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Adding an ultra-special variant to the existing Roadmaster range, Indian Motorcycle has launched the Roadmaster Elite in India at a sticker price of Rs 48 lakh, ex-showroom. For that hefty price tag, the special treatment the Roadmaster Elite receives is a new dual-tone black-blue paint scheme that has been hand painted and to go with it 23k gold leaf badging on either side of the fuel tank. And to compliment all that bling are bright chrome bumpers on the front and rear fenders. The company says it takes around 30 hours just to hand paint the motorcycle which we totally believe after looking at the motorcycle in the flesh.
Apart from the bespoke paint job and gold-leaf badging, the Roadmaster Elite is offered with all the equipment that comes as standard on the regular Roadmaster like LED lights from fender to fender, cruise control, push-button power-adjustable windscreen and the Ride Command navigation. For superior comfort during endless journeys, the motorcycle features genuine leather two-up touring saddle, heated seat and grips, leather armrests for the pillion and large footboards for the rider.
Powering the Roadmaster Elite is the same 1,811cc Thunderstroke 111 engine that put out 16.47 kgm at 3,000rpm. The motorcycle comes with 300mm twin-discs at the front and a single 300mm disc at the rear. Delivering a superior ride quality are a 46mm cartilage-type telescopic fork at the front and a single-shock with air-adjustment at the rear.
Polaris India’s MD and Country Head, Pankaj Dubey said, “The Indian Roadmaster Elite embodies the rich heritage of authenticity, fine handcrafted quality and legendary American spirit. The dual-tone candy paint 23K gold leaf badging marks the uniqueness of this product. It also features the Indian Motorcycle Ride Command System, which is a pinch, touch, swipe solution for information essential for riders. This product has an attitude for riders looking for the best of the machines. We are proud to handover the keys of this unique machine to Mr. Swaranjit Singh Bajaj, the 1st owner of Indian Roadmaster Elite in India.”