Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle Unveils Its First 2015 Model. The Luxury Touring Roadmaster.

0IndianRoadmaster1IndianRoadmaster2IndianRoadmaster3IndianRoadmaster4IndianRoadmasterIndian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce the all-new 2015 Indian Roadmaster™, whose objective is to set a new benchmark as the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring. Starting at $26,999 this “new king of the road” extends the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup debuting at Sturgis, with more to come. The bagger and the touring customer are quite different. The Roadmaster™ was designed and upgraded to cater to the touring rider and his passenger. Premium touches are found throughout including adjustable air flow, complete infotainment system, adjustable passenger floor boards, dual position heated seats and much more. Revealed at the annual Indian Motorcycle dealer meeting, this new addition to the Indian Motorcycle family will make its public debut on August 2 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. More announcements regarding the 2015 line of Indian bikes will also be made on August 2.

66IndianRoadmaster2015 Indian Roadmaster.

Originally produced from 1947-1953, the Indian Roadmaster was widely recognized as one of America’s most reliable and comfortable touring bikes, and the all-new 2015 Roadmaster is destined to reclaim that honor. 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 has truly been 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 Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The quality, craftsmanship, performance and standard feature set on this bike is 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 beginning August 2nd in Sturgis.”

5IndianRoadmasterComfort & Convenience by Design

The new Roadmaster was built from the ground up for all-day, two-passenger touring comfort, with expansive, easy-access storage for extended rides in virtually any weather condition. It offers:

– Nearly 38 gallons of weatherproof storage
–  Standard hard-sided saddlebags and a roomy quick-release, carpet-lined rear trunk —both featuring remote locking for security and convenience
–  Enhanced driver leg room and adjustable passenger floorboards
–  The Horizon Windscreen featuring power-adjust
–  Desert Tan Genuine Leather heated seats with individual controls and high/low settings
–  Heated grips featuring 10 temperature settings
–  Adjustable airflow lower fairings with storage

7IndianRoadmaster8IndianRoadmasterLuxury is Standard

The 2015 Roadmaster takes American luxury and comfort to a whole new level with an extensive list of standard premium features that include:
–  High-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes
–  Chrome front and rear highway bars
–  Tire pressure monitoring system
–  Keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and trunk locks
–  Triple power ports
–  Pathfinder LED Lighting throughout
–  Electronic cruise control
–  Advanced infotainment system offering communication, navigation, and telephone and Pandora® integration
–  Bluetooth capability for hands-free multi-device connectivity

9IndianRoadmasterProven 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 US 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 scheme.

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.


48 Responses to “Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle Unveils Its First 2015 Model. The Luxury Touring Roadmaster.”

  1. 1 Rodent Jul 27th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Not impressed, like the naked Indian much more. Road master is too craped up

  2. 2 Shifter Jul 27th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Add the Scout in Sturgis and Polaris will have a full lineup of Indians to compete with Harley. Not bad only 3 years after buying the brand. Well done.

  3. 3 Homer Jul 27th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Looks great, for whome it might fits one’s purpose. Nice job guys !

  4. 4 P. Hamilton. Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Cyril wrote: more to come. So, for somebody who will never ride a Chief or a Roadmaster but would like to ride an Indian, what’s next?

  5. 5 Canada Robbie Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Logical extension from the Chief…

  6. 6 Stephen Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    NIce, I like it. It might even tempt me to move off my Goldwing.

  7. 7 Sardeanie Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Nice! I just took a trip with my 2014 Cheiftan logging 400+ mile days. Very comfy. The Roadmaster would have made it luxurious. I like the quilted leather. The Indian script on the tank is nice. The heated bits are useful. I figured nav would be in the future ( I’m using Siri through the Bluetooth just fine). Not sure about the leg fairings. Overall a very impressive package for the highway cruisers.

    I too will be most interested in “what else” Indian has planned.

  8. 8 Mazz Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I can see Victory designers had there hand in this cookie jar!!! The leg fairings are the ugliest thing I have ever seen and are so “out of place” on this bike. Less is more Indian, less is more.

  9. 9 Gary Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Touring is not my thing, but it’s interesting to observe Indian’s strategy. More interested by the Sturgis unveil. I guess a much bigger news.

  10. 10 Chris Marty Jul 27th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    A touring Indian to disturb Harley plans. Indian war…

  11. 11 Boomer Jul 28th, 2014 at 12:30 am

    This is going to be a very good seller for Indian. I hope the leg fairings breathe better than the Victory ones or else folks are going to be looking for some kind of heat deflectors for their thighs.

    Someone said the design of them are ugly. There are only so many ways to go with lowers and the worst thing to do is to simply copy someone else’ design. They can also be replaced with aftermarket lowers like those from .

    Victory has downsized their model lineup by 4. My guess is Indian sales are booming while some of the Victory models are taking a hit. I suppose it was bound to happen to some degree.

