Apr 20, 2018

Recall For All Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engines

Indian Chief Dark Horse
All Thunder Stroke 111 engined Indians are being recalled because of a fuelling and potential fire risk.

Indian Motorcycle has recalled a large number of models ranging from the 2014 Chief Classic to the recently released Chieftain Darkhorse.

The recall notice issued through the ACCC states that there is a concern unburned fuel can be routed in to the exhaust system, potentially increasing exhaust temperatures and creating a risk of fire.

Indian Thunder Stroke 111 EngineThe following models could be affected:

  • 2014 – 2016 Chief Classic
    2015 – 2016 Chief Darkhorse
    2014 – 2016 Chief Vintage
    2014 – 2016 Chieftain
    2016 Chieftain Darkhorse
    2015 – 2016 Springfield
    2015 – 2016 Roadmaster


The list would suggest that the issue is common to every Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine.

Reports from overseas are suggesting that the engine requires an ECU update to solve the problem.

All affected bikes were manufactured on or before June 10, 2016, and owners should contact their nearest Indian Dealer to arrange for inspection and repair.