An Homage to Tyler O’Hara’s #29, Only 29 Indian Challenger Race Bikes Offer Rare Opportunity for Riders & Collectors to Own the Undisputed King of the Baggers
In celebration of Indian Motorcycle Racing and S&S® Cycle’s 2022 King of the Baggers championship season, America’s First Motorcycle Company today announced the retail availability of 29 highly exclusive Indian Challenger RR motorcycles. Built to 2022 race spec by the same S&S® hands that wrenched Tyler O’Hara’s #29 championship-winning bike, each purpose-built Indian Challenger RR is available for die-hard track riders and collectors.
The Indian Challenger RR marks the first-time fans can purchase a purpose-built race bagger. Hand crafted and race-tuned with the same setup that won O’Hara’s second King of the Baggers championship, Indian Motorcycle and S&S® are offering fans and collectors the unique opportunity to own a piece of history.
“Originally, the thought of road racing baggers was perplexing to many, and even downright offensive to some road racing purists. But in just three short years, King of the Baggers has emerged as the hottest thing in motorcycle racing as these bikes have rapidly evolved in their sophistication, and we thought it would be awesome to give people the opportunity to own the bike that holds the crown,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “We’re excited to embrace the fandom of bagger racing and celebrate our second title with this highly exclusive, special run of Indian Challenger RR motorcycles. This bike is the real deal, much like when we released the venerable FTR750, the Indian Challenger RR is a true race bike and is not street legal. Put in the right hands, it will reach the podium in MotoAmerica’s Mission King of the Baggers race series.”
Specs for the Indian Challenger Race Replica include the following:
● S&S® 2-1 race exhaust
● 17″ race rims
● Dunlop® race tires
● S&S® billet adjustable triple clamps
● Ohlins® FGR250 forks
● TTX Ohlins® rear shock
● S&S® chain drive conversion
● Carbon Fiber saddle bags
● Fiberglass rear fender
● Saddlemen raised race seat
● S&S® adjustable fairing mount
● Aero headlight insert
● Aero windshield
● S&S® belly pan
● S&S® rear set foot controls
● S&S® camshafts
● 112 CID big bore cylinder/piston kit
● S&S® air intake system with 78mm throttlebody
● CNC ported cylinder heads
● S&S® Billet adjustable rockerarms
● Hayes® rear caliper, EBC rear rotor, SBS pads
● Brembo® M4 front calipers, 330mm rotors, SBS pads
● S&S® automatic chain tensioner
● Maxx full adjustable ECM
● AIM DL2 data logger/dash
● Quickshifter kit
● S&S® billet clutch cover
● S&S® adjustable handlebars
● S&S® race modified swingarm
Racing, and winning, has long been a core element within the Indian Motorcycle brand DNA. Founded by racers, driven to innovate by a desire to go faster and win races, Indian Motorcycle has been racing, and winning, for 122 years. From Oscar Hedstrom’s endurance racing dominance at the turn of the century, to O.C. Godfrey winning at the famed Isle of Man in 1911, to Burt Munro’s land-speed records, to the original Wrecking Crew’s dominance in the ‘50s and the modern Wrecking Crew’s six consecutive American Flat Track Championships from 2017-2022, to the 2022 SuperHooligan Championship on the FTR, and the brand’s two King of the Baggers Championships in 2020 and 2022 – the list of history-making racing milestones for Indian Motorcycle is unparalleled.
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Notes to editors:
• The Indian Challenger RR is available in North America and the following International markets:
– New Zealand
– United Kingdom
• For pricing and availability in your region, please contact your local Indian Motorcycle press contact.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion are reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.eu
INDIAN and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE are registered trademarks of Indian Motorcycle International, LLC. Always wear a helmet, protective clothing and eyewear and insist your passenger does the same. Ride within the limits of the law and your own abilities. Read, understand, and follow your owner’s manual. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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