Indian has today revealed that it will sell just 29 units of its Challenger RR purpose-built race bagger, with just one allocated for the Australia and New Zealand market.
The Challenger RR represents the first time a bike of its kind will be offered to consumers as the brand celebrates its victory in the 2022 King of the Baggers championship season.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed for the 29 Challenger RR units, which has been limited to such number as a nod to racer Tyler O’Hara’s ‘#29’ plate.
The Indian Challenger RR is built to the same specification as O’Hara’s racebike, with a plethora of hand-built track-ready components, including S&S goodies, full Ohlins suspension, lightweight 17-inch racing wheels, carbon-fibre and fibreglass body pieces, custom aero, Brembo brakes and a quickshifter, as well as significant engine, intake and exhaust modifications.
“Originally, the thought of road racing baggers was perplexing to many, and even downright offensive to some road racing purists,” said Indian Motorcycle vice president of racing Gary Gray.
“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.
“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 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.”
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