Extended test ride

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  1. Bobby Jesus

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    83BAAB29-B685-478F-92DB-6511A4D3ACDB.jpeg F2CE2104-B3F0-4571-801A-DE3D133DE25F.jpeg E720E414-B9E4-4C2E-A8F7-C75D01FE9385.jpeg Will have this for 3 days. So far it’s been a blast.
     
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    Enjoy and give us a review please, thanks Sir
     
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    Now that's a test ride!
     
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    No it’s a demo. I did sell a bike to a well know hard rock dude
     
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    That's the 5 fingered gentlemen to which I was referring. *wink
     
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    36A3D286-CDA5-4E8B-9813-B32CEF04116F.jpeg 16B6E864-8E0F-4788-A81E-A750439758A2.jpeg By the way, I did ride paved roads
     
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    That’s was a long time ago. It was a fraternity prank.
     
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    :p:p:p:p!!!
     
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    Cool bike,cool helmet, awesome pictures
     
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    0441EF3D-ADCF-4C91-B73E-5433F17939AD.jpeg Having ridden the bike for the past 3 days (400 miles) I will give you my impression of the FTR. Ok. I don’t want to bore anyone so I will break this down between likes and dislikes. I will start with the likes.

    Likes; style of the bike. Quality. Finish. Light clutch. Ride modes (especially sport) chain drive. Suspension. Exhaust note. Brakes. Info center. Cruise control. Controls. Saddle.


    Dislikes; I can’t buy one right now. I had a hard time keeping her clean (off-road mud) don’t like that tag holder thing but that’s easy to fix.


    I honestly didn’t think I would like this bike this much. It’s a total different feel than the Springfield. I wore a 3/4 helmet on the ride home which sucked at highway speeds. The full face is a must. Took me about 50 miles to get used to the different feel. Off road handling on this bike is quite enjoyable. I don’t know how they managed to build a bike that feels equally at home on, as well as off road. This is a refined bike. But rugged as hell. I won’t tell you how I tested that. Riding a cruiser is enjoyable, but I have only been enjoying half of what the open road has to offer. I can only imagine how much fun this would be up in the mountains. I honestly hope that Indian puts this power plant into a street fighter. I can’t say enough about it.


    Anyways,That’s all I got.
     
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    Awesome report Bobby!,....My mate Andy just traded his Triumph Storm and his Triumph 900 Scrambler in on a big blue Triumph 1200 XE Scrambler,.......I told him time and again,,,,,,Shop around Buddy!,.....try the Indian FTR 1200!,......but no,.....He had his blinkers on,.....He has a nice bike now but I just wish he had tried the FTR, which strikes me as being a bike hiding many guises.
    Alpal
     
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    The scrambler is a nice bike. He should have tested both.
     
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    Hi Bobby, sounds like a lot of fun and thanks for the report. I love the look if
    Hi Bobby, thanks for the report and photos. Looks like a whole lot of fun-:)
     
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    Jesus has spoken and the FTR is good.
     
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    CA5CC964-4BAC-44AE-99F5-A11A99735C78.jpeg Reminds me of this beast. Rode up to Tennessee that spring. Cold in the mountains.
     
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    have another beer Ian!:rolleyes:
     
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    What the .... wondered where that went to -:)
     
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    I learned about black (no racist) ice up there.
     

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