Indian Motorcycle is bringing back the Challenger Challenge for 2021 but with some upgrades thanks to last year’s King of the Baggers. Here’s what we mean.
Taking center stage of the 2021 Challenger Challenge is Indian Motorcycle’s PowerPlus Stage 2 Performance Cams. They’re the same cams used to power the S&S Indian Challenger to victory at the inaugural King of the Baggers race. The Indian Challenger gains 10% more horsepower with the Stage 2 upgrade kit installed.
As you’ll see in this year’s Challenger Challenge promo, Carey Hart and Big B took to Irwindale Drag Strip.
This year, though, Big B supervised as Carey enlisted the support from King of the Baggers third-place finisher Frankie Garcia and the inaugural King of the Baggers Champion Tyler O’Hara. After three runs with each bike, the riders compared their personal best on the Challenger with their personal best on the Road Glide.
Spoiler alert: Tyler O’Hara recorded the fastest times with both the Challenger and Road Glide – registering 7.52 seconds aboard the Challenger and 7.96 on the Road Glide. Yes, we were shocked too…
The 2021 Challenger Challenge kicks off at Daytona Bike Week starting Friday, March 12. Throughout the rally, Indian Motorcycle will also enforce CDC guidelines. That means face coverings and social distancing. Additionally, bikes and common touchy areas get regular cleaning and disinfecting also. Riders in Daytona interested in taking the Challenger Challenge can visit the Speedway, every day during the rally from 9am-5pm.
Following Daytona, riders can take the Challenger Challenge at an Indian Motorcycle demo event or at a local dealership. For more information, or a list of demo stops, please visit here or call a local Indian Motorcycle dealer.