THE CHALLENGE

The Indian Challenger changes everything riders have come to expect from an American V-twin.

We are so confident in our motorcycle, we have decided to put it head-to-head against the current class leader. Book a test ride at your local Indian Motorcycle dealership and experience the difference for yourself. May the best V-twin win.

The New ClimaCommand Seat

The All-New ClimaCommand Classic Seat Provides Heated Comfort, While Also Addressing the Age-Old Challenges of Warm-Weather Riding with Unprecedented Cooling Technology

The all-new ClimaCommand Classic Seat delivers both heating and cooling to riders and passengers and raises the bar for cooling thanks to three key elements:

 

• A proprietary thermoelectric module that pumps heat away from the rider

• A patent-pending ducting system for cooling the thermoelectric module

• Graphene, a highly conductive and flexible material that optimizes the distribution of heating or cooling while maintaining superior comfort

 

Indian Motorcycle’s thermoelectric technology is much more effective than the automotive market standard of HVAC convection systems. A critical performance benefit of the ClimaCommand technology is that it actually produces a surface that’s cold to the touch, rather than merely pushing cool air through perforations in the surface in the manner that HVAC system offerings operate.

 

“Despite advancements in heating and cooling for seats, we had yet to see a cooling technology that truly eliminated the discomfort of hot-weather, and with ClimaCommand, our engineering team has finally solved this problem,” said Ross Clifford, Vice President of Parts, Garments, and Accessories at Indian Motorcycle. “Our thermoelectric technology paired with graphene material is truly a game-changer, and another example of Indian Motorcycle bringing difference-making innovation to the market.”

 

To accomplish conduction heating and cooling, a thermoelectric module located within the seat directly regulates the temperature. Electricity is applied by a thermoelectric module to the graphene material, causing one side of the material to absorb heat and the opposing side to dissipate heat. By reversing electrical flow, the hot and cold temperatures alternate sides. A graphene material, which is a nanomaterial created from 100% carbon atoms, is then used to ensure the heating and cooling is dispersed throughout the entire seat.

 

The well-cushioned ClimaCommand Classic Seat delivers unprecedented comfort with Thunderstroke models. Independent rider and passenger controls (low, medium, high) allow the rider and passenger to remain in command of their heating and cooling levels. With no perforations, vents, or ducts, the seat’s vinyl cover is highly durable and water and UV-resistant. Passengers can add more comfort with Armrest Pads and a Trunk Backrest Pad, both designed and developed to seamlessly pair with the new ClimaCommand Classic Seat.

FTR x Roland Sands Design

In collaboration with Roland Sands Design, a motorcycle and apparel company with its roots in racing and custom bike building, Indian Motorcycle now offers several new parts for the FTR 1200 Models. These parts allow riders to customise their FTR by combining elements that add both style and function. 

‘HASTY FLAMING BUFFALO’ REVEALED

Yes, you read that correctly – ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’ – the winner of the Project Scout Bobber contest, that’s been run across the Benelux countries this year.

‘HASTY FLAMING BUFFALO’ REVEALED

Yes, you read that correctly – ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’ – the winner of the Project Scout Bobber contest, that’s been run across the Benelux countries this year.

Announced at the Bigtwin Bikeshow and Expo this month, ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’, by Dutch designer Luuc Muis of LM Creations, is a beautifully elegant blend of modern technology and the classic lines of a 1910 Indian board-track racer.

Yes, you read that correctly – ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’ – the winner of the Project Scout Bobber contest, that’s been run across the Benelux countries this year.

Announced at the Bigtwin Bikeshow and Expo this month, ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’, by Dutch designer Luuc Muis of LM Creations, is a beautifully elegant blend of modern technology and the classic lines of a 1910 Indian board-track racer.

Hasty Flaming Buffalo


Yes, you read that correctly – ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’ – the winner of the Project Scout Bobber contest, that’s been run across the Benelux countries this year. Announced at the Bigtwin Bikeshow and Expo this month, ‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’, by Dutch designer Luuc Muis of LM Creations, is a beautifully elegant blend of modern technology and the classic lines of a 1910 Indian board-track racer.

Announced as the winner in the middle of June, Luuc had just 20 weeks to turn his design into reality for the November 1st unveiling, the opening day of the BigTwin Expo. With just the engine and axles retained from the original Scout Bobber, completing the build alongside working his normal day job meant many late nights to stay on schedule.
 

Blending his 2D design with a 3D scan of the Scout Bobber engine to refine his frame design, Luuc constructed the frame from aluminium tubing and parts machined in aluminium by Scheffers Engineering in Norway. The gorgeous handmade tank also forms part of the frame and houses the airbox and electronic components to achieve the clean minimalist look inspired by the early Indian Motorcycle board track racers.
 

Luuc was able to attract great partners to the project and Hasty Flaming Buffalo benefits from exceptional bespoke parts including:

  • Bespoke exhaust system by Akrapovic
  • CeraCarbon Racing full carbon forks with diamond cut ceramic tubes
  • One-off wheel rims by JSR Service
  • Moto-Master Brakes and Brembo calipers
  • Bespoke seat by Old Dutch Leatherworks
  • One-off air filter by DNA Performance Filters
  • Mini indicators and rear light/brake light supplied by Kellermans

 

“When we first saw the entries for this contest, we knew that the jury was going to have a very hard time choosing just three finalists to go to the public vote,” says Lynda Provoost, Marketing Manager Indian Motorcycle Benelux. “The creativity that went into all of the entries was outstanding, and I think you can see from Luuc’s winning build that the Benelux is a force to be reckoned with in the world of custom motorcycles. To take a Scout Bobber and transform it to such a high standard into beautiful tribute to the heritage of Indian Motorcycle and the early riders of motorcycle sport has exceeded our hopes for this contest.”

