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PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday 26th July 2016





Introducing the Indian Motorcycle Ride Command™ touchscreen system on 2017 Roadmaster and 2017 Chieftain


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Indian Motorcycle is now offering the largest and most rider-friendly touchscreen and infotainment system on two wheels – called Ride Command.

Integrated seamlessly into the dash of the 2017 Roadmaster and Chieftain models as standard, not only does the Indian Motorcycle Ride Command offer the best display in the industry, it’s also the easiest to use with easy-to-customise rider information screens.

Indian Motorcycle’s marketing director, Reid Wilson says the new Ride Command touchscreen system is going to completely transform the way in which Roadmaster and Chieftain owners can navigate and entertain themselves. “We’ve put considerable time and effort in to developing this touchscreen system and we know that riders are going to seriously impressed by the way they can customise screens with the information that’s important to them. Not only will they be able to get to where they want more safely and with more confidence, they’ll be able to do this while making the most of Ride Command’s ability to link up to their smartphone to listen to music or take a call.”

BEST DISPLAY


At 7 inches, Ride Command is the largest infotainment display in the industry with the highest resolution (800 x 480 pixels), the brightest screen (twice as bright as some of the brightest smart phones on the market) and the fastest response time (ready in 10 seconds following key-on activation). Ride Command links up through Indian Motorcycle’s premium audio system (100 watts on Chieftain and 200 watts on Roadmaster).

EASIEST TO USE


Offering an easy-to-read touchscreen located in close proximity to the rider, the Ride Command system offers the most intuitive infotainment interface on two wheels, with modes/shortcuts easily available (through five large push-buttons). The touchscreen has two-finger touch capabilities featuring a glove-accepting, pinch-to-zoom capability just like a smart phone.

Carrying a Bluetooth-enabled phone or headset? If you are, then Ride Command offers the easiest and fastest pairing to your device for quick, seamless integration into the touring experience.

Alternatively, use buttons located below the screen or on the handlebar that are both connected to the touchscreen display. Use the controls to manipulate audio controls, accept and reject phone calls and navigate through screens.

QUICKLY CUSTOMISABLE RIDER SCREENS



See the information you want the way you want it, when you want. Featuring more vehicle information than available in any system on two wheels, Ride Command can be customised to show eight different screen options that can be used in any combination. Choose from:

  1. Vehicle Status (tyre pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change)
  2. Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position)
  3. Trip 1 (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed)
  4. Trip 2 (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed)
  5. Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change)
  6. Audio
  7. Bluetooth
  8. Map/Navigation
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RIDE COMMAND SPECIFICATION & FEATURES

TOUCHSCREEN
Screen Size 7”
Pixel Count 800×480
Number of Buttons 5
Brightness 1000 Nit’s
Touch Screen Glove touch with two-finger capacitive swipe and pinch to zoom

NAVIGATIONMaps (turn by turn with 3D birds eye view)
Compass
Point of Interest list
Point of Interest search
Address search
Audible route notifications
Show list of nearby gas stations upon low fuel indication

CRITICAL INFORMATION (always displayed)
The time (sourced from GPS)
A consumer adjustable clock/time display
Ambient air temperature

RADIO/AUDIO
Control audio using touchscreen
Control audio from the handlebars
AM, FM & Weatherband
iPod connection using USB (no old iPods with 32 pin connector)
USB flash drive connectionUSB song shuffle
Bluetooth® Audio
Album Art

BLUETOOTH®
Rider Bluetooth® smartphone capable
Rider Bluetooth® headset

PHONE FEATURES*
Phonebook download (Bluetooth®)
Incoming call notification
Incoming call friendly name display
Place a call from phonebook
Dial a number to call
Voice activated call (using headset)
Voice activated Siri® or “OK Google®” (using headset)
Incoming text notification
Incoming text friendly name display
Send a quick text from rider device (Android only)

*Smartphone must support this feature

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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.eu.

ABOUT POLARIS INDUSTRIES
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com

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Indian Motorcycle is excited to announce its 2017 model year (MY17) line-up for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

The headline news is the addition of the new touchscreen infotainment system called ‘Ride Command’ to the Chieftain and the Roadmaster (comes as standard).

