• Roadsmith Unveils New Indian Trike

    White Bear Lake, MN (February 10, 2014) – Roadsmith Trikes unveiled the industry’s first new Indian trike conversion at this year’s V-Twin Dealer Expo in Cincinnati this past weekend. While certainly not new to the business of creating trike conversions for the Indian brand, Roadsmith is pleased to be the first trike company to offer a conversion kit for the new Polaris-based Indians introduced at the Sturgis Rally last year. This is Roadsmith’s third version of an Indian trike (having designed trike conversions for all of the previous iterations of the Indian brand) and, given the initial reception of the motorcycle, it appears this will be the Indian brand that’s going to be around for a very long time.


    Roadsmith’s new Indian trike, like the motorcycle itself, promises to be an instant success. A world-class touring motorcycle, coupled with Roadsmith’s 42-year history of building high-quality, independent rear suspension trike conversions, combines to deliver a stylish, new trike that should quickly prove to be one of the company’s top sellers.

    Unique styling and incredible performance are the hallmarks of the new Indian brand and these will not be lost on the trike version. Taking its styling cues from the Indian’s iconic, curvaceous fenders, the new Roadsmith Indian Trike looks as if it slipped out of the same time machine as the motorcycle itself. As for the performance, the Indian’s new 111 cu. in. motor is incredibly smooth and powerful and will easily propel this new trike to comfortable cruising speeds and beyond. Adding Roadsmith’s proven, silent, electric reverse, while retaining the bike’s ABS braking system, promises complete control of the trike, no matter which direction the rider is headed.

    In the end, the new Roadsmith Indian Trike combines the attributes of a historically significant, high-performance touring motorcycle, with the comfort, safety and handling of a Roadsmith Trike. The result? Nothing less than a 3-wheeled “personal time machine” guaranteed to move the rider through time and space with a twist of the throttle.

    For more than 40 years, Roadsmith Trikes has been designing and producing some of the best engineered, best handling trikes in the business. Based in White Bear Lake, MN, Roadsmith manufactures and distributes 19 different trike conversion kits for Honda, Harley-Davidson, Victory and Indian motorcycles. They are represented by over a 100 Roadsmith dealers in the U.S. and Canada as well as their own retail location, The Trike Shop, on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, FL.


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    Comments 10 Comments
    1. slick rick's Avatar
      slick rick -
      ,,,,Needs a tour pack .
    1. captdanwh's Avatar
      captdanwh -
      The more i look at this trike the more i think about how i would want it. I love the new Indian bikes and do not want to tear them up but if i was going to buy a Indian trike it would have to have some changes. I do not care for the fairing as it looks like it is supposed to be on some other bike, the passenger foot pegs are ugly and look cheap and the passenger seat needs a back rest if you ride two up, but looks nice for a single rider. the front end looks good but the back end a little too boxy for a curvacious Indian and the tail lights are horrible looking for this trike. As more and more trike kit builders get involved with the Indian i am sure we will see different styles and changes and maybe Indian will build their own. I realize this is the first one available and am just giving my personal opinion about it, not wanting to start a war as i would own a Indian if they did not make Harleys.
    1. rmrc51's Avatar
      rmrc51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by captdanwh View Post
      As more and more trike kit builders get involved with the Indian i am sure we will see different styles and changes and maybe Indian will build their own.
      As far as the new Roadsmith unit for the Indian, my first observation (other then it needing rider and passenger backrests and a possible tour pack), in my opinion, it should have wire spoked wheels and white walled tires!
    1. slick rick's Avatar
      slick rick -
      ,,,That's what's missing , white wall tires ,,,,good eye Rich
    1. rmrc51's Avatar
      rmrc51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slick rick View Post
      ,,,That's what's missing , white wall tires ,,,,good eye Rich
      Hiya Rick,

      Go to the Indian website and take a look at their Vintage model. Those wire wheels and white wall tires just go with that nostalgic style!
    1. tom w's Avatar
      tom w -
      as a Harley man, I am ashamed to admit it , but I really like the look. I agree the faring is not right for the style but I love the fender skirts.
    1. rmrc51's Avatar
      rmrc51 -
      If you're into nostalgia and love the looks of yester-year (as I am), you just can't go wrong with the Indian style!

      Those fender side skirts, flowing body lines, wire wheels with white wall tires and the sound of that new motor makes you feel as if you've been transported back in time. Well,,,, at least that's my story,, LOL
    1. pcombe's Avatar
      pcombe -
      I think the fairing strays to far from the old style concept myself.<br />
      I would sweep the rear fenders in the back to compliment the front fender, Add a tour pack (maybe leather covered?), the white wall tires and spoke wheels would bring it all together.<img src="images/smilies/thumbup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />
    1. CASALUV's Avatar
      CASALUV -
      So why do they not show a top trunk
    1. rmrc51's Avatar
      rmrc51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CASALUV View Post
      So why do they not show a top trunk
      I guess they either don't offer that option or they're possibly still designing one.