‘Hasty Flaming Buffalo’ will make its next public appearances at Custombike in Bad Salzuflen (December 5-7), the Autosalon in Belgium (January 10-19) and Motorbeurs Utrecht in the Netherlands (February 20-23).

• Photo credits: Ronald Rink/Roonworks @ronaldrink www.roonworks.com

EUROPEAN FLAT TRACK SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2020

Indian Motorcycle has reinforced its commitment in the growth of European motorcycle sport with the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA), announcing the race schedule for the '2020 Indian Motorcycle European Flat Track Series'.

EUROPEAN FLAT TRACK SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2020

Indian Motorcycle has reinforced its commitment in the growth of European motorcycle sport with the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA), announcing the race schedule for the '2020 Indian Motorcycle European Flat Track Series'.

 

Following a successful inaugural series in 2019, Indian Motorcycle has worked with the DTRA to select events that embrace the spirit of Flat Track racing’s growing scene across Europe, ensuring that the championship is accessible and exciting for a wide range of rider abilities.

Three hugely popular classes will allow entries ranging from the thundering 750cc+ multi-cylinder ‘Hooligan’ road-based machines, such as FTR 1200 and Scout, to the Open-entry ‘Pro Class’ dominated by lightweight DTX based machines and a growing Pre-1975 ‘Vintage Class’.

 

All classes cater for first-time amateur and Pro riders alike, with circuits catering for mixed ability, including fast ½-miles, tight short tracks and a TT, the championship series will showcase some of the best races in Europe, to promote the European Flat Track scene and its riders on a global scale.

Indian Motorcycle European Flat Track Series:

  • Classes: Hooligan, Vintage & Pro (Open class)
  • Round 1: 2nd-3rd May Hells Race, Holland – Light Shale Short-Track – Open to all Classes. Held at this well-established event at the Dirttrack Lelystad Stadium, this is a fantastic event to open the series.
  • Round 2: 6th-7th June Greenfield TT, United Kingdom – Dirt-Track TT Course – Open to Pro and Vintage classes only. Greenfield TT incorporates a spectacular jump section which is unsuitable for the Hooligan road-based machines, it also makes-up a round of the UK DTRA Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals Series.
  • Round 3: 13th June – El Rollo at Wheels and Waves, San Sebastian, Spain – Dirt Short-Track – Open to all Classes. The El Rollo dirt-track race at Wheels and Waves is a massive event in the European motorcycle calendar.
  • Round 4: 18th-20th September Krowdrace, Parchim Germany – Shale 1/2 Mile – Open to all Classes. Run for the first time in 2019, Krowdrace is expanding in its second year and will be running at this excellent ½-mile venue.
  • Individual Event Prizes: (On top of local event prizes) Winner Pro – 200 Euros / Winner Hooligan – 150 Euros / Winner Vintage – 150 Euros
  • Rider Registration: The series is free to enter so even if you won’t make all the rounds it still worth getting your registration in; you never know you, may end up doing better than you think!

Prizes and benefits will be available only to registered riders. Registered riders will agree to abide by the rules of the series and the local rules and licence arrangements of each local race organisers. Registrations will open during January and close just before the first meeting. Full rules for the 2020 series will be found on the DTRA website and, of course, locally at each event. 

Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Series

ROADMASTER ELITE 2020 REVEALED !

The new 2020 Roadmaster Elite has broken cover – proving the perfect marriage of iconic Indian Motorcycle styling and mod-cons, cementing its place as Indian’s premier touring machine.

Indian Roadmaster Elite

The new 2020 Roadmaster Elite has broken cover – proving the perfect marriage of iconic Indian Motorcycle styling and mod-cons, cementing its place as Indian’s premier touring machine.  

The most obvious change has to be the new two-tone paint scheme. Officially referred to as ‘Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Gunmetal Flake paint with off-set red pinstripes’, the striking machine also comes with red elite badging and matching push-rod tubes. Mean and sporty…  

Roadmaster Elite

Indian Roadmaster Elite

Those also wanting to be seen and heard will be happy as the upgraded 600-watt PowerBand Audio Plus system pumps out whatever riders want to play from high-output fairing, trunk and saddlebag speakers – that are 50 percent loud than the stock audio system on the 2020 Roadmater and Roadmaster Dark Horse. Crystal clear sound quality is provided thanks to the enhanced nine-band dynamic equaliser which auto-adjusts frequencies to compensate for road, wind and engine noise.  

Packed with the Thunder Stroke 116 engine – the most powerful air-cooled engine was Indian Motorcycle – riders can take advantage of 168 Nm of class-leading torque. There’s three selectable ride modes – Tour, Standard and Sport – to choose from and also the Indian Motorcycle Ride Command system, the largest, fastest most customisable infotainment system on two wheels. Make the most of the features accessible on the seven-inch touchscreen – which can be used with a gloved hand.

The new 2020 Roadmaster Elite is kitted out with all the premium touring touches Roadmaster owners have come to expect including: a tank-mounted analogue fuel and volt meters, rear cylinder deactivation and full Pathfinder LED lighting with driving lights. 

The list continues! A genuine leather two-up touring seat with individual heating for both the rider and passenger, passenger armrests, heated handgrips, and a power-adjustable flare windscreen. Standard amenities include, ABS, keyless ignition, weatherproof and remote-locking saddlebags, a spacious trunk that fits two full face helmets, and over 140 litres of storage space.

However, the bad news? It’s available for everyone with extremely limited numbers being made, so be sure to check with your local dealer if you’re interested!

Note that images may show the North American model or be shown with additional modifications and/or accessories. International models may vary.