Plans announced for new flat track-inspired street bike with an on sale date in 2019. A global prize draw will give riders the chance to win one
Indian Motorcycle has put months of public speculation to rest. Today at the Wheels & Waves festival in France, the iconic American motorcycle company confirmed that an FTR 1200, inspired by Indian’s storied history 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.
In addition to announcing production intentions, Indian also announced a prize draw where riders can enter to win one of the first bikes to come off the assembly line. Riders who want to own the new Indian FTR 1200 can visit www.win-ftr1200.com for a chance to win the highly anticipated new model.
“When we unveiled the FTR1200 Custom at EICMA, we said we’d listen to feedback from riders around the world,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. “Riders definitely have spoken and the response has been overwhelming. We’re proud and excited to announce that we will be putting the FTR 1200 into production.”
The announcement comes in response to months of speculation and demand for a street version of the company’s wildly successful FTR750 – a purpose-built flat track racer that has dominated the American Flat Track professional racing series since its introduction in 2017.
That speculation was intensified by the company’s 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 FTR 1200’s full specification is yet to be announced, but it will have a flat tracker style, a trellis frame and powered by a V-twin engine.