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Indian Roadmaster coming for 2015

THE REBORN Indian brand is to get at least one new model in 2015 – the Roadmaster.

The bike’s name isn’t new, Roadmasters have appeared at various points in the firm’s history, but new documents show that a 2015 version has passed emissions tests in America.

The bike is listed, along with the existing Chieftain, Chief Vintage and Chief Classic, as using the same 1811cc ‘Thunder Stroke’ V-twin engine with identical power; 91.5bhp, according to the emissions documents, although Indian itself only ever makes torque claims (102.4lbft) and steers clear of mentioning horsepower in its own specifications.

Name aside, the documents show no specific details of the Roadmaster, only mentioning details of the engine that it shares with the other bikes in the range, which was relaunched last year with all-new machines.

The name suggests a tourer, and previous versions – both the original in 1947 and the last generation, which appeared in 2010 – had leather bags and a Perspex screen. However, that description also applies to the existing Chief Vintage, suggesting the new 2015 Roadmaster will take a slightly different tack. Since Indian already has both the Vintage ‘soft bagger’ and the Chieftain ‘faired hard bagger’ in its range, the next step along the touring theme seems likely to be something more along the lines of a Harley Electra Glide, with hard bags, a top box and a hefty pillion seat back, along with luxuries like a stereo. Perhaps this is where the 2015 Roadmaster will fit in.



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No mention of 4 portholes on each side.

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I'm buying a 2015, I hope this is true as I was going to buy the Chieftain . I want a tour pack and so far don't like the options available (Corbin etc) so this is good news. Gonna put a Champion sidecar on it and the wife and I are going to take the "bucket list" ride. I want to park my 2012 as it being Serial # 002 the 1st one Polaris made available for sale to the public I already have 20K miles on it and want to utilize it for special occasions. Not that the number means anything to anyone but me, but I believe it has it's place in Polaris history.

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Still holding out for a Scout with 111 Thunderstroke.........

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I want to see the version with the cooler heads. Water cooled that is. Maybe it will be of a slightly smaller physical size for some of us shorter folks.

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I want to see the version with the cooler heads. Water cooled that is. Maybe it will be of a slightly smaller physical size for some of us shorter folks.
I have a riding bud who is a little over 5'5" seems to handle his Vintage fine.

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Still holding out for a Scout with 111 Thunderstroke.........
Scouts will not have the same engine as the Chiefs. It will be a smaller displacement if they offer a scout.
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My brother headed east on a plane tonight for Minneapolis. The Polaris Dealer show is Monday. He asked me if I wanted to go, but I don't like to fly (plus I'm busy with work). I told him, maybe next year we could ride out to the show.

He said that the Polaris 3 wheeler will be there too.
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And you're stating this as FACT, based on what ???

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And you're stating this as FACT, based on what ???
Based on Indian history. Scouts have always been more of a "Sportster" type bike, and not a full size one. A smaller more nimble bike, however in later years they shared the same frame as the Chief, just smaller engine.
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