A video teasing a new 2020 Indian Challenger and its liquid-cooled engine has leaked out of this past weekend’s Indian dealer meeting. The 42-second video was uploaded to Facebook by a dealer (which will likely receive a panicked call from Polaris any minute now) and offers look at the engine and how it sounds.
The video also reveals the engine will be called the Powerplus 108, adopting a name first used for an Indian motorcycle produced from 1916 to 1924 and re-used by the brand during the Gilroy era earlier this century. The 108 would seem to confirm our previous report that the engine will have a 108ci (1770cc) displacement. Our source said the engine will have a claimed output of about 120 hp.
Based on patents filed by Polaris, we expect the engine to be a 60-degree V-Twin with four valves per cylinder. The engine may have been originally developed for Victory but is only now seeing use with Indian.
The video also appears to verify the leaked photos of a fixed-fairing touring bike. The video shows hard bags, an Indian head front fender and a fairing featuring two LED lights bracketing a central headlight.
Indian will likely reveal the Challenger in the next week at the 2019 Sturgis Rally. We will have more information here on Motorcycle.com as it becomes available.