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.”
It starts with the all-new Indian PowerPlus engine, Indian’s first liquid-cooled large-displacement motor (1769cc / 108 cubic-inch, 60-degree V-twin) that packs a best-in-class 121 horsepower (90.1kW) and 178 Nm 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.
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 modern and aggressively styled chassis-mounted fairing sits over the Challenger’s inverted front suspension. This, combined with the bike’s lightweight cast aluminium frame and hydraulically adjustable FOX® rear shock, delivers unrivalled handling and rock-solid stability.
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 Challenger Limited and Challenger Dark Horse variants are equipped with Indian Motorcycle’s intuitive Smart Lean Technology, keeping riders confidently grounded by utilizing a Bosch IMU to add cornering pre-control to the dynamic traction control and ABS, as well as Drag Torque Control.
The Indian Challenger features all the premium touring amenities riders expect from Indian Motorcycle, including:
• Race-Spec Radially-Mounted Brembo® Brakes
• New Performance Touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® Tires
• Three Ride Modes – Rain, Standard and Sport – adjust the Challenger’s throttle mapping to create one motorcycle with three distinct performance personalities.
• Electronic Cruise Control
• Full LED Lighting
• Long-Haul Seat
• Keyless Ignition
• Adjustable Windscreen with Nearly 3″ of Travel
• Adjustable Air Vents
• Weather-Proof Saddlebags Some accessories may not be available in all markets. (over 68 litres of storage)
The 2020 Indian Challenger has over 70 accessories for riders to pick and choose from to fit their riding needs and style. Start with one of our two accessory collections (Rogue & Tour) or pick and choose individual items to customise the bike you want to build.
Features and Benefits video
Smart Lean Technology™ video
Tour Accessory Collection video