Scout Sixty can now be modified to be A2 licence compliant.

And the existing line-up is now available in previously-never-seen-before colour schemes.

In Indian’s ‘mid-size segment’, the Scout Sixty and the Scout have both had technical updates, namely:

  • Recalibrated rear shocks
  • Improved looks for the wiring harness
  • A redesigned rear header exhaust pipe – for more leg clearance
  • A swingarm bearing cover has been added on both sides
  • Increased steering lock for tighter radius circles
Ride Command

Ride Command is a new 7 inch touchscreen that’s integrated as standard into the dash of the 2017 Roadmaster and Chieftain models. It has the best display in the industry, is the easiest to use and has customisable split-screens.

Indian Motorcycle’s marketing director, Reid Wilson says: “We’ve put considerable time and effort in to developing this touchscreen system and we know that riders are going to seriously impressed by the way they can customise screens with the information that’s important to them. Not only will they be able to get to where they want more safely and with more confidence, they’ll be able to do this while making the most of Ride Command’s ability to link up to their smartphone to listen to music or take a call.”
At 7 inches, Ride Command is the largest infotainment display in the industry with the highest resolution (800 x 480 pixels), the brightest screen (twice as bright as some of the brightest smart phones on the market) and the fastest response time (ready in 10 seconds following key-on activation). Ride Command links up through Indian Motorcycle’s premium audio system (100 watts on Chieftain and 200 watts on Roadmaster).

Offering an easy-to-read touchscreen located in close proximity to the rider, the Ride Command system offers the most intuitive infotainment interface on two wheels, with modes/shortcuts easily available (through five large push-buttons). The touchscreen has two-finger touch capabilities featuring a glove-accepting, pinch-to-zoom capability just like a smart phone.

Carrying a Bluetooth-enabled phone or headset? If you are, then Ride Command offers the easiest and fastest pairing to your device for quick, seamless integration into the touring experience.

Alternatively, use buttons located below the screen or on the handlebar that are both connected to the touchscreen display. Use the controls to manipulate audio controls, accept and reject phone calls and navigate through screens.

See the information you want the way you want it, when you want. Featuring more vehicle information than available in any system on two wheels, Ride Command can be customised to show eight different screen options that can be used in any combination. Choose from:

  1. Vehicle Status (tyre pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change)
  2. Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position)
  3. Trip 1 (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed)
  4. Trip 2 (fuel range, miles, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy time, average speed)
  5. Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change)
  6. Audio
  7. Bluetooth
  8. Map/Navigation
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2017 models

Scout Sixty


2017 Scout Sixty

Scout Sixty can now be made A2 licence compliant after feedback from dealerships throughout Europe that demand from young riders for Scout Sixty was high. Dealers can now fit a restricting kit before delivery to the customer. Colours remain the same as last year.

Thunder Black
Pearl White
Indian Motorcycle Red

Scout



Scout is available in seven colour schemes in 2017. For the first time, Scout is available in two-tones – one is Indian Motorcycle Red over Black and one is Brilliant Blue over Pearl White with Fireball Red Pinstripe (a nod to the colours of the United States flag).

Thunder Black
Burgundy Metallic
Silver Smoke
Thunder Black Smoke
Ivory Cream NEW
Brilliant Blue over Pearl White with Fireball Red pinstripe NEW
Indian Motorcycle Red over Black NEW

Chief Classic

The Chief Classic was previously only available in Pearl White last year, but it now comes in a new two-tone scheme – Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black.

Pearl White
Burgundy Metallic over Thunder Black NEW

Chief Vintage



The Chief Vintage comes in two new striking two-tone colours for 2017.
Thunder Black
Willow Green over Ivory Cream
Indian Red over Ivory Cream NEW
Springfield Blue over Ivory Cream NEW

Chief Dark Horse



The Chief Dark Horse remains the same as last year.

Springfield

Springfield is now available in two-tone colours for the first time – Steel Grey over Burgundy Metallic with Silver Stripe (pictured) and Springfield Blue Metallic over Star Silver.

