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2018-2020 XC to Indian challenger picture?

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  1. Wardogg

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    Hey All,

    So, several years ago before our beloved VIC's were castaway by Polaris a friend of mine, who knew a guy, who knows a guy that robbed somebody once (worked for Polaris), showed me a rendering of what the 2018-2020 XC was supposed to look like. It would later become the Indian Challenger that is currently out.

    I know its probably a shot in the dark but does anyone happen to have a copy of said rendering? My buddy no longer has it unfortunately and that guy that he know swears he never showed it to him.
     
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    Don’t have it. But I remember it and I did have it at one time. But the one I had was not with a fork mounted fairing. It was similar to my magnum fairing
     
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    I think I remember seeing something like that too...the hunt continues and now possibly has a second quest.
     
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    Remember the picture --- not a fixed frame mounted fairing, though, as I recall.
    I never found it when I searched a few years back.

    We all know that Victory stuff went forward into Indian. I just wish they had kept Vic as a performance brand or sub-group of Indian.
     
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    I haven’t given up all hope, at some point, in some way, the Victory name will reappear in some form on another bike. I just hope they don’t disgrace the name like Chevy did to the Nova’s in the 80’s
     
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    The Indian Challenger is surely a Victory rebadged.
    I took the first one my dealer had for an hour.

    If you had blindfolded me (not good on a motorcycle!) I would have thought I was on my Vic.

    Victory had hard edges, performance.... Indian is headed that way.

    I'm not loving all the tech gadgets, but I guess that is what people want.

    I prefer a simple, reliable, good looking bike.
     
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    YES THATS IT ! Well the one I had anyways. And I was so on board to buy that the minute it came out. Now tell me that motor doesn’t look familiar LOL
     
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    If they build these I would call them …… ummmm…… let’s see…….. ok this should work …….. Victory Pursuit !!! Oh wait it’s Indian now …… ok …… Indian Pursuit !!
    Yeah Victory Pursuit sounds way better.
     
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    I would too. That is exactly what they need to build. Look at it. Same headlight configuration as the Challenger but in a batwing type fork mounted fairing. Very Indian Elite / Cross / Magnum looking bike with what motor ??
    The power plus. Big bags and low to the ground !!! POLARASS!!!!! Wake the FUK UP !
     
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    Only thing I would change is the front fender. Has to hug the wheel all the way like the Cross / Magnum fenders. Arguably the best looking fenders ever on a motorcycle.
     
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    If Victory had built that bike I would have one in the garage right now. The only thing the Pursuit will have the same unfortunately is the PP108. Polaris will stick all there HD copied fairing, bags, fenders, wheels, rear lights etc. on it. So it will basically be a street glide with a PP108. I have zero interest in that.
     
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    We will have to wait and see I guess. Who knows maybe they change it up a little.
     
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    Yes indeed. The Challenger fairing was influenced by this. Maybe we should get a petition going and send it off to Indian to build this bike. If Bikendad is correct, the Pursuit will be a full on tourer Roadmaster.
     
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