Everything you could want in a contemporary 2023 Indian Challenger Bagger is delivered with frame-mounted fairing, bold, distinctive looks, and modern conveniences.
2023 Indian Challenger Bagger – Features and Specs
V-Twin Power Plus
The 108 cubic inch Power Plus engine’s liquid cooling system produces 122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs of torque.
A Style that Describes
With this bike, you’ll never get lost in the crowd, whether you opt for all chrome or all black finishes.
The low seat, ergonomic controls, and frame-mounted fairing offer excellent stability and handling.
A 7-inch touchscreen operated by RIDE COMMAND is paired with cruise control, built-in audio, and keyless ignition.
The sturdy, virtually bottomless hard saddlebag holds down. Additionally, remote locking guaranteeing that your belongings are always secure.
Unlimited Power to rule
Our thoroughly contemporary Power Plus liquid-cooled engine redefines American V-twin performance. Straight from the factory, a class-leading 128 ft-lbs of torque and 122 horsepower roll.
Round the corners. They are all.
The chassis-mounted fairing also provides wind protection for exceptionally stable handling. Curve-hugging, the inverted front suspension offers precise handling, a lightweight cast aluminum frame, and a hydraulically adjustable Fox® rear shock.
A distinctive look that sets the standard in aesthetics and functionality is offered by an aggressive fairing design with full LED lighting and aggressively designed running lights.
A distinctive look that sets the standard in aesthetics and functionality is given by an aggressive fairing design with full LED lighting and aggressively designed running lights.
Exceptional Traction. Excellent Stopping Power.
Metzeler® Cruisetec® performance touring tires give exceptional traction, and race-specific, radially mounted Brembo® brakes provide superior stopping Power.
A Comfortable Ride, Your Way
For a customized riding experience, choose from three riding modes: Rain, Standard, and Sport. For better comfort in slow-moving traffic, rear cylinder deactivation automatically shuts off the rear cylinder when the bike is stopped.
The Beat of the Streets
High-output speakers in the fairing that deliver 100 watts of pure audio let you hear every note. Road, wind, and engine noise are automatically corrected through dynamic equalization.
With features like keyless ignition, locking hard saddlebags, cruise control, and a USB outlet, you can ride comfortably for longer.
18+ Gallons of Cargo Space
Protect your cargo from the elements with 18+ gallons of waterproof storage in locking saddlebags.
Efficiency and Capacity
Indian Motorcycle can build visually appealing engines, as evidenced by the Thunderstroke plant, but the Challenger’s Power Plus liquid-cooled 108 CI engine focuses more on durability and performance. The Challenger produces 122 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque with authentic American V-Twin performance. Even with the Challenger’s 796-pound dry weight, that’s a lot of Power. It has a relatively low top speed of 3,800 rpm so you can expect solid bottom-end performance with quick acceleration through the gears better than the previous 2022 Indian Challenger.
This year’s innovation is a slipper-type clutch that increases mechanical security by minimizing back torque before it reaches the engine. It creates a lighter pull than a standard clutch and, on top of that, a larger friction zone. It reduces the strain on your left hand while riding.
The Challenger has a top speed of 125 mph and a six-speed transmission before the belt-and-pulley final drive. The Challenger features keyless ignition and Indian motorcycles’ selectable ride modes, which let you instantly change the engine’s personality to suit the surrounding conditions.
Indian Motorcycle stuck to the traditional American-style bagger design that’s more popular on our side of the water, incorporating its historic Easter egg. It starts with a full-length front fender like vintage bikes but has sides cut away to tie in the custom culture. Of course, the Challenger uses the iconic war bonnet fender ornamentation that has graced Indian fenders for nearly a century.
The new Cyclops LED headlight, recessed turn signals, and push-button adjustable windscreen are all part of the fixed, frame-mount aggressive fairing design, giving you more control and better wind protection. Thanks to the wide fairing’s adjustable air vents, you have even more control over airflow with less head-buffeting turbulence at the top of the pocket. There is additional LED lighting in the form of tail light and blinkers at the vehicle’s rear for better visibility with the outside world.
