It's a busy summer for Polaris - it's got a three-wheeled gunner called the Slingshot coming out under its own brand name, its Victory Motorcycle division is expected to launch something shortly, and now a new luxury tourer has rolled to the top of its Indian Motorcycle brand. Called the Roadmaster, the name recalls the original Indian bike of that name made from 1947 to 1953. True, Indian did produce a Roadmaster redux in 2010, but this one for 2015 is a very different bike.

Seeking to knock back any question of its bona fides as "the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring," Indian has loaded it up with "proven power and endless chrome," as well as a long shopping list of features: LED lighting, keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and trunk locks, a power adjustable windscreen, heated grips with ten settings, adjustable passenger floorboards, and almost 38 gallons of weatherproof storage start things off.

Power comes from the company's Thunder Stroke 111 engine, a 111-cubic-inch V-twin with 119 pound-feet of torque, and according to a dyno run by Motorcycle USA, 73 horsepower. It will come in three colors when it appears in dealerships later this year, those being Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red and two-tone Indian Motorcycle Red and Ivory Cream. It will wear a sticker price of $26,999 - a $7,000 drop from the last, much less luxurious Roadmaster effort.

If you happen to be at Sturgis, Indian will unveil the Roadmaster on August 2. While you wait, you can watch the first TV spot for the new bike and there's a press release below with more information.

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Starting at $26,999 the new king of the road extends the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup debuting at Sturgis, with more to come on August 2nd.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - August 27, 2014 - Indian Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, is pleased to announce the all-new 2015 Indian Roadmaster® setting a new benchmark as the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring. This exceptional new addition to the Indian Motorcycle family will make its public debut on August 2nd at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and will be available for demo rides throughout the weeklong event along with the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup including the two-tone Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain models previously announced. Additional announcements regarding the 2015 line of Indian bikes will also be made the evening of August 2nd.

2015 Indian Roadmaster
Originally produced from 1947-1953, the Indian Roadmaster was widely recognized as one of America's most reliable, feature-laden and comfortable touring bikes, and the all-new 2015 Roadmaster is destined to continue that tradition. In keeping with its legendary namesake, the Roadmaster comes loaded with premium features for comfort, convenience and luxury, including expansive storage capacity and unmatched power and performance.

"It is truly a privilege and an honor for our team to be a part of motorcycling history in designing and reintroducing the Roadmaster, which has such a legendary reputation as the king of luxury touring bikes," said Steve Menneto, VP of Indian Motorcycle. "The heritage, quality, craftsmanship, performance and standard features on this bike are simply unmatched in the luxury touring segment, and we look forward to sharing the 2015 Roadmaster and other exciting announcements with the global motorcycling community starting on August 2nd in Sturgis."

Comfort & Convenience by Design
The new Roadmaster was designed up for all-day, two-passenger touring comfort, with expansive, easy-access storage for extended rides in virtually any weather condition. The 2015 Roadmaster takes American luxury and comfort to a whole new level with an extensive list of standard premium features that include:
- Nearly 38 gallons of integrated and weatherproof storage
- Standard dual hard saddlebags featuring quick-release capability,
- A roomy and removable carpet-lined trunk
- Keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and trunk locks for security and convenience
- Enhanced driver leg room with new adjustable passenger floorboards
- The new Horizon Windscreen featuring power-adjust
- Genuine Desert Tan Leather heated seats with individual controls and high/low settings
- Heated grips featuring 10 temperature settings
- Adjustable airflow lower fairings that also feature additional easy-access storage
- High-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes
- Chrome front and rear highway bars
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Triple power ports
- Full LED lighting featuring the Pathfinder LED Headlight
- Electronic cruise control
- Advanced infotainment system offering AM/FM/WB, optional XM and featuring communication, navigation, media device, telephone and Pandora® integration
- Bluetooth capability for hands-free multi-device connectivity
- In-Dash travel features such as dual trip meters, distance to empty, average and instant MPG, Oil change interval countdown, adjustable brightness, and media player read-out.

