Indian Motorcycle and S&S Cycle
Laguna Seca, California, October 23 - 25
Indian Motorcycle is aiming to 'Take It' to the entire field of Harley custom Baggers at the inaugural Drag Specialties 'King of the Baggers' invitational in October (rescheduled from July) when, in collaboration with S&S Cycle, it will race a modified Indian Challenger at the Laguna Seca Raceway, piloted by the highly decorated racing champion Tyler O'Hara.
Among the 14 teams invited to the first-ever 'King of the Baggers' race, S&S is the only Indian Challenger entry. Set to face off against a field of 13 Harley-Davidson Baggers, the appropriately named Indian Challenger is boasting "superior out-of-the-box performance, including a best-in-class 122 horsepower, an inverted front suspension and a hydraulically-adjustable FOX rear shock," according to Indian.
"When the Indian Challenger was released last October, it set a new standard for performance-oriented stock Baggers and offers the ideal platform from which to base our race modifications," said Paul Langley of S&S. "That said, we're leaving no stone unturned when evaluating the modifications needed to be successful at Laguna Seca."
Facing a field of nothing but Harley-Davidsons, 'King of the Baggers' serves up a compelling extension of Indian Motorcycle's Challenger Challenge program, a mobile demo tour and dealer test ride program that encourages motorcyclists to test ride the Indian Challenger head-to-head against the Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special.