride is totally prohibitive.
As for looks... I'll defer back to my previous comments about looking like the O-ring end of an elephant going down the road.
Agree fully with all that it is simply a recliner on wheels:
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I'm certain there's a market for this machine, just glad I'm not part of it.

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#7 Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:12 pm

Ok, let's see here... V-Twin type touring bike, check. Disparaging comments by the usual suspects, check. Yep, looks like another normal week in store for the TMW Cool Wall. :)

This one gets a "cool" vote from me, but with a few negative points built in. While I do like the styling, I still can't get my head past those boxy, bulky looking lower fairings. And while I do appreciate the list of technical goodies that are standard, I don't like the fact that there are few, if any, options available to personalise one to individual taste, including a lack of colour options. And yes, that MSRP is a bit on the high side with all the fancy remote gadgets and gold leaf badging. The cost of exclusivity, perhaps?
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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#8 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:39 pm

If you've got one of these things, more power to you! Different strokes and all that. But I have to admit, I do wonder what is the point at which a motorcycle gets so big as to be pointless. If you want touch screens, that much wind protection, infotainment, premium audio, armrests, lots of luggage, and heated whatever, wouldn't it be more comfortable (and in this case, cheaper) to buy a car?
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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#9 Unread post by markdcoco » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am

Ok, let's see here... V-Twin type touring bike, check. Disparaging comments by the usual suspects, check. Yep, looks like another normal week in store for the TMW Cool Wall. :)
Gee Boss... don't make us blush :roll:

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#10 Unread post by Gummiente » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:34 am

Grey Thumper wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:39 pm
If you've got one of these things, more power to you! Different strokes and all that. But I have to admit, I do wonder what is the point at which a motorcycle gets so big as to be pointless. If you want touch screens, that much wind protection, infotainment, premium audio, armrests, lots of luggage, and heated whatever, wouldn't it be more comfortable (and in this case, cheaper) to buy a car?
You are aware that all those gadgets and more are available on BMW touring bikes as well, right?
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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#11 Unread post by Gummiente » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:05 am

markdcoco wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am
Ok, let's see here... V-Twin type touring bike, check. Disparaging comments by the usual suspects, check. Yep, looks like another normal week in store for the TMW Cool Wall. :)
Gee Boss... don't make us blush :roll:
No offense intended, was just sayin'.
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#12 Unread post by montanalifter » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:01 am

The passenger area looks excellent. Here is a video I came across.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxexOWhQe78

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#13 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:35 am

OMG, the comments are funny this week! Quite a few times I had to snort laugh. :lol:

I wasn't too sure on this one, so I went with the "it's a little too pimpin' for me" and voted uncool. Ok, maybe there really isn't anything TOO pimpin' but 23k gold leaf paint and a price to match a luxury car? Wow. Does it come with Car hydraulics to make it jump? (oh, I think I just created a new marketing opportunity for Indian!)

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I have to agree, it is odd it only comes in one colour. and it is an odd blueish purple. Not bad, but at $44k, I'd like a few colour choices please.

And why is it 23k and not 24k? I've never heard of 23k. 22k, sure, but 23k? Was there a discount on 23k? Maybe the 24k was defective? I can see it now "Oh, so you didn't get the 24k option?", "Cheaped out on the 23k gold eh?".. lol.

Lux-o-barge.

Remember when the GL1500 came out we thought it was a Winnebago on wheels? Well, this is crazy.

Sorry, uncool. But cool if you are into this sort of thing.

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Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

#14 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:44 am

2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - Coolness Factor = 42.4%
Featured: July 28th, 2017 - August 4th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Awesome (3 points) 1
Cool (2 points) 4
Uncool (1 point) 3
Fail (0 point) 3

Total votes: 11


= a Coolwall Factor of 42.4%

Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: Unique, comfy, stylish and horrendously expensive. Overall 42% Cool. Ouch. Shockingly the new 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite finishes less than Cool than a 1/11th the cost ($3300) CCW. Ouch. I'm not sure Polaris is going to be celebrating this "Victory" anytime soon.

Best comments of the week: "Lazy Boy Recliner on wheels"; " But I'm still gonna laugh behind my hand while I pass you on the left. You probably wont notice over the Steeley Dan blaring on the 300 watt sound system though" , "I like the idea of buying 11 other rides instead of this one. That way you could at least rent them out and make a decent income.", "Disparaging comments by the usual suspects, check. Yep, looks like another normal week in store for the TMW Cool Wall".
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