Indian FTR 1200 S: First Ride Review
- Sep 7, 2019
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Indian Motorcycle has commenced bookings for the FTR 1200 S and the FTR 1200 S Race Replica in India today. It will retail for Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom India), while the “Race Replica” colour scheme would come at an extra premium of Rs 50,000. Indian will not be bringing the base FTR 1200 to our shores. Both motorcycles can be booked for a token amount of Rs 2 lakh across Indian dealerships in India. Deliveries for these motorcycles are scheduled to begin from April 2019.
Flat tracking as a sport might not be quite popular in India but it is a big deal in the US and that’s where the FTR has its roots. Right from the start, it has always been Harley-Davidson vs Indian with a few others manufacturers making a cameo on the podium. And since the past couple of years, Indian’s ‘Wrecking Crew’ has been winning the American Flat Track with its FTR750. To give customers a taste of the same flat tracking genes, Indian had unveiled the FTR 1200 series at Intermot, earlier this year.
The FTR 1200 S blends Indian’s flat tracking DNA with a modern roadster avatar, with a large V-twin motor at its heart. The 1200cc liquid-cooled V-twin is a bored out version of the Scout’s 1133cc mill. It makes 121.7PS of power and 115.2Nm of torque, 20PS and 18Nm more than the Scout. As far as electronic goodies are concerned, the bike gets ride-by-wire, three rider modes (Sport, Standard and Rain), traction control, wheelie control, six-axis IMU, cornering ABS and a slip-and-assist clutch.
The FTR 1200 S also gets fancy features like a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen (with phone connectivity), fully adjustable 43mm separate cartridge USD forks, fully adjustable piggyback monoshock and LED lighting. These motorcycles will only have a few takers as this is meant for a niche audience. Since this is a CBU, Indian has had to price it at a premium over conventional 1200cc rivals from Harley or Triumph.
Here’s Indian Motorcycle’s official press release about the price announcement:
Indian Motorcycle® commences booking of FTR™ 1200 S
The flat tracker for the street - coming soon in India
New Delhi, December 10th, 2018: Proudly breaking grounds and answering the call of enthusiasts, Indian Motorcycle®, America’s First Motorcycle Company® today officially announced the price and started accepting bookings of the anxiously awaited Flat Tracker for the streets, Indian® FTR™ 1200 S and FTR™ 1200 S Race Replica in India. To pre-book this street and racing machine, interested customers can pay a booking amount of Rs. 2, 00,000 at the Indian Motorcycle® dealerships across the country. The Indian® FTR™ 1200 S and FTR™ 1200 S Race Replica is priced at Rs. 14.99 Lacs and 15.49 Lacs (Ex-showroom) respectively.
Inspired by the Championship-Winning FTR™ 750 race bike, the new FTR™ series is engineered with the latest technology for reliable performance. Sporting a powerful new liquid-cooled 1203cc V-twin engine and generating 120 horsepower, the FTR™ series is fast, agile and thrilling. The Indian® FTR™ 1200 S and FTR™ 1200 S Race Replica features a sporty, upright riding position and nimble handling, made for riders who command control on the road. The FTR™ 1200 S hosts premium features including Bosch stability control with a six-axis inertial sensor and selectable riding modes, all controlled by a bright 4.3-inch colour touchscreen dash.
The booking starts now and delivery of the Indian® FTR™ 1200 S and FTR™ 1200 S Race Replica will begin from April 2019 onwards.
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