2014 Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Full Review
New 2014 Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engine, 113-Cubic-inch all-new with type V-Twin power plant Unifies past icons and cutting edge techniques to provide the heartbeat of the upcoming 2014 India, all new motorcycles, the first American motorcycle company, is pleased to announce the all new Thunder Stroke 111 ™ engine that will power the model year 2014 India motor. Thunder Stroke 111 marks another important milestone in the company’s ongoing drive towards full launch this year under the stewardship of Polaris industries.
From April 2011 the motor industry by India’s acquisition of Polaris, the company has made a commitment that unprecedented time, resources and passion into the design of new power plants. From the start, the goal was to capture the styling aspects of the 112-year old brand’s most historic and typical design model and fuse heritage with State-of-the-art technology and progressive design elements. The new design reflects the unparalleled investment to examine the complete history of the development of electric train motor India, including the review of historical documentation volume, miles driving a motorcycle curios, and studying and dissecting the vast array of motorcycle model India are legendary.
Engine Features for Thunder Stroke 110 cubic inch displacement 111 have and gives the raw power and icon styles that have long been the hallmarks of the legendary motorcycle brand India. Give more than 115 gas tube measuring torque, the V-Twin Engine 37 degrees is the new heart beat India motorcycles and motorcycle engine design marking India’s first clean-sheet in seven decades. Parallel tube with pushrod heads, finned, down shot exhaust, air intake left side, and the proportion and layout that are familiar to motor India fans all over the world, Thunder Stroke 111 inspired the riders experienced and new. Technical skills and financial resources of industry Polaris again will forge this iconic brand into an industry leader that deserves to be.
“Everyone involved in the design of this motorcycle line understands that we are the stewards and caretakers of one of America’s most storied and legendary brands. We’ve worked tirelessly to retain the truly iconic characteristics of the brand and combine those elements with advanced technologies to deliver a new Indian Motorcycle offering exceptional performance and truly unsurpassed reliability,” said Polaris Industries Vice President of Motorcycles, Steve Menneto. “The new Thunder Stroke 111 engine delivers what riders are looking for, and we expect that Indian Motorcycle fans will be inspired by this legendary new power plant as we
accelerate toward our full launch in the months ahead.” – Steve Menneto, Polaris Industries Vice President of Motorcycles
2014 Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Features and Equipment
The 1948 Indian Chief was an inspiration for designers.
Computer Aided Drafting and stress analysis is extensively used before production testing started.
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.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned division of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship.
2014 Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Specs
|2014 Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Specifications|
|Displacement||111 c.i. (1811 c.c.)|
|Maximum Engine Torque||More than 115 ft-lbs (156 N*m)|
|Engine Type||49 deg V – Twin|
|Cooling system type||Air Cooled with Integrated Oil Cooler|
|Idle speed||+/-50rpm 800 RPM|
|Max Engine speed||5500 RPM|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Actuation||Three-Cam, Push-rod, OHV|
|Compression Release||Yes, Automatic|
|Bore||3.98 in (101 mm)|
|Stroke||4.45 in (113 mm)|
|Target Compression Ratio||9.5: 1|
|Balancer Type||Helical Gear Primary Balancer|
|Primary Drive Gear||55/86 ratio|
|No. of Ratios||6-speed Overdrive constant mesh|
|Spur/Helical||1st Spur, 2-6 Helical|
|Gear Ratios (overall)|
|Final Drive||Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt 30/66 ratio|
|Clutch Type||Multi-plate, Wet clutch, Integral Damper|
|Fuel Induction system|
|Throttle actuation||Electronic Throttle Control|
|Throttle Diameter||2.13 in. / 54 mm|
|Fuel Delivery type||Electronic Sequential|
|Fuel Type||Premium recommended|