2020 Indian Challenger Guide

2020 Indian Challenger

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THE REVOLUTION WILL BE LIQUID-COOLED.

2020 Indian Challenger Limited:

“The Indian Challenger delivers a new level of performance for riders who understand that the seemingly small details make a huge difference,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “Our mindset was to leave no stone unturned and deliver a bagger that exceeds the standards in categories like power, handling, comfort, and technology.”

It starts with the all-new Indian PowerPlus engine, Indian’s first liquid-cooled large displacement motor (108 cubic-inch, 60-degree V-twin) that packs a best-in-class 122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs. of torque. The new powertrain also features a six-speed transmission with true overdrive, assist clutch to reduce clutch effort, and hydraulic valve lash adjusters and camshaft chain tensioners for a low maintenance, reliable powerplant. The PowerPlus’ overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder deliver incredible V-twin performance and power. Riders can customize the bike’s throttle mapping by selecting one of three ride modes, including Rain, Standard and Sport – resulting in one motorcycle with three distinct performance personalities. Each ride mode has been engineered with its own distinct traction control setting to align with each mode’s specific throttle mapping.

Starting at $21,999, the Challenger features all the premium touring amenities riders expect from Indian Motorcycle, including electronic cruise control, full LED lighting, a long-haul seat, ABS, keyless ignition, and weatherproof saddlebags with over 18 gallons of storage space. In addition, a modern and aggressively styled chassis-mounted fairing sits over the Challenger’s inverted front suspension. This, combined with the bike’s lightweight cast aluminum frame and hydraulically adjustable FOX® rear shock, delivers unrivaled handling and rock-solid stability.

Race-spec radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide superior stopping power, and new performance touring Metzeler® Cruistec® tires offer supreme traction. Challenger’s chassis-mounted fairing features an adjustable windscreen with nearly three inches of travel and adjustable air vents – delivering unprecedented rider protection from all elements. With menacing LED running lights, a central headlamp, and a redesigned and modernized Indian Motorcycle headdress adorning its front fender, the Challenger presents an unmistakable profile day and night.

A true state-of-the-art bagger, the Limited and Dark Horse variants of Challenger are equipped with Indian Motorcycle’s intuitive Smart Lean Technology™, keeping riders confidently grounded by utilizing a Bosch IMU to add cornering control to the dynamic traction control and ABS, as well as Drag Torque Control. These models also feature Indian Ride Command, the largest, most-customizable touchscreen infotainment system on two wheels. The Challenger’s seven-inch Ride Command system features weather and traffic overlays, key vehicle information, Bluetooth® and USB mobile pairing, and an all-new quad-core processor for faster response.

For its inaugural year, the Challenger lineup is accompanied by a variety of Indian Motorcycle Authentic Accessories that allow riders to upgrade their ride based on their preferences. With the Indian Challenger Rogue Collection, riders can improve sound and add blacked-out styling with the black stage 1 slip-on muffler and black PowerPlus stage 1 air intake. While a gloss black mid-rise handlebar, a tinted curved windshield and gloss black front highway bars add a premium blacked-out finish.

For an added measure of comfort over longer hauls there’s the Indian Challenger Tour Collection, including a 16-inch windshield, quick release passenger sissy bar, passenger backrest and passenger floorboards, an extended reach seat, rider backrest pad, infinite highway pegs and pinnacle heel shifter. Riders can also upgrade the Indian Challenger’s audio experience with the PowerBand Audio Plus system, which delivers exceptional sound and clarity from high-output fairing and saddlebag speakers that are 50% louder than the Challenger’s stock audio system.

With its modern, aggressive look, and a seemingly unlimited array of performance, comfort and technological features, the Indian Challenger stands alone as the ultimate bagger.

“While we are grounded in our iconic history, we are focused and driven to break new ground and establish a higher standard for riders; and the Challenger is a testament to that,” said Steve Menneto, President of Indian Motorcycle. “The amount of technology and level of detail packed into this bike is incredible, and it’s something we’re extremely proud of.”

 

 

 

2020 Indian Challenger Limited Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

STANDARD FEATURES
The Indian Challenger features all the premium touring amenities riders expect from Indian Motorcycle, including:

• Electronic Cruise Control
• Full LED Lighting
• Long-Haul Seat
• ABS
• Keyless Ignition
• Weather-Proof Saddlebags (over 18 gallons of storage)
• Race-Spec Radially-Mounted Brembo® Brakes
• New Performance Touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® Tires
• Adjustable Windscreen with Nearly 3″ of Travel
• Adjustable Air Vents
• Three Ride Modes – Rain, Standard and Sport – adjust the Challenger’s throttle mapping to create one
motorcycle with three distinct performance personalities.

