Indian Motorcycle is introducing a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system called Ride Command, which is integrated into the dash of the 2017 Roadmaster and Chieftain models as a standard feature. The infotainment system has 800 X 600 pixel resolution, and the company says it is the largest for a motorcycle, and is brighter than many smartphones. Ride Command also links up through Indian Motorcycle’s audio system (100 watts on Chieftain and 200 watts on Roadmaster).
The infotainment system offers wide variety of data to the rider such as Vehicle Status (tyre pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change), Vehicle Info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position), two trip meters, Ride Data (heading, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change), Map/Navigation and so on. It has two-finger touch capabilities featuring a glove-accepting, pinch-to-zoom capability, and offers bluetooth connectivity for phonebook download, text notification and calls.
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.”
In India the company has 6 dealers, each in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Gurgaon.