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Tracker, Rally, Sport & Tour Collections Completely Restyle Indian’s New

FTR 1200 & FTR 1200 S
MILAN, ITALY (November 6, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its FTR 1200 accessory lineup at the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, Italy. More than 40 individual accessories provide riders with endless style combinations to make the FTR 1200 truly their own. At the same time, Indian has curated four collections – Tracker, Rally, Sport and Tour – allowing riders to transform the FTR 1200 into the style that represents their riding preference.

Indian broke new ground for American V-twins when developing its FTR 1200 – an aggressively styled creation that blends elements of flat track, street and sport into one of the most unique motorcycles ever developed. The introduction of the four accessory collections, and the complete lineup of more than 40 parts and accessories, takes the FTR 1200 platform to another level, allowing riders to completely restyle the bike into a personal expression unlike any other.

“In its stock form, the FTR 1200 is a beautifully-designed flat track-inspired street bike with immense opportunity for personalisation and customisation,” said Reid Wilson, Sr. Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The new accessory lineup significantly elevates the FTR 1200 platform. Riders can completely restyle the look and feel of the bike to better represent their riding style through one of our four collections or by mixing and matching parts to create something truly one-of-a-kind.”

Built for personalisation, the FTR 1200 collections comprise more than 40 different parts and accessories and feature the following:

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Proceeds raised from Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Fire Brigade Scout Bobber will provide care for burn survivors and firefighters in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (October 30, 2018) – A summer-long charity auction for a Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber came to a close this month when the $16,999 bike was sold for $28,000. Indian Motorcycle donated the bike to “Firefighters For Healing,” a non-profit foundation whose mission is to support children impacted by burn trauma and their families. Proceeds raised from the organization’s annual Red Tie Gala will provide care for burn survivors and firefighters in Minnesota

The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber was introduced in March 2018. Pre-orders for the 177, individually-numbered Scout Bobbers quickly filled up in less than 10 minutes. The limited-edition motorcycle takes inspiration from the Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade and their impressive gold and black firetrucks. The collaboration between Jack Daniel’s, Indian Motorcycle and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles was designed as a tribute piece to firefighters and first responders everywhere.

“Firefighters For Healing is a great organization and we’re proud to help support their cause in aiding firefighters and burn survivors,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The Jack Daniel’s Scout Bobber is a tribute piece for first responders everywhere, so to take that bike and help raise funds to aid and support our local Minnesota firefighters is a real honor.”

The donated bike was displayed at numerous events hosted by Firefighters For Healing and quickly gained attention within the firefighter community. At one of the stops, the Jack Daniel’s Scout Bobber particularly caught the eye of a volunteer firefighter from Ramsey, Minnesota who fell in love with the bike and ultimately placed the...
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New Flat Track Inspired Street Bike Draws From Indian Motorcycle’s History & Success in Flat Track Racing


All-New Platform Combines Flat Tracker Styling with Powerful New Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine with 120 Horsepower

COLOGNE, GERMANY (October 1, 2018) – Today Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, set a new standard for American motorcycling with the unveiling of the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S. The FTR platform proudly breaks new ground and answers the call of enthusiasts around the world anxiously awaiting its debut.

Inspired by Indian Motorcycle’s storied history and success in flat track racing, the FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S take design and styling cues from the championship-winning FTR750 race bike that has dominated American Flat Track since it was introduced in 2016. It also takes styling inspiration from the FTR1200 Custom, unveiled a year ago as an exploration of what a flat track-inspired street bike could be. The platform delivers an American motorcycle with true flat tracker style and the performance to back it up.

The FTR 1200 combines race inspired design and nimble handling with an upright riding position to create a commanding riding experience. A new 1203cc V-Twin engine with approximately 120 horsepower (90 kW) provides an impressively flat torque curve for flexibility and strong acceleration...
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Restyled Fairing & Saddlebags, Combined with New Features, Offer Riders a More Streamlined, Aggressive Style

New PowerBand Audio Upgrade Package is Loudest Audio System in Indian Motorcycle History

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 5, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced a redesigned Chieftain lineup. Since its debut in 2013, the Chieftain has consistently won high marks for handling, power and comfort. Now, for 2019, the Indian Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse and Chieftain Limited feature more streamlined, aggressive styling that reflects the bike’s well-established performance capabilities. For those loyal to Indian’s classic designs, the 2019 Indian Chieftain Classic will continue to feature its traditional fairing and iconic valanced front fender.

The redesigned Chieftain lineup continues an evolution that started in 2017 with the introduction of the 10-spoke, 19-inch contrast-cut front wheel and open fender on the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. The response from customers was overwhelmingly positive, paving the way for this lineup expansion.

“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “What’s most important to us is developing motorcycles that meet a wide variety of customer style preferences, and Chieftain’s new look does just that.”

At first glance of the new Chieftain, riders will notice a restyled fairing and saddlebags with sharper lines and harder edges that give the bike a commanding presence and more streamlined look. A trimmed and slimmed fairing, paired...
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Looks like there was a little miscommunication over in Minnesota and someone went live with the redesigned 2019 Chieftain ahead of schedule. Some keen-eyed and quick thinking folks were able to snag some images of the completely redesigned 2019 Indian Chieftain before they could take it back down.

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We are getting a COMPLETELY new set of tins on the Chieftain in 2019. These are much less "Indian" than the tins in the previous generations and speak a little more to the modern look of the baggers from the rest of the industry. Smooth lines, and more muscular looks are coming in the fairing and the hard bags.

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The tank is getting a face lift as well. A new framing for a smaller logo sits on the side of the tank. However, it seems as though there is a step toward the premium fit and finish as this new logo is cast in metal grafted onto the tank rather than painted or stuck on with a sticker that has been cleared.

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The bags no longer flow with the valanced rear fender and instead terminate before the end of the...