IN­DIAN

Har­ley both­er­ers con­tinue their up­ward swing

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The Husky (above) is all very well – it’ll be a B-road de­stroyer and an un­doubted hoot to ride – but you’re pay­ing £9000 for a 700cc sin­gle-cylin­der de­vice. It seems a lot. The new In­dian FTR 1200, on the other hand, of­fers an equally colos­sal dol­lop of style, but gives you an ex­tra 45bhp, a smoother twin cylin­der ride and doesn’t cost a crazy amount more – the base model is £11,899 (the flashier S is £12,999). In­dian are surf­ing the wave of suc­cess gen­er­ated by their FTR750 race bike, which has dec­i­mated Har­ley’s grip on the Amer­i­can flat-track cham­pi­onship – from be­ing pre­dictable vic­tors, Har­ley are now strug­gling to win races. Last year In­di­ans grabbed one, two and three in the cham­pi­onship. Of course, the FTR1200 doesn’t share any parts with the race bike, but it looks sim­i­larly stun­ning. 2019 will be a big year for In­dian.

Bike says: ‘In­dian are surf­ing the suc­cess gen­er­ated by their FTR750 race bike’

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