Modified Indian Challenger action

The rivalry between Indian Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson has been in existence for many years now. These two world-renowned brands not only compete with each other in the usual bike markets but also motorsports. This time both the companies are going stand up against each other at the inaugural King of the Baggers competition, however, the number of opponents of each firm seems to be unfair!

Two modified Indian Challenger bikes will be competing in the King of the Baggers competition and racing against 12 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The custom-built Challengers have been created by Roland Sands Design. Piloting the bagger will be veteran motorcycle racer Frankie Garcia.

Modified Indian Challenger front left

RSD joins S&S Cycle as the only two teams to enter an Indian Challenger against 12 modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The customised Indian Challenger features 122 bhp with a race-tuned S&S exhaust, RSD race wheels shod in Dunlop supersport tyres and a hydraulically adjustable FOX X RSD rear shock.

“There’s something both absurd and awesome about racing baggers at Laguna Seca, and it’s exactly the type of craziness we live for here at RSD,” said Roland Sands. “The Indian Challenger is an incredible platform, and we definitely will be competitive. But make no mistake, our priority is to have a great time, and how can you not at an event like this? Hats off to the gang at Moto America and Drag Specialities for bringing this event to life.”

Modified Indian Challenger in action

The King of the Baggers event will take place on 23-25 October at Laguna Seca raceway during the last MotoAmerica round of the season. The inaugural race will join the premier MotoAmerica Superbike, Supersport, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Stock 1000, Twins Cup and Heritage Cup racing.