Not too long ago, we posted about the unveiling of Anniversary Editions of the Indian Scout and the updates that the 2020 model is going to get. This time around it is about the big ones from Indian Motorcycle and guess what, the Thunder Stroke engine is also getting an update. The new Thunder Stroke 116 V-twin is on its way!



“These new features and upgrades are a result of our consistent communication with riders, listening to their feedback and incorporating it into our ongoing product development efforts,”
said Reid Wilson, Vice President for Indian Motorcycle. “Today’s rider wants more power and expects cutting-edge technology. That’s exactly what we’re delivering in 2020.”

Indian Motorcycle will offer a 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine in select models. Straight from the factory, the new 116ci (1900 cc) air-cooled V-twin features a new high-flow cylinder head that delivers a claimed 126 lb-ft (168 Nm) of torque. The Thunder Stroke 116 is now standard on the Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse. Indian Motorcycle will offer a 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine in select models. Straight from the factory, the new 116ci (1900 cc) air-cooled V-twin features a new high-flow cylinder head that delivers a claimed 126 lb-ft (168 Nm) of torque. The Thunder Stroke 116 is now standard on the Springfield Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Limited, Chieftain Elite, Roadmaster and Roadmaster Dark Horse.







Another update for 2020 is a new Ride Command system with Connected Services, a completely redesigned version of its infotainment system. Still featuring a 7-inch screen with glove-touch technology, Ride Command now features a new quad-core processor to provide the fastest infotainment experience available. New connected features include traffic and weather overlays, so riders can plan their ride to avoid traffic and poor weather conditions, as well as intuitive destination search capabilities and improved customizable ride screens.



The following are the models that will be equipped with the new Thunder Stroke 116 engine and also listed are the colour options available:

Chief Dark Horse: Thunder Black Smoke

Chief Vintage: Thunder Black; Willow Green over Ivory Cream

Springfield: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic over Titanium Metallic

Chieftain: Thunder Black; Titanium Smoke

Chieftain Classic: Thunder Black; Deepwater Metallic over Dirt Track Tan

Chieftain Dark Horse: Thunder Black Smoke; Ruby Smoke; Titanium Smoke

Chieftain Limited: Thunder Black Pearl; Radar Blue; Thunder Black Pearl with a graphics package

Roadmaster: Thunder Black; Burgundy Metallic; Pearl White over Titanium Metallic with black pinstripe; Titanium Smoke over Thunder Black Smoke with silver pinstripe