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Andy Downes  says:

Indian unveils new 1819cc V-twin engine

Historic American motorcycle firm Indian has revealed the first completely new engine in 70 years as part of the rebirth of the name under the ownership of the huge Polaris Industries; the same firm that owns Victory. The 1819cc (or 111cubic inch) V-twin is called the ‘Thunder Stroke 111’ and was unveiled at the huge Daytona Bike Week event in Florida,...

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HerbertChapman

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My engine history's a little sketchy, but have the americans ever made any engines that weren't bollocking, great V-twins?

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FLATTRACKER

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FLATTRACKER says:

They have, quite a few singles, inline 4's and Curtiss even did a V8. But yeah mostly V twins !! Good looking lump though.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Sounds impressive but haven't Kawasaki had a 2 litre V twin for a few years now?

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

And......

Three camshafts and push rods?  How does that work? Push rods are usually for OHV engines suggesting that all 3 cams are in the crankcase. More info please MCN.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Steve

here's the sales gumf  Video :smile

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

preunit!

Thanks for that. It doesn't really explain it but it looks like the central cam operates the inlet valves on both cylinders whilst the other cams operate the exhaust valves on each cylinder. Never seen that configuration before but you learn something new every day! I look forward to the roadtests to see how it compares with other similar sized cruisers.

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bird1050

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bird1050 says:

mmm

OHV three cams and unit construction

well bugger me they have finaly caught up to the 70's manufacturers.

the only modern part is fuel injection

so why is there no OHC and  watercooling or is that to modern for the backward hillbilly's

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Don't need 'em

It's a big lazy low revving engine. Pushrods work just fine for that.

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snev

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snev says:

yawnnnnn

ahhhhh what time is it?.......Ok....... Wake me when something happens....zzzzzz

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Idahojudgebuster

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About Time

It's good to see that  finally somebody with adequate capital has acquired the rights to the Indian name. Over the years we have seen the name Indian stamped on everything from British paralele twins to over-decorated Harley clones. Polaris has the bucks to make Indian a living marque again rather than a caricature. Not being a cruiser guy I hope they also come up with something more sporting. How about a new V-twin street fighter and callit the Scout?

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