Ultra rare King of the Baggers Indian Challenger RR announced

With just 29 set to be produced, the Indian Challenger RR pays tribute to the brand’s 2022 King of the Baggers championship victory


TO celebrate its 2022 King of the Baggers (KotB) championship crown, an ultra-limited edition Indian Challenger RR has been announced.

Just 29 of these factory-built racers will be produced worldwide, each being built to the same spec and level as the official KotB race bikes. That means the engine has been extensively updated, with a big-bore piston and barrel kit, new throttle bodies, ported cylinder heads, and performance cams. Elsewhere the bike features Öhlins FGR250 forks and a TTX rear shock, joined by top-spec Brembo M4 calipers that act upon 330mm discs.

The bikes are being bolted together by Indian and S&S, with the same crew that built the race machine ridden by Tyler O’Hara last season working on these limited-edition machines. Indian hopes that the bikes will be snapped up by eager (and brave trackday riders), although it's more likely that most will land in collections that rarely see the light of day!

Speaking about the project, Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle said:

“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 … 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.”

Pricing for the race-only machines is not confirmed in the press release about the bike, but we’re guessing it’s a significant step up in cost compared to a stock Indian Challenger Limited, which comes in at £26,795.

Specs for the Indian Challenger RR 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

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