Concept FTR1200 a tantalising taste of things to come
Indian’s Scout and Chieftain ranges have started to gain a strong following – deservedly – while their FTR750 flat track racing programme decimated the establishment in 2017, taking the championship at their first attempt, and 37 of the 54 podium positions available in the 18-round season. That’s impressive – and the FTR750 is a prototype that has no road bike, or engine, to benefit from. And just look at this concept they’ve rolled out in its honour.
Ever since the FTR750 debuted, there’s been huge pressure on the firm to back it up with a production bike, and this is the closest indication yet that the Minneapolis massive are tempted. Indian remain coy though, saying this is purely a celebration to mark their race season, while gently hinting that it’s a toe-dipped to test the waters of customer reaction “as an exploration of how Indian could expand brand perception around the world.”
Indian President of Motorcycles, Steve Menneto, added: “We built this bike to celebrate the FTR750’S dominant performance in American Flat Track and Indian’s return to racing. To come up with this one-off custom, we worked closely with the Indian Motorcycle Racing team to execute a vision of what a bike could look like if we brought the FTR platform to the street. We are excited by the positive feedback on the FTR750 and the opportunities to grow the brand globally in the next
five years.” Please build it.