  12. 12 courtney Jul 28th, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Gawd I wish I could get excited about this. Alas….

  13. 13 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jul 28th, 2014 at 3:03 am

    I’m not excited about it either, but the quickest way to increase turnover is through the Tourer- bagger market.
    They know they can take sales from Metric’s, Europeans and HD with this bike.
    Good financial strategy.
    Like or hate it, it will get sales. Hopefully HD will start to drop some of it’s prices as it seems to be asking a premium at this time. Especially over here !!!

  14. 14 Pinhead Jul 28th, 2014 at 3:22 am

    So now they have four variations of the same bike, with out bags, with bags, with bags and fairing, with bags fairing and Turing pack. Not impressed, let me guess the big unveil at Sturgis will have the same chassis, same power train, same every thing just with different fenders.

  15. 15 the mechanik Jul 28th, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Indian 4….

  16. 16 Will Dowty Jul 28th, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Some nice touches, but I’ve got to agree with Mazz about the leg shields. They look like body panels off a lawn tractor!

  17. 17 TONY DAVIDSON Jul 28th, 2014 at 6:50 am


  18. 18 Smittydog Jul 28th, 2014 at 6:50 am


  19. 19 rick Lossner Jul 28th, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Next …the Scout

    Let the Indian HD war resume!

  20. 20 Mr Dick Jul 28th, 2014 at 7:31 am

    The lowers may be ugly, but they can come off, they don’t contain 2 crappy little radiators.

  21. 21 Jim Castro Jul 28th, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Another too large bike for the financially well endowed older gentleman. Look out Harley, they’re peering over your shoulder…

  22. 22 hark Jul 28th, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I think it looks like a jap bike…next…before I would buy an Indian I would check and see how many dealerships there are in the USA first and where they are located…I tour a lot…if I have a problem at this time there are Harley Dealers all over the country…what about Indian?

  23. 23 Lugnut Jul 28th, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Now if that don’t turn you on, you ain’t got no switch.

  24. 24 Seymour Jul 28th, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Pinhead: Right, and that will be the Scout everyone thinks they want so badly.

  25. 25 Woody Jul 28th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    they have the right concept but visually it just doesn’t work for me. The trunk and bags look like they came off two different bikes and the fairing should come off of that one 🙂

  26. 26 1550tc Jul 28th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Excess clutter on this bike……they just don’t get the less is more styling concept!

  27. 27 Bigalyts Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Come on Dudes, that Bike is very , very well done and the design looks like it has been around quite a while. Your right Mate, 3 years and look at their Line of bikes. pretty impressive. Do they perform at the Level that they look? HD Baggers vs. Indian Baggers. What is the better of the two?

  28. 28 Charles Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Loose the seat, lower fairings, horrible batwing and shave 500 lbs off the fenders and you might have something.

  29. 29 Dave Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Polaris influence very evident.

  30. 30 motojefro Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Also, about 6 years ago I was asked to design what a new series of Indian motorcycles should be.
    I did just that. A 750 sport scout ohc twin, a1000 in line 4 with shaft drive ohc motor about 400 lbs and a
    V 8 inline also with shaft drive. All using a common frame. The people at Indian wanted to clear the deck of what thay were working on and devote all to my new designs but the tight assed vp had other ideas.
    If they would have gone with the designs it would be a much different picture. That is when they were in
    North Carolina.

  31. 31 Matt W. Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Was half way expecting this model to come out this year or next. Indian definitely nailed the retro feel which isn’t easy considering that many of the added features like lower fairings and matching storage trunks didn’t readily exist back in the days of the original Roadmaster. The two tone model is a little TOO retro for my taste and the rust colored seat is a bit of a styling break without the matching soft bags to compliment them but overall I am impressed by how well they have managed to balance form/function into a retro/premium package.

  32. 32 CafesportyTC Jul 28th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    at least that tour pack looks better than the last one we saw….

  33. 33 Heathen Jul 28th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    “Bigalyts Jul 28th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Come on Dudes, that Bike is very , very well done and the design looks like it has been around quite a while.
    – See more at:…”

    The profile with the leg fairings reminds me of a Yamaha Royal Star Venture. I don’t see anything that makes me want to buy this one.

    “C’mon Indian, bring on the Scout as a performance cruiser !

  34. 34 Robert Pandya Jul 28th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Also note – our FIRST 2015 models announced were the Chief, Chief Vintage and Chieftain now available with 2-Tone paint options a few weeks ago.

    Robert Pandya
    External Relations Manager
    Indian Motorcycle

  35. 35 Doc Robinson Jul 28th, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I’m currently riding a Chieftain up to Sturgis and back from LA. Where the “less is more” guys get off beats the hell out of me. It’s a touring bike guys, a touring bike, and touring requires luggage space. And if you do big miles you’ll appreciate the protection of lowers when the rain hits big time. I love the bike I am on, but a top box and a set of lowers would make a great touring bike into an even greater one. Full marks to Polaris and Indian Motorcycles.

