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2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle Review Specs

The Indian Challenger Dark Horse has unrestrained strength and an unbending sense of flair. Its aggressive, blacked-out appearance and high-end equipment will surely attract attention everywhere it goes—Full-size baggers with exceptional performance. Blacked-out good looks and advanced rider aids make the Indian Challenger even better.

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle – Features and Specs

Free Rein to Dominate

Blacked-out and ultra-modern, our Power Plus liquid-cooled V-twin engine sets a new standard for American power. Torque of 178Nm and horsepower of 122hp are best-in-class figures from the factory.

Carve corners—all of them.

The Fox rear shock, in combination with the inverted front suspension, the lightweight cast-aluminum frame, and the hydraulic adjustability, provide both agile handling and rock-solid stability.

Lean Into Every Ride

With the help of the 6-axis Bosch IMU, Dynamic Traction Control, ABS with Cornering Control, and Drag Torque Control, Smart Lean Technology ensures you always feel secure and in charge of the situation.

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

Controlled comfort. Every ride. Every day.

Choose your path with the brand-new customization options available for the Indian Challenger Dark Horse. A wicked bike that, with its combination of comfort and flair, makes traveling greater distances than ever before an exciting experience.

Mean Style That Stands Alone

Featuring complete LED illumination and menacingly designed running lights, the aggressive fairing design is a trademark face that sets the standard for both form and function. The high-quality black paint and blacked-out details add extra aggression.

Blacked out. All out.

The dark and imposing Indian Challenger Dark Horse is dressed head to toe in black.

More Beats For The Streets

You won’t miss a beat thanks to the dynamic equalizer that compensates for road, wind, and engine noise and the 6.5″ speakers that pump out 100 watts of power.

Innovation dressed in black.

The Indian Challenger Dark Horse blends cutting-edge technology and features with a sleek, stealthy aesthetic.

Supreme traction. Superior stopping power.

Performance touring Metzler® Cruise Tec® tires and race-grade, radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide unrivaled stopping power and control, respectively.

Ride In Comfort, Your Way

You may tailor your experience to your preferred riding conditions by selecting one of three modes: Rain, Standard, or Sport. When the bike stops, the rear cylinder will shut off automatically to reduce vibrations and make riding more pleasant in stop-and-go traffic.

Features For Going The Distance

Keyless ignition, remote-locking hard saddlebags, cruise control, and a USB charging station contribute to a relaxing ride.

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle

Statement-Making Style

You’ll stand out from the crowd on this bike whether you choose a fully chromed design or a stealthier blacked-out look.


Fairings bolted to the frame, a low seat, and user-friendly controls all contribute to superb stability and control.

Cutting-Edge Tech

Ride Command’s 7-inch touchscreen integrates cruise control, in-car entertainment, and keyless ignition.

Secure Storage

The rigid saddlebags are practically bottomless and very strong. With the added convenience of a remote lock, your belongings will always be secure.

An Indian Challenger for Everyone

Every rider may find an Indian Motorcycle that suits them. Use our 3D motorbike builder to create a bike that fits your needs.

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle – Price

The new 2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle is available from $28,999 to $31,499 only.

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine and Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke 4.251-inch x 3.799-inch (108mm x 96.5mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Displacement 108 cubic inches (1768cc)
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, MultiPlate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel Injection / 52 mm dual bore
Engine Type Liquid-cooled PowerPlus
Exhaust Split Dual exhaust with Resonator
Horsepower 122HP
Peak Torque 128ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM 3800rpm
Transmission/Final Drive 2.379:1
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

2023 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Touring Motorcycle


Fuel Capacity 6.0gal (22.7 Liters)
Ground Clearance 5.4 in (137 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Lean Angle 31°
Overall Height 53 in (1346 mm)
Overall Length 98.5 in (2501 mm)
Overall Width 39 in (990 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 in (150 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 in (672 mm)
Weight (As Shipped / Running Order) 805lbs (365kg) / 840lbs (381kg)
Wheelbase 65.7 in (1668 mm)


Front Brakes Dual / 320mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Caliper
Rear Brakes Single / 298mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires Metzeler Cruisetec 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel Sport Contrast Cut with Indian Red Pin Stripe 19 in x 3.5 in
Rear Tires Metzeler Cruisetec 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Sport Contrast Cut with Indian Red Pin Stripe 16 in x 5 in


Front Fork Tube Diameter 43 mm
Front Suspension Inverted Telescopic Fork
Front Travel 5.1 in (130 mm)
Rear Suspension Single Shock w/Hyd adjust
Rear Travel 4.5 in (114 mm)


Color / Graphics Black Smoke, Titanium Smoke, Indy Red / Black Metallic. Icon: Sagebrush Smoke, Riot Orange Smoke, Storm Blue / Black Metallic
Factory Warranty 2 Years & Unlimited Miles
Gauges Fairing-mounted instrument cluster including analog speedometer and tachometer including fuel gauge, range, odometer, & current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators: cruise control enabled, high beam, cruise control set, neutral, low tire pressure, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low fuel, battery, security system, low engine oil pressure & MPH or km/h unit designation.
Infotainment 7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: The model year 2023 bikes include a complimentary 1-year trial of RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply), which includes features like live weather/traffic, intuitive destination search, vehicle health and vehicle locator. Seven in touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (tire pressure, voltage, engine hours, oil change); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
Lights LED Headlamp/Tail/Brake/Turn Signal
Standard Equipment 7 in touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND with Navigation and Apple CarPlay integration; Smart Lean Technology; Selectable Ride Modes: Locking Hard Saddlebags: Brembo brakes: 18+ Gallons of storage: ABS: Keyless Ignition: Chassis Mounted Fairing: Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents; Power Windshield: Adjustable Air Vents; 12V Charging Port

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