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Indian Motorcycle 2021 Buying Guide

Indian Motorcycle 2021 Buying Guide

Early 2022 releases enhance Indian’s 2021 lineup

Indian Motorcycle expands its footprint in MY2021 with a number of new models along with upgraded variants and complete redesigns within previous model-family platforms. Electronics that were previously hosted on just a few bikes are now more broadly available across the range. The powerful Thunderstroke 116 soups up a number of models for the performance-minded riders, and the ClimaCommand Rogue seat delivers both heating and cooling for the intrepid all-weather riders.

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Top Speed's Guide to the 2020 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

Top Speed’s Guide to the 2020 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

New models and new engines bring excitement for 2020

Indian Motorcycle, under the broad Polaris umbrella, rolls into its 2020 model-year with a number of improvements, modifications, and additions to its already-robust lineup. New FTR models and bobbed-out Scouts join the 2020 lineup of existing bikes. New engines for 2020 include what was formally a crate engine. The punched-out Thunder Stroke 116 joins the production line and Indian has a net-new engine in the PowerPlus V-twin. The much-discussed Challenger family marks a new direction for the design staff with its broad fixed fairing and focus on performance.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Racing Bikes

Top 10 Most Beautiful Racing Bikes

Designed to go as fast as possible, some racing bikes also managed to be utterly beautiful as well

Racing bikes are designed, first and foremost, to go fast. But, somewhere along the way, some of them manage to be just incredibly beautiful as well as hugely successful. Sometimes, the physical beauty is tied up with the incredible engineering involved. This is our top 10 of the most beautiful racing motorcycles ever produced.

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Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022

Top 10 Best Motorcycles of 2022

From the huge choice of new motorcycles on offer, how do you pick the best? Do you use your head or your heart?

There are literally hundreds of motorcycles on the market today, for all different purposes and wallets. How do you choose? Well, for a start, you read a list like this one - Top Ten Best Motorcycles in 2022 - to give you some inspiration. Then you completely disagree and make up your own list.

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Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022

Top Bagger Motorcycles Available In 2022

Lighter than a full touring cruiser, baggers are the perfect blend of style and practicality

A Bagger is a motorcycle that is equipped with panniers but is much leaner and lighter than a full-dress touring bike: it’s the best of both worlds - practicality alongside style and great riding dynamics helped by less weight. Here’s our list of the best baggers available in 2022.

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The Indian Scout Has A Chinese Doppelganger And It's…..Disheartening

The Indian Scout Has A Chinese Doppelganger And It’s…..Disheartening

If Dwight (from the Office) was here, he’d say Identity theft is a not a joke, Jonway.

Leading Chinese bikemakers might be making a mark in international markets, but smaller Chinese companies still resort to copying premium bikes, which results in…let’s just say, fun stories. Case in point this time is the Jonway V400, a cut-throat doppelgänger of the popular Indian Scout Bobber. Let’s check it out.

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Indian Motorcycles Spirit Lake Factory Tours Set To Resume

Indian Motorcycles Spirit Lake Factory Tours Set To Resume

Tours of the factory open to the whole family

After a two year hiatus due to you-know-what, the Indian Motorcycle Factory Tours are set to restart in time for summer at the Spirit Lake, Iowa location.

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2020 - 2021 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

2020 - 2021 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

The star of the lineup is the Thunder Stroke 116 engine

Indian Motorcycle carried over its popular Chieftain Dark Horse into MY2020 with much the same custom panache, but repowered it with the Thunder Stroke 116 engine. Classic historical touches abound on this ride for a healthy dose of nostalgia, but of course, it rocks all of the factory’s electronic fandanglery to make it a thoroughly modern machine. Whether you want to do some light touring or just do some boulevard cruising, the Chieftain Dark Horse brings something to the table for you.

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2020 - 2021 Indian Challenger Dark Horse

2020 - 2021 Indian Challenger Dark Horse

Indian’s new sinister, boulevard-bruiser Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycle rolled into MY2020 with an all-new model family – the Challenger – that comes complete with a new look, powerful 122-horsepower PowerPlus engine and improved safety equipment to keep America’s oldest bike builder competitive against challengers domestic and abroad. The inaugural year sees a trio of packages ready for public consumption, but it’s the sinister, boulevard-bruiser blackout Dark Horse version we’re going to look at today. Like the rest of the Dark Horse category, it makes a visceral connection to the custom-life underbelly of American motorcycling and brings a showroom-custom vibe to the new Challenger line.

