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2020 Indian Challenger
      #679565 - 10/30/19 06:37 AM

Discuss and argue.

Indian Challenger

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[image]https://cdn1.polaris.com/globalassets/indian/2020/model/model-pages/challenger/overview/gallery/indian-challenger-media-modal-1.jpg?v=75c508f7[/image]

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Edited by Speedmaster05 (10/30/19 06:39 AM)


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satxron
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #679566 - 10/30/19 01:11 PM

Looks pretty good but that box/fairing on it is just too boxy looking for me.



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Alatamoc
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: satxron]
      #679568 - 10/30/19 02:07 PM

Just because Harley have made their headlights ugly, that's surely no excuse to copy them.
( I know, " don't call me Shirley.)

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findlay13
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: satxron]
      #679569 - 10/30/19 04:23 PM

Quote:

Looks pretty good but that box/fairing on it is just too boxy looking for me.




Yep too boxy for me.Some of the earlier big'uns looked quite nice but I've never liked the scout series for the same reason plus the radiator on the scouts

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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #679570 - 10/31/19 01:41 AM

I kinda like it. Kinda. I'm never crazy about the "boxey" styling, but I do kinda like the more modern squarish engine that is like the scout. And ya gotta admire the horsepower. I think they did a good job overall, it's just not my kinda bike.

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Speedmaster05
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: arstaren]
      #679571 - 10/31/19 02:24 AM

To be honest, I was never a fan of the original Chieftain fairing. In fact, I was aghast when I saw it in August 2013.
In 2013 I started with a Vintage - classic Indian styling. By November 2015 the Vintage was traded in on a Roadmaster. I learned to ignore the fairing!

I think the performance on the Challenger will help people ignore the fairing. It's already been dyno'ed at a class-leading 107 HP and 113 TQ bone stock. With the new Metzeler tires and Smart Lean technology the handling should be precise.

I'm hoping to demo one on Saturday. To be continued...

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BillyIndiana
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #679572 - 10/31/19 04:44 AM

Anyone else thinking the new styling are looking more and more like Victorys?

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TriumphLance
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #679574 - 10/31/19 08:05 AM

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Anyone else thinking the new styling are looking more and more like Victorys?




I agree. The traditional vintage Indian styling elements seen on the big bikes look a bit out of place on this new one, to me at least. Still, it's probably a great looking bike in the flesh, and the performance is pretty enticing.

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The_Dog33
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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #679575 - 10/31/19 08:15 AM

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Anyone else thinking the new styling are looking more and more like Victorys?




My second thought exactly, my first was butt ugly. Not many more ugly except the Vision, and a few others but not many. I looked at this post before anyone else had replied but wasn't going to say anything because I disliked it so much and didn't want to be the first reply with a negative.

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Re: 2020 Indian Challenger [Re: The_Dog33]
      #679577 - 10/31/19 08:47 AM

I road a Kingpin for 8 years and broke a clutch cable. Yep, that is it. Powerful and pretty unbreakable. I think had Indian stayed building and developing they would have made the Vintage. That Vintage IMHO is a really good looking and good performing bike.

But we generally buy them for looks.

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