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Show Founder Thor Drake to Unveil Custom FTR 1200 at 10th Annual Event & Race at The One Pro Super Hooligan Race
MINNEAPOLIS (December 19, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its title sponsorship of the 10th annual One Moto Show in Portland, OR. In celebration of the new partnership, The One Moto Show founder Thor Drake will unveil an Indian FTR 1200 that he designed and customized for this year’s show. The bike will be on display at the show and put through the paces as it will be raced at The One Pro Super Hooligan Race.
The One Moto Show was conceived by Drake, owner of See See Motor Coffee Co. Drake wanted to create an event for friends who shared a passion for motorcycles and hosted the first show 10 years ago in an old abandoned foundry in Portland. The event has grown from its humble beginnings to a one-of-a-kind motorcycle show known for showcasing a variety of unique, unconventional bikes and serving as a gathering place for motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world. As title sponsor for its 10th anniversary, Indian Motorcycle will feature a display at The One Moto Show and highlight the highly-anticipated FTR 1200 and the stripped-down, blacked-out Scout Bobber along with a variety of customs by builders like Roland Sands, Carey Hart, and more.
“Thor Drake is a pioneer in the motorcycle industry, continuously challenging the status quo and inspiring ingenuity within our community,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “As a brand that has always strived to push motorcycling forward, partnering with Thor and The One Moto Show is a natural fit for us.”
Inspired by Indian Motorcycle’s storied history and success in flat track racing, the FTR 1200 takes...
New Software Update & Mobile App Offer Online Route Planning with Wireless Bike Transfer & Remote Vehicle Information Accessibility
MINNEAPOLIS (December 6, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, continues to enhance its rider experience with the announcement of an all-new Ride Command mobile phone app and software update. Ride Command is the largest, fastest, most customizable system on two wheels, featuring an industry-leading, glove-compatible, seven-inch touchscreen. Its latest software updates allow riders to easily plan ride routes via a desktop platform, while an all-new Ride Command mobile app wirelessly transfers the directions to the bike’s navigation system and provides remote accessibility to key vehicle information.
Owners can update their Ride Command by visiting a local dealership or by quickly downloading the software to a USB drive at RideCommand.IndianMotorcycle.com. The website also serves as the platform for riders to plan ride routes with up to 100 waypoints. The point-by-point directions can then be wirelessly transferred to the bike using the Ride Command mobile app and a Bluetooth connection to the infotainment system. The pairing of these new technologies allows riders to view vehicle data, including fuel level, oil life, tire pressure & battery charge remotely on their mobile device. Riders can also track rides, view service recommendations and log maintenance within the mobile app. The Ride Command mobile app can be downloaded for free in the Apple Store and Google Play.
“We continually focus on enhancing the rider experience,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for...
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:
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
Proceeds raised from Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Fire Brigade Scout Bobber 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...
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...