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Tuesday 26 January 2021

Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle - FTR Line-Up "Tuned for Optimal Street Performance"

Indian Motorcycle claims it is "taking the beloved FTR platform to a whole new level with a host of enhancements to the 2022 FTR line-up" that includes new 17-inch wheels, a thoughtfully refined engine, street tuned suspension, 17" tires and wheels, Metzeler Sportec Tires and lower seat height to "deliver world-class handling and performance."
In a bold claim, the company says that it "redefined what an American V-Twin can be with the introduction of the category-defying FTR platform in 2019" and that the range was "born and evolved as the ultimate intersection of style and performance." 

Mike Dougherty, President of Indian Motorcycle said: "The FTR is unlike any other motorcycle in its ability to deliver superior performance while making a powerful statement of style and self-expression. The updates we've delivered further solidify that promise for even the most discerning riders. Indian Motorcycle has always pushed the bounds of motorcycling, innovated, and continuously improved, and I think the new FTR is another great example of that."
The company believes that "amidst the ever-popular neo-retro segment, the FTR stands out thanks to its American heritage, iconic silhouette, and class-leading fit and finish.  In addition to style, the FTR delivers an unmatched feature set including a 4.3-inch digital touch screen display and a 1203 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 120 horsepower and 87 ft-lbs of torque.  
"The FTR has a totally unique feel. Our aim was to preserve that DNA, while at the same enhance and refine the bike," said Ben Lindaman, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. "The end result is a stunning, one-of-a-kind motorcycle that oozes retro character but still begs you to twist the throttle and get after it."
All new FTR models feature a retuned engine calibration "that refines cold start performance, and delivers a smoother, more predictable throttle response."

FTR, FTR S & FTR R Carbon    
Outfitted with 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and Metzeler Sportec street tires – "smaller wheels, along with the bike's front and rear suspension (which offer 120 mm of travel) contribute to a lower seat height by 1.4 inches. Additionally, the ProTaper handlebars were trimmed by 1.5 inches (40 mm).
"These three models offer fully adjustable front and rear suspension, a new feature added to the FTR base, as well as cylinder deactivation to manage engine heat when the motorcycle is idle.
"Additionally, each FTR model packs a host of standard features that carry over from previous FTR iterations. An inverted front suspension tuned for the street, along with radially mounted dual Brembo brakes provide riders with exceptional control and superior stopping power, while cruise control contributes to a comfortable ride."