Flat track inspired Indian FTR1200 green lighted for production

Indian has been dominating American Flat Track this year and that investment in securing racing success for the Indian FTR750 always had to be underpinned as an investment in a coming model for the iconic American brand.

Brad Baker - American Flat Track
Brad Baker – American Flat Track

Indian confirmed that overnight at the Wheels & Waves Festival in France, stating that an Indian FTR1200 will go on sale in 2019.

Indian also had their Custom FTR (Flat Track Racer) on display at EICMA
Indian had their Custom FTR (Flat Track Racer) on display at EICMA 2017

The FTR1200 will be a road registered street bike powered by a new v-twin engine. Indian have declined to specify the exact engine size or power output.

Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Tracker
Indian Scout FTR750 Flat Tracker

Styling wise Indian promises that it will follow the flat track inspired lines of the FTR750 racer and the Indian Scout based FTR1200 custom machines that have been doing the rounds over the past 12 months.

This is the Carey Hart version of the FTR Indian
This is the Carey Hart version of the FTR Indian

Indian have declined to confirm that it will appear in the flesh for the first time at EICMA, but have confirmed that a production ready FTR1200 will be shown later this year.

Bryan Smith, Jared Smith and Brad Baker - American Flat Track
Bryan Smith, Jared Smith and Brad Baker – American Flat Track

“When we unveiled the FTR1200 Custom at EICMA, we said we’d listen to feedback from riders around the world,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. “Riders definitely have spoken and the response has been overwhelming. We’re proud and excited to announce that we will be putting the FTR 1200 into production.”

Albert Burns
Albert ‘Shrimp’ Burns helped Indian to success in Flat Track racing a century ago

Indian also announced a competition where riders can
enter to win one of the first bikes to come off the assembly line.

This is the Carey Hart version of the FTR Indian
This is the Carey Hart version of the FTR Indian

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