Since its introduction in 2019, the street-tracker Indian FTR (formerly known as the FTR 1200) has garnered a reputation for being a fun and rowdy motorcycle to ride. This year, the American manufacturer made significant updates to the platform, making the Indian FTR and the higher-spec Indian FTR S notably more friendly and civilized.
For starters, Indian Motorcycle has recalibrated the engine and throttle output for a more refined, smoother, and more predictable ride. Additionally, the company has introduced a new cylinder deactivation system that manages engine heat when the bike is idle. Other updates include adding a more universal 17-inch wheel size with Metzeler Sportec tires instead of the larger rims with knobbies on the older bike. These changes have also resulted in a lower rake, trail, suspension travel, and seat height.
Powering the Indian FTR and the FTR S is a 1,203cc liquid-cooled V-twin that produces 120 hp and 87 lb-ft of torque. Despite the changes for a more refined ride, the FTR models still offer enough performance to plaster a smile across your face and pop wheelies as you please. The FTR S gets an Akrapovic exhaust, but it brings no changes to peak output figures.
The base Indian FTR now gets fully-adjustable suspension at both ends — a feature already available on the FTR S. While both variants share their engine and most of their hardware, the FTR S comes with a few additional rider aids. It offers three riding modes (Rain, Standard, Sport), a lean-angle sensitive ABS, stability control, traction control, wheelie control, and cruise control, all of which can be controlled via a 4.3-inch digital display.
On the other hand, the base FTR only offers standard ABS, cruise control, and a digi-analog cluster. Of the two, the FTR S is the more enticing proposition. It slots itself between the base variant and more expensive models, like the FTR R Carbon, in the 2022 Indian Motorcycle portfolio.
The 2022 Indian FTR starts at $12,999 USD / $15,999 CAD.
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Price: $12,999 USD / $15,999 CAD
Fully-adjustable suspension at both ends
New Metzeler Sportec tires for better street-focused performance
Smoother, more refined, approachable engine calibration
Sportec tires and street tuned suspension provide planted cornering, agility, and agile handling.
POISED FOR THRILLS
Class-leading 87 ft-lbs of torque and 120 hp with smooth power delivery to push your heart to the back of your chest and your concerns to the back of your mind.
CONFIDENCE INSPIRING RIDING POSITION
A new, lower seat height inspires confidence and comfort. Together with a gas tank that is strategically located under the seat, the FTR has a lower center of gravity and exceptional handling for all riders.
FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION
Make it yours with fully adjustable front suspension and piggyback rear shocks to let you tune your ride to the exact feel you want.
WORTHY OF A DOUBLE TAKE
The modern, monochromatic matte-black paint is interrupted by bold red highlights, including the Indian Motorcycle script on the tank, pinstripes on the wheels, and a rear spring that’ll be the last thing they see as you blow by.
An inverted front suspension coupled with radially mounted dual 320 mm Brembo
COMFORT AT ANY SPEED
An enhanced throttle feel and smooth predictable response make the bike scream without making you break a sweat, thanks to improved heat management and rear cylinder deactivation that sends the heat off your back tire — and not into you.
LIGHT YOUR WAY
Light the night with style with full LED high output lighting.