Indian Motorcycle changed the American touring motorcycle game when it released the Challenger for 2020. The new bagger feels lighter and faster than just about any other American tourer we have tested. The liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine boasts similar big torque numbers to the best American cruisers, but significantly more horsepower. A Fox-manufactured rear monoshock, beefy inverted forks, and Brembo brakes with radially mounted calipers pair with the Challenger’s geometry to make the bike feel nimble and lighter than it is, as well as surprisingly comfortable on long rides. In short, we’re seriously digging this bike.
The Dark Horse line takes this new model and adds a dark, sinister vibe to it with blacked-out engine finishes and a matte paint job. Dark Horse is a theme that stretches across several Indian models, and always has a great way of making the bike look understated and tough. Starting at $27,499, the 2020 Challenger Dark Horse models are in showrooms and available for test rides or purchase now!
2020 Indian Challenger Price And Specifications
|Engine||1,768cc, liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x stroke||108.0 x 96.5mm|
|Transmission/final drive||6-speed w/ true overdrive; constant mesh/belt|
|Fuel system||Electronic fuel injection w/ 52mm dual-bore throttle bodies|
|Claimed horsepower||103 hp @ 5,560 rpm|
|Claimed torque||113 lb.-ft. @ 3,330 rpm|
|Front suspension||43mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in. travel|
|Rear suspension||Fox monoshock, hydraulically adjustable; 4.5-in. travel|
|Front brake||4-piston calipers, 320mm dual floating rotors w/ ABS|
|Rear brake||2-piston caliper, 298mm floating rotor w/ ABS|
|Seat height||26.5 in. (laden)|
|Fuel capacity||6.0 gal.|
|Claimed dry weight||805 lb.|