Following Harley? They are like the last people on earth to figure it out. BMW just did the same type of hot spot cooling that Harley did and they were able to pull like 20% more HP out of their boxer.I think through Victory and Indian, Polaris is holding an engineering lesson on how to build an air cooled motor without the shortcomings of HD. They have no reason to whimper and build a liquid cooled bike.
Whoever's starting these rumours must be dilusioning themselves in thinking Indian is following HD. :ltr:
Time will tell, but in my opinion, Indian will make electric scooters before they make liquid cooled motorcycles.Following Harley? They are like the last people on earth to figure it out. BMW just did the same type of hot spot cooling that Harley did and they were able to pull like 20% more HP out of their boxer.
If you read the last comparison of the Harley vs Indian, the Harley actually made more top end power than the Indian and that was just the air-cooled 103. If Indian executed a well designed system that worked as well as Beemers, it would flat smoke the Harley. And that's BEFORE they put better flowing 4 valve heads on it.
The other benefit is heat reduction. If you've had a chance to ride an Indian, then you likely realize that that is an area that could stand to be addressed.
We will see. The person I over heard happens to of been on the design team for the present Indian engine.Now that Harley is going water cooled we need another rumor victim might as well Be Indian.
I have a friend in a service department in a dealership that hasn't been built yet that says Indian is going water cooled.
Well I have to disagree to a point yes they put on oil coolers but they have added this also.
Actually, on the water-cooled Harleys, they de-populated the oil-cooler. If the water cooling system breaks, it is a truely convection cooled unit.I stand corrected. Thought it was just an oil cooling system.
All the person said was 4 valve water cooled Indian engine yet to be released. So I would take that as a 4 valve per cylinder water cooled engine. Number of cylinders to be determined at a later date. Like when they feel like letting out some info.