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Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike Review Specs Price

The new Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike is among those motorcycles that deliver a new performance level for riders who understand that a small detailing can make a huge difference. These were well-said by Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycles. He further added that the mindset of Indian Engineers is to leave no stone unturned and produce a bagger that can deliver more power, more significant handling character, outstanding comfort and advanced technology.

The bar of American motorcycles has officially been elevated. Indian Motorcycles, America’s First Motorcycle Company, has refined the American bagger with its introduction of the 2020 Indian Challenger, a striking combustion of American muscle, next-level technology and premium comfort that deliver a truly unmatched riding experience. The review of the new Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike, along with its price and specification, is written below.

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike – Features and Price

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike


The motorcycle has got an all-new Indian PowerPlus engine, which is the first liquid-cooled large-displacement motor that packs a best-in-class 122horsepower and 128ft-lb of torque. It features a robust six-speed transmission including authentic overdrive, assists clutch in reducing clutch effort, hydraulic valve lash adjusters, and new camshaft chain tensioners for outstanding maintenance. The PowerPlus latest overhead camshaft and new four-valve-per-cylinder deliver incredible V-twin performance and power. The riders can easily customize the motorcycle’s throttle mapping by selecting either one of three ride modes including Rain, Standard and Sport. Each ride method has been engineered with its distinct traction control setting to align with the specific throttle mapping.


The new Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike comes with an excellent and attractive design. The Indian designers ensure that the Challenger out-classed its competition and delivers the highest performance with a fully loaded bagger on the market.

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike


Thanks to the latest LED running lights, redesigned and modernized Indian Motorcycle headdress and the central headlamp highlight the front fender’s overall design that ensures that the Challenger presents an unmistakable profile day and night.


The latest and aggressively styled chassis-mounted fairing sits over the Challenger’s inverted front suspension. It combines with the motorcycle’s lightweight cast aluminum frame and hydraulic adjustable FOX rear shock to deliver unrivaled handling and rock-solid stability.

Ride Command

The most extensive and most customizable touchscreen infotainment system on the two wheels and Challenger’s seven-inch Ride Command system ensure that riders never get bored during the ride. This system has glove-touch technology with two-year renewable connected services featuring weather and traffic overlays, turn-by-turn navigation and critical vehicle information, Bluetooth and USB mobile pairing.

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike

Smart Lean Technology

The dedicated state-of-the-art bagger is the limited and dark hose variants of Challenger is equipped with an Indian motorcycle’s intuitive Smart Lean Technology. It keeps riders confidently grounded by using Bosch IMU that adds cornering control to the dynamic traction control and ABS and Drag Torque Control.

Black on Black on Black

The new Indian 2020 Challenger features an unbridled power and latest style that has never bowed down. Its premium features and an aggressive, blacked-out silhouette make sure that it turns heads wherever roams. The bagger is cloaked in black from fender to fender to ensure a commanding presence.

Free Rein to Dominate

An all-new PowerPlus liquid-cooled V-Twin engine packs 122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs of torque. The rider can further select from three different riding modes for distinct performance and personality.

Carve Corners

An all-new inverted front suspension, lightweight cast-aluminum frame, and hydraulically adjustable Fox rear shock deliver curve-hugging handling and unyielding stability.

Supreme Traction with Superior Stopping Power

The new race-spec and radially-attached Brembo braking system offer superior stopping power and ultimate touring Metzeler Cruistec tires, ensuring supreme traction.

Controlled Comfort

The new 2020 Challenger comes with ultimate comfort and riding pleasure. An all-new wicked bike with comfort and style that makes going further and more extended adventure like never before.

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike

Audio System

An all-new and high-output 6.5 inches speaker delivers 100 watts of crystal-clear audio. Simultaneously, the dynamic equalizer automatically adjusts for road, wind and engine noise so that rider will never miss any beat.

Big Screen, Better Control

An all-new 2020 Indian Challenger features the latest ride command system that offers a seven-inches screen and connected traffic and weather overlays. Some other features include critical vehicle information, USB and Bluetooth and an all-new quad-core processor for unrivaled computing power.

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike – Price

The new Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike is available from $27,499 to $28,249 only.

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Ride Command Infotainment System

Screen Size 7 inches
Premium Audio System 100-Watt including AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input Connected Services including traffic & weather overlays
GPS Navigation All-New Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of concern Customizable Route Builder: Add up to 100-way points

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike Specs


Engine Type 60-degree V-twin
Transmission 6-speed/constant mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp/hour, 310 CCA
Bore x Stroke 4.252 inches x 3.799 inches (108 mm x 96.5 mm)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate with an assist
Compression Ratio 11.0: 1
Cooling System Water
Displacement 108 cubic inches / 1768 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with resonator
Final Drive Belt drive, 152 tooth
Fuel Capacity Six gals (22.7 ltr)
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed-loop/52 mm dual bore
Oil Capacity Five qts (4.73 ltr)
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Torque 128 ft-lbs @ 3800 rpm (178 Nm @ 3800 rpm)
Horsepower 122 hp


Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 inches (130 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock 4.5 inches (114 mm) travel, hydraulic adjustable


Dry Weight 796 lbs (361 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.4 inches (137 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lbs (628 kg)
Length 98.5 inches (2501 mm)
Rake/Trail 25° / 5.9 inches (150 mm)
Seat Height 26.5 inches (672 mm)
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (1668 mm)

Indian 2020 Challenger Dark Horse Touring Bike Specs


Brake System Type Individual front and rear control including ABS
Front Braking System Dual 320 mm floating rotor including 4-piston calipers
Rear Braking System Single 298 mm floating rotor including 2-piston caliper

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Metzeler® Cruisetec®, 130/60B19 66H
Front Wheel Cast 19″ x 3.5″ including tire pressure monitoring
Rear Tire Metzeler® Cruisetec®, 180/60R16 80H
Rear Wheel Cast 16″ x 5.0″ including tire pressure monitoring

Colors and MSRP

Thunder Black Smoke $27,499 USD / $33,999 CAD
Sandstone Smoke $28,249 USD / $34,749 CAD
White Smoke $28,249 USD / $34,749 CAD

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