Indian Motorcycle is building a road-legal version of their flat-track racer. The sales will start in 2019, and will make it debut in a show later this year.
“When we unveiled the Indian FTR1200 custom at EICMA, we said we’d listen to feedback from riders around the world. The response has been overwhelming. We’re proud and excited to announce that we will put the FTR1200 into production.” Steve Menneto, the CEO of the company said.
The custom FTR1200 concept was a tribute to the American flat track champion machine, FTR750. Also the company says, the production bike will have some basic differences.
Richard Christoph, the senior designer of Indian Motorcycle says, “We wanted to make sure that the FTR1200 wasn’t merely a regurgitation of the custom, but something uniquely ‘street’, even if it is flat-track inspired. We’re thrilled about the character this bike possesses, and its ability to take American V-twin motorcycles into new territory.”
The company didn’t unveiled much details about the engine and other specifications but It seems like the FTR1200 will use the same 1133cc motor from the Scout, which produces 100 horses of power and 97.7 Nm of torque.
We expect that the FTR will have a high-spec inverted fork up front and an adjustable mono-shock rear, both tuned for road use. It should also feature an 19 inches front and 18 inches rear wheel setup to give an authentic flat-track stance to the bike.
The company hopes that the demand for scrambler and flat track bikes will make some good numbers in the sales chart.