Indian Motorcycle has announced its 2024 model year lineup, as well as a brand collaboration with the popular American motocross brand 100%. As part of this collaboration, Indian is releasing a limited-edition FTR x 100% R Carbon. Other highlights of the 2024 Indian lineup include a new Indian Challenger Elite, a completely redesigned PowerBand Audio system, and color updates across the entire line.
“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,” said Mike Dougherty, president of Indian Motorcycle. “We’ve received incredible rider feedback and continue to refine, enhance, and fine-tune our lineup and accessories based off this feedback.”
2024 Indian Challenger Elite
Indian’s newest addition to its Elite line, first introduced with the 2018 Chieftain Elite, is the 2024 Indian Challenger Elite. Like other bikes in the Elite lineup, the Challenger Elite will be limited in production – only 325 units available worldwide – and feature premium options.
The first Challenger Elite, limited to 200 units, came out for 2022 and featured Stealth Gray and Black Metallic paint with Indy Red accents, inspired by American muscle cars. For the 2023 model year, Indian offered 150 units of the Challenger Elite in Sapphire Blue Smoke Paint with Black Smoke and Titanium Metallic Smoke accents. The 2024 Challenger Elite will feature a custom-inspired Charcoal Candy paint scheme starting at $38,499.
The Challenger Elite is still powered by the liquid-cooled PowerPlus 108ci V-Twin making a claimed 122 hp and 128 ft-lb of torque. Stopping power comes from Brembo 4-piston radial-mount calipers biting dual 320mm semi-floating discs up front and a 2-piston caliper and 298mm floating disc in the back. ABS is standard. Front suspension is provided by a 43mm inverted telescopic fork that offers 5.1 inches of travel, and in the back is a Fox monoshock with 4.5 inches of travel and electronically adjustable preload.
Other premium features include Smart Lean Technology, an adaptive LED headlight, LED driving lights, an adjustable flare windscreen, rider and passenger Headdress footboards, heated grips, saddlebag lights, saddlebag closeouts, an all-new, custom-stitched seat for all-day riding comfort, and three selectable ride modes: Tour, Standard, and Sport.
The 2024 Challenger Elite also comes standard with Indian Motorcycle’s all-new PowerBand Audio system completely redesigned for Indian baggers and touring models. The next-generation of the system features powerful sound, all-new styling, and factory-backed quality.
The system features four 100-watt speakers, two fairing speakers, and two saddlebag speakers. Each speaker touts UnderGlow lighting, which uses soft-white LED rings to accent speakers that are further highlighted by a chiseled, modern look with titanium-plated domes.
The speakers deliver an increase in volume and clarity over the standard 50-watt speakers, and the system’s new Bass Boost Tune makes the music come alive with deeper bass responses, which result in 50% more bass when compared to previous PowerBand Audio offerings, according to Indian. New Dynamic EQ auto-optimizes for the highest quality audio as speed and conditions change. Speakers are durable, water-resistant, and designed to “cut through road, wind, and throttle noise to deliver an immersive listening experience.”
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 also compatible with 2020-2024 models with seamless installation – no wire cutting, extra amps, or brackets are required.
Once installed, the bike’s 7-inch touchscreen display, powered by Ride Command, automatically recognizes PowerBand Audio speakers and immediately upgrades the bike’s audio menu, and riders receive a nine-band equalizer to fully customize settings and dial-in levels for any music genre. The Power Supply Temperature Protection actively monitors circuit temperature and adjusts to prevent internal damage or system shutdown in extreme heat conditions. The rugged design is water-resistant with an Ultra Coat sealing that provides protection from water, dirt, and debris. PowerBand Audio is designed and engineered in the U.S. and is backed by the factory warranty.
Riders can take their audio system up to 800 watts, including 200 watts in the upper fairing, 200 watts in the lower fairings, 200 watts in the saddlebags, and 200 watts 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 motorcycles will come standard with the Bass Boost Tune, which will automatically come alive once PowerBand Audio speakers are installed.
FTR x 100% R Carbon
Indian Motorcycle said the intent of the brand collaboration with 100% is to celebrate riders who dare to carve their own path.
“With 100% linked to iconic moments that have built today’s modern motocross and Indian Motorcycle’s celebrated 123-year history in motorcycling,” Indian reps said, “these two American brands have helped shape the rich fabric of motorcycling with their respective trailblazing spirts.”
Pulling styling cues from 100%’s roots in action sports, the FTR x 100% R Carbon has been designed for the performance-minded rider who wants to stand out from the crowd. The bike features a Blue Candy carbon fiber tank, headlight nacelle, seat cowl, and front fender. It has a bright white powdercoated frame, with gloss paint finishes and red accents throughout.
Built on Indian’s top-of-the-line FTR model, the R Carbon, the limited-edition FTR x 100% R Carbon is also powered by a liquid-cooled 73ci V-Twin making a claimed 120 hp and 87 ft-lb of torque. It has radially mounted dual-disc Brembo monoblock brakes, a 4-inch touchscreen display powered by Ride Command with turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and three selectable ride modes: Rain, Standard, and Sport.
This new limited-edition model features even more upgrades and details that set it apart. Indian Motorcycle and 100% co-branding highlight each tank side, the rear seat cowl, and the chin fairing. The fully adjustable Öhlins fork and rear shock get custom blacked-out treatment for “100% more attitude” along with a black-finished titanium Akrapovič exhaust. Carbon fiber components – engine covers, chain guard, and exhaust heat shield – add additional custom detailing, and Gilles Tooling parts, including bar-end weights, and the oil cap and radiator cap, complete the look.
The FTR x 100% R Carbon will start at $18,999, with only 400 units available around the world.
Riders purchasing the FTR x 100% R Carbon will receive a complimentary pair of Indian Motorcycle x 100% sunglasses, which are part of the exclusive Indian Motorcycle x 100% apparel collection that is being launched alongside the bike. Offering a diverse mix of men’s and women’s lifestyle pieces, the collection includes long- and short-sleeved tops, hoodies, hats, beanies, and sunglasses. The co-branded apparel collection is available in men’s sizes S-3XL and women’s sizes XS-2XL. Pricing for the Indian Motorcycle x 100% apparel collection ranges from $29.99 to $185.00 and will be available at select dealerships and at the Indian Motorcycle website.
2024 Indian Lineup
With the exception of the FTR Rally, FTR Championship Edition, and the 2023 Elite models, all of the 2023 Indian lineup will be returning for 2024 with a variety of new paint colors. In addition to the new colors, Indian Motorcycle says it has improved the fit and finish on its baggers and touring models, with a gloss paint finish across the dash visor, storage door, dash trim, and gauge bezel.
For more information, visit the Indian Motorcycle website.