2020 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Specs And Photos

Gallery of Indian’s high-performance bagger blacked out in Dark Horse dress.

The 2020 Indian Challenger Dark Horse has a starting MSRP of $27,499.
The 2020 Indian Challenger Dark Horse has a starting MSRP of $27,499.Monti Smith

Indian Motorcycle changed the American touring motorcycle game when it released the Challenger for 2020. The new bagger feels lighter and faster than just about any other American tourer we have tested. The liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine boasts similar big torque numbers to the best American cruisers, but significantly more horsepower. A Fox-manufactured rear monoshock, beefy inverted forks, and Brembo brakes with radially mounted calipers pair with the Challenger’s geometry to make the bike feel nimble and lighter than it is, as well as surprisingly comfortable on long rides. In short, we’re seriously digging this bike.

Indian Challenger Dark Horse in Sandstone Smoke.
Indian Challenger Dark Horse in Sandstone Smoke.Monti Smith

The Dark Horse line takes this new model and adds a dark, sinister vibe to it with blacked-out engine finishes and a matte paint job. Dark Horse is a theme that stretches across several Indian models, and always has a great way of making the bike look understated and tough. Starting at $27,499, the 2020 Challenger Dark Horse models are in showrooms and available for test rides or purchase now!

The backside of the Challenger fairing houses gauges, pockets, big speakers, and the same large navigation screen as we see on the Chieftain, as well as the same electronically adjustable windshield.
The backside of the Challenger fairing houses gauges, pockets, big speakers, and the same large navigation screen as we see on the Chieftain, as well as the same electronically adjustable windshield.Monti Smith

2020 Indian Challenger Price And Specifications

MSRP $21,999–$28,749
Engine 1,768cc, liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x stroke 108.0 x 96.5mm
Compression 11.0:1
Transmission/final drive 6-speed w/ true overdrive; constant mesh/belt
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection w/ 52mm dual-bore throttle bodies
Claimed horsepower 103 hp @ 5,560 rpm
Claimed torque 113 lb.-ft. @ 3,330 rpm
Frame Cast aluminum
Front suspension 43mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in. travel
Rear suspension Fox monoshock, hydraulically adjustable; 4.5-in. travel
Front brake 4-piston calipers, 320mm dual floating rotors w/ ABS
Rear brake 2-piston caliper, 298mm floating rotor w/ ABS
Front tire 130/60B-19
Rear tire 180/60R-16
Rake/trail 25.0°/5.9 in.
Wheelbase 65.7 in.
Seat height 26.5 in. (laden)
Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 805 lb.
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At 6 feet, 4 inches tall, Editor Morgan Gales fits well on the Chieftain Dark Horse.
At 6 feet, 4 inches tall, Editor Morgan Gales fits well on the Chieftain Dark Horse.Monti Smith
Front view of the Indian Challenger’s bold new fairing.
Front view of the Indian Challenger’s bold new fairing.Monti Smith
The iconic Indian headdress on the front fender is smaller on the Challenger than it has been on the Chieftain models.
The iconic Indian headdress on the front fender is smaller on the Challenger than it has been on the Chieftain models.Monti Smith
The 320mm disc brakes with radially mounted Brembo calipers stop the Challenger with ease.
The 320mm disc brakes with radially mounted Brembo calipers stop the Challenger with ease.Monti Smith
Indian’s new liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine debuted in the Challenger model.
Indian’s new liquid-cooled PowerPlus engine debuted in the Challenger model.Monti Smith
The iconic headdress logo can be found in several places on the new Challenger.
The iconic headdress logo can be found in several places on the new Challenger.Monti Smith
Suspension on the Challenger is supple and comfortable on the highway, but stays firm and predictable through fast turns.
Suspension on the Challenger is supple and comfortable on the highway, but stays firm and predictable through fast turns.Monti Smith
The shape of the Challenger’s gas tank is closer to that of the Scout than the Chieftain, using bold, hard lines at the edges.
The shape of the Challenger’s gas tank is closer to that of the Scout than the Chieftain, using bold, hard lines at the edges.Monti Smith
The gas cap on the Challenger is opened with an electronic button on the fairing and a latch on the cap.
The gas cap on the Challenger is opened with an electronic button on the fairing and a latch on the cap.Monti Smith
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