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Hopefully this tease will have more substance than tease... If it's a good one it will certainly be a milestone in Indian M/C history.

New Indian Motorcycle Engine Revealed To The Public March 9th In Daytona Beach During Bike week

Published by Cyril Huze February 19th, 2013 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The new Indian Motorcycle engine that will power the next generation of Indian Motorcycle models will be revealed during Daytona Beach Bike Week in less than a month. It will happen Saturday March 9th at 9 pm Eastern Time at Dirty Harry’s bar on Main Street in Daytona Beach.
It will be the first place that the public can see and hear the actual engine that has been in constant development from a blank sheet of paper for the past two years. I will be on location to cover the event, and for those not present in Daytona I will upload the first pictures and all the specs. It’s an exciting time in the history of the brand, and I know that you are all impatient to find out how Indian designers and engineers were able to both respect the brand history while celebrating its great future under Polaris Industries stewardship.
 

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Hopefully this tease will have more substance than tease... If it's a good one it will certainly be a milestone in Indian M/C history.

New Indian Motorcycle Engine Revealed To The Public March 9th In Daytona Beach During Bike week

Published by Cyril Huze February 19th, 2013 in Builders, Editorial and Events.
The new Indian Motorcycle engine that will power the next generation of Indian Motorcycle models will be revealed during Daytona Beach Bike Week in less than a month. It will happen Saturday March 9th at 9 pm Eastern Time at Dirty Harry’s bar on Main Street in Daytona Beach.
It will be the first place that the public can see and hear the actual engine that has been in constant development from a blank sheet of paper for the past two years. I will be on location to cover the event, and for those not present in Daytona I will upload the first pictures and all the specs. It’s an exciting time in the history of the brand, and I know that you are all impatient to find out how Indian designers and engineers were able to both respect the brand history while celebrating its great future under Polaris Industries stewardship.
Oooo hoo hoo! This is exciting. Can't wait to hear that mammoth roar.
 

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hope its not just a powerplus motor.
 

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hope its not just a powerplus motor.
No way. Polaris wanted Indian for a long time. There's no way they do a bird doo-doo with this, given the sustained effort they've shown to build reliable and powerful engines for Victory from day one.

Victory was Polaris' first motorcycle emblem, and Indian will be its crown jewel.
 

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No way. Polaris wanted Indian for a long time. There's no way they do a bird doo-doo with this, given the sustained effort they've shown to build reliable and powerful engines for Victory from day one.

Victory was Polaris' first motorcycle emblem, and Indian will be its crown jewel.
we can only hope.....fingers crossed....and maybe even a dedicated dealer network?thumb up
 

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we can only hope.....fingers crossed....and maybe even a dedicated dealer network?thumb up
Now you're dreaming! :ltr: Although, a Victory and Indian dealer network might not be as far fetched as it might seem. Who knows, hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later.
 

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I'm guessing its going to be a push rod motor with not much horse power. I think the bike is going to be over priced. Its going to be a small selling bike even tho Polaris is looking for 1400 dealers.
I can't see any H-D rider or even a true Victory rider switching.
I think its a shame that Polaris doesn't do more to develop the Victory.
 

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I'm guessing its going to be a push rod motor with not much horse power. I think the bike is going to be over priced. Its going to be a small selling bike even tho Polaris is looking for 1400 dealers.
I can't see any H-D rider or even a true Victory rider switching.
I think its a shame that Polaris doesn't do more to develop the Victory.
I think it's going to be something closer to the 152cu Ilmor Viper engine (if not actually it). That puppy is SWEET!!! I saw it last year @ A-Max drag strip. It can be a drag or a long-duration engine. Ilmor has been putting the engines in Formula boats for YEARS and they would be a PERFECT fit IMHO for the new Indian bike. Here's a link.
http://www.ilmor.com/en/motorcycle/152-vtwin.aspx
 

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My dealer now carries a handful of tee shirts and a couple of hats. We are only a few boots and bandannas from having our very own boutique!
you have a dealer?????
 

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Puzzling that Victory riders would question the marketability of the Indian Marque.
It is not a bad acquisition to the Polaris family if for no other reason than it adds one thing that Victory can not offer, a legacy that started in 1901.
Harley can't even match that. You can go on about Pretendians and what have you but at the end of the day Polaris gets to wade in deep in a pond full of American motorcycling history while Victory continues to create more.
FTR I personally know Harley a rider that would buy an Indian- me... been there, done that.
I know Indian riders who would entertain the notion of buying a Polaris Indian- me again.
I even know a Victory rider who may be interested in buying a Polaris Indian- guess who.
'nuff said.
 

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My dealer now carries a handful of tee shirts and a couple of hats. We are only a few boots and bandannas from having our very own boutique!
Pretty much what I expected. I think Victory will continue to be the working biker's ride while Indian will be aimed at the nostalgic marketing crowd. They did promise us a more affordable Indian version but implied that there will still be a higher priced "exclusive" model as well.

Victory already has a better product than Harley in most ways that can be measured except one. With the purchase of the Indian name, Polaris acquired the nostalgic piece of the pie it was missing. A big part of the way to recapture their investment is to follow one of the key Harley business rule...brand marketing. Honestly I'd be disappointed if they didn't take full advantage of it.

I'm anxiously awaiting to see the final product. I had planned on buying myself a High Ball after my son get out of school. I now hope that I will be torn between that and an Indian.
 

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