The 2021 Indian Challenger

The Indian Challenger first debuted in 2020 and it has already cemented itself as one of the best bikes in the 2021 Indian line-up, and one of the best American motorcycles on the market. Designed to take on the Harley-Davidson Road Glide, the Challenger features a huge engine, touring luggage, and an aggressive front fairing.

The Challenger uses Indian Motorcycle’s new PowerPlus engine, a 1,770cc liquid-cooled V-twin with impressive output stats. The max power is rated at 122 horsepower, with an impressive 128 lb-ft of torque. The all-new engine is mated to an all-new six-speed transmission with a true overdrive. Other powertrain enhancers include three ride modes (Rain, Standard, Sport) and an assist clutch for smoother riding. Traction control and custom engine maps are also included.

A comprehensive instrument cluster nestles in the front fairing, along with a 7” touchscreen infotainment. The infotainment system includes a clock, heading, temperature display, Bluetooth, USB, Smartphone integration, and an awesome 100-watt audio system. Other cool extras include LED lighting, ABS, cruise control, and a range of 15 LED indicators.

If that wasn’t enough, 18+ gallons of storage space, keyless ignition, Brembo brakes, and locking hard luggage all come as standard.

For 2021, the Challenger is available in Thunder Black or Titanium Smoke trims.

The 2021 Indian Challenger starts at $22,999 USD / $27,999 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Indian Challenger in one place.

2021 Indian Challenger


Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $22,999 USD / $27,999 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Blacked-out PowerPlus engine
    • Aggressive fairing with LED lighting
    • Lightweight cast aluminum frame
    • High-output audio system

Main Specs

  • Engine type: 1768 cc liquid-cooled PowerPlus V-twin
  • Horsepower: 122 HP
  • Torque: 128 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 831 lb (377 kg)
  • Seat Height: 26.5 in (672 mm)

2021 Indian Challenger


2021 Indian Challenger Specifications

From Indian

ENGINE

Engine 1.768 cc, PowerPlus
Engine Power 122 HP
Bore x Stroke 4.251 in x 3.799 in (108 mm x 96.5 mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Fuel System Closed loop fuel Injection / 52mm dual bore
Starter Electric
Exhaust Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Inverted Telescopic Cartridge Fork
Suspension Rear Fox Single Shock w/Hyd adjust
Brakes Front Dual / 320mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Caliper
Brakes Rear Single / 298mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires Front Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Tires Rear Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.0 gal (22.7 L)
Color / Graphics Thunder Black, Titanium Metallic Smoke

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED Headlamp
Tail Light LED Taillight

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 98.5 in (2500.7 mm)
Overall Width 39 in (990.2 mm)
Overall Height 56.2 in (1428.5 mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 in (1667.8 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 in (672 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel) 796 lb (361 kg)/831 lb (377 kg)

WARRANTY

Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Extension

2021 Indian Challenger


2021 Indian Challenger Features

FREE REIN TO DOMINATE

Our blacked-out PowerPlus liquid-cooled engine is a fully-modern design and redefines American V-twin performance. Class-leading 128 ft-lb of torque and 122 hp dominate straight from the factory. Three ride modes provide unmatched acceleration and passing power with all the character you’d expect from a V-twin.

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.

COMMAND ATTENTION

Open fender with subtle flip and a modern take on the iconic lit headdress means no mistaking that Challenger has arrived.

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.

STYLE THAT STANDS ALONE

Aggressive fairing design with full LED lighting and menacingly styled running lights provide a signature face that leads the way in both style and function.

FEATURES FOR GOING THE DISTANCE

Ride in comfort for longer with keyless ignition, remote-locking hard saddlebags, three distinct ride modes, cruise control and USB charging port.

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.

STORAGE READY FOR EVERY FORECAST

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


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