Why We Picked It:
If you want to buy a tourer on the strength of its looks alone, then the 2023 Indian Roadmaster is a tough candidate to beat. It looks great, but it also performs even better. This legendary American cruiser offers big power, high technology, and one of the most enjoyable riding experiences out there. If we were ranking the models in this list, there’s a high chance that this would be in the top three.
Drawing power from Indian’s famous air-cooled V-twin Thunderstroke 116 engine, the Roadmaster produces 92 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered via a smooth six-speed gearbox, and kept under control with selectable riding modes, cruise control, advanced ABS, and Indian’s cool rear-cylinder deactivation system. Add in RideCommand infotainment, a 22-watt audio system, heated seats, practical bags, and more, and you’ve got a serious touring machine.
Aside from the standard model mentioned here, the 2022 Indian Roadmaster is available in the Roadmaster Dark Horse, and the Roadmaster Limited. They’re all seriously impressive touring machines…but they are also very expensive touring machines, so keep that in mind before you fall in love too deeply.