2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® vs 2023 Indian Roadmaster

2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® vs 2023 Indian Roadmaster

If you live in Pasco County or the surrounding areas and are interested in purchasing a fully dressed touring motorcycle, the team at Harley-Davidson® of Wesley Chapel encourages you to consider the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited®, which is the modern incarnation of the Electra Glide and now available at our Harley-Davidson® dealership. If you’d like to compare the Ultra Limited® to a motorcycle by another brand, then the 2023 Indian Roadmaster would be our choice as the closest comparison. With that in mind, we’re going to break down the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® vs 2023 Indian Roadmaster and answer what we think are the most common questions among new touring enthusiasts.


Indian prices its motorcycles higher than Harley-Davidson®, and this is by design. Why Indian does this is a discussion for another day. But what’s important for the new enthusiast is that you know that there’s an Indian premium and determine whether it is worth it to you. The price difference is usually around 5%, and it’s actually closer to 6% when comparing the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® vs 2023 Indian Roadmaster. Despite the price differences, these models are comparably equipped.


Performance is very similar when comparing the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® to the 2023 Indian Roadmaster. In fact, some reviewers have noted that there is that there are uncanny similarities between the powerbands in testing. The Ultra Limited® is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight® 114, which is an iconic engine. The Roadmaster is powered by the Thunderstroke 116, which is also an air-cooled V-Twin engine. The most notable differences in terms of performance are the advanced rider assists that Harley-Davidson® offers as an option. Indian does not offer a comparable set of features, and many long-distance touring enthusiasts like the added control that they provide in less-than-ideal riding conditions.

Ride Characteristics

Both the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® and the 2023 Indian Roadmaster are fundamentally similar in that they are designed to keep you comfortable and in control for miles on end. The Grand American Touring platform is generally considered to be the standard for chassis in this space, and you absolutely should schedule a test ride to compare the models if you have not. A defining feature of the Ultra Limited® is the batwing fairing, which is iconic and has received a design update for 2023. The Roadmaster has Indian’s own interpretation of a fork-mounted fairing, and both models have a windshield, heated grips, a comfortable rider’s seat, a plush passenger seat with a backrest, floorboards, stretched saddlebags and a touring pack with a luggage carrier.


Harley-Davidson® of Wesley Chapel offers the Ultra Limited® with either a traditional chrome finish or a darker and more modern finish. Heirloom Fade is a special paint available with the chrome finish as part of the 120th anniversary celebration. You can also choose Redline Red or Gray Haze with Silver Fortune with the chrome finish, and if you prefer the darker finish, your color options are Gray Haze, Bright Billiard Blue with Billiard Gray and Prospect Gold with Vivid Black. Indian only offers the Roadmaster with a chrome aesthetic, and you have the choice of either Black Metallic or Silver Quartz Metallic with Bronze Pearl Metallic

Test Ride the Ultra Limited®

If you have any additional questions about the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited® vs 2023 Indian Roadmaster, the team at Harley-Davidson® of Wesley Chapel will be happy to answer them when you call or email. We can also discuss customization and give you custom quotes, and if you’d like to test ride the Ultra Limited®, you can set that appointment up online through our website.

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