2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse

The 2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Gets the Blacked-Out Treatment

The 2022 Indian Motorcycle lineup comprises four Challender models — the standard Challenger, the Challenger Dark Horse, Challenger Limited, and the Challenger Elite. The Challenger Dark Horse shares much of its specifications and hardware with the regular Challenger model. And, as its name suggests, the American manufacturer has equipped it with several blacked-out components to set it apart from its siblings.

At the heart of the Challenger Dark Horse is Indian Motorcycle’s PowerPlus 108 engine. This 1,770 cc liquid-cooled V-twin can produce 122 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful engines in the manufacturer’s portfolio. It’s paired with a six-speed transmission with an assist clutch to reduce clutch effort.

Like the base model, the Indian Challenger Dark Horse features a 7-inch touchscreen powered by the company’s Ride Command system, three selectable ride modes, hard saddlebags with over 18 gallons of storage, and adjustable fairing airflow vents, and a power windshield. It also adds Apple CarPlay to the infotainment system and Indian’s Smart Lean Technology.

For 2022, buyers will also get a complimentary year-long trial of Ride Command+, which includes features like live weather/traffic, intuitive destination search, vehicle health, and vehicle locator.

The 2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse starts at $28,999 USD / $35,699 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse in one place.

 

2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse


Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $28,999 USD / $35,699 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Impressive PowerPlus 108 liquid-cooled V-twin engine
    • 1-year complimentary trial of Ride Command+
    • IMU-assisted Smart Lean Technology

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,768cc V-twin
  • Power: 122 hp
  • Torque: 128 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 831 lbs (377 kg)
  • Seat Height: 26.5 in (672 mm)

2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse


2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Specifications

From Indian

ENGINE

Engine 1768 cc, Liquid-cooled PowerPlus
Engine Power 128 ft-lbs
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 2.379:1

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 43mm, Inverted Telescopic Fork
Suspension Rear 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 Black Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indy Red/Black Metallic Icon – Stealth Gray Azure Crystal, Riot Orange Smoke, Storm Blue/Black Metallic

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED Headlamp
Tail Light LED Taillight

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 98.5 in (2501 mm)
Overall Width 39 in (990 mm)
Overall Height 53 in (134.6 cm)
Wheelbase 65.7 in (1668 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 in (672 mm)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)
796 lbs (361 kg) / 831 lbs (377 kg)

WARRANTY

Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Extension

2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse


2022 Indian Challenger Dark Horse 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-lbs of torque and 122 hp dominate straight from the factory.

TOUCHSCREEN POWERED BY RIDE COMMAND

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

LEAN INTO EVERY RIDE

Smart Lean Technology , keeps you confidently grounded and in command of the road with 6-axis Bosch IMU, Dynamic traction control, ABS with cornering control, and Drag Torque Control. Inverted front suspension, lightweight cast-aluminum frame, and hydraulically adjustable Fox rear shock deliver curve-hugging handling and unyielding stability.

MEAN 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. Blacked out finishes and premium paint add to the mean look.

CARVE CORNERS. ALL OF THEM.

Chassis mounted fairing for incredibly stable handling also provides class-leading wind protection. Inverted front suspension, lightweight cast-aluminum frame, and hydraulically adjustable Fox rear shock deliver curve-hugging precise handling.

MORE BEATS FOR THE STREETS

Go bigger with 6.5-inch speakers that 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.

SUPREME TRACTION. SUPERIOR STOPPING POWER.

brakes provide superior stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler Cruisetec tires offer supreme traction.

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