Indian Motorcycle has filed a worldwide trademark application for the name ‘EFTR’ – which all but confirms the resurgent American factory is getting ready to go electric.

Indian Motorcycle files trademark for EFTR. Electric FTR 1200 coming for 2021?

The application confirms that the name is for ‘electric motorcycles and structural parts therefor’ – so it looks like we’re going to see an electric version of its recently introduced and widely successful FTR 1200 in the not too distant future.

At this stage, that’s about as much as we know about the EFTR – but chances are it’ll be much the same as the FTR 1200, aside from its electric motor. Sounds good to us.


The news doesn’t come as a massive surprise. Back in 2016, Steve Menneto, then VP of Motorcycles at Polaris, expressed a desire to release an electric Indian within the next five years. And it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Expect more information to be revealed over the next 12 months or so, before (we’re assuming) a 2021 release.

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