- Indian Challenger to be unveiled at 2019 EICMA
- Will be available in three versions
- Likely to come to India later in 2020
The Indian Challenger is one of the American manufacturer’s worst kept secrets which will be unveiled to the world in a couple of weeks at the 2019 EICMA.
Now, new emission documents at the California Air Resources Board aka CARB have confirmed that the motorcycle will be available in three versions. One will obviously be the standard model and the other two will be the Challenger Dark Horse and Challenger Limited. The motorcycle sports a large batwing fairing that incorporates full-LED headlamps and LED DRLs. It follows a lowered bagger design and gets long exhausts and stretched-out saddlebags. Moreover, the Challenger also sports blacked-out components and a stretched-out handlebar that completes the design.
The Challenger Dark Horse and Challenger Limited will also sport the same design although with different trims to set them apart. Going by the other Dark Horse motorcycles in Indian’s stables, the Challenger Dark Horse will also be available in a completely blacked-out look with slight chrome touches to enhance its appeal. On the other hand, the Indian Challenger Limited could be the opposite, sporting more chrome and aluminum components.
Indian Motorcycle recently announced the details of the Challenger’s engine called the ‘PowerPlus’. The motor is a 1769cc, liquid-cooled, 60-degree, V-twin motor that produces 121.8bhp and 173Nm of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. Furthermore, the Indian Challenger will come in three modes– Standard, Rain and Sport. With it international unveiling to happen soon, we can expect Indian to launch the Challenger in our country in the later half of 2020. It will directly take on the Harley-Davidson CVO.