We first brought you news of the plans for a production version of the FTR flattracker over two years ago – and now Indian Motorcycle has finally confirmed that an FTR 1200, inspired by Indian’s storied history in flat track racing, is set to make it into production. And you’ll be able to buy it next year.

The announcement comes in response to months of speculation and demand for a street version of the company’s successful FTR750 – a purpose-built flat track racer that has dominated the American Flat Track professional racing series since its introduction in 2017. That speculation was intensified by the company’s development of the FTR1200 Custom, a one-off build that toured global motorcycle shows this past year. And new production FTR 1200 will take inspiration, design and performance cues from these two predecessors, but will maintain a look and style all of its own.


The FTR 1200’s full specification is yet to be announced, but it will have a flat tracker style, a trellis frame and be powered by a V-twin engine.

Indian Motorcycle Senior Designer Rich Christoph, said: “We wanted to make sure that the FTR 1200 wasn’t merely a regurgitation of the FTR1200 Custom, but something uniquely ‘street,’ albeit flat track inspired,” said Christoph. “We’re thrilled about the character this bike possesses and its ability to take American V-twin motorcycles into new territory.”


Plus, Indian has announced a prize draw, offering the chance to win one of the first bikes to come off the assembly line. Riders who want to own the new Indian FTR 1200 can visit www.win-ftr1200.com to check out the latest updates, and enter their name in the prize draw, for a chance to win the highly anticipated new model. While a formal release date has not been set, plans point toward the bike going on sale in 2019. All we know is, we can’t wait to ride one.

Ross Mowbray

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