2019 Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 S

2019 Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 S
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  • Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 S
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V-Twin
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    120
  • Torque @ RPM:
    85 @ 6000
  • Displacement:
    1203 cc
  • Price:
    14999
  • Price:

Born In Dirt; Built For Pavement

Indian Motorcycle, under the Polaris umbrella (ella, ella), looks to capitalize on its success (nay...domination) of the American Flat Track circuit last year with the race-bike inspired FTR 1200 S. The “S” builds on the vanilla FTR 1200 base model with a number of race-tastic features that elevate it to a higher shelf/bracket/whatever, to include upgraded suspension components, better safety equipment and advanced engine-control electronics. All of that is on top of the all-new, punched-out engine and inherent curb appeal. If you’re into the flat-track thing, or just fancy yourself a fiery-eyed pegdragger, this may be the American-style racer you’ve been looking for. Let’s find out.

Continue reading for my review of the Indian FTR 1200 S.

 

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Born In Dirt; Built For Pavement

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Continue reading for my review of the Indian FTR 1200 S.

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