American bike maker Indian Motorcycles, one of the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers, unveiled their new V-Twin engine that is to power their line-up of cruisers from 2014 at the Daytona Bike week in the USA. Christened the Thunder Stroke 111, the engine displaces 1819cc, or 111 cubic inches as the name suggests, and cranks out over 156 Nm of torque. The design of the engine incorporates elements such as parallel pushrod tubes, finned heads, down firing exhausts, a left side air intake, features traditional to Indian motorcycles, while also incorporating modern engineering solutions.
The launch of this engine marks the first clean-sheet Indian Motorcycle engine design in seven decades, and will serve as the standard engine for the upcoming generation of motorcycles from the company. Expect the first production motorcycle to emerge from the assembly lines by early-2014.
Check out an amazing assembly animation of the Indian Thunder Stroke 111 below: