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Wednesday 3 January 2024

Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle 2024 Model Year Lineup Features Limited Editions, Upgraded Audio and Paint - Lots of Paint!

For 2024, Indian Motorcycle has announced a brand collaboration with American motocross brand 100% - highlighted by a limited edition FTR x 100% R Carbon. The 2024 lineup "features a new Indian Challenger Elite, a completely redesigned PowerBand Audio system and updates across the entire Indian Motorcycle lineup."

Delivering "a robust offering of American V-twin motorcycles, unlike anything else on the road," they feature "quality craftsmanship, world-class performance and iconic style." The wide-ranging lineup runs from the sleek and stylish FTR street bike to its Scout and Chief cruisers and a diverse range of baggers and touring models - including the Indian Super Chief, Indian Springfield, Chieftain, Indian Challenger and fully loaded Roadmaster and Indian Pursuit models.

Indian Challenger Elite

Mike Dougherty, President of Indian Motorcycle, is quoted as stating that "it's amazing to think how far we've come in developing and expanding our lineup of motorcycles, delivering a wide range of new models and trim offerings in a variety of styles to meet the diverse tastes and needs of our global riding community. 

"Riders are choosing Indian Motorcycle. We're growing share and growing retail volume all over the world. We've received incredible rider feedback and continue to refine, enhance and fine-tune our lineup and accessories based on this feedback." 

Pulling styling cues from 100%'s roots in action sports, the FTR x 100% R Carbon "has been beautifully designed for the performance-minded rider who wants to stand out from the crowd. The bike features a one-of-a-kind Blue Candy carbon fiber tank, headlight nacelle, seat cowl and front fender. Its bright white powder-coated frame pops, while gloss paint finishes and red accents throughout deliver a high-quality fit and finish."

Collectively, the FTR x 100% R Carbon is "a raw slice of Americana. Built on the top-of-the-line FTR R Carbon, the FTR x 100% R Carbon features even more upgrades and details that set it apart. Striking Indian Motorcycle and 100% co-branding highlight each tank side, its rear seat cowl and the chin fairing. Race-ready Öhlins front forks and rear shock spring get custom blacked out treatment for 100% more attitude. 

PowerBand Audio

"A black-finished titanium Akrapovic exhaust and carbon fiber components - engine covers, chain guard and exhaust heat shield - add custom detailing expected on a limited-edition model. Exacting attention to craftmanship shines with Gilles Tooling parts, including bar-end weights, oil cap and radiator cap.

"Nothing is standard about the performance of the FTR x 100% R Carbon: featuring a 120 hp liquid-cooled V-twin engine with 87 ft-lb of torque, radially mounted dual-disc Brembo brakes, a four-inch touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND with turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and three selectable ride modes - Rain, Standard and Sport - which deliver a personalized riding experience."

The limited-edition FTR x 100% R Carbon starts at $18,999, with only 400 motorcycles available around the world. Riders purchasing the FTR x 100% R Carbon will receive a complementary pair of Indian Motorcycle x 100% sunglasses. Bikes have already started shipping to dealers.

The 2024 Indian Challenger Elite delivers on its promise as "the ultimate American bagger. With only 325 available around the world, riders will turn heads with its custom-inspired Charcoal Candy paint scheme, while first-class amenities provide comfort and confidence when logging long miles in the saddle.

Starting at $38,499 "the class-leading bagger is standard with Indian Motorcycle's all-new, completely redesigned PowerBand Audio system.

"Based on the 122 hp PowerPlus engine, the Indian Challenger Elite's premium features include electronically adjustable rear suspension preload from Fox, Smart Lean Technology, an adaptive LED headlight, LED driving lights, an adjustable Flare windscreen, driver and passenger headdress floorboards, heated grips, saddlebag lights, saddlebag closeouts, and three selectable ride modes, including Tour, Standard and Sport, which deliver a personalized riding experience based on rider preferences." 

FTR x 100% R Carbon

Redesigned for Indian Motorcycle baggers and touring models, upgraded PowerBand Audio kits feature 100 watt speakers that produce "higher volume, increased clarity and more bass. Answering the call from riders, each speaker touts UnderGlow LED accent lighting, which delivers a custom-inspired look that stands out compared to standard audio systems."

PowerBand Audio's new Bass Boost Tune "makes the music come alive with deeper bass lines, which result in 50% more bass when compared to previous PowerBand Audio offerings. New Dynamic EQ auto-optimizes in real-time for the highest quality audio as speed and conditions change. Speakers are durable, water-resistant and deliver an immersive listening experience - expertly designed to cut through road, wind and throttle noise."  

Featuring updated, custom-inspired style, "PowerBand Audio speakers sport a chiseled, modern look and UnderGlow, soft-white LED accent rings. The titanium-plated dome stands out from the crowd and ensures the speakers look as good as they sound.

"Once installed, Indian Motorcycle's industry-leading, seven-inch touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND automatically recognizes PowerBand Audio speakers and immediately upgrades the bike's audio menu. With PowerBand Audio, riders receive a nine-band equalizer to fully customize settings and dial-in levels for any music genre.

"Select Indian Motorcycle baggers and touring models will be available straight off the dealership floor with PowerBand Audio pre-installed at the factory. The new PowerBand Audio system is compatible with 2020-2024 models with seamless installation.

"Riders can take their audio system up to 800 watt, including 200 watt in the upper fairing, 200 watt in the lower fairing, 200 watt in the saddlebags, and 200 watt in the touring trunk. Riders can also update their PowerBand Audio system in their 2020-2023 baggers and touring models with the Bass Boost Tune software upgrade at their local dealership. All 2024 and newer motorcycles will come standard with the Bass Boost Tune, which will automatically come alive once PowerBand Audio speakers are installed.

"In addition to exciting new paint colors, Indian Motorcycle has improved fit and finish on baggers and touring models, as models receive a gloss paint finish across the dash visor, storage door, dash trim and gauge bezel."