The Indian Challenger Dark Horse was designed for riders who want class-leading technology with superior styling. The Indian Challenger Dark Horse offers premium technology features like Smart Lean Technology, Ride Command with Apple CarPlay® integration, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Aggressive LED lighting, puddle lights, a 19-inch sport contrast cut wheel, gloss black dash, and matte paint with blacked-out finishes make this bike stand out from the pack.

Indian Motorcycle PowerPlus equipped Challenger models deliver a class-leading 90 kW and 178 Nm with the liquid-cooled PowerPlus V-Twin engine. Engineered to dominate the road with saddlebags providing plenty of storage for riding gear and cargo, while wind protection, comfortable ergonomics, floorboards, amenities, and a comfortable two-up seat make the models the Indian Challenger the ultimate Performance Bagger.

Keeping the rider informed, the Indian Challenger comes with the glove-friendly, industry-leading seven-inch touchscreen display powered by Ride Command that offers Apple CarPlay®, GPS with turn-by-turn navigation* and a multitude of bike data to customise your view.

Race-spec radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide powerful and progressive stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® tyres offer supreme traction and unbeatable line holding. In addition, both models offer intuitive Smart Lean Technology, which keeps riders confidently grounded by utilising a Bosch® IMU to add cornering control to the dynamic traction control and ABS for precise cornering, maximised braking, and maximised acceleration.

The Challenger lineup, like all 2023 Thunderstroke and PowerPlus models, receives a new clutch – improving the overall feel and forgiveness. This new slipper clutch reduces engine drag, providing a smoother down shifting experience and comfortable ride while improving your ability to maintain traction when facing poor road conditions. Lastly, the larger friction zone and decreased lever effort reduces your clutch fatigue, which can be beneficial in urban areas or when riding in traffic.

For 2023, the Indian Pursuit, Chieftain, Indian Challenger, and Roadmaster models also feature a redesigned LED headlight, which improves reach and spread of light — helping the rider see what lies ahead, while also improving their visibility to other motorists on the road. And The Indian Pursuit with Premium Package now offers Lower Fairing Storage compartments as standard.

Ride Command Infotainment System

• Screen Size: 178 mm
• Premium Audio System: 100-Watt with AM/FM, Bluetooth® and USB input
• Apple Carplay® Integration
• GPS Navigation: Turn-by-turn directions, built-in points of interest
• Customizable Route Builder: Add up to 100 way points

New Accessories

For 2023, Indian Motorcycle brings new following new accessories:

• Electronically Adjustable Rear Suspension Preload from Fox®

• Syndicate Heated Seat for Indian Challenger Models

• Reduced Reach Kickstand for all Indian Challenger and Indian Pursuit Models

• Two CruzTOOLS® Tool Kits Compatible with all Indian Motorcycle Models

• All-Weather Vinyl Tailbag, which attaches to select passenger seat or luggage racks

• Color matched Quick Release Low Profile Trunk factory engineered to add style, passenger comfort, and extra storage space to bagger and touring models. With a 10 kg cargo limit and 46 litres of volume riders can easily fits two half helmets, gloves, and a jacket, Perfect for day trips and small adventures it can also be installed and removed without tools with no mounting hardware remaining on the motorcycle.

Notes for editors:

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