Indian FTR1200 - Intermot Launch
By Ross Sharp - 01 Oct 18
The annual Intermot expo in Cologne announces the beginning of the big show season and with it the eagerly awaited, and in some cases long overdue, motorcycle unveilings from the world's manufacturers. While Dutch presses the flesh and clinks steins there's one particular release that has many of us at Bike Shed HQ a little hot under the collar.I followed Indian's build-up to their total and utter domination of the American Flat Track series with a sense of excitement. Not just for what it'd mean to the sport but for what us mere mortals could expect to swing a leg over in years to come. It wasn't long before the rumour mill began to whir, followed by teases of an FTR1200. The should we, shouldn't we build it marketing was pretty transparent. To anyone with a pair of working eyes that liked a tracker style of bike this was the one worth waiting for, and Indian knew it. I sat on one at the Daytona TT in March and wrote the imaginary cheque for a deposit there and then, but my patience would be tested. A video followed and the hype gathered momentum.
__________ Stop Press ___________UK prices have been announced. It'll be punchier than a Beemer but cheaper than a Ducati at £11,899 for the entry level and £12,999 for the S - plus extras of course. And for an in depth interview with Indian's Vice President Grant Bester and Product Design Director Ola Stengard check out this feature on Bike Exif Find your nearest Indian dealer and form an orderly queue Web | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube