Indian overnight released the full details on their new FTR 1200 variants and announced that they will be available in Australia at some point in the first half of 2019 and will sell from $19,995 ride away. A slightly higher spec’ FTR 1200S starts at $22,995 with the race replica colour scheme adding another $1000 premium to that ride away price.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, and certainly haven’t been reading MCNews.com.au for the past couple of years, you would be well aware of Indian’s domination of American Flat Track racing with the FTR 750 racer, and right from the start Indian has been teasing us with custom variants at various motorcycle shows in the lead up to the production ready model for the world market.
A high-comp 1203 cc V-Twin provided the ample 120 horsepower of motivation while the 115 Nm of peak twist comes at 6000rpm which suggests this big-bore (102 mm) and relatively short stroke (73.6 mm) water-cooled 60-degree twin has plenty of flexibility. Those numbers are similar to what the now discontinued Harley V-Rod made, and that torque figure is only 9 Nm shy of the latest 1200 Monster from Ducati.
Indian are also really playing up the sporting bent in these press shots with plenty of wheel up action, nice to see in these politically correct ‘beige’ times. I look forward to hoiking some mingers on the FTR 1200 in due course!
A slipper clutch is of the assist type and works with a six-speed gearbox terminating in a conventional chain drive.
The exhaust is an attractively routed 2-1-2 system, imagine it in a beautifully welded titanium system with spring joiners courtesy of the aftermarket…
A steel trellis frame forms the backbone of the machine with the engine acting as a stressed member.
The sub-frame is alloy and the monoshock acts on right hand side of the trellis swingarm.
Inverted 43 mm forks grace all variants of the machine with the S scoring full adjustment.
A single shock with a similarly generous 150 mm of travel controls the swingarm which pivots in the crankcases.
Preload and rebound adjustment is available on the base model while the S model scores a piggyback reservoir and adds compression damping adjustment.
Brembo provide their Monobloc M4.32 four-piston calipers which clamp on a pair of 320mm disc rotors. Brembo also supply the P34 twin-piston caliper for the 260mm rear disc.
LED lights feature across both machines.
Indian FTR 1200 S scores a trick 4.3-inch LCD complete with bluetooth functionality.
The FTR 1200 S features traction and wheelie control along with IMU assisted lean-angle sensitive ABS.
The FTR 1200 base model in Thunder Black starts at $19,995 ride away while the FTR 1200 S in Red over Grey for $22,995 while the race replica colour scheme for the FTR 1200 S will command a $23,995 ride away price.
The FTR 1200 is expected in Australia at some point in the first half of 2019.
Indian FTR 1200 Technical Specifications
Engine – 1203 cc (73 cu in) 60-degree v-twin
Bore x Stroke – 102 x 73.6 mm
Horsepower – 120 hp at 8250 rpm
Torque – 115 Nm (85 ft-lb) at 6000 rpm
Compression Ratio – 12.5 : 1
Cooling – Liquid
Induction – 60mm throttle bodies
Gearbox – Six speed, constant mesh
Final Drive – Chain
Fuel Capacity – 13 litres (91 octane)
Oil Capacity – 4.16 litres 15W60
Dry Weight – 221 kg (222 kg for FTR 1200 S)
GVWR – 430 kg
Ground Clearance – 183 mm
Lean Angle – 43 degrees
Rake / Trail – 26.3-degrees / 130 mm
Wheelbase – 1524 mm
Length – 2287 mm
Seat Height – 805 mm (840 mm unladen)
Front Suspension – 43mm inverted forks 150 mm travel
Rear Suspension – Monoshock, 150 mm travel
Front Brakes – 320 mm rotors, Brembo four-piston calipers
Rear Brake – 260 mm rotor, Brembo twin-piston caliper
Tyres – 120/70-19 (F), 150/80-18 (R)
Available – First half 2019
RRP – $19,995, $22,995 for S, $23,995 for race replica colour
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