2023 Indian Challenger Elite Guide

2023 Indian Challenger Elite
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

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2023 Indian Challenger Elite: INDUSTRY LEADING.

Introducing the 2023 Indian Challenger Elite…

Elite models are designed for the riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd. Custom-inspired paint jobs, finishes, and componentry combined with premium amenities make these motorcycles truly Elite.

Packed with industry leading technology, the Indian Challenger Elite is the highest-performance Indian Challenger to date.

For riders looking for something more exclusive and elevated from the rest, Indian Motorcycle is offering the 2023 Indian Challenger Elite. With only 150 available around the world, the limited-edition bagger makes a bold statement with its premium Sapphire Blue Smoke Paint with Black Smoke and Titanium Metallic Smoke Accents.

The perfect blend of style, performance and comfort, the Indian Challenger Elite is sure to turn heads on streets and crush miles on open highways. The PowerPlus engine touts a best-in-class 122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs of torque, and its premium amenities and advanced ride-enhancing technology deliver a ride experience that’s second-to-none. Indian Challenger Elite’s long list of premium features include the following: three selectable ride modes, electronically adjustable rear suspension preload from Fox®, Smart Lean Technology, an adaptive LED Headlight, LED driving lights, an adjustable flare windscreen, Select floorboards, heated grips, 6.5” Powerband Audio with Saddlebag Speakers, and a new Precision Cut five-spoke wheel. All-in, whether riding two-up for a weekend adventure or commuting solo, the Indian Challenger Elite delivers the ultimate in style and exclusivity.

 

 

 

2023 Indian Challenger Elite Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

2023 LINEUP: A Diverse Range for Any Rider

Touting a wider range of models and options than ever before, the 2023 Indian Motorcycle line offers a model suited for any rider and a host of new upgrades, including:

  • All Thunderstroke and PowerPlus models receive a new clutch – improving the overall feel and forgiveness. This new slipper clutch reduces engine drag which provides a smoother down shifting experience and comfortable ride while improving your ability to maintain traction when facing poor road conditions. Lastly, the larger friction zone and decreased lever effort reduces your clutch fatigue, which can be beneficial in urban areas or when riding in traffic.
  • Indian Springfield, Chieftain, Indian Challenger, Roadmaster and Indian Pursuit models feature a redesigned LED headlight, which improves reach and spread of light — helping the rider see what lies ahead, while also improving their visibility to other motorists on the road.
  • Integrated buttons on the Heated Seats and Heated and Cooled Seats for PowerPlus and heavyweight Thunderstroke models now feature haptics, which allow riders to feel the button’s responsive when wearing gloves.

Indian Pursuit with Premium Package models now offer Lower Fairing Storage compartments as standard.

  • Models with the four-inch round touchscreen display can now tie their RIDE COMMAND account from the Indian Motorcycle app or website to their bike, allowing app and web-accessible features like vehicle health, vehicle locator and ride tracking.

Across the line, Indian Motorcycle has introduced an array of new paint colors, including Sagebrush Smoke on Chief Dark Horse and Stryker Red Metallic on Scout Bobber Sixty, Chief Bobber and Roadmaster Limited models. Spirit Blue Metallic is a new color option on Chieftain Limited and Indian Pursuit models, while Titanium Smoke is introduced to Indian Challenger Dark Horse models.

 

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES 2023 MODEL YEAR LINEUP; REVISES FTR LINEUP & DEBUTS INDIAN CHALLENGER ELITE

  • FTR Lineup Adds Fresh, Vibrant Colors, While New FTR Sport & FTR R Carbon Upgrade to Four-Inch Round Touchscreen Display with Navigation
  • Indian Challenger Elite Delivers the Ultimate in Style & Exclusivity
  • New Sapphire Blue Smoke Paint with Black Smoke & Titanium Metallic Smoke Combine Premium Quality with Head-Turning Style
  • From Scout to Indian Pursuit, the 2023 Lineup Offers Models & Styles for Any Rider
  • New Indian Motorcycle Accessories Further Expand Personalization Options

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced its 2023 model year lineup, featuring the new FTR Sport and Indian Challenger Elite, along with various model updates and new accessories across the line. In addition, the 2023 lineup features a variety of new color options, highlighted by vibrant color schemes for FTR and FTR Sport on newly designed tank covers.