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Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Be Inspired to Ride By Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle has announced the debut of its first-ever motorcycle touring series, Epic Pursuits. The two-wheel travel series will take viewers on three unique adventures aboard the new Indian Pursuit.

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2020 - 2022 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

2020 - 2022 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

The new Thunder Stroke 116 engine is one of the most powerful production engines out there

Indian Motorcycle is proving to be quick to capitalize on popular products, and the Springfield Dark Horse is yet another example that drives the point home. The Springfield Dark Horse seeks to ride on the success of the Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition model that made such a splash at Daytona. Bad-boy blackout is a constant throughout the paint packages up for grabs this year, as are the factory-custom touches that set this model apart from the crowd. Best of all, Indian powers it with the Thunder Stroke 116 that boosts power and performance even further with over 120 pound-feet of torque on tap.

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Polaris Reveals 48% Profit Slump in Q1 2022

Polaris Reveals 48% Profit Slump in Q1 2022

Includes 30% Drop In Indian Motorcycle Sales

Polaris, parent company of Indian Motorcycle, has revealed a huge drop in profits in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same time in 2021. This includes a 30% drop in revenue for Indian Motorcycle.

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2020 - 2022 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse

2020 - 2022 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse

The newest Dark Horse comes equipped with the Thunder Stroke 116

Based on the success of its Chieftain Dark Horse, Indian Motorcycle expanded its Dark Horse lineup in 2020 with the new Roadmaster Dark Horse. It brings blackout treatment to the table along with Indian’s newest technological treats. Touring amenities and comfort features join with the Ride Command electronics and 200-Watt sound system for your riding enjoyment. If you’re into power, then the Roadmaster Dark Horse has you covered with Indian’s Thunder Stroke 116 engine that churns out over 120 pound-feet of grunt.

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2020 - 2022 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty

2020 - 2022 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty

It’s got an old-school bobber look with a modern ride

With its recent success on the Flat Track circuit and burgeoning footprint in the worldwide market, it’s easy to forget that Indian Motorcycle is actually America’s oldest bike manufacturer, and the marque reminds us of its deep roots with the new Scout Bobber Twenty model. This bike takes us right back to the custom bikes of the early 1900s with bobbed sheet metal, blackout treatment, and laced wheels on a modern chassis that mimics the geometry of the old-school hardtail bikes. A modern V-twin delivers 100 ponies for your riding pleasure, and ABS protection is available on all the colorways to deliver some modern safety as well.

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Electric Indian Four....From 1929?

Electric Indian Four....From 1929?

Randy ’Detroit’ Hayward Goes All the Way Modifying His 1929 Indian Four

To some, cannibalising a 1929 Indian Four to turn it into an electric powered bike might seem like sacrilege but, to this guy from Detroit, it’s just another cog in the wheel of history.

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2022 Indian Chief Bobber

2022 Indian Chief Bobber

Indian brings us a Chief Bobber in its 100-years-of-Chief celebration

Indian Motorcycle is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its iconic Chief family line, and part of that party belongs to the new Chief Bobber that’ll bring to mind the gassers of yesteryear. Old school lines join with early performance tinkering to give the Bobber a charm all its own even while it makes connections to models from Indian’s own rich history. The Thunder Stroke engine ties it all together with its faux-flathead construction that turns in a thoroughly modern performance that will serve you well in the urban jungle of your choice.

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2020 - 2022 Indian Challenger

2020 - 2022 Indian Challenger

With new styling and new engine, it’s a whole new Indian

Indian Motorcycle rolled into MY2020 with a net-new bagger family powered by an all-new powerplant with some serious ride-quality and safety features as the icing on the cake. The “Challenger” range marks a new era for America’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer with impressive power numbers and a look that’s borrows from the past even while it reaches for new territory and, I’m sure the factory hopes, an expanded buyer base. Fixed fairings, new electronics, and a powerful engine are the hallmarks of this machine, and it’ll be interesting to see how it performs in the market against its longtime domestic foe, Harley-Davidson.

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