When it comes to motorcycles, there are very few who make it as grand and larger-than-life as Indian Motorcycles. The US-based motorcycle manufacturer is operating in India for a decade now and has given us some niche and super expensive cruisers, baggers and tourers. Topping all of them, it had also launched a few limited edition motorcycles in the past, one of which is the Indian Roadmaster Elite. Here is India’s only Indian Roadmaster Elite, which looks even more exclusive with several gold-plated touches everywhere on it.
A YouTube video uploaded by BikeWithGirl shows India’s only Roadmaster Elite finished in an exclusive shade of blue, called Cobalt Candy. What makes this Roadmaster Elite get an exclusive status is the use of gold in several parts of this motorcycle. The owner of this motorcycle has got 23 karat gold inscribed on various parts of the motorcycle, such as ‘Indian’ brandings on the fuel tank, rear side panniers and the part of the instrument console mounted on the fuel tank. Even the ‘Roadmaster’ branding on the side panels flanking the fuel tank is inscribed in gold.
Inspected by a jeweller
She got the motorcycle to a jeweller who inspected the motorcycle and said that there are many parts made out of gold. He also said that there should be at least 100 gm of gold used in this motorcycle, which is worth lakhs of rupees. While the exact amount of gold used in the motorcycle remains unknown, the jeweller did say that there is a generous amount of gold in the motorcycle.
Further gold inserts can be seen in the parts of the engine casing on both sides. All these gold inserts in the motorcycle are worth Rs 5-7 lakh, which makes this Indian Roadmaster worth more than Rs 50 lakh. Apart from the exclusive gold inserts and the blue paint scheme, this Indian Roadmaster Elite also has yellow tints for the main headlamp and auxiliary lamps flanking it.
The Indian Roadmaster Elite was launched in India a few years ago, however, only one unit of the motorcycle got sold in India. The motorcycle was launched at around Rs 46 lakh and gets the exclusive blue shade which is painted by hands. It also features golden-finished pin-stripes on the fuel tank and side panniers, though these are not the original gold.
The motorcycle has some cool features like an LCD panel in the centre of its huge cockpit, a rear cushioned backrest with integrated armrests, side panniers with large storage spaces and side panels with small storage spaces covering 137 litres of storage. It also comes with keyless ignition and an inbuilt 200W 6-speaker audio system, with speakers integrated into the pillion backrest, side panniers and rider’s cockpit. Powering the Indian Roadmaster Elite is the same four-stroke, air-cooled, V-Twin, Thunderstroke 116 engine, which displaces 1890cc and produces a maximum torque output of 171 Nm.