Harley Davidson, Indian Motorcycles Adding Infotainment Systems To Motorcycles

Image Credit: Indian Motorcycles
Image Credit: Indian Motorcycles

It’s something you’re well used to having in your car by now – the infamous touchscreen. The screen that controls your radio, your GPS, your texts and phone calls. The screen that turns your vehicle into a 2,000 pound cell phone or tablet. What would you do if you could have that same screen installed in your bike? Harley Davidson and Indian Motorcycles are working hard to make that thought a very real possibility.

Indian Motorcycles has developed a new system called Ride Command. It is a seven inch touchscreen, and at that size, is pretty darn close to being as large as the ones commonly found in our cars. It will allow riders to GPS systems that are already integrated with their personal smartphones. Indian is joining Harley Davidson in their move toward higher technology, as Harley Davidson has developed their very own Boom! Box infotainment system with similar style, size, and functions.

Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system now comes standard on the motorcycle company’s Chieftain model (which starts at $23,999), as well as the Roadmaster, (whose starting price sits at $28,999). Check out the video overview of the Indian Motorcycle Company’s Ride Command Infotainment System, and tell us in the comments if you think you’d love to have a system like this one in your bike! Do you think you’d find it to be more of a help on the road, or a hinderance?

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