Indian Motorcycle last month trademarked the name Raven and now they have added the name Renegade pointing to a possible model assault.
There are no details further available from Indian Motorcycle, so we can only speculate about the new models.
A Renegade is “a person who deserts and betrays an organisation, country, or set of principles”, so it could be a whole new model.
Jeep has a Renegade model, so maybe the Indian Renegade will have similar all-road capabilities like a trendy scrambler.
Or perhaps it’s a smaller capacity bike for young rebels.
That would fit into our Learner-Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) and be a huge leg up for Indian Motorcycle Australia as the learner sector continues to thrive in a slow market.
Renegade could also be a variation of the FTR 1200 which arrives in the next couple of months.
However, they already have the base model, S and S Race-Replica.
This week Indian Motorcycle announced a $1000 increase in price on the S race replica which now includes the titanium Akrapovic exhaust as standard.
Ride away prices for the FTR 1200 are now:
- FTR 1200 (Thunder Black) from $19,995;
- FTR 1200 S (Indian Motorcycle Red over Steel Gray, Titanium Metallic over Thunder Black Pearl) from $22,995;
- FTR 1200 S Race-Replica from $24,995.
Meanwhile, we believe the Raven could be a blacked version of the FTR 1200.
Indian already uses “Dark Horse” for blacked-out versions of their Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models.
However, Raven could be a useful name to differentiate blacked-out versions of their FTR 1200 street tracker and Scout models from their cruisers/tourers.
Either way, it looks like being another big year for Indian Motorcycle which last year recorded 8.7% sales growth.
This was the highest growth rate of any motorcycle companies in Australia and one of only three to record any growth.