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The New Indian FTR 1200 is a Flat Track Inspired Ride

Jun 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Cam

New Indian Motorcycle: The Flat Track Inspired FTR 1200

Indian is one of those motorcycle brands that a lot of riders hold close to their heart. The history of Indian Motorcycles is a rich one, and is seemingly withstanding the test of time. You don’t have to be a fan of Indian Motorcycles to admit that Indian really has a look of its own, and it does well in the marketplace. When a motorcycle brand can create a look that is immediately recognizable, you know that it’s a brand worth rooting for.


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Well, Indian is going to give its fans something that they’ve been waiting for. The news was released recently that we can expect a new bike out of the Indian creative space. People are really, really excited, to put it bluntly. There’s been no information leaked regarding when we can expect for this new ride to hit the marketplace; we’re just promised “soon.” Frankly, I’m not the most patient person. But, patience typically pays off, so I’ll wait for now.

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The new motorcycle announced in the Indian family line will be titled The Indian FTR 1200. Its inspiration is the Indian FTR750, which is prominently known for its flat tracking racing strength. Indian decided to go all the way with this inspiration and create a street legal bike that can excel on the road. A while back, Indian teased the idea of a Scout FTR1200 Custom, and it’s great to see its creation is finally confirmed!

This bike is really like nothing else that we’ve seen from Indian, and while it has some character hints of the brand in its design, it looks like it comes from a totally different mentality. While Indian tends to have bikes that really build upon the appeal of accessories, the Indian FTR 1200 is a bike that looks stripped bare, almost like a skeleton. You can get a visual of some of the fine tuning of the ride, and while it might not be an aesthetic for everyone, there’s sure to be plenty of riders out there that fall head over heels for it.

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This bike clearly looks like it has a lot of character, and while the pictures and brief videos won’t be enough to carry us until 2019 (when the bike will be released) everyone will just have to make do. The bike looks like it has the potential to make waves within the industry, and the fun doesn’t end there. Indian is going to give one lucky rider the chance to snatch this bike up before everyone else.

You can enter the sweepstakes here, and try your luck at winning this new Indian Motorcycle as soon as production is complete. The FTR 1200  is a ride that’s sure to stand out on the road, because of it’s flat track inspiration. This looks like a bike that could be a potential hit with millennials and newer riders, because of the styling and size, so we’re sure that was also in the mind of the head honchos at Indian.

The Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 is simplistic, but looks like it will pack a serious punch. It looks like 2019 will be a year of some awesome new releases, from all of our favorite brands, and to say that there’s excitement for the year ahead is an understatement.  


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Written by Cam

I'm new to riding, and I'm here to tell everyone about it! Follow my articles on advice for new motorcycle riders and overviews of some of the most popular motorcycles on the road.