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Indian Motorcycle Engines

The heart and soul of every ride

At the core of every thoroughbred lies power, purpose, and passion. A willingness to break free. To chase the wind and win. Each and every Indian Motorcycle engine is built in that pursuit. From the legendary V-twin Thunderstroke engine to the truly impressive PowerPlus powerplant, the stakes have been raised.

“Anything less than best-in-class design and performance will simply not get it done.”

Right Here in the USA

Every Indian Motorcycle engine, for every bike sold in the US, is designed and engineered in Wyoming, Minnesota, and manufactured in Osceola, Wisconsin.

In Highest Regard

Many experts agree. When it comes to a smooth, powerful riding experience—Indian Motorcycle outperforms the competition.

Purposeful Precision

One size rarely fits all. Which is why each Indian Motorcycle engine is optimally tuned to each model, delivering the perfect torque to maximize responsiveness.

The Art of The Motorcycle Engine

Get an inside look at the people and passion that goes into making an Indian Motorcycle engine.

Indian Motorcycle Engines At A Glance


Our most powerful engine ever built. This 108 cu in liquid-cooled V-twin engine delivers a class leading 122 hp and 128 ft-lbs of torque with six gears producing head snapping acceleration when you need it most. It sets the new standard for V-twin performance.


Year Introduced: 2019
Available On: Entire Indian Challenger and Indian Pursuit Lineups

See what makes it roar

Thunderstroke 111

A classic V-twin that pulls forward iconic elements from past Indian Motorcycles. This award-winning 111 cu in air-cooled engine produces up to 119 ft-lbs of torque for smooth, impressive power through all six gears for confident acceleration and passing.

Year Introduced: 2013
Available On: Chieftain, Indian Springfield, Chief, Chief Bobber, Super Chief

Thunderstroke 116

A step up in performance, this 116 cu in air-cooled V-twin engine is equipped with high-flow cylinder heads to produce its class-leading 126 ft-lbs of torque on demand. The result is six smooth gears of raw power and responsiveness that todays riders crave.


Year Introduced: 2019
Available On: Indian Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Roadmaster, Roadmaster Limited, Roadmaster Dark Horse, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse, Super Chief Limited, Sport Chief

SpeedPlus 1250

This all new liquid-cooled 1250cc, and up to 111 HP V-Twin offers up to 82 ft-lbs of torque delivering 11% more power and 14% more torque. The SpeedPlus 1250 offers consistent, predictable, and usable torque enabling you to have you have more passing power and more torque throughout all 6 gears making for a thrilling ride in any gear.


Year Introduced: 2025
Available On: Scout Classic, Super Scout, Sport Scout, 101 Scout, and Scout Bobber

Scout Sixty

A liquid-cooled, 60 cu in 78 hp V-twin engine with 65 ft-lbs of torque for one thrilling ride. Electronic fuel injection produces class-leading horsepower that's extremely satisfying for experienced riders, but also friendly to entry level riders. A responsive five-speed transmission offers quick acceleration and smooth cruising for all.


Year Introduced: 2015
Available On: Scout Sixty, Scout Bobber Sixty, Scout Rogue Sixty


A high-revving, liquid-cooled 1203cc American V-twin with a torque curve that's as fat as it is flat. It boasts 120 hp and 87 ft-lbs of torque. It wins right where riders want it pulling ruthlessly to the next corner and passing instantaneously without dropping a gear.


Year Introduced: 2018
Available On: Entire FTR Lineup

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