- Indian Challenger likely to be launched in India soon
- Gets custom bagger styling
- Will compete against the Harley-Davidson CVO
Indian Motorcycles is likely to launch the Challenger in India sometime soon as dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the motorcycle.
The Challenger is a bagger-styled motorcycle that features a large, rectangular-shaped batwing fairing that houses a distinctive-looking, full-LED headlamp. It also comes with a pair of lowered saddlebags and stretched exhausts that completes its look. The Challenger’s electronic suite consists of a 7-inch touchscreen display that is Bluetooth-enabled, three riding modes, cruise control, keyless ignition and an adjustable windscreen.
Powering the motorcycle is a new 1769cc, liquid-cooled, ‘Powerplus’ V-Twin engine. This motor produces 121bhp and 173Nm. It rides on a 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel which are suspended from 43mm inverted forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking hardware consists of dual 320mm discs upfront and a 298mm disc at the rear.
In terms of competition, the Indian Challenger will compete against the Harley-Davidson CVO Limited which is priced at Rs 49.99 lakhs (ex-showroom).