Indian Motorcycle has unveiled the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S. The FTR platform proudly breaks some serious new ground in the production V-Twin American motorcycle realm. Inspired by Indian Motorcycle’s success in flat track racing, the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S take design and styling cues from the championship-winning FTR750 race bike. It also takes some major styling inspiration from the FTR1200 Custom, which was unveiled a year ago. The production FTR 1200 combines a race-inspired design with a new 120hp 1203cc V-Twin engine housed in a very inventive trellis frame.
Both models feature an inverted front suspension with radially mounted dual Brembo brakes for exceptional control and stopping power. The fuel tank is strategically located under the seat for a lower center of gravity and more centralized weight distribution. Similar to the FTR750 race bike, the airbox is positioned directly above the engine to optimize airflow and maximize power. Both models feature a similar rear suspension and swingarm design as the FTR750 to not only provide a race bike look, but also ensure maximum grip and compliance on even the roughest of roads. The bike also features newly-developed Dunlop street tires with flat track-inspired tread, a chain final drive, and ProTaper flat track-style aluminum handlebars to complete its radical look.
The FTR 1200 S features additional components and features such as a fully adjustable front and rear piggy-back suspension with preload, compression, and rebound adjustments, A 4.3-inch customizable Ride Command LCD touch screen with Bluetooth that also features lean-angle sensitive stability control, ABS, traction control, and wheelie mitigation control, and three separate ride modes (Sport, Standard, Rain) with unique throttle response and traction control intervention levels.
The FTR 1200 starts at $12,999 and is available in Thunder Black, while the FTR 1200 S starts at $14,999 and will be available in Indian Motorcycle Red over Steel Gray, Titanium Metallic over Thunder Black Pearl, and a Race-Replica paint scheme matching the iconic FTR750 flat tracker. Both models will begin shipping to dealers in the first half of 2019. www.indianmotorcycle.com