Indian Motorcycle has been caught testing its latest product that seems to be a proper and powerful highway cruiser. There’s a spy shot of the prototype bike which reveals a few essential details.
It’s very clear that this highway cruiser has a frame-mounted fairing at the front that accommodates the headlamps (we’re expecting a twin LED setup) and the side turn signals. It would also act as an aerodynamic element to channel air away from the rider for easy highway cruising at high speeds.
We also spot a twin disc setup at the front and multi-spoke alloy wheels which look very much like Indian’s styling. The handlebar appears to be at a decent height from the ground and towards the rider to provide a comfortable riding position.
Moving to the heart of the bike, it’s being anticipated that powering this Indian highway cruiser would be an all-new 1,770cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine which would have around 120 horses. There’s no official confirmation about this but it could be true because Indian did file a patent for such an engine back in 2017 and it got approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office in March 2019.
In recent months, Indian Motorcycle has trademarked three new names – Raven, Renegade, and Challenger – without giving any details as to what products they could be for. Perhaps, this new highway cruiser would be one of them. What do you think?
BMW is also testing its flagship cruiser motorcycle whose prototype was spotted in Germany and now Indian has also stepped in the same pond. The main rival of both these bikes would be the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Does that mean Harley-Davidson should be worried?