Indian Versus Harley, Who Will Win King Of The Baggers?

Two giants duke it out, but the fight has just begun.

2020 King Of The Baggers

Last October, MotoAmerica introduced King Of The Baggers. If you haven’t seen the highlights, you owe it to yourself. The series consisted of American V-Twin baggers. Every bike has to have full fairings, side bags, and a windshield. However, it’s not what you think. These race modified baggers are almost as serious as their riders.

2021 S&S Indian Challenger
Tyler O’Hara, S&S Indian Challenger

Last year’s winner, Tyler O’Hara, rode the 2020 Indian Challenger to victory. As a result, Harley-Davidson created their own factory race team to compete in this year’s races.

The 2021 series consists of five races, the first of which took place May 2nd, at Road Atlanta. During race one, Tyler O’Hara started the race on pole position, but lost his lead to Harley-Davidson rider Kyle Wyman at the race’s start.

Kyle Wyman, Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

Race 1

O’Hara eventually made up the ground he lost, and reclaimed the lead over Wyman. The final race results had O’Hara’s Indian Challenger in first, with Kyle Wyman just behind on the Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and Frankie Garcia’s Indian in third.

The next race of the series takes place at Road America in Wisconsin, from June 11-13. While O’Hara currently holds a four point lead, there is still time for the Harley team to catch up.

Kyle Wyman, Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special
  • Race 1: Road Atlanta, Braselton GA from April 30-May 2
  • Race 2: Road America, Elkhart Lake WI from June 11-13
  • Race 3: Laguna Seca, Monterey CA from July 9-11
  • Race 4: Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex, Wampum PA from August 13-15
  • Race 5: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham AL from September 17-19

Be sure to stay tuned, as the competition between rivals Indian and Harley is just beginning. For a full review on the 2020 Indian Challenger, winner of last year’s series, check out the video linked below.