By Dennis Chung
Indian announced it initial batch of 2021 models including its touring, bagger and Scout models. Along with new color options for several motorcycles, the 2021 model year includes a new Roadmaster Limited, a new Vintage Dark Horse and a restyled Roadmaster Dark Horse. Not included in the announcement were the FTR 1200 and the Chief cruiser, but we expect further news from Indian in the weeks ahead.
For 2021, Indian offers the ClimaCommand heated and cooled seats as standard for the Roadmaster Dark Horse and Roadmaster Limited but as an optional accessory for the rest of the Thunderstroke lineup (model years 2014 through 2021 only). The climate controlled seat is now available in Classic or Rogue styles. For 2020-2021 Chieftain and Roadmaster models, the ClimaCommand seat is integrated with the Ride Command system.
Apple CarPlay is now standard for all 2021 Roadmaster, Chieftain and Challenger models with the Ride Command infotainment system.
Also new, as an accessory upgrade for most 2015-2021 Thunderstroke models, is the Pathfinder Adaptive LED headlight. The lean-sensitive headlight activates up to 15 individual beams, adjusting the projection when leaning into corners. Roadmaster, Chieftain and Challenger models can also bupgrade to the Pathfinder S version which adds driving lights in addition to the adaptive light.
One minor but noticeable change for the Chieftain, Roadmaster, Springfield and Challenger models: the power buttons have moved from the dash to the handlebar switchgear to make room for a new 12-volt charging port.
Scout and Thunderstroke models are immediately available in dealerships while the Challenger models will ship in October.
2021 Indian Roadmaster Lineup
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