Compare Models

2021 Indian Challenger® Dark Horse®
2021 Indian Challenger® Dark Horse®

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Indian
Indian
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Challenger® Dark Horse®
Challenger® Dark Horse®
Model Code
N21LCDRRA4
N21LCDRRA4
Color
Bronze Smoke
Bronze Smoke

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual / 320 mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Caliper

Rear - Single / 298 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Front - Dual / 320 mm Semi-Floating Rotor / 4 Piston Radial Caliper

Rear - Single / 298 mm Floating Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

Wheels

Sport Contrast Cut with Indian Red Pin Stripe

Front - 19 x 3.5 in.

Rear - 16 x 5 in.

Sport Contrast Cut with Indian Red Pin Stripe

Front - 19 x 3.5 in.

Rear - 16 x 5 in.

Tires

Front - Metzeler Cruisetec 130 / 60B19 66H

Rear - Metzeler Cruisetec 180 / 60R16 80H

Front - Metzeler Cruisetec 130 / 60B19 66H

Rear - Metzeler Cruisetec 180 / 60R16 80H

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 98.5 in. (2,500.7 mm)
Overall - 98.5 in. (2,500.7 mm)
Height
Overall - 56.2 in. (1,428.5 mm)
Overall - 56.2 in. (1,428.5 mm)
Width
Overall - 39 in. (990.2 mm)
Overall - 39 in. (990.2 mm)
Weight

Empty tank - 796 lb. (361 kg)

Full tank - 831 lb. (377 kg)

Empty tank - 796 lb. (361 kg)

Full tank - 831 lb. (377 kg)

Ground Clearance

5.4 in. (137.3 mm)

Lean Angle - 31°

5.4 in. (137.3 mm)

Lean Angle - 31°

Wheelbase
65.7 in. (1,667.8 mm)
65.7 in. (1,667.8 mm)
Seat Height
26.5 in. (672 mm)
26.5 in. (672 mm)
Max Weight Capacity
GVWR - 1,385 lb. (630 kg)
GVWR - 1,385 lb. (630 kg)

Drivetrain

Primary Drive
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Final Drive
2.379:1
2.379:1

Electrical

Instrumentation

Infotainment - 7 in. touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation with real-time traffic and weather; Bluetooth® status for phone and headset, and Apple CarPlay Integration.

Gauges - Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.

Infotainment - 7 in. touchscreen display with real-time clock; ambient air temperature; heading; audio information display; map/navigation with real-time traffic and weather; Bluetooth® status for phone and headset, and Apple CarPlay Integration.

Gauges - Fairing-mounted instrument cluster featuring analog speedometer and tachometer with fuel gauge, range, odometer and current gear.

Lighting

LED lighting including Pathfinder LED Headlamp

Instrumentation Lighting - 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MHP or km/h unit designation.

LED lighting including Pathfinder LED Headlamp

Instrumentation Lighting - 15 LED telltale indicators; cruise control enabled, cruise control set, neutral, high beam, turn signal, ABS, check engine, low tire pressure, battery, low fuel, security system, low engine oil pressure and MHP or km/h unit designation.

Advanced Electronics
Ride Command with Navigation, Smart Lean Technology, Selectable Ride Modes
Ride Command with Navigation, Smart Lean Technology, Selectable Ride Modes

Engine

Engine
Type - PowerPlus
Type - PowerPlus
Horsepower
122 hp
122 hp
Displacement
1768 cc (108 ci)
1768 cc (108 ci)
Bore x Stroke
4.251 x 3.799 in. (108 x 96.5 mm)
4.251 x 3.799 in. (108 x 96.5 mm)
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
11.0:1
Gear Ratio

1st - 10.169:1

2nd - 6.933:1

3rd - 5.151:1

4th - 4.105:1

5th - 3.508:1

6th - 3.017:1

1st - 10.169:1

2nd - 6.933:1

3rd - 5.151:1

4th - 4.105:1

5th - 3.508:1

6th - 3.017:1

Clutch
Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist
Fuel System
Closed loop fuel Injection / 52 mm dual bore
Closed loop fuel Injection / 52 mm dual bore
Exhaust
Split Dual with Resonator
Split Dual with Resonator
Fuel Capacity
6.0 gal. (22.7 l)
6.0 gal. (22.7 l)
Peak Torque
128 ft. lb. @ 3,800 rpm
128 ft. lb. @ 3,800 rpm

Operational

Front Suspension

Inverted telescopic fork, tube diameter - 43 mm

Travel - 5.1 in. (130 mm)

Inverted telescopic fork, tube diameter - 43 mm

Travel - 5.1 in. (130 mm)

Rear Suspension

Single Shock w/Hyd adjust

Travel - 4.5 in. (114 mm)

Single Shock w/Hyd adjust

Travel - 4.5 in. (114 mm)

Rake
25°
25°
Trail
5.9 in. (150 mm)
5.9 in. (150 mm)

