Go-Fast Indian

Chief performance reins supreme

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Wimmer Custom Cycle launched its new air cleaner kit for the Indian Chief Thunder Stroke motor. The classic round high-flow air cleaner will not only boost performance, but increase rider comfort as well. With the advanced billet aluminum backplate that houses the throttle body, the complete air cleaner kit is shifted inwards, making the entire profile 1″ narrower than stock. Sandwiched between billet aluminum plates is the deep-pleated reusable air filter, which provides superior air filtration and added performance. The filter is available in five standard colors and features dry filter technology, which requires no oiling. Info: Wimmer Custom Cycle, 866/468-2925, WimmerCustomCycle.com.

Indian Motorcycle Tribute: The Spirit of Munro a Thunder Stroke 111 Powered Streamliner

Burt Munro made history by setting a land speed record on the world’s fastest Indian, a 1920 Indian Scout. To salute his passion for performance, Indian Motorcycles created The Spirit of Munro, a tribute streamliner powered by the new Thunder Stroke 111.

Watch The Spirit of Munro turn back the clock and speed into the future of Indian Motorcycle with high-speed runs across a California dry lake bed. Then, take a look at the inspired handcrafting and dedicated teamwork that went into bringing the streamliner to life.

The All New Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke 111 Engine

Indian-Motorcycle-Thunder-Stroke-111-Engine-1Indian Motorcycle, the first American motorcycle company, announced the details of the all new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine that will power the model year 2014 Indian Motorcycle. The new engine was publicly unveiled to a gathering of press and motorcycling fans on Saturday, March 9 at Daytona Bike Week. This marks yet another critical milestone in the company’s persistent drive towards a full launch later this year under the stewardship of Polaris Industries.

Since the April 2011 acquisition of Indian Motorcycle by Polaris Industries, the company has made an unprecedented commitment of time, resources and passion into the design of the all-new power plant. From the outset, the goal 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. The new design reflects an unparalleled investment into researching the complete history of Indian Motorcycle power train development, including the review of volumes of historical documentation, miles of riding vintage motorcycles, and studying and dissecting a broad array of legendary Indian Motorcycle models.

Indian-Motorcycle-Thunder-Stroke-111-Engine-2The Thunder 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 is the new heartbeat of Indian Motorcycle and marks 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 Thunder Stroke 111 is sure to inspire both experienced and new riders. The engineering prowess and financial resources of Polaris Industries will re-forge this iconic brand into the industry leader it deserves to be.

For more info about Indian’s new Thunder Stroke 111 engine, visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.