2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite Cobalt Candy over Black Crystal with 23k Gold Trim is rated out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMike from Best Ever Indian Roadmaster I originally "bought " the elite in Sept 2017 but had to postpone the purchase and glad I did because the following spring I had a heart attack so I wouldnt have been riding last year but I finally bought my elite this Jan 2019 at a HUGE DISCOUNT (30%) brand new and that only made the deal of the century sweeter...this bike is absolutely the smoothest riding and highest quality bike Indian has ever produced and the paint is the most sparkling custom paint I have ever seen on a factory bike I have a gilroy chief for over 15 years , this one will last 30 thirty no problem
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trick from Rode 3 Road the Roadmaster, chieftain thunder horse and the scout bobber. The Roadmaster was excellent, the thunder horse had a lot of power but I was too cramped with my long legs and the seat was not comfortable. The scout bobber was quick and nimble, very fun around town bike and seemed just as quick and the thunder horse. Had a very good time and came away with good info on the bikes. Dealership was very clean and the people there are awesome to talk to. Good amount of inventory to choose from. Gave me something to think about for sure!!
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cutlassman from Great Motorcycle,Love the ride and handling ! Second Roadmaster I own, First being a 2015,This Bike IS SECOND TO NONE ! Purchased in September 2017 and well pleased, Good job Indian ! And my Wife Loves The Smooth Ride.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matthew63 from Test Ride with wife. My wife and I went to an Indian demo days at our local dealer and scheduled a ride on a Roadmaster Elite. The bike is great looking and the controls seem to be well placed and functional. I started the ride with the windshield in the lowest position but soon raised it to its highest position. We are used to riding a GoldWing. My wife's feedback was that she felt vibrations in the seat and the exhaust was loud. she liked the arm rests. The travel trunk and side bags ere well made and have a lot of volume. The engine response was about what I expected for a large touring bike. Shifting and braking were easy. I definitely sensed a higher center of gravity when coming to a stop and felt the balance was more of a challenge than I'm used to. Once moving the balance was good.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kong from Has features I wouldn’t have ever thought. Bought the Roadmaster a few month ago and am still pinching myself. The smoothest riding bike I’ve ever risen. The looks and quality of ride is unmatched in my humble opinion. A lot of my future plans include riding my Indian.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steady Ghetner from Pretty darn nice. This was a demo ride during the Barber Vintage Fest in Birmingham, AL. The ride was quite good and handling became very neutral above parking lot speeds. Handlebar controls were easy to use, though I was not versed in all that can be done with the other buttons, screens and modes. Which meant I didn't realize the throttle response settings could be in different stages. Hence, sport mode was not appropriate in close company of other demo riders. However, that setting certainly showed how eager the engine can be! Not a bad thing... This was an enjoyable taste of the top tour model.
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by RG4nd from Test ride for two up riding. I took my wife on a test ride as we are considering a different two up bike. I liked the features of the motorcycle from the abs brakes to ease of use for the controls. For me handle bars where not in the best position. Change requires aftermarket parts. Seat for both rider and passenger seemed good but test rides are to short to really know. Biggest factor for low rating is the heat both rider and passenger have to contend with. Temp was low 80s wind 10 to 12 mph. In a 20 minute test ride that included interstate and city traffic. The heat as a result of the lowers and air vents left the backside of my thighs medium well done. My wife said the heat on her calves and up into her chest area had her sweating in two miles. In contrast the Chieftains with out lowers allowed for better air flow that didn't concentrate heat. I would give 4.5 stars to it.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cruiser Joe from Seems appropriate Very happy with mine after 16 months and 17,000 miles
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mattm3harley from Smooth, comfy ride I test drove the Indian roadmaster at Daytona bike week. It was a great ride! Smooth and comfortable! The sound from the radio was really good and I like the navigation setup. Only thing I wish was better was the guys running the demo fleet would show you more on the bike to try out during the ride. I didn’t even realize half the features it had til I went to a dealership and a salesman showed me the other features I missed on the demo.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Icebear from In love with my 2018 Roadmaster Elite I was so excited to take her home! What a smooth ride. She shifts smooth as silk, from 1st through 6th, the transmission is spot on. Neutral is found easily when needed and each gear has the proper torque and range. The 111 Thunderstroke is a dream, and even the stock pipes sound just fine...might want a little deeper and louder, but she’s great right off the showroom floor as is. Storage space is plentiful, bring everything I need and everything is safe and secure, waterproof, and easily accessible, from the trunk, to the saddles, to the two lowers and even the dash compartment, perfect. The electronics are fantastic. Cruise control works perfectly and switches are improved over past years. The RideCommand system is fantastic, and the USB or mobile sync are great. The customizable display screens give you everything you need, and more than you could ask for. And the sound, WOW...300 watts of power. Even at 90mph, sound is plentiful...I have never even gone over 8 on the dial, and it is speed sensing...one nitpick, the navigation volume is even louder then the music, eek. But wow, music sounds great. All of the bling is amazing, from the Pinnacle mirrors, floorboards, chrome galore, and bumper to bumper, everything is form fit and finish, perfect. The paint is gorgeous, the showroom didn’t do it justice, the sun makes the whole bike glow and shimmer...between the blue, the glass flakes, and the chrome...WOW. She handles like a dream, from high speed curves to slow parking lot maneuvers in first, she instills confidence in the operator like no bike I’ve ever owned. So far I’ve only added the driver’s backrest. I’m 6’2” and 350 pounds, I’m also lowering the floorboards and adding a touring windshield...I think, for now, that is all she needs...she came near perfect right off the floor. Great job Indian...and kudos Indian Motorcycle of Charlotte on running the first, finest, and fastest Indian dealership in the world.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by IDontHaveANickName from What a blast! I test rode this baby at the Laughlin River Run. The power this has is out of this world. Roll on the throttle in 6th gear going 60 and it just takes off! Very smooth as well! My only concern was the height and position of the handle bars. I'm used to a Harley Limited. I think the grips are just a touch lower. I'm sure I could get used to the higher bars. But I was very impressed with the power and ride!
