Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., the world leader in off-road and
All-Terrain Vehicles launched the iconic Indian
Motorcycle brand in India. This move also marks Polaris’s foray into the
motorcycle segment in India. Polaris India has brought in the entire Indian
Motorcycle’s Chief range –Indian Chief
Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and Indian
Chieftain to India.
Chief range is powered by Thunder Stroke111
(1811cc) engine that churns out 139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm. The range will be sold through
completely-built-up (CBU) route.
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. 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.
Motorcycle Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Specifications:
Thunder Stroke 111(1,811 cc)
139 Nm of torque at 2600 rpm
49-degree V-twin, air-cooled with integrated oil cooler, left-side air intake,
down firing exhaust system, parallel pushrod tubes
Unit design featuring a high capacity semi-dry sump oil system, oversized oil
System: 3 camshafts, pushrods, 2 valves per cylinder acting through
maintenance-free hydraulic valve lifters, forged crankshaft
System: Electronic sequential port fuel
injection and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
Ratio: 9.5: 1
Transmission: 6-speed overdrive, constant mesh, helical
Low-effort, multi-plate wet clutch, aluminum basket, integral torsional damper
launch holds great importance for us. We launched the marquee bikes in the US
early last year and were appreciated immensely for reviving history. The Chief
line enthralled the bikers and created an aura for itself within few days of
the launch. Reviving the legend with a new heart but its same soul, Polaris
India has ended the long wait for Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts with this
launch. We are now giving enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of history in a
modern package,” said Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.
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