And nope, we aren’t talking about a big old cruiser. Inspired by Indian’s flat tracking history (where they rock!), the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S have been designed around Brad Baker’s FTR 750 purpose-built flat track racer, with stylish looks, modern features and more than one million miles of testing to make sure it goes well.
Powered by an all-new liquid cooled 1203cc V-twin motor, the FTR range will be making around 120 horsepower and 85lb-ft of torque, and comes as standard with a power-assist slipper clutch. Internally, there are trick bits in the new motor such as high flow cylinder heads and dual throttle bodies, with a lot of components coming in magnesium to save weight; Indian have even utilised a low-inertia crankshaft in the name of getting the engine revving harder. This will give the FTR 1200 an incredibly flat torque curve to give the silkiest power delivery if you do fancy some off-road action as well. Under the skin the chassis is a steel trellis unit, but one of the coolest features is the fuel tank which is located under the seat; just like a MotoGP bike for mass centralisation and to give the FTR 1200 a more compact feel with the airbox just above the engine.
The FTR 1200 comes with 43mm upside down forks and a monoshock, while the FTR 1200 S has fully adjustable suspension front and rear, with both models receiving Brembo Monobloc calipers and 320mm radially mounted discs. The FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S will both come with stability and traction control, wheelie control and ABS, although if you go for the S you’ll be able to disable ABS and have a choice of rider modes. Although both models have a different dash, they even come as standard with a USB charger for your phone!
Prices and availability are yet to be announced, but we can’t wait to sling one sideways…