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Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Powering The New 2014 Indian Motorcycle
Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Powering
The New 2014 Indian Motorcycle
Past, Powering our Future: The Thunder Stroke 111'
From the outset,
the goal for the new engine was to capture the iconic design and styling
aspects of the 112-year old brand’s most historic models and fuse that heritage
with state-of-the-art technology and progressive design elements. Watch as we
honor our past and power our future into a new era of Indian Motorcycle.
111 cubic inches
More than 115
ft-lbs of torque
Stroke 111 engine features 111 cubic inch displacement and delivers the raw
power and iconic styling that have long been hallmarks of the legendary Indian
Motorcycle brand. Delivering more than 115 ft-lbs of torque, the 49-degree
V-Twin engine imarks the first clean-sheet Indian Motorcycle engine design in
seven decades. With parallel pushrod tubes, finned heads, down firing exhausts,
left side air intake, and the proportions and layout familiar to Indian
Motorcycle fans around the world.
The 1948 Indian Chief was an inspiration for
designers. Industrial Design clay model turns drawings into 3-D. and Computer
Aided Drafting and stress analysis was extensively used before production
The new Thunder
Stroke 111 engine has been extensively tested, refined and proven by one of the
industry’s most rigorous development and testing programs, accumulating over
one million miles of testing, including state-of-the-art dyno testing, and
hundreds of thousands of miles of on-road testing. The all-new Thunder Stroke
111 is built in Osceola, Wisconsin at the Polaris Industries Engine Assembly
Plant, with future full unit motorcycle assembly taking place in Polaris’
state-of-the-art production facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
displacement: 111 cubic inches
than 115 ft./lb.
49-degree V-twin, air-cooled with integrated oil cooler, left-side air intake,
down firing exhaust system, parallel pushrod tubes.
design featuring a high capacity semi-dry-sump oil system,
Timing system: 3
camshafts, pushrods, 2 valves per cylinder acting through maintenance free
hydraulic valve lifters, forged crankshaft
Electronic sequential port fuel injection, electronic throttle control