  36. 36 Wilhelm Jul 29th, 2014 at 6:26 am

    They’re doing a lot of things right with this one. I like it.

  37. 37 Krossfire Jul 29th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Mr Pandya, with the new releases there are a lot of new accessories, on the website it appears that they are not compatible with the 2014’s. Will the new 2015 accessories fit the 2014 bikes?

  38. 38 Woody Jul 29th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    So, what do folks think of THIS view? Personally, I think there’s a very good reason it wasn’t selected for this article ☺

  39. 39 Robert Pandya Jul 29th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Accessories fit both year model bikes (with some exceptions in the saddlebags due to differences in load ratings).

    Trunk fits the Chieftain too. Many of the new accessories cross models.

    It’s simply a glitch in the updated website and is being addressed now. Sorry for any confusion.

    By the way – if the Roadmaster is “too much” – look at the Vintage. Variety and choice rules. Brand bashing with clear negativity is just a fart in the wind!

    Robert Pandya
    External Relations Manager
    Indian Motorcycle

  40. 40 Krossfire Jul 29th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you, thats the answer a lot of 2014 owners are looking for. Thanks for building a great bike, I’m very happy with my ’14 Chieftain

  41. 41 Woody Jul 29th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Mr. Pandya, reducing specific criticism to, “Brand bashing with clear negativity” ignores the honest feedback and sounds more like our Atty General yelling, “racism” when people don’t like his specific actions. If some of us simply “hated Indian” and didn’t actually care about their success, we’d bother to say nothing. If you can accept that some folks level “mean comments” because they waited through the hype and games with baited breath and hopes for something awesome in it’s awesomeness ☺ only to be let down, it may actually help future items. Sure, I may be the only one to think the front view in the link I used looks like a cross between a Raymond Lowey locomotive and a Coney Island bumper car, but please believe I say that with much hope for the future. From all I’ve read, you folks have built an awesome drivetrain.

  42. 42 Blackmax Jul 29th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I don;t know what happened to my post from last night ???
    Anyway, I called this shot way back in Jan.
    I also predicted a Scout model but I guess we have to wait til Aug for that one?
    This only makes sense as the biggest selling segment of cycles today is the Touring/Bagger group.
    The Chieftain is a fine bike to begin with but I do agree with all who said
    it looks like Indian borrowed / raided the Victory parts bin for the top box & the lowers.
    But is that such a bad thing, as the lowers on the Vic XC Tour
    are way better than any of the lowers on H-D.
    Looks, paint, fit & finish are on a par with the Factory
    The info / entertainment system (just my opinion) is better than the “Boom” system
    I have 2 friends that just spent around $27 each for Ultra Limited
    and the rear (fender / light area) does not even look like its complete.
    At least with that kind of $$$ i’d have a pretty much completed bike except for exhaust

  43. 43 Alinat Jul 29th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I hope they have 2 or 3 bikes under the box.

    Keep the platform but drop the retro look. You got enough models for those that like that style.

    The Scout models should drop the art deco skirts. I want to see my rims.

    1.Scout Bobber model like some of the original Scouts, offer them in a lot of custom colors and wheel for about 13K
    2.Scout Badass model – the performance cruiser – black it out, soup it up, a fatter bat tire and sell it for 16K.
    3. Scout Bomber model – a bagger slammed a bit with a fairing minus the power windscreen. Really do the wing look on the fairing.

    My bet is they give me my #1 but keep the art deco skirts.

  44. 44 Sark Jul 30th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I’d like to see the Indian four too!

  45. 45 Lyle Landstrom Jul 30th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Hopefully the new model will be smaller, lighter, and without the valanced fenders. If anyone’s ever seen and Indian from the late 30’s compaired to a post 1940, they’ll know what I’m talking about. I’m glad Polairis has taken over the brand and they’ve done a better job than anyone else in the last few decades, but making larger and heavier bikes is not the way to go. They also need to make something that’ll compete with the Sportster and Bonneville: A Scout. Back in the day, they were the best handling and quckest domestically produced motorcycle. I know Polairis can do it.

  46. 46 MC Jul 30th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I like it,great job By Indian….A retro styled bike that knows exactly what it wants to be,a much appreciated alternative to the post 2009 and newer bastardized HD Ultra Classics that became more stripped down StreetGlide-like with each successive year.Every time I see an HD Rushmore E-Glide I hug my ’08 FLHTCU a little tighter,on the other hand…..Indian’s new Roadmaster has my full attention.
    The blank ‘n tan is looks killer.

  47. 47 1550tc Jul 31st, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Brand bashing with clear negativity is just a fart in the wind!

    Robert make sure its not a shart (a small, unintended defecation that occurs when one relaxes the anal sphincter to fart) ………that is coming back at you

  48. 48 Art Welch Jul 31st, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve always thought, those who bash, either don’t know the product, or have had their blinders on far too long.

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