Has anyone ridden both the 105 and 111 powered bikes? If you have can you characterize the similarities and differences?
I don't believe purchasing one is what he is asking. The OP is looking for opinions from riders of both to comment.Stay away! Both the engines and the bikes they are in are"stepchildren" in the eyes of Polaris.Reliability and parts availability are and will be a problem for owners of these machines. Polaris designed and engineered the new bikes for a reason.
New enginesPolaris built and sold the 105pp indians, in 2012 and 2013.
the 105 feels like it has way more torque in the low revs, but some of that is maybe cause of the big crankshaft sprocket that's on it.
if you can get one at a really good price, I wouldn't be afraid of buying one.
Very cool! I wasn't sure.those are Gilroy era power plus 100 motors. called V-plus because of licensing issues.
the former owner of crazy horse bought one of the sets of molds and tooling for the power plus at auction after Gilroy went belly up.
they are not the exact same as the 105 powerplus, but very close.
a v plus should easily fit in my km darkhorse frame with minor modification.
Isn't close to a HD that a HD shop could work on It??In my opinion there were two things wrong with the KM 105. 1. Price!!! at least 30% too high. 2. Lack of dealers. I live in Central TX and this whole state is biker country. Even in the coldest days of winter if it warms up to the 50's or above, you'll see bikes all over. They had not one single dealer in TX, NM. or LA. Had to drive all the way to Tulsa. Unreal. Either bike performs well.
Husky, Many HD dealerships won't work on their own bikes that are 10 years and older. Good luck on even getting an Indian in the door.Isn't close to a HD that a HD shop could work on It??
We had a Harley dealer here selling KM
Is your bike the single pin crank 45degree? .... If so you already got your hog.Hey Hey I got it! It's six inches or at least that's what I keep telling her. The harley shop here has been helpful with an odd tire here and there on my VT1100C3 but they always tell I need a new rim spokes are rusting away. Still didn't buy a hog
Yes and fuller fenders as well poor mans ***** they made them from 98-02 when apparently they complied with a court ruling. I just really liked the indian but was never in the position of getting one. Hogs are dime a dozen my bike stood out a bit among the throngs of HD. I rode your bike on a test drive at the harley dealer last year very nice road king but I went with the Chieftain
I've got to read it, thanks.I have been told Harley issued a cease and desist order and Honda aid the single pin crank design was not a patent violation and Harley brought suit for the sound the motor made.
Harley vs. Honda Sabre Lawsuit Archive - The Sabrehood Forums
Honda apparently submitted and discontinued them is 2002. You can find them around 4000.00 my favorite feature was the blank gas tank with the speedo placed in the headlight.