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Indian Challenger Limited

Starting at $27,999 US MSRP

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2020 Indian Challenger Limited Thunder Black Pearl is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Top of the line features, 1988 Hyundai paint. From the moment I rode out of the dealership I liked the bike. The more I ride it, the more I am coming to love it. I didn't want to. I wanted to hate it. But I can't, its a great riding bike. The look and ride of a full bagger, the handling of a sport bike. My only complaints are: the Ride Command app is glitchy at best (a very minor issue) and the paint is horrible. Paint is so soft and delicate that every bird splat or bug impact damages it. Had the bike for less than 2 months and the tank and bag covers need to be repainted.
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from handles and rides great I have put several thousand miles on this bike and love every mile when you ride one you will know what I mean
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike with a couple minor issues After researching online and watching for a year I finally pulled the plug and picked up a Challenger Limited a couple months ago. All round it is a fantastic bike. It is a modern design and is properly engineered to modern standards. Performance is great, suspension is great, it's comfortable and so light on its feet it is very surprising. I am amazed at how nimble and agile it feels,..... all these points are just light years ahead of the Harleys I have ridden in the last few years. Polaris have built a thoroughly modern bike that handles and performs as a modern bike should. Its got to be 10 years or more ahead of HD. I already have a 2015 Chief and that has been 100% reliable so when looking for a bagger I checked the Challenger out. I believe a couple of things need to be addressed though: 1. Paint quality. Gloss level is great but there is a bit too much orange peel in the finish and the hardness of the coating just will not stand up to regular wear and tear very well. It is not as good as the HD finish. I am meticulous with my bikes and the paint scratches so easily it needs a totally different approach to care.... it requires a super soft wash sponge dabbed (not wiped) over the surface with very little pressure and lots of water and carwash to maintain a wet film over the surface. Waxing needs to be done on a perfectly clean bike with very little applied pressure. What ever you do, treat the finish with a LOT more care than normal. 2. Ride Command is glitchy and full of software bugs. It works, but it obviously needs a lot more work to get it to function properly. Polaris,.. please just get it to work well, rather than spend time on new features and so on. When riding, functionality is more important than features. It needs to work right so as not to distract from concentrating on the road! 3. Horn button location. Totally in the WRONG place. Sometimes I want my thumb on the horn as I ride and its position makes that difficult. It isn't located in the common position and that is bad when you need to hit the button quickly and instinctively. 4. Front brakes: As good as they are, I expected more bite and stronger stopping power. The rotors should be fully floating and another 10mm larger in diameter. Don't get me wrong, they are very good brakes. I am swapping out pads and bleeding the lines in the hope of an improvement. I think Challenger buyers are more likely to be drawn to the performance aspects of the bike and so strong brakes are an area of interest and importance. All the above would not deter me from buying again. Other people have reported other issues but apart from the items above, I am very happy with the bike. I would highly recommend it. It is fantastic! I cannot understand how someone would buy a Harley over this! (In all fairness though, I will say the HD M8 motor is a very nice power plant. I was pretty impressed with it... but the rest of the HD package is just inferior in so many ways). Thanks to Polaris for letting me post this and good luck to new buyers. If the paint quality and usability are improved a little it would make this bike simply outstanding. Keep doing what you are doing Polaris! It will take a few decades but you can be on top of HD if you deliver the right package and support it well. You don't have to be the biggest to be successful, just be the best! And please.... an inline 4 some day perhaps!
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from POOR clear coat finish, Dead Battery I bought this bike on April 1st 2021, had to wiat almost 6 hours passed the time that was previously slated time that was booked 2 weeks before hand, pickup time, was nit h, rode an hour home , when I got there the clear coat was already scuffed, even with the good cleaner and the softest rag it scratches, bought a cover specifically for the Challenger from Indin, cleaned the bike, put the cover on for 5 days, removed the cover, bag lids now look 5 years old, pay 35 grand for a bike, paint is crap. The battery dies if I don't ride it for 2 or 3 days, I told the techs about it at first service, nothing has changed. It is a magor flaw that many many Challenger riders are facing, so far Indian offers nothing except for us to buy a battery tender and keep it plugged so it stays charged, if I wanted an electric bike I would have bought a different bike. Once the bike is running it is an excellent machine and I love this bike until I look at the paint or try to start it. My wife and I live full time on the road in our toy hauler RV so always having to charge bike is a real pain and popping into an Indian dealer is by no means easy.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenge Accepted Already a Indian customer putting over 36,000 miles on My 2015 Roadmaster I was very interested in the debut of the Challenger and power plus 108 motor. After visiting my local dealer in Malta NY spring of this year, and test riding the bike I was sold immediately by the Ride, Power and Comfort I added it to my Indian Fleet. I look forward to the summer months and adding the miles on this amazing ride.
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike I bought this in April, love the bike only complaint so far is the clutch engagement. I like it to be much tighter and the way the clutch is set up you cannot adjust it tight.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance bagger I’ve been researching this bike for a year and hadn’t heard a single negative review. Decided to do a test ride and knew one day I would own one. I’m very happy I finally pulled the trigger on a purchase of a 2020 Challenger Limited. I’ve received countless compliments from other bikers. The bike performs has advertised.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No accessories, unreliable navigation Can't get a backrest to fasten luggage to. Route planner is totally unreliable and therefor useless.
Date published: 2021-06-02
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Trim & Color Options

Challenger Limited Thunder Black Pearl

Indian Challenger Limited

Starting at $27,999 US MSRP
Trim & Color options Thunder Black Pearl

Features

Features
Side closeup of the V-twin motor
FREE REIN TO DOMINATE

Our PowerPlus liquid-cooled engine is a fully-modern design and redefines American V-twin performance. Class-leading 128 ft-lb of torque and 122 hp dominate straight from the factory. Three ride modes provide unmatched acceleration and passing power with all the character you’d expect from a V-twin.

Close front view of an Indian Challenger Limited bike riding through a highway
CARVE CORNERS. ALL OF THEM.

Inverted front suspension, lightweight cast-aluminum frame, and hydraulically adjustable Fox® rear shock deliver curve-hugging handling and unyielding stability.

Side closeup of the radially mounted Brembo brakes
SUPREME TRACTION. SUPERIOR STOPPING POWER.

Race-spec, radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide superior stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® tires offer supreme traction.

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