The New Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Motor. The Video.

Introduced March 9th in Daytona Beach, the new Indian Thunder Stroke 111™ motor is using Indian Motorcycle past achievements as inspiration. Company’s objective? A lofty goal: to build the best power plant on the road today. The Thunder Stroke 111™ is true to its heritage and looks, as well as power. Producing over 115 foot pounds of torque, it delivers smooth, reliable and abundant power.

20 Responses to “The New Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Motor. The Video.”

  1. 1 roscoe Mar 17th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    It’s a cool video.
    I’m sure the production engines will be a little less shiny, at least I hope so.

  2. 2 Iron Horse Mar 17th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I hope the new Chief lives up to all the hype and at a price point that is affordable to the average Joe.

    And Indian, if your listening…this motor would look totally bad-ass in a Scout 101 bobber! Strip it down to the bare minimum that the law will allow, put on a solo seat, a leaf spring front end, a 180-200mm rear tire, a 130-150mm front tire and you’d have a real winner. Just my humble opinion though.

  3. 3 Rodent Mar 17th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Nice hype, how’s about some substance! A million miles of testing on dyno and road, what 999,999 on dyno and 1 on road? Show us the bike and price with no more hype!

  4. 4 Kevin Mar 17th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Rodent doesn’t want to admit it, but he is drooling. Be patient, it’s coming before end of the year. Rodent wants a new Indian!

  5. 5 Scout101 Mar 17th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Can’t wait. Like sex, it’s better just before.

  6. 6 Bruce Reynard Mar 17th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Cyril, do you know if we can place a pre-order with a small deposit?

  7. 7 666 Mar 17th, 2013 at 10:58 am


  8. 8 Rodent Mar 17th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I don’t want a new Indian but I inadvertently got involved with Wayne Baughman years ago and watched the frauds come and go so this is a future chapter

  9. 9 Dave Blevins Mar 17th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I am liking the the engine, now give us a beautiful, nostalgic Chief, and a nasty, stripped Scout.

  10. 10 Vinnie Mar 17th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the look of the engine, but if they don’t have the design aspect of the bike itself, it was all HYPE for nothing.

    Just my .02 cents

  11. 11 Rob Mar 18th, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Gear drive primary ,i like……………

  12. 12 Hungouver Mar 18th, 2013 at 6:23 am

    HD CVO is 110,? OK then 111 for Injun!

  13. 13 Tomcat Mar 18th, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I want one!!

  14. 14 John Covington Mar 18th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Striking piece of machinery. The past infused with the future. One more inch and three cams, intake on the left all just a little different, hopefully the downward exhaust has a secure header mounting system and the transmission is bullet proof. Just wondering why after all the one-upmanship to HD… Why not a 7 speed transmission? I hope Polaris has the stamina to make this round of Indians survive! God Bless America.

  15. 15 Art Welch Mar 18th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    We are now taking REFUNDABLE $1000 deposits at Indian Twin Cities Minnesota. Eight deposits in so far. Give us a call at 651-765-9988, be one of the first!

  16. 16 Blackmax Mar 18th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    The engine looks like
    (& sounds like according to the sound bite release a few weeks ago) a winner ???
    But as much as I want to test ride one of the first ones, i think i will wait for a year or 2 to buy one.
    I’m curious about the cams& especially the chain tensioners, if they are such a problem for H-D & the Twin Cam engine, What makes them any better on this engine with 3 cams ?????

  17. 17 Art Welch Mar 18th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Polaris Engineering does 😉

  18. 18 chicagojohn Mar 19th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    BLACKMAX- Gear drive just like the evo, bulletproof. Hope HD is watching, people dont want the twin cam.

  19. 19 nicker Mar 19th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I’m think-n the valve covers should have the same cooling-fin pitch as the cylinders.


  20. 20 Blackmax Mar 20th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks chicagojohn !!!
    I could’ve swore I saw a tensioner on that chain in one of the schimatics

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