Other

Additional Colors

Thunder Black Smoke

Bronze Smoke

White Smoke

Thunder Black Smoke

Bronze Smoke

White Smoke

Includes
Ride Command with Connected Services such as real time weather and traffic overlay on new bikes includes a complimentary 2-year trial for connected features from the vehicle sales date (after which, fees apply).
Ride Command with Connected Services such as real time weather and traffic overlay on new bikes includes a complimentary 2-year trial for connected features from the vehicle sales date (after which, fees apply).
Warranty
2 Years, unlimited miles
2 Years, unlimited miles

Features

Features

  • BLACK ON BLACK ON BLACK: The Challenger Dark Horse has unbridled power and a style that never bows down. Premium features, and an aggressive, blacked-out silhouette, make sure it turns heads wherever roams.
  • FREE REIN TO DOMINATE: Our blacked-out 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.
  • 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.
  • SUPREME TRACTION. SUPERIOR STOPPING POWER: Race-spec, radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide superior stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® tires offer supreme traction.
  • A COMMANDING PRESENCE FROM INDIAN MOTORCYCLE: Ride to the beat of your own drum on the Indian Challenger Dark Horse. A wicked bike with comfort and distinct blacked-out style that makes going further and longer an adventure like never before.
  • LEAD THE WAY: Chassis mounted fairing for incredibly precise, stable handling also provides class-leading wind protection which means maximum comfort mile after mile.
  • STYLE THAT STANDS ALONE: Aggressive fairing design with full LED lighting and menacingly styled running lights provide a signature face that leads the way in both style and function.
  • COMMAND ATTENTION: Open fender with subtle flip and a modern take on the iconic lit headdress means no mistaking that Indian Challenger has arrived.
  • ON THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY: Ride with supreme confidence on the Indian Challenger Dark Horse. It’s fully loaded with all the latest technology, so every ride is as comfortable as it is exhilarating.
  • LEAN INTO EVERY RIDE: Smart Lean Technology™, keeps you confidently grounded and in command of the road with 6-axis Bosch IMU, Dynamic traction control, ABS with cornering control, and Drag Torque Control.
  • MORE BEATS FOR THE STREETS: Go bigger with 6.5 in speakers that deliver 100-Watts of crystal-clear audio.
  • MORE SCREEN. MORE CONTROL: RIDE COMMAND is the largest, most customizable system on two wheels, with Apple CarPlay® integration, turn-by-turn navigation with intuitive destination search capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, vehicle information, plus connected traffic and weather overlays to keep you on the road longer.

PowerPlus Features

  • POWERPLUS: We have raised the bar for American motorcycles with our most powerful engine to date, the PowerPlus. The all-new 108 cu in, liquid-cooled V-twin engine delivers a class leading 122 hp and 128 ft-lbs of torque, establishing a new standard for V-twin performance.
  • TESTED, REFINED, PROVEN: We put the PowerPlus through the industry's most rigorous development and testing program. We piled on almost one million miles of simulated testing, including state-of-the-art dyno testing and over 250,000 miles on the road.
  • POWER YOU CAN DEPEND ON: The PowerPlus motor's overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder deliver incredible V-twin power. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters and hydraulic camshaft chain tensioners make it easy to maintain and reliable.
  • ALL-NEW POWERTRAIN: Six-speed transmission with true overdrive, assist clutch to reduce effort and three ride modes - Rain, Standard and Sport. Now riders can customize throttle mappings and traction control settings to their riding preferences.

Smart Lean Technology

  • SMART LEAN TECHNOLOGY™: Smart Lean Technology™ enhances the safety of the Anti-lock Braking and Traction Control systems by tuning the performance based on the vehicle lean-angle.
  • 6-AXIS BOSCH INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU): Ride confidently on the Challenger thanks to its state-of-the-art technology. It features a Bosch 6-axis IMU, which measures vehicle acceleration in all directions to determine lean angle and pitch. This is used to tune traction control and ABS intervention.
  • DYNAMIC TRACTION CONTROL WITH CORNERING CONTROL: Utilizing the on-board IMU and wheel speed sensors, this technology is designed to deliver maximum power to the road. In a straight line, the dynamic traction control monitors wheel slip and limits torque application to match allowable wheel spin in each ride mode. Cornering control will optimize torque delivery based on lean angle to improve bike stability while leaned, further enhancing the cornering safety and performance.
  • ABS WITH CORNERING CONTROL: The anti-lock brake system is tuned for optimal straight-line performance, monitoring for wheel slip before relieving brake pressure. With Smart Lean Technology™ and the integrated IMU, ABS is tuned for optimal performance in turns, within physical limits. The ABS with cornering control will optimize brake pressure based on lean angle to improve bike stability while leaned, further enhancing the cornering safety and performance.
  • DRAG TORQUE CONTROL: Drag Torque Control (DTC) reduces excessive rear-wheel slip when making a quick down-shift or decelerating rapidly. When DTC detects too much rear wheel slippage, it works by adjusting engine torque delivery, matching rear-wheel speed to road speed.

