The Indian FT 1200 has been one of the most hotly anticipated new motorcycles of 2019, ever since the concept was first unveiled in 2017.Based on the factory Indian FTR750 flat-track racing machines, the FTR promises sporty fun from the American V-twin cruiser brand.
During the 2018 EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle had unveiled four inspirational collections that make use of the 40+ options in their factory parts and accessories catalog, launching with the 2019 Indian FTR 1200.Although these collections will not be sold as a packaged product, prospective owners are being encouraged to mix-and-match based on their styling preferences.The four collections include – Tracker, Sport, Rally and Tour – which aim to showcase the versatility of Indian’s new model. Listed below are the components found in each collection.
Indian FTR 1200 Tracker Collection:
According to Indian, the Tracker collection is “the closest riders will come to a street-legal FTR750 race bikes,” and it certainly looks the part.Here’s what you’ll find in this collection:
A flat-track inspired seat and seat cowl.
High-pipe slip-on by Akrapovič
Side-mounted number plates
Flat-track style foot pegs
Moto hand grips
Indian FTR 1200 Sport Collection:
The Sport Collection visually accentuates the spirited riding abilities promised with the FTR platform. Chockfull of carbon fiber bits, the Sport Collection pairs all the niceties back and lets the trellis frame be the star of the show, offering up a raw look.Included in this collection are the following items:
Low-mount split-on exhaust by Akrapovič
Carbon fiber front mudguard
Carbon fiber passenger seat cowl
Carbon fiber tank cover
Indian FTR 1200 Rally Collection:
With the Rally Collection, Indian would like to show off its trail potential, thanks to items like the riser bars and wire-spoke wheels, that will help when FTR owners go for a romp on a fire-road or two.Listed below are the following items in this collection:
High-mount slip-on exhaust by Akrapovič
Aluminum wire-spoke wheels.
Rally Handlebar by ProTaper
High-mount license plate mount
Off-road inspired mudguards
Off-road style footpegs
Indian FTR 1200 Tour Collection:
The Tour Collection shows-off the FTR’s sensibility. Yes, this flat-tracker gone street-bike can be used for the daily grind of commuting or weekend trips, with the aid of these keen accessories.Here’s what you’ll find with the Tour Collection:
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!