MotoAmerica oversees seven championships, from Superbikes to Super Hooligans. One of those championships, just three years old, is for baggers – cruisers usually powered by a big V-twin or six-cylinder and fitted with hard or soft luggage, all-out touring bikes A step down in size and weight from the . Tyler O’Hara has won the King of the Baggers championship two of those three years, riding an Indian Challenger prepared for competition by performance shop S&S Cycles. To celebrate O’Hara’s series win in 2022, the Indian is selling 29 examples of its Indian Challenger RR, which has been built just like his by S&S Cycles.
The extremely limited production refers to O’Hara’s #29 race number.
The larger aero fairing from the production bike features a NASCAR-esque light sticker on the headlight, DRLs and an insert instead of the windshield, the tiniest hint of a pronounced lip above. Behind them, adjustable S&S billet triple clamps stand on Ohlins FGR 250 forks. Underneath the raised Saddlemen seat is an Ohlins TTX shock.
The powertrain has been improved thanks to a Thunderstroke 112 V-twin, CNC ported heads, S&S intake with larger throttle body, S&S camshafts, biller rocker arms, belly pan, and chain drive conversion on the race swingarm. shift kit, and two-in-one race exhaust. Engine parameters can be controlled via the Maxx Fully Adjustable ECM and monitored on the AIM DL2 Data Logger dash panel.
Changes in ergonomics come from S&S adjustable front fairing mount and handlebar and S&S rear-set foot controls. Bits like the fiberglass rear fender, carbon fiber saddle bag, and billet clutch cover save weight.
The 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels on Metzeler Cruisetec tires give way to matching 17-inch racing rims on Dunlops. Brembo M4 brakes do the stopping up front, while a Hayes rear caliper grips an EBC rotor.
Indian is selling each example for $92,229. And just like O’Hara’s bike, they are fast and not street legal.