2018 Indian Motorcycle Roadmaster Elite at a Glance

Hot Bike's quick review of the Road Master Elite bagger

2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite

2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Indian Motorcycles

Take a look at this here super bagger from the fine folks at Indian Motorcycle. It’s the all-new 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite. This rig has just about every creature comfort you can cram on two wheels. Don’t let all this big blue-and-black largeness freak you out. It is a rather spry cycle even with the cavernously good trunk out back and the adjustable lowers up front. I personally rode this very bike with my better half aboard to Sturgis and back this year. I can tell you it’s a very well-equipped touring bike, if not the nicest I have ever thrown a leg over.

Easily attained were 600-mile days, and even in bad weather the Roadmaster Elite kept rolling along. Some of my favorite things about this machine were the beastly 111ci motor, electrically adjustable windshield, dual-climate heated seat, and heated grips. Yes, those things aren’t the norm for me at all when riding, but in all my years of tripping to Sturgis I have never experienced such power combined with immense luxury.

2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Indian Motorcycle's 2018 Roadmaster Elite lived up to its name. We flogged it to and from Sturgis and it never missed a beat.

Jeff G. Holt

Just the Facts
Model: Indian Roadmaster Elite
MSRP: $36,999
Engine: 111ci Thunderstroke
Transmission: 6-speed
Front Suspension: 46mm cartridge
Rear Suspension: Single air adjust
Weight: Dry 921 lb./wet 953 lb.