We’ve seen patent design images and spy photos, and now we only have a week until the Indian FTR1200 debuts. We know this because Indian has begun teasing the street tracker’s debut in a short YouTube video.
In the video, we see American Flat Track champion Jared Mees sliding around on the Indian Scout FTR750 race bike, before he heads into an open garage. From there, we hear revving what is presumably the motor to the FTR1200 street bike.
Details on the 2019 Indian FTR1200 street tracker have been tight, but the American brand has been sloppy on keeping things under wraps. Design patents filed abroad have given us a good glimpse of the machine’s inner-workings, and the crafty Australian’s at Motorbike Writer have a spy photo which looks to give us the full monty on the machine.
What we do know is that the bike looks pretty close to the FTR1200 Custom that Indian showed us earlier this year, right down to the trellis frame and 19″ front wheel. The design patent drawings such a big screen TFT dash, dual front discs, and radially mounted calipers.
The fact that Indian plans to unveil the FTR1200 at INTERMOT suggests that the model is destined for more than just the United States, which could signal a big push from the Indian Motorcycle brand into Europe and other markets.
If we were Harley-Davidson, we would be very worried, as Indian seems interested in kicking the butt of its American sibling on more than just the flat track. And while we have seen Harley-Davidson’s concept for a streetfighter motorcycle, it is still a few years out, and Indian already seems to have a more potent machine in its arsenal.
The INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany is just a week away, and Asphalt & Rubber will have boots on the ground for it. Expect to see all the information on the Indian FTR1200 right here, as soon as its available.
Source: Indian (YouTube)