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From the Kansas Motorcycle Museum … Indian Four foreground, Henderson Four behind.
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Gorgeous 4's! Would be very cool for Indian to build a new inline water cooled 4 cylinder at around 2.3 litres in a Roadmaster package
 

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if anything that form factor lends itself well towards electrification. Granted we would miss out on a lot without the engine sound. I don't think it needs to be a necessarily large engine to do the work. Remember BWM K bikes were originally inline fours laid out on their side. Though something like that new Triumph triple...
 

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Gorgeous 4's! Would be very cool for Indian to build a new inline water cooled 4 cylinder at around 2.3 litres in a Roadmaster package
Just remember, Henderson designed and built that 1200cc inline air-cooled 4 lighter than today's Royal Enfield single cylinder 500cc bike. The Indian Chief of today is over double that weight.
 

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Just remember, Henderson designed and built that 1200cc inline air-cooled 4 lighter than today's Royal Enfield single cylinder 500cc bike. The Indian Chief of today is over double that weight.
When you think about that, it was quite an accomplishment, a very potent compact package, a real speedster! =)
 
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