Metzeler Cruisetec Tyres Chosen As OE On Indian Challenger

Published On 30-Dec-2019By Anand Priyadarshi

Cruisetec tyres, installed with the 130 / 60B19 66H front and 180 / 60R16 80H rear sizes, are equipping all versions of the new Indian Challenger, including the Dark Horse and Limited models

Metzeler Cruisetec Tyres Chosen As OE On Indian Challenger

The collaboration between Metzeler and Indian Motorcycle has been strengthened with the German tyre brand chosen as a development partner and supplier for the latest and most powerful bagger of the U.S. motorcycle manufacturer.

The Metzeler Cruisetec tyres were selected, after a long process of joint development between the Research & Development and Testing departments of the two brands, resulting in exclusive original equipment designation for the new 2020 Indian Challenger.

Cruisetec tyres, installed with the 130 / 60B19 66H front and 180 / 60R16 80H rear sizes, are equipping all versions of the new Indian Challenger, including the Dark Horse and Limited models.

Metzeler has been involved with Indian Motorcycle since the start of the project, actively participating in the development of the motorcycle by offering its contribution to refining and improving the riding experience.

Salvatore Pennisi, Metzeler Tyres Testing Department Director who followed this fascinating and challenging project from the beginning said:“This bike, equipped with the new Cruisetec tires – the latest product from our brand in the custom cruiser segment, is going to place itself at the top of the category, setting new performance standards.”

“The innovations that make the Challenger a true generational turning point in its segment are in some ways thanks to Metzeler, with its design and technological innovation of motorcycles and tires that unite the offering with a riding pleasure unimaginable up to now for this type of motorcycle. The partnership between our companies has never been so strong, and I am sure it will continue also in the future.”

The 2020 Indian Challenger gets Brembo 4-piston caliper brakes, a chassis equipped with inverted front suspension, and mono shock suspension with hydraulic preload. A refined electronics package offers three riding modes and assistance systems with a 6-axis inertial platform and the most powerful engine ever produced by the U.S. company. The all-new liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-twin PowerPlus engine is 108 cubic-inches (or 1769cc) and produces122 horsepower and 128 ft-lbs. of torque.

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