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Indian 116 Performance review

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  1. crosscountryla

    crosscountryla Well-Known Member

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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    Well, I have to say that I am not impressed. You will be dropping 12 grand (including labor) to get minimal gains. In my opinion -

    NOT WORTH IT

    Hell, for that money you can buy a Yamaha MT-09 and have some left over which will blow this thing out of the water.
     
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    For the cost of the parts, I would wager I could make mine a 116, have a bike that would smoke him.
     
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    I added Cams and increased my HP 28% and torque about 8%, guess that's why they are called HP cams. Anyway, so 111>116 big bore kit, including stiffer clutch springs, plus new intake, plus new exhaust and the numbers just seem really really low. I think I spent about $3,500 in total for exhaust, intake, cams, fuel controller and dyno tune. I think I did good.
     
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    Not impressed. Only 9 more ftlbs of torque than I already got with just the 106. Less HP as well. The Vision 116 cams valve job puts out 136hp/140tq.
    They seem to be swinging and missing. Sorry. I think until they do away with those "pretty" push-rods they will continue to be low numbers.
     
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    You know, the engine is a nice looking package. I would make my best deal and get the 116 from the factory. The kit just doesn't make sense from a value standpoint. But if you have the money then what the heck. Life is too short, man. Do you.
     
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    My 2012 XC 106 with Lloydz Filter, Timing Wheel Set at +4 VM1 Cams & Freedom True Duals Blows the 116 Away, did it several times .. 4 Valve Overhead Cam Power is going to beat 2 Valve Pushrod Power every time .. I loved my 2017 Chieftain Dark Horse but didn't go any further than Stage 1 with Cat Elimination just to get rid of the heat .. But what little of gain could have got with the 116, Cams and all definitely was not worth the cost ..
     
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    The 2020 116 would be the way to go. Like Harley .....Indian keeps stepping up so they have repeats. There will be plenty of good used Indians on the lot soon. Just like Harley.

    But ..... with the new 120 hp motor with easy swap cams coming it will be interesting to see what happens.
     
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    The only thing that irks me about the 'easy change' cams is they know performance can be better, so they make it easy. But half of me says "Why not install them in the first place?" Yea, I know.
     
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    Choice ! EPA standards while on the floor with a price tag on it. Plus what cams would be worth it unless you go to Lloydz for after market performance ? I would not be interested in the dealer installed Still EPA legal performance stuff. Stage what ?
     
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    I think it is good that Indian has Adam Sandoval, who is highly respected, pushing Indian Motorcycles. I would think they put his kit together for free, or probably some promotion such as his videos.
     
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    Not Everytime
     
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    Can do some serious work and Serious $$$ and win but then have a 30,000 Machine that worth about 1/2 that ..
     
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    I wonder what Lloydz will be able to do with the new factory 116 or even the 108?

    I'm looking forward to test riding the 2020 RoadMaster Dark horse. I really hope they make it so the tour pak is detachable....
     
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    i've been out riding the 2020's all afternoon as the demo truck is in our area for three days. the 116 is a noticeable improvement for sure. i rode one that had stage 2 pipes and cams and it was running kinda funky. when i mentioned it upon return they told me it hadn't been mapped yet,,, and apparently the maps don't exist yet ???the roadmaster dark horse was nice, don't quote me on this but i believe it comes stock with the new and improved extended reach seat, lower and narrower than the original one. i don't know how those young bucks do the apes even the mini apes were a stretch for this old buck,lol. still no word or sign of the fixed fairing machine :rollfinger:
     
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