Just beyond the glass, there are two analog dual gauges. A seven-inch color touchscreen display allows you to control all the infotainment features. The Challenger has a six-gallon fuel tank, giving it plenty of mobility to enhance its touring capabilities. Only 26.5 inches from the deck, the seat offers a riding position that is both comfortable and secure. New controls with heated or heated and cooled seats make it easy to adjust while driving, even with gloves.
You can ride two straight off the showroom floor, as passenger amenities are standard. To turn the Challenger into a practical commuter and grocery-getting sled, the bags offer secure waterproof storage for various functions.
The sturdy frame is supported by upside-down, 43mm blackout forks with no adjustability, creating up to 5.1 inches of travel for enhanced comfort. A single Fox rear shock with 4.5 inches of travel and a spring preload adjuster is mounted out back, allowing you to dial in for changes in passenger and cargo weight minimally. The wheels are cast alloys and painted black. To provide maximum traction, they equip Metzeler Cruisetec hoops with front and rear tire sizes of 130/60-19 and 180/60-16.
A 298mm rear disc and its twin pot anchors do most of the work of holding your back end in place, while dual, 320mm front discs and four-bore calipers handle most of the work. The stock equipment bundle includes ABS as an added layer of security. Over a 65.7-inch wheelbase, the rake and tail are 25 degrees and 5.4 inches longer. It results in a touring motorbike that tracks well on super slabs and has an excellent combination of stability and agility.
2023 Indian Challenger Bagger – Price
The new 2023 Indian Challenger Bagger is available at $24,299. For the black metallic finish, that is. Costing an additional $950, the Titanium Smoke color is a dark shade.
2023 Indian Challenger Bagger – Technical Specifications
Engine and Drivetrain
|Bore x Stroke
|4.251 inches x 3.799 inches (108 mm x 96.5 mm)
|108 cu in (1768 cc)
|Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
|Electronic Fuel Injection System
|Closed loop fuel Injection / 52mm dual bore
|Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator
|Gear Ratio (1st)
|Gear Ratio (2nd)
|Gear Ratio (3rd)
|Gear Ratio (4th)
|Gear Ratio (5th)
|Gear Ratio (6th)
|Peak Torque RPM
|Gear Drive Wet Clutch
|6.0 gal (22.7 L)
|5.4 in (137 mm)
|1,385 lbs (628 kg)
|53 in (1346 mm)
|98.5 in (2501 mm)
|39 in (990 mm)
|25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
|26.5 in (672 mm)
|Weight (As Shipped / Running Order)
|796 lbs (361kg) / 831 lbs (377kg)
|65.7 inches (1668mm)
|Dual, 320 mm of Semi-Floating Rotor, Four Piston Radial Caliper
|Solo, 298mm Floating Rotor, 2 Piston Caliper
Tires / Wheels
|Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
|Sport Cast Black 19 inches x 3.5 inches
|Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
|Sport Cast Black 16 inches x 5 inches
|Front Fork Tube Diameter
|Inverted Telescopic Cartridge Fork
|5.1 in (130 mm)
|Fox Single Shock w/Hyd adjust
|4.5 in (114 mm)
|Color / Graphics
|Black Metallic, Titanium Smoke
|2 Years, Unlimited Miles
|A fairing-mounted instrument cluster features an analog speedometer and tachometer featuring fuel gauge, range, odometer, and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, neutral, high beam, control set, turn signal, ABS, check engine, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure, & MPH or km/h unit designation.
|7 inches of Touchscreen Display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; 100 Watt Audio System with AM/FM, Bluetooth®, USB, Smartphone Compatible Input, and Weather-band
|LED Headlamp/Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
|7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND, Selectable Ride Modes, Locking Hard Saddlebags, Power Windshield, Brembo brakes, 18+ Gallons of storage, Chassis Mounted Fairing, ABS, Keyless Ignition, Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents, Adjustable Air Vents, 12V Charging Port