Indian Challenger RR Racer Is Obtainable to the Public, for $93,000
A cruiser-centric model that embraces the previous racing adage of “win on Sunday, promote on Monday”? That may be a good description for Indian Motorbike today, the corporate that lit the 2016 AFT circuit on hearth with its series-dominating FTR750 flat-tracker, then adopted it up by providing that very same track-only racebike (in a restricted run) to the general public in 2017.
Appears that transfer labored out so properly that Indian is seeking to promote you yet one more race-inspired mannequin, and once more, it’s not even remotely near being road authorized. We’re speaking a couple of hand-built, race-spec model of the model’s trophy-snagging Challenger bagger, which has been tearing up street programs since its debut within the inaugural King of the Baggers race again in 2020. However you higher have some critically deep pockets.
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The bike in query, dubbed the Challenger RR, is constructed to 2022 MotoAmerica King of the Baggers sequence race requirements by the identical S&S fingers who wrenched Tyler O’Hara’s No. 29 championship-winning bike. Per MotoAmerica guidelines which means it has to hold the identical initially geared up PowerPlus V-twin engine because the inventory Challenger, although those self same guidelines permit for all types of modifications, comparable to to the cylinders, cams, throttle our bodies, and airbox, to call just some. The primary body needs to be the initially manufactured half, and the fairing and saddlebags are additionally required to be fitted—although they are often replicas of the unique half.
Within the case of the Challenger RR you’ll discover a host of one-off components, and though they’re a mixture of custom-built and S&S-sourced, some are doubtless completely different from different parts on the precise racer which may fluctuate from race to race (and season to season). The bike that’s out there on the market runs the same hot-rodded V-twin with a 112 CID big-bore cylinder/piston package together with CNC-ported cylinder heads, S&S camshafts, and an S&S air consumption system with 78mm throttle physique. The S&S billet rocker arms are adjustable, and out again perches an S&S 2-1 race exhaust. It’s all managed by a Maxx totally adjustable ECM.
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As with the present racebike, Indian positioned particular consideration on the race-spec Challenger RR’s chassis, giving it S&S billet adjustable triple clamps and Öhlins FGR 250 fork up entrance, matched to an S&S race-modded swingarm and a TTX Öhlins rear shock. The 17-inch race rims are fitted with Dunlop race tires, with race-spec Brembo M4 entrance calipers appearing on twin 330mm rotors. On the again is a Hayes rear caliper with an EBC rear rotor to reinforce the braking capabilities so essential to the large race machine.
Different bits distinguishing the racer embrace an S&S chain drive conversion with computerized chain tensioner together with a quickshifter package, an S&S adjustable handlebar and rearsets, a taller Saddlemen race seat, Aero windshield and fiberglass rear fender. Carbon Fiber saddlebags are added to stick to race guidelines and the bellypan additionally comes from S&S.
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As with the Scout FTR750 racer, the Indian Challenger RR marks the primary time followers should buy a purpose-built Indian racebike meant for a racing sequence, although this time it’s a bagger. In Indian’s phrases, it’s a novel alternative for “followers and collectors…to personal a chunk of historical past.”
Gary Grey, vp of racing, expertise, and repair for Indian Motorbike, explains additional: “Initially, the considered roadracing baggers was perplexing to many.… However in simply three brief years, King of the Baggers has emerged as the most well liked factor in bike racing as these bikes have quickly advanced of their sophistication, and we thought it might be superior to present individuals the chance to personal the bike that holds the crown.”
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The Indian Challenger RR is more likely to see most of its curiosity from collectors, except you’re a die-hard monitor monkey with a really fats checkbook. “We’re excited to embrace the fandom of bagger racing and have a good time our second title with this extremely unique, particular run of Indian Challenger RR bikes,” Grey says. “This bike is the actual deal, very similar to once we launched the venerable FTR750; the Challenger RR is a real racebike and isn’t road authorized.”
Pricing for the purpose-built Challenger RR is a whopping $92,229, and so far as we all know, the graphics and shade decisions are what you see right here. You may get extra data at indianmotorcycle.com.
If you wish to discover out what it’s wish to trip considered one of these race-prepped baggers, take a look at Bradley Adams’ take a look at trip of the 2022 King of the Baggers championship-winning Challenger right here.