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Hi, really curious to see what the Challenger looks like with no fairing, does anyone have a picture/video or able to point me to one?

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I have taken my fairing off.......piece of cake.....lot behind the skin!!! If you have any questions, let me know. Glad to help!!!
 

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Cool. looks like that one has a lowered (slammed) rear suspension and special (tail dragger) style saddlebags. Also looks like the forks are raked out more.
 

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I can at least visualize a stripped down model without the fairing now. Not lowered & raked out like that one but still a good visual impression none the less.
 

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It kinda looks like a chubby scout
 
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Yah that's the fat tire kit someone is working on. I think it has air ride too. Love the way the rake looks, but I could never ride that
 
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Some custom bikes give up a lot in ride-ability just to get a certain look. Choppers and now Big-Wheel Baggers come to mind.
 

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Thanks for replies, really tempted to upgrade to Challenger but might wait a year see if they bring out an un-faired variant for 2021 models
 

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I think they will probably roll out a full dresser version to rival the RM as well as an unfaired version. The unfaired one might be comparable to the Springfield I am guessing. With the bike being somewhat like a bigger version of the Scout there could possibly be a bobber variant as well. Maybe for 2022 who knows?
 

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I will not be surprised if a street bike comes out with that motor. Indian doesn't have a mid size bike like the Hammer, stopping production on the Victory has made way for that type of bike now. The Scout and the Challenger are introducing / conditioning people for the style and design change. The Challenger has smashed Harley in comparison with power& suspension, so a model challenger with no fairing and slight rake is probably already on the drawing board.
 

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Wow, that's the most torn down pics I've seen so far. I'm curious, what all are you doing to it?
 
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Gotta love that high tech aluminum swing arm!!! Won't see that on a Harvey Donaldson.......at least not on their current bikes!!
 

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Wow, that's the most torn down pics I've seen so far. I'm curious, what all are you doing to it?
It’s this far apart for the speaker upgrade, bars, and intake. I did pipes, crash bars, and back rest with extended reach seat too. I am 6’5” tall, and the bike fits me perfectly. Coming off a 2012 CCT, and this bike is not only faster, but it feels lighter and more nimble as well. 55 miles (it‘s still winter here) down in two days, and I can’t wait for a long trip.
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