Proven Power and Endless Chrome
Indian Motorcycle's new flagship luxury touring bike is powered by the awe-inspiring and proven Thunder Stroke 111™ engine, a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin power plant mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission. The Roadmaster is dripping in standard chrome, including the forks, trim, trunk rack, front and rear highway bars, fender tips, and many other chrome components that are options on other brands.

Pricing & Availability
The 2015 Indian Roadmaster is available at a starting MSRP of $26,999 with expected delivery in dealerships across North American in September. It is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, and a two-tone Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory Cream paint schemes.

Sturgis Rally attendees can experience the Roadmaster by visiting the Indian Motorcycle exhibit at 3rd & Lazelle St., or taking a demo ride at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience, I-90 @ Exit 30. Visit the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for details.

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America's most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at

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    • 1 Second Ago
      gregory l
      • 7 Months Ago
      -and still no A.B.S...
        • 7 Months Ago
        @gregory l
        WRONG, The Roadmaster has Anti lock brakes, stated on several reviews of the product.
      Jeff Gilleran
      • 7 Months Ago
      Love the Indian and Victory lines.I love Motorcycles in general, but I just cant get into HD.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Man, Polaris doesn't get Indian. Indians were never ugly and they were never gaudy. They were an art deco expression of motorcycling. This? This is exactly what I would've expected from current top purveyor of the tasteless, Victory. I just knew Victory/Polaris would dick it up. What an over-the-top, Pee Wee's Big Adventure of a motorcycle. No taste, no class, no style; just yards of cliche and a ton of lame offered as a substitute.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 7 Months Ago
        I thought they nailed ugly and gaudy myself. Looks like they tried to make it look like the Street Glide, the best selling Harley.
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          Don't insult Harley,And definitely e-mail an apology to the guys who designed the Street Glide!
          John Gau
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          Looks Ok in black, but It looks nothing like a Street Glide
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          Nah, the Street Glide is pretty clean actually. It looks like what Harley dressers/baggers have looked like for decades. Outside of the skirted front fender and faux flathead-look engine, there's more Victory than Indian to this monstrosity. The designers just don't get it, but Victory designers never have. On this bike they seriously overstyled everything because they couldn't think of any other way to set it apart from HD & lesser Victories. "Hey, how we gonna make this fairing not look like a regular ugly Victory fairing? I know, just slap a shit-ton of chrome on it! Indian's are all about chrome!" They apparently think Indian is synonymous with "overstyled." In the end, they've managed to make another Victory, only with a cool front fender, a storied name and a heftier price tag. I grew up around real Indians...this isn't an Indian. It's an eye-sore for any fool who thinks he can finance status.
      Nucking Futs
      • 7 Months Ago
      I see the Harley trolls are out in force today spreading more lies and misinformation. Trying desperately to stop the new Indian juggernaut. Good luck. Indian is a virtual dynamo now and is back for good. Indian will once again rule the American road.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Ugly machines!
      • 7 Months Ago
      How many 90-year-olds still rill ride bikes?
      • 7 Months Ago
      US is the only country that reminds me Cuba...Yes, in Cuba you can see a lot archaic American cars the same way in US you can see archaic motorcycles. There is a catch - all of them, like this Indian here, are new ones!
      • 7 Months Ago
      Looks like a slightly modified yamaha
      • 7 Months Ago
      I went to the Indian Dealer in Miami, Fla. I fell in love with the bike. The salesman told me if I bought the bike and traded it in in 3 years, he would give me 60% trade in value. wow I thought, I would only loose 8K on my new scoot in 3 years. I decided to keep my 66 FLH, it keeps going up in value every year!!
      • 7 Months Ago
      I have an 2014 Indian Vintage Chief. It looks like an Indian. This looks like a Harley. Very disappointing.
      • 7 Months Ago
      I don't see why people are upset about what this type of bike looks like. Nothing will look as bad as the people riding them.
      Kenny H
      • 7 Months Ago
      Another chrome slathered raod pig. Wow, 73 horse power.
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