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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.”

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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


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

Maps (turn by turn with 3D birds eye view)
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

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 connection
USB song shuffle
Bluetooth® Audio
Album Art

Rider Bluetooth® smartphone capable
Rider Bluetooth® headset

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


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.

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

Dan Tye
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