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Has anyone checked the speedometer by GPS on the Roadmaster or any of the new Indians? Just wondered how close it is.
 

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Yea checked mine, and was surprised it was within 2 mph on the plus side.
Most of my past bikes were 5-7 mph off
 

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On my Scout, gps shows about 2mph faster than speedo.
 

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Has anyone checked the speedometer by GPS on the Roadmaster or any of the new Indians? Just wondered how close it is.
You ever seen one of those Atomic Clocks that is updated automatically by radio transmissions from The National Bureau of Standards radio station WWV?

Well, the speedometer on all Indian Motorcycles works like those clocks.

You ever notice how they are always changing?
That's because they are constantly being updated.
 

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You ever seen one of those Atomic Clocks that is updated automatically by radio transmissions from The National Bureau of Standards radio station WWV?

Well, the speedometer on all Indian Motorcycles works like those clocks.

You ever notice how they are always changing?
That's because they are constantly being updated.
Yeah, has nothing to do with how much you twist the throttle LOL
 

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I've passed through a few of those roadside speed monitors that the CHP set up on my 2015 Chief Classic and my speedo is within 1 MPH of those monitors.
 

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Yeah, has nothing to do with how much you twist the throttle LOL
Believe me, I understand all too well how this line of thinking grows legs.
Ya got the worlds finest motorcycle there between your legs.
It's clean, fully detailed to a gleaming jewel. Tank full of gas.
Heck, even the whitewall tires are looking white.

It starts when you hit the button. No dragging, coughing, sputtering or spitting.
The motor pulls like nothing you have ever felt before.
Fast? Fast enough. Not rocket fast, not the fastest motorcycle you have ever rode.
Powerful. That is the message it conveys.

The first place you stop it draws a crowd of admirers.
The questions.....What year is it? I didn't know they still made them?
When you wheel out onto the road it's all thumbs up from everyone who sees the bike.
Not all tarted up with dime store fake eyelashes. A classic American Beauty.

I've heard it said that Indian Motorcycle began the design of this motorcycle with a blank sheet.
That is NOT a true statement my friends.
Indian Motorcycle began the design of this motorcycle with an Indian Motorcycle history book in hand.
Every single inch of this new Indian has Indian Motorcycle heritage and history.
The guys who designed this bike were first and foremost motorcycle guys, then they were engineers.

When I say history and heritage, it is more than just an Indian look alike.
It is decades of motorcycle refinement. It is a motorcycle built with the experience of what all other motorcycles could have been, what they should have been.
It is a motorcycle designed with a laser focus on who we are and what we do.
It is a motorcycle designed for the wide open American highways.
Endless ribbons of smooth asphalt.
Point the mighty War Bonnet and pull the trigger.

The only legitimate questions left to ask are....
Is the speedometer accurate and how much gas does the tank hold?
 

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I have check mine with the police radar along the road several times and it is correct. First bike I've had like that. My Victorys were off about 3mph high at 60mph. My Yamahas read about 10% high.
 

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Yea checked mine, and was surprised it was within 2 mph on the plus side.
Most of my past bikes were 5-7 mph off
I'll be in your neck of the woods on June 24th, staying at the Historic Plain's Hotel in Cheyenne.
 

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Our Chieftain is within 2kph of the official speed checker reading. Good to know this is consistent with the above as we ride in speed obsessed & heavily policed Victoria Australia
 
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