Standard Equipment

  • Locking Hard Saddlebags: Brembo brakes; 18+ Gallons of storage; ABS: Keyless Ignition; Chassis Mounted Fairing; Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents; Power Windshield; Adjustable Air Vents; 12V Charging Port

Features

  • BLACK ON BLACK ON BLACK: The Challenger Dark Horse has unbridled power and a style that never bows down. Premium features, and an aggressive, blacked-out silhouette, make sure it turns heads wherever roams.
  • FREE REIN TO DOMINATE: Our blacked-out 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.
  • 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.
  • SUPREME TRACTION. SUPERIOR STOPPING POWER: Race-spec, radially-mounted Brembo® brakes provide superior stopping power, and performance touring Metzeler® Cruisetec® tires offer supreme traction.
  • A COMMANDING PRESENCE FROM INDIAN MOTORCYCLE: Ride to the beat of your own drum on the Indian Challenger Dark Horse. A wicked bike with comfort and distinct blacked-out style that makes going further and longer an adventure like never before.
  • LEAD THE WAY: Chassis mounted fairing for incredibly precise, stable handling also provides class-leading wind protection which means maximum comfort mile after mile.
  • STYLE THAT STANDS ALONE: Aggressive fairing design with full LED lighting and menacingly styled running lights provide a signature face that leads the way in both style and function.
  • COMMAND ATTENTION: Open fender with subtle flip and a modern take on the iconic lit headdress means no mistaking that Indian Challenger has arrived.
  • ON THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY: Ride with supreme confidence on the Indian Challenger Dark Horse. It’s fully loaded with all the latest technology, so every ride is as comfortable as it is exhilarating.
  • LEAN INTO EVERY RIDE: Smart Lean Technology™, keeps you confidently grounded and in command of the road with 6-axis Bosch IMU, Dynamic traction control, ABS with cornering control, and Drag Torque Control.
  • MORE BEATS FOR THE STREETS: Go bigger with 6.5 in speakers that deliver 100-Watts of crystal-clear audio.
  • MORE SCREEN. MORE CONTROL: RIDE COMMAND is the largest, most customizable system on two wheels, with Apple CarPlay® integration, turn-by-turn navigation with intuitive destination search capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity, vehicle information, plus connected traffic and weather overlays to keep you on the road longer.

PowerPlus Features

  • POWERPLUS: We have raised the bar for American motorcycles with our most powerful engine to date, the PowerPlus. The all-new 108 cu in, liquid-cooled V-twin engine delivers a class leading 122 hp and 128 ft-lbs of torque, establishing a new standard for V-twin performance.
  • TESTED, REFINED, PROVEN: We put the PowerPlus through the industry's most rigorous development and testing program. We piled on almost one million miles of simulated testing, including state-of-the-art dyno testing and over 250,000 miles on the road.
  • POWER YOU CAN DEPEND ON: The PowerPlus motor's overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder deliver incredible V-twin power. Hydraulic valve lash adjusters and hydraulic camshaft chain tensioners make it easy to maintain and reliable.
  • ALL-NEW POWERTRAIN: Six-speed transmission with true overdrive, assist clutch to reduce effort and three ride modes - Rain, Standard and Sport. Now riders can customize throttle mappings and traction control settings to their riding preferences.

Smart Lean Technology

  • SMART LEAN TECHNOLOGY™: Smart Lean Technology™ enhances the safety of the Anti-lock Braking and Traction Control systems by tuning the performance based on the vehicle lean-angle.
  • 6-AXIS BOSCH INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU): Ride confidently on the Challenger thanks to its state-of-the-art technology. It features a Bosch 6-axis IMU, which measures vehicle acceleration in all directions to determine lean angle and pitch. This is used to tune traction control and ABS intervention.
  • DYNAMIC TRACTION CONTROL WITH CORNERING CONTROL: Utilizing the on-board IMU and wheel speed sensors, this technology is designed to deliver maximum power to the road. In a straight line, the dynamic traction control monitors wheel slip and limits torque application to match allowable wheel spin in each ride mode. Cornering control will optimize torque delivery based on lean angle to improve bike stability while leaned, further enhancing the cornering safety and performance.
  • ABS WITH CORNERING CONTROL: The anti-lock brake system is tuned for optimal straight-line performance, monitoring for wheel slip before relieving brake pressure. With Smart Lean Technology™ and the integrated IMU, ABS is tuned for optimal performance in turns, within physical limits. The ABS with cornering control will optimize brake pressure based on lean angle to improve bike stability while leaned, further enhancing the cornering safety and performance.
  • DRAG TORQUE CONTROL: Drag Torque Control (DTC) reduces excessive rear-wheel slip when making a quick down-shift or decelerating rapidly. When DTC detects too much rear wheel slippage, it works by adjusting engine torque delivery, matching rear-wheel speed to road speed.

Standard Equipment

  • Locking Hard Saddlebags: Brembo brakes; 18+ Gallons of storage; ABS: Keyless Ignition; Chassis Mounted Fairing; Adjustable Fairing Air Flow Vents; Power Windshield; Adjustable Air Vents; 12V Charging Port