 

ROGUE COLLECTION
You already have the motorcycle that will turn heads. You value craftsmanship with a premium finish. Let Indian Motorcycle Authentic Accessories bring your Indian Challenger to the next level by adding items from our Rogue Collection. Featuring premium matte and gloss black finishes with style and sound that will make your spot at the head of the pack uncompromised.

TOUR COLLECTION
When it comes to riding your Indian Challenger, you expect to go far. You’ll reach state lines with ease and in comfort. You’ll stop for less and enjoy the ride more. Let Indian Motorcycle Authentic Accessories get you where you want to be by choosing items from the Tour Collection. This collection features accessories you and your passenger will want to make the ultimate motorcycle trip in comfort and technology.

 

 

 

2020 Indian Challenger Limited Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PUSHES AMERICAN V-TWINS FORWARD WITH ALL-NEW 2020 CHALLENGER
The bar for American motorcycles has officially been elevated. Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, has dramatically redefined the American bagger with its introduction of the 2020 Indian Challenger – a striking combination of American muscle, next-level technology, and premium comfort to deliver a truly unmatched riding experience.

Designed for the most knowledgeable and discerning riders, Indian Motorcycle designers stopped at nothing to ensure that the Challenger out-classed its competition and delivered the highest performing, fully loaded bagger on the market.

“The Indian Challenger delivers a new level of performance for riders who understand that the seemingly small details make a huge difference,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “Our mindset was to leave no stone unturned and deliver a bagger that exceeds the standards in categories like power, handling, comfort, and technology.”

POWERTRAIN
It starts with the all-new Indian PowerPlus engine, Indian’s first liquid-cooled large displacement motor (108 cubic-inch, 60-degree V-twin) that packs a best-in-class 122 horsepower and 128
ft-lbs. of torque. The new powertrain also features a six-speed transmission with true overdrive, assist clutch to reduce clutch effort, and hydraulic valve lash adjusters and camshaft chain tensioners for a low maintenance, reliable powerplant. The PowerPlus’s overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder deliver incredible V-twin performance and power.

STYLING
With menacing LED running lights, a central headlamp, and a redesigned and modernized Indian Motorcycle headdress adorning its front fender, the Challenger presents an unmistakable profile day and night.

HANDLING
A modern and aggressively styled chassis-mounted fairing sits over the Challenger’s inverted front suspension. This, combined with the bike’s lightweight cast aluminum frame and hydraulically adjustable FOX® rear shock, delivers unrivaled handling and rock-solid stability.

RIDE COMMAND
The largest, most-customizable touchscreen infotainment system on two wheels, the Challenger’s seven-inch Ride Command system, with glove-touch technology, comes with two- years of renewable connected services that feature weather and traffic overlays, turn-by-turn navigation, key vehicle information, Bluetooth® and USB mobile pairing, and an all-new quad- core processor for faster response.

SMART LEAN TECHNOLOGY™
A true state-of-the-art bagger, the Limited and Dark Horse variants of Challenger are equipped with Indian Motorcycle’s intuitive Smart Lean Technology, keeping riders confidently grounded by utilizing a Bosch IMU to add cornering control to the dynamic traction control and ABS, as well as Drag Torque Control.

 

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE LIQUID-COOLED

We’re breaking the rules again, this time with the Challenger. A bike with a state-of-the-art liquid water-cooled V-twin engine for a smoother and more powerful ride.

FREE REIN TO DOMINATE

The all-new Indian Motorcycle PowerPlus, our biggest liquid-cooled engine, packs a best-in-class 122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs of torque for reliable, exhilarating power.

CARVE CORNERS. ALL OF THEM.

Inverted front suspension, lightweight cast-aluminum frame, and hydraulically adjustable Fox® rear shock deliver curve-hugging handling and unyielding stability.

SUPREME TRACTION. SUPERIOR STOPPING POWER.

Race-spec radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide superior stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® tires offer supreme traction.

STYLE. COMFORT. NO COMPROMISES.

See what adventures will unfold on the all-new Challenger. A bike with both comfort and style that makes going further and longer easier than ever.

STORAGE THAT’S READY FOR EVERY FORECAST

Waterproof saddlebags with over 18 gallons of storage space protect against all the elements.

CONTROLLED COMFORT. EVERY RIDE. EVERY DAY.

Class-leading wind protection and control at your fingertips with a power-adjustable windscreen on a chassis-mounted fairing.

FEATURES FOR GOING THE DISTANCE

Ride in comfort for longer with electronic cruise control, full LED lighting, a long-haul seat, ABS, and keyless ignition.

ON THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY

Miles ahead of the rest, the Challenger has all the essentials to make your ride more personalized and more thrilling.

LIGHT THE WAY

Full LED lighting illuminates the road to ensure every ride is a safe one.

