Kiwi Rider Podcast 2022 | E28
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This story comes from onthrottle.co.nz
Since the company's rebirth under Polaris Industries, Indian Motorcycle has exploded back into the world of Flat Track Racing with tremendous success - to the tune of five championship wins in AMA Flat Track on the trot.
To celebrate the FTR750's dominance on the track, Indian is releasing a limited edition FTR1200 with the bike's original flat track-inspired 19 and 18-inch wheel combo.
Just 400 examples of the FTR Championship Edition are set to be released worldwide with the bikes retailing in New Zealand for a $2,000 premium over the otherwise top-spec FTR R Carbon at $26,995.
Setting the Championship Edition above the FTR R Carbon is an authentic race paint scheme and a commemorative Indian Motorcycle Racing bezel with each championship season on display.
It isn't just an aesthetic package, however. Indian has gone all-in with top-teir parts to ensure the FTR Championship Edition rides as well as it looks.
Along with the unique 19-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel combo, the Championship Edition also scores a titanium Akrapovič Exhaust, fully adjustable front forks and piggyback shock. Since carbon fibre parts have always been a staple of the FTR750 race bikes, the 1200 Championship Edition reflects this with a carbon fibre seat cowl, front fender, airbox covers and headlight nacelle to complete the bike’s premium design.
“Since the FTR’s debut in 2019, riders around the world have expressed their passion and enthusiasm for the FTR’s flat track-inspired design,” said Aaron Jax, Indian Motorcycle Vice President.
“While the 2022 FTR lineup optimizes the FTR’s on-road performance, the FTR Championship Edition reignites our flat track racing legacy and celebrates the Wrecking Crew’s historic success. Although this limited-edition bike is a commemorative show piece, it’s also an on-road ripper that performs in the twisties as well as turns heads on city streets.”
Adding to its flat track-inspired design are a host of premium features and ride-enhancing technologies, including three ride modes, wheelie control with rear lift mitigation, stability control, traction control and cornering ABS.
The FTR Championship Edition also touts a 110mm digital touchscreen display and a 1203cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 92kW (123 hp) and 120Nm of torque.
Radially mounted dual front disc Brembo brakes offer exceptional control and stopping power, while ProTaper® flat tracker aluminium handlebars complete the race bike look.
No word on how many examples of the 400 bikes on offer are slated for the New Zealand market, but if you want to add one to your collection you'd better get in quick.