This is Indian's new v-twin

This is the motor that will power the all-new Indian currently under development at new parent company Polaris. Dubbed the "Thunder Stroke," Basem from About.com compares it to the twin-cam 110 that powers Harley's "performance" CVO range, saying it develops slightly more torque, at 115lb/ft.

That CVO comparison is apt. Harley's high-dollar range of performance cruisers, it appears as if Polaris is targeting the Indian brand in that direction.

The Thunder Stroke displaces 111 cubic inches or, for you commie terrorist edumacated city folk, 1,811cc. The 49-degreee, two-valve per-cylinder, air/oil-cooled, push-rod configuration isn't all throw back, a wet clutch sends power to a six-speed transmission.

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