Harley botherers continue their upward swing
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’