Meet Indian’s New Street-Capable Flat Track Racing Bike

All images from screenshots.
Meet Indian’s New Street-Capable Flat Track Racing Bike
All images from screenshots.

Indian’s been hyping their new FTR 1200 in the media for quite some time. They’ve had well-known riders and personalities look at and ride pre-production models and give their opinions in videos. Well, the wait is over, sports fans. The new Indian FTR 1200 will be at your local Indian dealer Spring 2019. Let’s take a quick peek at the specs.

 

Flat Track Racing Inspired

Meet Indian’s New Street-Capable Flat Track Racing Bike

Indian’s FTR 1200 is the latest in a long line of bikes inspired by flat track racing bikes. The 43mm inverted-cartridge front forks offer 5.9 inches of travel, while the tubular rear swing arm (based on the swing arm from the championship-winning FTR 750) has five inches of travel.  The suspension on S models is also fully adjustable. The gas tank extends under the seat to lower the center of gravity while the tubular trellis-style frame gives the bike more rigidity while also reducing weight.

 

Engineered and Built to Delight On the Track or the Street

Meet Indian’s New Street-Capable Flat Track Racing Bike

The FTR 1200’s engine is a 1203 cc V-Twin that pumps out 120 horses with a lightweight flywheel so you can tap all of them more quickly. The FTR 1200 is equipped with big Brembo brakes to control the engine’s power and a Power-Assist Slipper Clutch decreases rear wheel slip during deceleration, according to Indian Motorcycles.

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Mike's love of cars began in the early 1970's when his father started taking him to his Chevron service station. He's done pretty much everything in the automotive aftermarket from gas station island attendant, parts counter, mechanic, and new and used sales. Mike also has experience in the amateur ranks of many of racing's sanctioning bodies.

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