2017 Indian Chieftain and Indian Roadmaster will come fitted with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard.
Indian Motorcycle will now be offering a touchscreen infotainment system with the 2017 Roadmaster and Chieftain models. Called ‘Ride Command’, the touchscreen display is integrated on the dashboard and will come fitted as standard in both the motorcycles.
The Ride Command infotainment features a 7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels, and is linked to the audio system of both the cruisers. Making life easier for the rider are five large push-buttons in the centre that can be used as a shortcut to shuffle through different modes. The touchscreen also has glove-accepting, pinch-to-zoom capability to make it more convenient to operate while riding.
Riders can customize the screen in eight different settings depending on the requirement. These include vehicle status, vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position), two trip meters, ride data, audio, Bluetooth telephony and navigation.
Considering that Indian sells motorcycles via the CBU route in India, expect the aforementioned updates to make it into the Chieftain and Roadmaster models sold in the country in the coming time. Speaking of Indian Motorcycle’s range, the American company also sells Springfield, Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Chief Dark Horse and Scout here.
Commenting on the development, Indian Motorcycle’s marketing director, Reid Wilson, said: “We’ve put considerable time and effort in to developing this touchscreen system and we know that riders are going to be seriously impressed by the way they can customize 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.”
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