Indian Motorcycle had showcased the concept FTR 1200, that was based on the FTR750 flat track racing motorcycle. And now, America's first motorcycle company has showcased and launched the production version of the same. Priced at $12,999 (US market), it will be offered in two trims, the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S. Both the motorcycle take their styling cues from the FTR750 race bike that has been winning American Flat Track championships that was introduced in 2016.
The Indian FTR 1200 comes with a new 1,203cc V-Twin engine which makes 120PS and generates 115 Nm of torque. The engine features a 12.5:1 compression ratio, high flow cylinder heads, and dual throttle bodies for optimal throttle response and power delivery. Additionally, the engine makes wide use of magnesium to lower weight and utilises a low-inertia crankshaft that allows the engine to rev to its redline quickly for thrilling acceleration. It also comes with three ride modes (Sport, Standard, Rain) with throttle response traction control intervention levels.
The FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S models both feature full LED lighting, including a new headlight that provides an unmistakable face for the new platform, a fast-charge USB port to easily charge mobile devices and cruise control.
For 2019, Indian Chieftain gets a sharp redesign with cleaner lines and a smaller overall profile. The panniers have harder edges and sit tight against the huge silencers, and new badging on the tank and panniers further cleans up the look. It also gets an updated electronics package, three new riding modes and a Rear Cylinder Deactivation, which shuts down the rear cylinder in traffic helping to reduce noise, consumption, and heat. The banging stereo system is also updated to 100 watts. For more traditional types, Indian still be produce the Chieftain Classic.
For 2019, all of the Chieftain models also get three switchable riding modes to choose between - Tour, Standard and Sport – each with its own throttle map. Tour will be the softest, with a slow throttle response designed for cruising and Sport the most immediate for spirited riding.
Article Source : Overdrive