2022 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® vs 2023 Indian Challenger
The latest 2023 Indian Challenger is a touring bike that many compare to the 2022 Road Glide® from Harley-Davidson®. While both bikes have some awesome modern features, they are also distinctly different. It can be hard to decide which of these two models is ideal for your travel specifications. After all, if you are going to purchase a brand-new touring motorcycle, you definitely want to make the right decision for your unique necessities. To help you more easily make up your mind between these touring models, you can take a test ride on the 2022 Road Glide® at our Harley-Davidson® dealership or just keep reading this helpful Big Moose H-D® review.
The 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® at a Glance
The 2022 Road Glide® is a stunning Harley-Davidson® motorcycle designed to offer ample Grand American Touring performance with plenty of amenities and style options. You can choose from three different standard colors: Reef Blue, Vivid Black, and White Sand Pearl. All three paint colors go beautifully with black accents and chrome finishes. If you choose to upgrade your motorcycle to a Special or Limited Edition model, numerous other signature colors, performance advancements, and style options become available.
Versatile and Classy with Heaps of Style
This motorcycle is perfect for folks who want to cross cities or travel down the highway with potent, deep-rumbling Milwaukee-Eight® engine power, convenient amenities, and heaps of classy swagger. It has a signature style that can’t be duplicated!
Harley-Davidson® Convenience and Dependability
Owning a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is an effortless and exciting experience. Since this renowned motorcycle maker is well-known for offering stunning models designed for performance and convenient touring, many would agree that Harley-Davidson® touring bikes are hard to top. Plus, with service locations across the nation, you can tap into abundant H-D® resources no matter where you decide to ride. This means that if you need something handled when you’re on tour, it will not be a problem.
The 2023 Indian Challenger at a Glance
The Challenger from Indian Motorcycles is a popular bike with a modern look and a high-quality 108 cubic-inch PowerPlus engine. This motorcycle was designed to stand out and make a statement. It comes with either chrome or black finishes and is available in either gray or black paint colors in the standard model. If you would like to access other color options, you will need to upgrade to Challenger Dark Horse, Limited, or Elite packages.
Modern Design with Edgy Features
This motorcycle was seemingly designed to look modern and edgy. It has sharp lines and defined angles. The saddlebags are compact to create a low-profile look. This new Challenger is also slightly squarer in appearance than the models before it. Overall, the 2023 Challenger from Indian Motorcycles definitely has a fun design and can be amusing to ride.
108 CI PowerPlus Engine
This bike comes with a liquid-cooled 108 cubic-inch engine from the PowerPlus lineup. It pumps about 122 horsepower and offers around 128 pound-feet of torque. Overall, the Indian Challenger’s PowerPlus V-twin engine is very similar to the standard 107 Milwaukee-Eight® V-twin engine that comes with any 2022 standard H-D® Road Glide®.
When it comes down to it, most feel that the 2022 Road Glide® from Harley-Davidson® offers more style options, amenities, accessories, and performance upgrades. Arguably, Harley-Davidson® Grand American touring models are also easier to service and maintain. This is because it is easy to find a Harley-Davidson® service location pretty much anywhere you ride. With that being said, the squared-off, chunky look of the 2023 Indian Challenger is very unique. If you have been looking for a futuristic bike with an edgy and amusing design, the Indian Challenger is definitely worth considering. Overall though, most prefer the Road Glide®. If you still can’t make up your mind, we encourage you to come to our Harley-Davidson® dealership and take a test ride on the 2022 Road Glide® so you can see for yourself why Harley-Davidson® touring bikes are a top-rated option year after year!