The FTR 1200, inspired by the dominance of Indian Motorcycle in flat track racing, will be going into production. While a formal release date has not been set, plans point toward the bike going on sale in 2019. The announcement comes in response to months of speculation and demand for a street version of the wildly successful FTR750 – a purpose-built flat track racer that has dominated the American Flat Track professional racing series since its introduction in 2017.
“We wanted to make sure that the FTR 1200 wasn’t merely a regurgitation of the FTR 1200 Custom, but something uniquely ‘street,’ albeit flat track inspired,” said senior Indian Motorcycle designer, Rich Christoph. “We’re thrilled about the unique character this bike possesses, and its ability to take American V-twin motorcycles into brand new territory."
That speculation was intensified by the development of the FTR1200 Custom, a one-off build that toured global motorcycle shows this past year. The new FTR 1200 will take inspiration, design and performance cues from these two predecessors, but will maintain a look and style all its own.
The full FTR 1200 specification is yet to be announced, but it will embody a flat tracker style, housed in a trellis frame and powered by a new V-twin engine.