New Bike, New Forum: Indian FTR 1200 Forum

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  1. NickJ

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    The news this weekend has been super exciting in hearing that we will see a production FTR 1200 in 2019. Here is the forum section for all of you that would like to hash over the specs, photos, and otherwise.

    The Indian FTR 1200 is pointed directly at the segment of the market that the industry has been trying to capture for the last couple of years. That 20-35 year old rider has been elusive as to what they want so far. This will be a bike that will get right up in that space considering that a standard is what Indian has been missing in their lineup. A lot of young riders have been looking for something that has decent power and has that traditional shoulder-over-hip-over-feet setup. With the help of the AFT, and Hooligan series, this format has become cool again.
     
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    Based on timing, I betcha that we will see the production bike make an appearance at the Travis Pastrana event coming up on the 8th of July. Live on the History channel would be a terrific way to make a splash.
     
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    Not up with US TV but would that be U Tube History Channel? Downunder minds wish to know and is that July this year? Like a prerelease of what's to come?,.......if these questions seem dumb it's because they are as its 03:40 hours in the morning,.......( see?,....dumb, how can it not be 03:40 hours in the morning?! Geeez!:confused::oops:o_O)
     
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    Yeah, that would be the perfect time and place. :cool:
     
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    We have taken a few deposits for the bike. Haven’t even seen the production model yet.
     
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    Dealer in Fredricksburg, Va said same thing.......he has folks that have already put a deposit down, and a longer list of folks, that want to order one, once they can be ordered. It is going like hotcakes and hasn't even been seen yet.:eek:
     
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    Thats a good question @Alpal ....the jump itself is Sunday night (tonight) on The History Channel HISTORY | Watch Full Episodes of Your Favorite Shows
     
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    While no plans for the FTR myself hope it roars out loud with Sales when comes out .. Remember waiting on the Scout but while some got discouraged on waiting, Polaris said Mid December 2014 when put my deposit down in Early Sept and took delivery December 14th ..


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    UPDATE: Leaked Photo & Patent Filings Reveal Details Of 2019 Indian FTR1200 Production Model

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    Indian has filed a patent application for a modular motorcycle design that may reveal the production version of the FTR1200 and perhaps a couple of model variants. The patent illustrations primarily show a motorcycle that closely resembles the FTR1200 Custom, a concept that itself is based on the FTR750 flat track racer. We know that the Indian FTR1200 will enter production in 2019, and the patent filings gives us an idea on what it will look like.

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    The patent describes an exhaust system that ends in a pair of silencers to the right of the swingarm assembly instead of the high-mounted exhausts seen on the concept. Also new is the rectangular display, possibly a TFT screen, above the handlebar.

    The patent describes a few variations, but they all describe a bike with a steel trellis frame supporting a liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. The primary example described, pictured above, resembles the FTR1200 Custom concept, though there are some variations to the trellis frame and swingarm geometry. Where it differs from the concept is the addition of aluminum side plates at the back of the crank case for mounting the foot controls and the swingarm pivot.

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    One unusual element of the design is the placement of the battery (236) between the front wheel and the crankcase and below the radiator. The V-Twin engine is left mostly blank here, but further diagrams suggest different powerplants are being considered.

    The swingarm is asymmetrical, with a single shock offset to the right side and connecting to the right side plate.

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    As pictured below in figures 6 through 8, the patent describes a couple of variants to the trellis design to suit different engines. Of the three examples included, Fig. 7 resembles the front cylinder head of the Scout, based on what we can see of the cylinder exterior and the angled exhaust port. Fig. 8 uses a mounting bracket (112) to connect engine to the frame, suggesting a smaller engine.

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    The patent also describes other variations to the swingarm and side panel designs. The variants suggest the FTR1200 will be joined by further new models, which may include engines beyond the Scout’s 1133cc V-Twin. These variants may take different forms from the FTR’s flat tracker look and could include scrambler or perhaps café racer variants, much like Harley-Davidson aims to do with its new modular platform.

    We expect the 2019 Indian FTR1200 production model, and possibly other offshoots, to debut in the months ahead, at either Intermot, AIMExpo or EICMA. We’ll have more information here on Motorcycle.com as it becomes available.

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    A photo circulating online shows a motorcycle that appears to match the patent illustrations but with more street legal details such as reflectors on the fork tubes. Based on the patent filing, we would say this photo looks legit.


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    Things are warming up,....
     

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