“Fully loaded with models and styles for the widest range of riders, the 2023 lineup is a powerful testament to our team’s relentless effort to build and refine a truly comprehensive product offering over the past nine years,” said Mike Dougherty, President for Indian Motorcycle. “This effort has been focused across the line and within each model lineup, as evidenced by the introduction of the FTR Sport – the addition of which creates four unique FTR offerings, each with its own style and personality.”

For 2023, Indian Motorcycle is introducing an array of functional accessories. First, in partnership with CruzTOOLS®, Indian Motorcycle is launching three accessories, including two tool kits compatible with all models and an axle adapter for FTR models. To add storage to most models, a new All-Weather Vinyl Tailbag attaches to select passenger seats or luggage racks. In addition, a new Syndicate Heated Seat is available for Indian Challenger models, while a Reduced Reach Kickstand is now available for all Indian Challenger and Indian Pursuit models.

For the Chief line, Indian Motorcycle is launching two new bag options. The Chief Fork Bag attaches securely to the front of the handlebars and is perfect for storing smaller items like gloves, glasses, cell phones or water bottles. The new Chief Bobber Saddlebags are water-resistant and add convenient storage without sacrificing style.

For added comfort, Indian Motorcycle is offering Chief riders an upgraded Comfort+ Solo Seat and a two-up Syndicate Seat. The Comfort+ Solo Seat pulls design inspiration from old-school muscle car interiors. The top is more plush than the stock seat and contours to hold the rider securely and comfortably. The new Chief Syndicate Seat complements the bike’s distinct design, while adding comfort and support for both rider and passenger. The Syndicate Seat is made with a durable, weather-resistant black vinyl that won’t fade.

For Chief passengers, Indian Motorcycle is introducing the Low Profile Passenger Backrest, which complements the bike’s style and adds cushioned support to the passenger’s posterior.

Lastly, the new Quick Release Low Profile Trunk for bagger and touring models is expanding its colorway options. The streamlined Low Profile Trunk will now be available in 58 factory colors.

 

 

 

 

2023 Indian Challenger Elite Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

TRULY EXCLUSIVE. TRULY ELITE

With only 150 available across the globe, the Indian Challenger Elite is highly exclusive.

CUSTOM-INSPIRED STYLING

Sapphire Blue Smoke paint, a 5-spoke precision cut front wheel, and color-matched Elite badging give the Indian Challenger Elite an eye catching design.

POWERED BY THE POWERPLUS 108

At the heart of the Indian Challenger Elite is the liquid-cooled, 108 cubic-inch PowerPlus engine. The best-in-class 122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs of torque delivers incredible V-twin performance with unmatched passing power.

UNSURPASSED HANDLING

Electronically adjustable rear suspension preload lets you optimize suspension setting based on exactly who you’re riding with and what you’re hauling. Plus, Smart Lean Technology uses Bosch® Inertial Measurement Unit to tune traction control, ABS, and torque for even more control.

TAKE A FRONT ROW SEAT

Overpower road and engine noise with a sound system that cuts through it all. PowerBand Audio works seamlessly with RIDE COMMAND and sets the mood for your trip, thanks to front fairing speakers with built-in amplifiers.

BRIGHTER, BOLDER LIGHTING

The Pathfinder Adaptive LED headlight combined with the Pathfinder S LED Driving Lights provide improved visibility and more eye-catching style, even night.

REMOTE-LOCKING SADDLEBAGS

All cargo is protected inside spacious, weatherproof saddlebags. Simply press a button on the console or key fob, and your cargo is locked away safely.

TINTED FLARE WINDSHIELD

With the push of a handlebar-mounted button, the tinted flare windshield will raise or lower to your preferred position.

TOUCHSCREEN POWERED BY RIDE COMMAND

A gorgeous 7-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND features Apple CarPlay® integration, turn-by-turn navigation, and Bluetooth® connectivity.

