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2020-06-05
Using Cruise Control

Cruise control on your Indian Motorcycle can be set in gears 3 through 6. To set the cruise, the motorcycle’s speed must be greater than 20 mph (32 km/h). Note that the set speed will vary slightly when riding in hilly terrain.

The cruise control will not resume a pre-set speed if the resulting acceleration or deceleration rate is too high or too low. For example, resuming a set speed of 70 mph (112 km/h) from 40 mph (64 km/h) while in sixth gear may cause the cruise to disengage.

The cruise control will not engage if the brake lights are not operating properly.

The clutch or either brake must have been activated at least once since the ignition was started for the cruise control to function.

Cruiser, Bagger and Touring Models From 2018 to Present
To set the cruise control speed:

1. Press and release the center of the cruise control switch (1) on the right control. The amber cruise control indicator will illuminate in the instrument cluster. Cruise control is enabled but not set.

Cruise control switch

Toggle Position Function
Left Set/Decelerate
Center On/Off
Right Resume/Accelerate

2. Accelerate to the desired speed and press left on the cruise control switch to activate cruise control. The green cruise control set indicator lamp will illuminate. Cruise control is set to the desired speed.

To resume speed after disengaging the cruise control with the brake, throttle or clutch, press right on the cruise control switch. You will return to the set speed. Make sure to return to the correct gear before resuming cruise control.

To accelerate while cruise control is engaged, tap right on the cruise control switch to increase speed in approximately 1 mph (1 to 2 km/h) increments. Press and hold right on the cruise control switch to accelerate to a new set speed (resets when switch is released). If you use the throttle to accelerate and then release it, the cruise control will resume the previously set speed.

To decelerate while cruise control is engaged, tap and release left on the cruise control switch to decrease speed in approximately 1 mph (1 to 2 km/h) increments. Press and hold left on the cruise control switch to decelerate to a new set speed (resets when switch is released) or to the minimum cruise speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

Any of the following will temporarily cancel the cruise control and allow use of the resume feature:

  • Apply the brakes
  • Pull the clutch lever in
  • Roll the throttle grip forward past the idle position

To cancel the cruise control and erase the set speed from memory, press the cruise on/off switch.

Cruiser, Bagger and Touring Models From 2014-17
To set the cruise control speed:

1. Press and release the cruise on/off switch. The amber cruise control indicator will illuminate in the instrument cluster. Cruise control is enabled but not set.

Cruise control switches

2. Accelerate to the desired speed and press the SET/DEC switch to activate cruise control. The green cruise control set indicator lamp will illuminate. Cruise control is set to the desired speed.

To resume speed after disengaging the cruise control with the brake, throttle or clutch, press the RES/ACC switch. You will return to the set speed. Make sure to return to the correct gear before resuming cruise control.

To accelerate while cruise control is engaged, tap and release the RES/ACC switch to increase speed in approximately 1 mph (1 to 2 km/h) increments. Press and hold the RES/ACC switch to accelerate to a new set speed (resets when switch is released). If you use the throttle to accelerate and then release it, the cruise control will resume the previously set speed.

To decelerate while cruise control is engaged, tap and release the SET/DEC switch to decrease speed in approximately 1 mph (1 to 2 km/h) increments. Press and hold the SET/DEC switch to decelerate to a new set speed (resets when switch is released) or to the minimum cruise speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

Any of the following will temporarily cancel the cruise control and allow use of the resume feature:

  • Apply the brakes
  • Pull the clutch lever in
  • Roll the throttle grip forward past the idle position

To cancel the cruise control and erase the set speed from memory, press the cruise on/off switch.

FTR 1200
To set the cruise control speed:

1. Press and release the center of the cruise control switch (1). The cruise control indicator will illuminate in the instrument cluster. Cruise control is enabled but not set.

Cruise control switch

Toggle Position Function
Down Set/Decelerate
Center On/Off
Up Resume/Accelerate

2. Accelerate to the desired speed and press down on the cruise control switch to activate cruise control. The cruise control set indicator lamp will illuminate. Cruise control is set to the desired speed.

To resume speed after disengaging the cruise control with the brake, throttle or clutch, press up on the cruise control switch. You will return to the set speed. Make sure to return to the correct gear before resuming cruise control.

To accelerate while cruise control is engaged, tap up on the cruise control switch to increase speed in approximately 1 mph (1 to 2 km/h) increments. Press and hold up on the cruise control switch to accelerate to a new set speed (resets when switch is released). If you use the throttle to accelerate and then release it, the cruise control will resume the previously set speed.

To decelerate while cruise control is engaged, tap and release down on the cruise control switch to decrease speed in approximately 1 mph (1 to 2 km/h) increments. Press and hold down on the cruise control switch to decelerate to a new set speed (resets when switch is released) or to the minimum cruise speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

Any of the following will temporarily cancel the cruise control and allow use of the resume feature:

  • Apply the brakes
  • Pull the clutch lever in
  • Roll the throttle grip forward past the idle position

To cancel the cruise control and erase the set speed from memory, press the cruise on/off switch.

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