Upcoming liquid-cooled Indian motorcycle spied

A doc revealing a never-seen-before faired touring bike from Indian Bikes has surfaced on-line. The doc additionally reveals that this motorbike is called the Raptor. Whether or not that is an inner identify or the official identify of the bike continues to be not confirmed.

The picture is of a fixed-fairing touring bike much like Harley’s Street Glide. The engine seen within the image is an all-new unit and, curiously, is liquid-cooled, regardless of the presence of cooling fins, which may very well be simply an aesthetic addition.

Polaris filed a patent for a visually related engine again in 2017, and that patent was authorized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace in March 2019. The leaked doc of the Indian bike additionally revealed that the engine is a SOHC, 60-degree, liquid-cooled V-twin that displaces 1,770cc, with a claimed output of 120hp. And in addition states that the engine shall be mated to a 6-speed gearbox.  The unit is barely smaller than the present 1,811cc Thunder Stroke engine that powers most of Indian’s massive cruiser bikes just like the Chieftain and the Roadmaster.

When launched, this new tourer will tackle the likes of the Street Glide from Harley Davidson, which also recently filed a patent for a liquid-cooled V Twin.

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