 

 

 

 

2023 Indian Challenger Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $35999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $43,999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £35,795 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke

4.251 in x 3.799 in (108 mm x 96.5 mm)

Compression Ratio

11.0:1

Displacement

108 cu in (1768 cc)

Drive/Driven Clutch

Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist

Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel Injection / 52mm dual bore

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled PowerPlus

Exhaust

Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator

Gear Ratio (1st)

10.169:1

Gear Ratio (2nd)

6.933:1

Gear Ratio (3rd)

5.151:1

Gear Ratio (4th)

4.105:1

Gear Ratio (5th)

3.508:1

Gear Ratio (6th)

3.017:1

Horsepower

122 HP

Peak Torque

128 ft-lbs

Peak Torque RPM

3800 rpm

Transmission/Final Drive

2.379:1

Transmission/Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity

6.0 gal (22.7 L)

Ground Clearance

5.4 in (137 mm)

GVWR

1,385 lbs (628 kg)

Lean Angle

31°

Overall Height

56.2 in (1429 mm)

Overall Length

98.5 in (2501 mm)

Overall Width

39 in (990 mm)

Rake/Trail

25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)

Seat Height

26.5 in (672 mm)

Weight (As Shipped / Running Order)

804 lbs (365 kg) / 839 lbs (381 kg)

Wheelbase

65.7 in (1668 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes

Dual / 320mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Caliper

Rear Brakes

Single / 298mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H

Front Wheel

5 Spoke Precision Cut 19 in x 3.5 in

Rear Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H

Rear Wheel

Precision Cut 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter

43 mm

Front Suspension

Inverted Telescopic Fork

Front Travel

5.1 in (130 mm)

Rear Suspension

Fox Single Shock w/Electronically Controlled Hyd Adjust/4.5″ (114mm)

Rear Travel

4.5 in (114 mm)

Features

Color / Graphics

Sapphire Blue Smoke

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Gauges

Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.

Infotainment

7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2022 bikes includes a complimentary 1-year trial for RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply) which includes features like live traffic/weather, intuitive destination search, vehicle health and vehicle locator. 7 in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.

Lights

LED lighting including Adaptive LED Headlamp, Pathfinder S Driving Lights

Standard Equipment

Smart Lean Technology; Electronically Adjustable Rear Suspension Preload; Highway Bars; Pathfinder S Driving Lights; Select Floorboards; Push Button Adjustable Flare Windshield; Low-rise Handlebars; Backlit Switch Cubes; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; Cruise Control; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags & Trunk; 18.6 gallons of Storage; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 5-Spoke Front Wheel; Brembo brakes; ABS; Keyless Ignition; Chassis Mounted Fairing; Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents; Heated Grips; 400 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Indian Challenger Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke

4.251 in x 3.799 in (108 mm x 96.5 mm)

Compression Ratio

11.0:1

Displacement

108 cu in (1768 cc)

Drive/Driven Clutch

Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist

Electronic Fuel Injection System

Closed loop fuel Injection / 52mm dual bore

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled PowerPlus

Exhaust

Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator

Gear Ratio (1st)

10.169:1

Gear Ratio (2nd)

6.933:1

Gear Ratio (3rd)

5.151:1

Gear Ratio (4th)

4.105:1

Gear Ratio (5th)

3.508:1

Gear Ratio (6th)

3.017:1

Horsepower

122 HP

Peak Torque

128 ft-lbs

Peak Torque RPM

3800 rpm

Transmission/Final Drive

2.379:1

Transmission/Primary Drive

Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity

6.0 gal (22.7 L)

Ground Clearance

5.4 in (137 mm)

GVWR

1,385 lbs (628 kg)

Lean Angle

31°

Overall Height

56.2 in (1429 mm)

Overall Length

98.5 in (2501 mm)

Overall Width

39 in (990 mm)

Rake/Trail

25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)

Seat Height (Laden)

26.5 in (672 mm)

Weight (As Shipped / Running Order)

804 lbs (365 kg) / 839 lbs (381 kg)