Indian Motorcycle Red
Thunder Black
Steel Grey over Burgundy Metallic with Silver Stripe NEW
Springfield Blue Metallic over Star Silver NEW

Chieftain

Chieftain comes in five colours this year – two of them new. It also has the Ride Command touchscreen as standard.

Black Pearl
White Smoke NEW
Silver Smoke
Wildfire Red over Thunder Black NEW
Star Silver over Thunder Black

Chieftain Dark Horse

Remains the same as last year but won’t come with Ride Command like other Chieftain models do.

Roadmaster
There are five colours to choose from and all now come with Ride Command as standard.


With a tan leather seat:
Burgundy Metallic NEW
Willow Green over Ivory Cream NEW


Roadmaster with black seat

With a black seat:
Thunder Black
Thunder Black over Ivory Cream
Steel Grey Thunder Black Graphics

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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.eu.

ABOUT POLARIS INDUSTRIES
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com
 

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Wonder what price the RM will be? Hope it does not match the Harley CVO's at $40,000. OK, I just saw the web site and no the price is $30,000. I am liking it more and more. Guess I need to start saving up for a new bike
 

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love the new colors! and the new dash on the roadmaster/chieftain
 
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I'm not sure that I like the display. It is pretty big and should be easy to navigate with.
I have questions concerning the nav system;
What (if any) current navigation program does it use? Garmin, TomTom, Google Maps, Mapquest, etc?
Will it be possible to download routes to the in bike nav system?
 

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Awesome improvement.
 

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The wife and I frequently point in a direction and ride for hours, I really like that for getting home.

But I'm not gonna trade in my 15' RM for it until it appears on the 4.
 

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Am I reading this right, the Roadmaster will no longer be offered in Red and Cream or did I miss it? If true then I have a limited bike in red and cream. I do like the new Ride console but still on the fence on how the dash now looks.
 

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i really love the Chieftain Darkhorse, been eyeing that damn thing. Thank you Polaris for not putting the Ride Command on that one because now i may not impulse trade in my Classic for one....i wonder why they arent doing it for the CDH?

Ride Command is going to be awesome. Def, will be able to better compete with the competitors...

I need a picture of that White SMoke Cheiftain....anyone?
 

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Nice..for the 17's...but I just bought a 16, thought they might come out with a plug and play Nav system for the 15 and 16's...17 dash is nice...but I cant afford to start over just for the Nav system.
 

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Pros and Cons to built-in nav. My bolt-on Garmin is easier to use than the HD system, which isn't user friendly at all. I hope the Indian system doesn't have the bugs the HD system has/had and hope it is easier to use. Regardless, I have built-in nav in both my vehicles and usually resort to using my smartphone because it is easier.

I do like the color-matched inner fairings.
 

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Nice to have a 1st generation Chieftain. Low production numbers, and a perfect bike for touring. I like the built in GPS on new model, but the dash seems large. Looks like start button changed too. Looking forward to seeing black pearl paint!!!
 

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Nice job Enzo
 

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Regardless, I have built-in nav in both my vehicles and usually resort to using my smartphone because it is easier.
That is precisely my argument against a built it nav system.
I like my Garmin(although it is far from perfect).
Most nav systems will send you either the fastest or shortest route when you enter a start and a stop point.
Tourstart, Furkot, and a few other web based programs allow me to build a route to my specifications. I get to pick the roads and points of interest to stop and enjoy whatever is there. I can do this from the comfort of my desk on a big screen. I can then download that route to my Garmin and follow it.

Some of the routes that I build and ride are complex and I spend hours getting them right. I do not want to sit in my garage building a route on a 7" display...
 

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Boy Indian is just upping the pokes at the Rushmore crazy crowd, and size does matter. All in all lots to be excited about.
 

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Nice line up for 2017. Good looking colors and two tones. Like the new nav for Chieftain and Roadmaster. No need for me to upgrade though, as I always know where I'm going and never get lost, LOL. Looks like Indian nailed it again.
 

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Obviously, the boys and girls at Polaris/Indian have been buussyyyy!!!!

And I thought I would really like the Willow and Cream on a RM, but seeing the video and pics, not so much...
 
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