Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle Review

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Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle

Indian has presented its most recent, incredibly restricted one-of-a-kind creation, extending a six-year partnership with Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition motorbike for this year is based on the Indian Challenger model and, as always, commemorates the whiskey brand’s Tennessee Rye whiskey.

Bikes advertising booze may appear to be a strange marriage, but the entire century-old American brand-pairing history works as well as, say, Jack and Coke. In any case, the Indian-Jack partnership began in 2016. Six years later, the formula is still perfect, with most of the actual design and construction chores undertaken by the employees at Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. Only 107 new motorcycles will be constructed and marketed under Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Challenger Dark Horse in 2022.

Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle – Features

This year’s custom is based on the liquid-cooled Challenger clothed in Dark Horse style, as you may have heard. The engine compartment, exhaust system, wheels, and other components are black. The Challenger Dark Horse trim level already has premium features such as Indian’s Pathfinder LED lighting, a six-axis Bosch IMU, a hydraulically adjustable Fox rear shock, and Indian’s onboard Ride Command infotainment system. Still, Jack Daniel’s motorcycles go a step further.

Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle

Graphics and Styling

The Klock Werks team focused on Tennessee Rye whiskey as the main focus, with carefully selected accents, decorations, and emblems. The most noticeable change is special Rye Metallic paint with gold and green accents and several strategically placed JD symbol, followed by custom-etched flooring with a stylized rye impression. The Jack Daniel’s Montana Silversmiths symbol prominently displayed between the jugs and the genuine leather, hand-stitched seat with a large Jack Daniel’s emblem is possibly the most obvious sign that this is a collaborative effort.

Premium Features

This Challenger also boasts Indian’s top-of-the-line PowerBand Audio sound system, which incorporates saddle and fairing speakers and is supposedly 50% louder than the standard system. The Pathfinder adaptable headlight, which adjusts illumination based on the lean angle, is another intriguing feature. To name a few amenities, there are Pathfinder LED driving lights, a gorgeous flared windscreen, and a low-rise handlebar.

Limited Edition

Preorders will be accepted the following week, even though just 107 Jack Daniel’s Challengers will be created globally. Furthermore, each Limited Edition bike comes with a unique bike mat with the appropriate motorcycle number from the production run (from No. 001 to No. 107).

Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle

Pricing

The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Challenger, like all of these limited-edition goods, has an MSRP of $36,999. Furthermore, it will only be available through Indian Motorcycle dealerships; the order window will open on October 21, 2021, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Deliveries for the 2022 model-year Jack Daniel’s Challenger Dark Horse might start as early as October.

Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke 4.251 inches x 3.799 inches (108mm x 96.5mm)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Displacement 108 cubic inches (1768cc)
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel Injection / 52mm dual bore
Engine Type Liquid-cooled PowerPlus
Exhaust Split Dual exhaust w/ Resonator
Gear Ratio (1st) 10.169:1
Gear Ratio (2nd) 6.933:1
Gear Ratio (3rd) 5.151:1
Gear Ratio (4th) 4.105:1
Gear Ratio (5th) 3.508:1
Gear Ratio (6th) 3.017:1
Horsepower 122 HP
Peak Torque 128 ft-lbs
Peak Torque RPM 3800 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive 2.379:1
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity 6.0 gal (22.7 L)
Ground Clearance 5.4 in (137.3 mm)
GVWR 1,385 lb (628 kg)
Lean Angle 31°
Overall Height 53 in (134.6 mm)
Overall Length 98.5 in (2500.7 mm)
Overall Width 39 in (990.2mm)
Rake/Trail 25-degree / 5.9 inches (150mm)
Seat Height 26.5 in (672 mm)
Weight 804 lbs
Wheelbase 65.7 inches (1667.8mm)

Brakes

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

Suspension

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

Indian 2022 Challenger Dark Horse Jack Daniels Touring Motorcycle

Features

Color/graphics Black Metallic, Maroon Metallic, Spirit Blue Metallic/Black Metallic
Factory Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Gauges Fairing-mounted instrument cluster containing analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer, and current gear. 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, cruise control enabled, ABS, check engine, battery, low tire pressure, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MPH or km/h unit designation.
Infotainment 7 inches touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND: The model year 2022 bikes include a complimentary 1-year trial for connected features from the vehicle sales date (after which fees apply). Seven in touchscreen display with a real-time clock; heading; ambient air temperature; audio information display; map/navigation with real-time traffic and weather; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status; vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data; trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; vehicle trouble code readout; Apple CarPlay integration.
Lights LED lighting, including Pathfinder LED Headlamp
Standard Equipment 7 inches of 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