Wheelbase

65.7 in (1668 mm)

Brakes

Front Brakes

Dual / 320mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Caliper

Rear Brakes

Single / 298mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H

Front Wheel

5 Spoke Precision Cut 19 in x 3.5 in

Rear Tires

Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H

Rear Wheel

Precision Cut 16 in x 5 in

Suspension

Front Fork Tube Diameter

43 mm

Front Suspension

Inverted Telescopic Fork

Front Travel

5.1 in (130 mm)

Rear Suspension

Fox Single Shock w/Electronically Controlled Hyd Adjust/4.5″ (114mm)

Rear Travel

4.5 in (114 mm)

Features

Color / Graphics

Sapphire Blue Smoke

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Gauges

Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.

Infotainment

7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: Model year 2022 bikes includes a complimentary 1-year trial for RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply) which includes features like live traffic/weather, intuitive destination search, vehicle health and vehicle locator. 7 in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.

Lights

LED lighting including Adaptive LED Headlamp, Pathfinder S Driving Lights

Standard Equipment

Smart Lean Technology; Electronically Adjustable Rear Suspension Preload; Highway Bars; Pathfinder S Driving Lights; Select Floorboards; Push Button Adjustable Flare Windshield; Low-rise Handlebars; Backlit Switch Cubes; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; Cruise Control; Tire Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags & Trunk; 18.6 gallons of Storage; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 5-Spoke Front Wheel; Brembo brakes; ABS; Keyless Ignition; Chassis Mounted Fairing; Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents; Heated Grips; 400 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

 

2023 Indian Challenger Elite – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

Bore x Stroke
108 mm x 96.5 mm
Compression Ratio
11:1
Displacement
1768 cc
Drive/Driven Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection System
Closed loop fuel Injection / 52mm dual bore
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled PowerPlus
Exhaust
Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator
Gear Ratio (1st)
10.169:1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
6.933:1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
5.151:1
Gear Ratio (4th)
4.105:1
Gear Ratio (5th)
3.508:1
Gear Ratio (6th)
3.017:1
Horsepower
90 kW
Peak Torque
178 Nm
Peak Torque RPM
3800 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive
2.379:1
Transmission/Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Fuel Capacity Challenger
22.7 L
Ground Clearance
137 mm
GVWR
628 kg
Lean Angle
31°
Overall Height
1429 mm
Overall Length
2501 mm
Overall Width
990 mm
Rake/Trail
25° / 150 mm
Seat Height
672 mm
Weight (As Shipped / Running Order)
365 kg / 381 kg
Wheelbase
1668 mm

Front Brakes Challenger
Dual / 320mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Calliper
Rear Brakes
Single / 298mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Calliper

Front Tires Challenger
Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel
5 Spoke Precision Cut 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear Tires
Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel
Precision Cut 16 in x 5 in

Front Fork Tube Diameter
43 mm
Front Suspension
Inverted Telescopic Fork
Front Travel
130 mm
Rear Suspension
Fox Single Shock w/Electronically Controlled Hyd Adjust/114mm
Rear Travel
114 mm

Color / Graphics Challenger
Sapphire Blue Smoke
Factory Warranty
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Gauges
Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tyre pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.
Infotainment
7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: 7 in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (tyre pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
Lights
LED lighting including Adaptive LED Headlamp, Pathfinder S Driving Lights
Standard Equipment
Smart Lean Technology; Electronically Adjustable Rear Suspension Preload; Highway Bars; Pathfinder S Driving Lights; Select Floorboards; Push Button Adjustable Flare Windshield; Low-rise Handlebars; Backlit Switch Cubes; Selectable Ride Modes; Rear Cylinder Deactivation; Cruise Control; Tyre Pressure Monitoring; Remote-locking Hard Saddlebags & Trunk; 18.6 gallons of Storage; Adjustable Passenger Floorboards; 5-Spoke Front Wheel; Brembo brakes; ABS; Keyless Ignition; Chassis Mounted Fairing; Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents; Heated Grips; 400 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weatherband; 12V Charging Port

 

 

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