Revealed: 09 March 2023
Up to date: 09 March 2023
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Indian Motorbike and efficiency consultants S&S Cycle are celebrating Tyler O’Hara’s 2022 King of the Baggers championship win in essentially the most splendidly ludicrous of how, constructing a restricted manufacturing run of the bike he raced that might be lining up in your subsequent trackday.
Costing within the area of $100,000, the UK is about to get only one bike, with the opposite 28 machines cut up between Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Japan.
The rationale for producing simply 29 bikes is as a result of that’s the quantity O’Hara ran over the 2022 season – additionally clinching the Tremendous Hooligan championship in the identical yr aboard a closely modified FTR bare roadster.
The acute bagger racer, which is being known as the Indian Challenger RR, is predicated on the agency’s 1768cc Challenger V-twin cruiser, which might ordinarily produce a claimed 120bhp and 131lbft of torque at simply 3800rpm.
Not like the usual £26,795 machine, the limited-run bruisers might be constructed to full 2022 racing specification, permitting devoted followers the precise expertise of O’Hara and veteran racing teammate Jeremy McWilliams – which means it’s all about going as quick as potential and may not be ridden on the street.
“Initially, the considered street racing baggers was perplexing to many, and even downright offensive to some street racing purists. However in simply three brief years, King of the Baggers has emerged as the most popular factor in bike racing as these bikes have quickly advanced of their sophistication,” Indian’s Vice President of Racing, Expertise and Service, Gary Grey stated. “We thought it might be superior to present folks the chance to personal the bike that holds the crown.
“We’re excited to embrace the fandom of bagger racing and have fun our second title with this extremely unique, particular run of Indian Challenger RR bikes.”
He continued: “This bike is the true deal, very like once we launched the venerable FTR750, the Indian Challenger RR is a real race bike and isn’t road authorized. Put in the suitable arms, it would attain the rostrum in Moto America’s King of the Baggers race sequence.”
As a way to make the bikes prepared for competitors, every Challenger undergoes an intensive makeover, leaving hardly any of the usual bike remaining.
Take the engine, exterior of the clearly seen two-into-one S&S racing exhaust, there are additionally new camshafts, a 112 CID big-bore cylinder/piston equipment, a brand new air consumption with 78mm throttle physique and Ok&N cone filter, CNC ported cylinder heads, and billet adjustable rocker arms.
Defending that motor is an S&S stomach pan, with the agency additionally including sportier foot controls to help with floor clearance. On these, you’ll additionally discover a quickshifter and a billet clutch cowl offering safety within the occasion of a spill.
However that’s not all, as a result of additionally gone is the usual suspension, 19in entrance, and 16in rear wheel – changed by 17in rims with Dunlop treaded race tyres, plus fully-adjustable Öhlins FGR250 entrance forks and an Öhlins TTX rear shock.
The bikes have additionally been transformed to chain drive and the swingarm has been modified to deal with the extra energy and tolerances required within the corners.
From there, you’ll additionally discover carbon fibre saddlebags, a extra aerodynamic set of bodywork, and even Brembo M4 entrance calipers biting onto chunky 330mm Alpha Racing discs with specialist SBS pads. To be in with an opportunity of proudly owning one among these specialist machines, Indian Motorbike say it is best to contact your native dealership to register an curiosity.