BEATS FOR THE STREETS

High-output speakers in the fairing deliver 100-watts of crystal-clear audio, while a dynamic equalizer automatically adjusts for road, wind and engine noise so you never miss a beat. Screen shows optional navigation upgraded with traffic and weather overlays.

A MODE FOR EVERY RIDE

Riders can customize the bike’s throttle mapping and traction control by selecting one of three ride modes—Rain, Standard, and Sport. The result: one motorcycle with three distinct performance personalities.

 

 

 

2020 Indian Challenger Limited – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 21,999
USD
Canada MSRP Price: $26,999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

RIDE COMMAND INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

Screen Size: 7 in

Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input

 

ENGINE: POWERPLUS

Engine Type           60˚ V-twin

Transmission          6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift

Battery               12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA

Bore x Stroke          4.252 in x 3.799 in (108 mm x 96.5 mm) Charging System       55 amp max output

Clutch                Wet, multi-plate with assist

Compression Ratio      11.0 : 1

Cooling System         Water

Displacement          108 cu in / 1768 cc

Exhaust             Split dual exhaust with resonator

Final Drive            Belt drive, 152 tooth

Fuel Capacity          6 gal (22.7 ltr)

Fuel System           Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/52 mm dual bore Oil Capacity              5 qts (4.73 ltr)

Primary Drive          Gear drive wet clutch

Torque              128 ft-lbs at 3800 rpm (178 Nm at 3800 rpm)

Horsepower           122 hp

 

SUSPENSION

Front Suspension       Telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in (130 mm) travel Rear Suspension                     Single shock 4.5 in (114 mm) travel, hydraulic adjustable

 

CHASSIS

Dry Weight            796 lbs (361 kg)

Ground Clearance       5.4 in (137 mm)

GVWR               1,385 lbs (628 kg)

Length              98.5 in (2501 mm)

Rake/Trail            25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)

Seat Height           26.5 in (672 mm)

Wheelbase            65.7 in (1668 mm)

 

BRAKES

Brake System Type     Individual front and rear control with ABS

Front Braking System    Dual 320 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers Rear Braking System     Single 298 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

 

WHEELS & TIRES

Front Tire             Metzeler® Cruisetec®, 130/60B19 66H

Front Wheel           Cast 19″ x 3.5″

Rear Tire             Metzeler® Cruisetec®, 180/60R16 80H

Rear Wheel            Cast 16″ x 5.0″

 

COLOR & MSRP*

Titanium Metallic                   $21,999 USD / $26,999 CAD

 

 

 

2020 Indian Challenger Limited – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

RIDE COMMAND INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

Screen Size: 7 in

Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input Connected Services include traffic and weather overlays

GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest Customizable Route Builder: Add up to 100 way points

 

ENGINE: POWERPLUS

Engine Type           60˚ V-twin

Transmission          6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift

Battery               12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA

Bore x Stroke          4.252 in x 3.799 in (108 mm x 96.5 mm) Charging System       55 amp max output

Clutch                Wet, multi-plate with assist

Compression Ratio      11.0 : 1

Cooling System         Water

Displacement          108 cu in / 1768 cc

Exhaust             Split dual exhaust with resonator

Final Drive            Belt drive, 152 tooth

Fuel Capacity          6 gal (22.7 ltr)

Fuel System           Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/52 mm dual bore Oil Capacity              5 qts (4.73 ltr)

Primary Drive          Gear drive wet clutch

Torque              128 ft-lbs at 3800 rpm (178 Nm at 3800 rpm)

Horsepower           122 hp

 

SUSPENSION

Front Suspension       Telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in (130 mm) travel Rear Suspension                     Single shock 4.5 in (114 mm) travel, hydraulic adjustable

 

CHASSIS

Dry Weight            805 lbs (365 kg)

Ground Clearance       5.4 in (137 mm)

GVWR               1,385 lbs (628 kg)

Length              98.5 in (2501 mm)

Rake/Trail            25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)

Seat Height           26.5 in (672 mm)

Wheelbase            65.7 in (1668 mm)

 

BRAKES

Brake System Type     Individual front and rear control with ABS

Front Braking System    Dual 320 mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers Rear Braking System     Single 298 mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

 

WHEELS & TIRES

Front Tire             Metzeler® Cruisetec®, 130/60B19 66H

Front Wheel           Cast 19″ x 3.5″ with tire pressure monitoring

Rear Tire             Metzeler® Cruisetec®, 180/60R16 80H

Rear Wheel            Cast 16″ x 5.0″ with tire pressure monitoring

 

COLORS & MSRP*

Thunder Black Pearl                 $27,999 USD / $34,499 CND

Deepwater Metallic                  $28,749 USD / $35,249 CND

Ruby Metallic                      $28,749 USD / $35,249 CND

 

 

 

 

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