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Indian Motorcycle has announced three privately-backed teams running the Indian Challenger motorcycle at 2021 bagger racing events. The three teams include reigning King of the Baggers Champion Mission Foods S&S Indian Challenger, 2020 King of the Baggers third-place finisher Roland Sands Design (RSD), and new Indian Challenger converts, Saddlemen.

Speaking on the occasion, Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle, said, “Despite numerous naysayers and doubters of last year’s inaugural King of the Baggers race, it proved to be a massive success and the ultimate proving ground for the Indian Challenger, and we’re excited to be a part of it again in 2021. We’re proud to have three privately funded teams showcasing the Indian Challenger’s superior performance in both the MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers series and the Drag Specialties Bagger Racing League.”

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With superior stock performance, including a best-in-class 122-horsepower PowerPlus engine, inverted front forks, and a hydraulically adjustable FOX rear shock, the Indian Challenger gives these three privateers a formidable advantage. This was no better evidenced than at the inaugural King of the Baggers last October where the two Indian Challenger entries finished first and third in a field that featured 13 Harley-Davidson baggers.

For the 2021 season, MotoAmerica will host three rounds of King of the Baggers racing. The first round kicks off at MotoAmerica Superbike in Atlanta April 30-May 2. The newest racing series added to the fold is the Drag Specialties Bagger Racing League, which will host its inaugural event at the Utah Motorsports Campus June 25-27.