New Indian Motorbike Pursuit Mannequin Particulars Emerge


New paperwork confirms India’s upcoming Pursuit mannequin shall be closely primarily based on the present Challenger bagger. (Indian Motorbike/)

It’s been almost two years since India trademarked the title “Pursuit” for a brand new mannequin, however now we lastly have some particular particulars about two upcoming machines that may bear that title.

Though there are nonetheless no photographs of the bikes, we’ve received our arms on specs that reveal that Indian is on the verge of launching a Pursuit Darkish Horse and Pursuit Restricted, with each bike being just about similar, other than their cosmetics. In keeping with India’s traditional styling conventions, the Darkish Horse shall be blacked out, with minimal chrome and a delicate look, whereas the Restricted shall be a glitzier, chrome-laden tackle of the identical concept.

The Pursuit title may need initially been thought to trace at a lighter, sportier mannequin, however the brand new particulars present that it’s really India’s largest, heaviest bike but—a full-dress tourer primarily based on the water-cooled DOHC Challenger bagger.

Associated: 2021 Indian Roadmaster Purchaser’s Information

The new bike will come in Dark Horse and Limited options, and with the same engine and chassis (and possibly fairing) as the Challenger.

The brand new bike will be available in Darkish Horse and Restricted choices, and with the identical engine and chassis (and presumably fairing) because of the Challenger. (Indian Motorbike/)

The specs present that the bike makes use of the identical 1,768cc (108ci) V-twin because the Challenger, placing out 121 hp at 5,500 rpm and 131 pound-feet at 3,800 rpm (103.1 hp on our dyno), with a similar state of tune, consumption, and exhaust as the prevailing bike.

The chassis can also be a carryover half, with the brand new Pursuit fashions sharing the identical 65.7-inch wheelbase because the Challenger, in addition to identically sized wheels and tires: 130/60-19 on the entrance, 180/60-16 rear.

So then what’s completely different? That’s revealed within the Pursuit’s total dimensions, which present it’s taller, longer, and heavier than the Challenger—a mix that may solely level to it being a full-dress tourer.

The size enhancement places the Pursuit at 102.7 inches total, up from 98.5 inches for the Challenger. With no change in wheelbase, that extra 4.2 inches can solely imply an extended tail, little question the results of the addition of a high case, most likely incorporating an armchair-style passenger backrest.

The bike is powered by the same liquid-cooled 1,768cc PowerPlus V-twin, outputting the same claimed 121 hp.

The bike is powered by the identical liquid-cooled 1,768cc PowerPlus V-twin, outputting the identical claimed 121 hp. (Indian Motorbike/)

Up entrance, the Pursuit is prone to share the nostril design of the Challenger, regardless of earlier patents from Indian exhibiting the Challenger’s chassis and engine fitted with an extra conventional batwing-style fairing.

The clue that the Pursuit carries over the Challenger’s nostril—which is distinctly just like the Harley Street Glide’s slanted entrance—comes from the truth that its electrically adjustable display has the identical vary of motion, round 3.25 inches, because the Challenger.

The Pursuit’s display itself is greater than the low-cut model on the Challenger, coming in at 56.85 inches at its lowest setting and 60.1 inches at its tallest. As compared, the Challenger’s low setting is barely 53 inches excessive, rising to 56.25 inches at its highest.

There’s no change in the wheelbase, but the new bike will be taller, longer, and heavier, which suggests it’ll be a full-dress tourer with a backrest and top trunk, à la the firm’s current Roadmaster model.

There’s no change within the wheelbase, however, the brand new bike shall be taller, longer, and heavier, which suggests it’ll be a full-dress tourer with a backrest and high trunk, à la the agency’s present Roadmaster mannequin. (Indian Motorbike/)

The Pursuit’s extra weight is an obvious affirmation of its standing as a full-dresser. Able to experience, full with gasoline, it is available at 917 kilos, making it even heavier than the agency’s Roadmaster (which weighs in at 908 kilos by the identical measure).

Each of the Darkish Horse and Restricted variations of the Pursuit weighs the identical, although the specs we’ve seen be aware that the examined bikes are fitted with a “Premium Package deal”—presumably a package of add-on components—that may make them heavier than variations without that choice.

The Challenger Restricted, as compared, is 77 kilos lighter than the Pursuit, whereas the Challenger Darkish Horse is 86 kilos lower than the brand new mannequin.

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The identical doc that reveals the Pursuit Darkish Horse and Pursuit Restricted’s particulars additionally confirms that Indian will quickly launch a high-spec Challenger Elite, sitting above the Darkish Horse and Restricted within the bagger vary.

Dimensionally, it’s identical because the Challenger Restricted, together with the identical weight, so the Challenger Elite is prone to be marked out by a higher-spec audio setup and hand-finished paintwork.


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