Following the success of the Indian Challenger lineup of baggers powered by a potent liquid-cooled V-twin, we now get a first look at the Indian Pursuit collection of fully dressed touring motorcycles with the same potent 108ci PowerPlus engine.The Pursuit adds a top box to the Challenger, adding the cargo capacity that makes two-up transcontinental touring more accessible. In total, the Pursuit can carry 35 gallons of luggage.
The Dark Horse and the Limited version of the Pursuit are technically identical, relying on finishes to differentiate them—predictably, the Dark Horse is more blacked-out. Both 2020 Indian Pursuits are available with a $3000 Premium Package that adds cornering-aware ABS and traction control, plus electronic spring-preload adjustment for the Fox shock, a heated touring comfort seat, and additional lighting.
2022 Indian Pursuit Specs
Type: PowerPlus 60-degree V-twin
Displacement: 108ci (1768cc)
Bore x stroke: 4.252” x 3.799” (108 x 96.5mm)
Maximum power: 122 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
Maximum torque: 128 ft-lbs @ 3800 rpm
Redline: 6500 rpm
Compression ratio: 11:1
Valvetrain: SOHC, 4vpc
Fueling: EFI w/ 52mm dual-bore throttle bodies
Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
Transmission: 6-speed w/ overdrive
Clutch: Wet multiplate w/ assist function
Primary drive: Gear
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Cast aluminum
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 43mm fork; 5.1 inches
Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable Fox shock; 4.5 inches
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!