The Next Generation of American V-Twin Touring Performance is Here – 2022 Indian Pursuit Touts Class-Leading Power, All-Day Comfort & Seamless Ride-Enhancing Technology
Indian Motorcycle unleashed the next generation of American V-Twin touring performance with the launch of the Indian Pursuit. Featuring the liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine, seamless ride-enhancing technology, a chassis-mounted fairing, and loads of touring amenities, the 2022 Indian Pursuit stakes its claim as the most capable and refined American touring machine on the road.
The Indian Pursuit builds on the successful platform launched with the Indian Challenger that took American V-Twin performance and handling to a new level. The platform, built around the liquid-cooled PowerPlus motor, introduced a world-class level of sophistication from its lightweight cast aluminum frame, chassis-mounted fairing, premium running gear and state-of-the-art electronics.
The Indian Pursuit is packed with unparalleled comfort and performance and was thoughtfully engineered for discerning riders who value the journey as much as the destination. Available in two premium models for international markets, riders can select an offering to fit their personal style.
“Touring bikes are one of the ultimate expressions of freedom – enabling unforgettable experiences through longer escapes and epic adventures on the open road,” said Mike Dougherty, President for Indian Motorcycle. “With Pursuit, we’ve expanded on the unparalleled sophistication of the PowerPlus motor to deliver a class-leading, fully-loaded touring machine that combines top-tier performance with unparalleled comfort and advanced tech features, delivering an American V-twin touring experience unlike any other.”
At the heart of the Pursuit is the smooth and high revving Indian Motorcycle PowerPlus engine, a 1768cc, liquid-cooled V-twin that delivers a class-leading 90kW (121 hp) and 178Nm (131 ft-lbs) of torque. Overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder deliver incredible V-twin performance and power from a powertrain that features a six-speed transmission with true overdrive, assist clutch to reduce clutch effort and hydraulic valve lash adjusters and camshaft chain tensioners for low maintenance and reliable powerplant. In addition, the Indian Pursuit features a refined PowerPlus calibration, which improves low-speed drivability and further enhances the rider experience.
Riders can customize the bike’s throttle mapping to suit their riding style, or the conditions, by selecting from three ride modes, including Rain, Standard and Sport. Each mode has been engineered with its own distinct traction control settings to match its throttle mapping and provide maximum confidence to the rider.
The Indian Pursuit is designed for optimal comfort on long, epic journeys. The chassis-mounted fairing provides lighter steering and is less affected by the wind. The adjustable windscreen and vented lower fairings provide superior protection from the elements and a heightened level of flexibility to adjust to varying weather and temperature conditions. Premium style integrated driving lights in the lower fairings improve visibility at night and in colder weather, heated grips keep riders’ hands warm. In contrast, Pursuit’s new Heated Touring Comfort seat delivers unprecedented comfort. In addition, a premium cargo trunk and spacious saddlebags combine for more than 133 litres of power-locking storage – allowing riders to pack everything they need for longer rides.
Keeping the rider informed, the Pursuit comes with a glove-friendly, industry-leading seven-inch touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND. With RIDE COMMAND, the touchscreen display offers Apple CarPlay®, GPS with turn-by-turn navigation* and a multitude of bike data to customize your view.
The Indian Pursuit features an all-new electronically adjustable rear suspension preload from Fox®, allowing riders to adjust their preload for optimal comfort and handling under varying conditions. Whether riding solo, two-up or carrying more cargo – the electronically adjustable rear suspension preload is managed from the convenience of the bike’s infotainment system. The new electronic preload is also an accessory upgrade for all Indian Challenger models.
Race-spec radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide powerful and progressive stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® tyres offer supreme traction and unbeatable line holding. In addition, both models offer intuitive Smart Lean Technology, which keeps riders confidently grounded by utilizing a Bosch® IMU to add cornering control to the dynamic traction control and ABS for precise cornering, maximized braking, and maximized acceleration.
Indian Pursuit riders looking to personalize their ride further can do so with two kit options for their Hard Lower Fairings, a set of Mitered Mid-Rise Handlebars, LED lighting options, and various soft luggage pieces. To further utilize the space within the Pursuit’s Hard Lower Fairings, riders can add additional storage compartments or integrate an Indian Motorcycle PowerBand Audio Kit. When fully upgraded with PowerBand Audio, riders will experience surround sound with four points, including front fairing, lower fairings, saddlebags and cargo trunks. The Indian Motorcycle Mitred Mid-Rise Handlebars add a stylish custom look and place the upper controls in a comfortable, elevated position. Riders can also add LED lighting for enhanced visibility, including an Adaptive LED Headlight option that automatically optimizes where the light shines based on the bike’s lean angle. And finally, riders can choose from four versatile pieces in the Spirit Lake Luggage Collection for protected, organized gear that’s easy to attach and detach from the bike.
The Indian Pursuit Limited will be available in Black Metallic, and the Indian Pursuit Dark Horse will be available in Black Smoke and Silver Quartz Smoke.