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeputyDoug from Smooth- awesome machine I have driven HD’s and the elite was an easy win ! Beautiful bike, smooth ride, no vibration, a winner!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moose505 from Best bike on the road I have only driven it 500 miles before winter set in, but love every minute of it.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by Diamond don from Not enough power To get it up to speed you have to buy a new intake and exhaust system to open it up. The adjustable wind shield is to bouncy and shakes with every bump. It was a very comfortable ride, it was easy to control and maneuver but the shifter is to far forward
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wind Horse from So comfortable I trust road the roadmaster elite and man how comfortable. The seat has obviously been upgraded from last year. I could sit in that saddle for hours. Such a smooth and stable ride also. It doesn't corner quite as easily as the chieftain but for it's size it corners better than most full dress touring bikes. It's probably my next bike!!
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snake 99 from Touring bike for long hauls Demo ride at Indian OC. The passenger did not have place for resting forarms or to hold on during acceleration. The motor was great, suspension was great.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin95 from Demo Ride Took advantage of the demo rides offered at the local dealer. Loved the bike. Bought one as soon as the ride was finished.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sams from Great Riding Motorcycle Great riding and handling motorcycles. Haven’t bought yet. Waiting on personal finances to get straight
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Viking 25 from Great ride Good balance great pick up speed..didn't like the knocking sound oh the engine. Switches look flimsy
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 time J from Demo Wanted to see what the Roadmaster was all about. It was all that an a bag of chips lol.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave119 from Awsome ride Test ride it was an awsome ride would definitely buy
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by TIMÉ from MY BABY I BOUGHT IT AFTER A SHORT VISIT AT THE DEALER. JUST PERFECT
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by MSJr from Just not for me I have ridden and owned a wide variety of motorcycles including the touring bikes from Yamaha, Honda and Harley Davidson so I have a pretty good baseline. This bike just was not what I expected given the hype. It was uncomfortable after just a short time and the seat felt almost wooden, the switches were not easy to reach especially for a left hand turn and I have large hands. I expected a smooth motor but the vibration rivaled that of an older Harley. I did not like the instrument/gauge layout with the speedo and tach opposite of most motorcycles.I found the handlebar placement to be raised too high which made the bike additionally uncomfortable and cumbersome to maneuver at parking lot speed. I just don't like the look of the bike either but that is a personal preference, I am not a fan of white bikes so maybe that was a factor in the look. Not was all bad, the foot controls were nicely placed and easy to reach and operate. I am happy that I had the opportunity to try the top of the line Indian but this bike just wasn't for me.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyingSkip from Handled and Rode Wonderfully! Drove this during the MB Sprig Rally Demo Truck event. Easy to sign up and ride, the route was a great mix of traffic, windy back roads and highway cruising, and the bike performed spectacularly. I currently ride a HD Road King and this has me thinking seriously of switching to an Indian Full Dresser!
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quickdraw from Test Ride I test rode a Roadmaster with the higher and 2" farther back seat. Really enjoyed the comfort of the rise and the mega amounts of leg room. Would love to have one but can't afford that kind of payment.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by crj404 from nice ride Comfortable ride. A lot of useable torque. Best wind protection. Good luggage system. Light, responsive handling. Nice exhaust note. Very complete and useable electronics and info system.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unscom97vet from Smooth ride I bought the 2019 Roadmaster Elite and loving it. The comfort, handling, and features are just amazing.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mark 59 from Just a little short for my feet. Just a little short for my feet. And missing the double shifter Otherwise a nice
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boog from Oh baby! Demo ride. Comfort, electronics are fantastic, style, power. It has it all.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bart1188 from Very clunky gear box Handles very good, smooth ride, great design fit and finish is perfect
Date published: 2019-06-02