FTR range adds fresh, vibrant colours, while New FTR Sport, FTR Rally & FTR R Carbon upgrade to 101 mm Round Touchscreen Display with Navigation*
The Eicma show in Milan played host to the 2023 Indian Motorcycle new model press conference last week with FTR taking centre stage thanks to some significant updates and a revision to the range.
Biggest news was the introduction of a new FTR mid-range trim, now known as the new FTR Sport. Introduced as a replacement for the popular FTR S model, the new FTR Sport slots into the range below the premium FTR R Carbon and above the popular FTR and FTR Rally models, giving riders who crave an everyday sporting ride a new modern choice.
Designed for riders to cut loose and enjoy the pure sport of motorcycling, the FTR Sport’s bold aesthetics and quality components, including a wind deflector number board, chin fairing and seat cowl, take the FTR’s energetic attitude to another level. The FTR Sport touts a new tank panel design and is available in Black Metallic with Indy Red accents or White Lightning with Indy Red and Black Metallic accents. A totally unique take on American V-twin performance with an unmistakable, muscular style, the FTR truly is an American original.
New for 2023, the FTR Sport, FTR Rally and FTR R Carbon are upgraded with a 101 mm round touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND, featuring navigation*. Three ride modes (Sport, Standard, Rain) provide unique performance experiences for varying preferences and riding conditions, while Lean Angle Sensitive Stability Control and ABS provide confident, predictable handling in all conditions.
All four FTR models now offer a new sport exhaust muffler, and a retuned front braking system, which provides a firmer feel. Indian Motorcycle also moved the speedometer up for easier viewing and added a new clutch for improved feel and performance.
The FTR Rally features 19 and 18-inch spoked wheels wrapped with knobby tires and is available in new Black Smoke paint with Desert Earth frame and the iconic Indian Motorcycle Headdress logo emblazoned across the tank.
The FTR R Carbon separates itself as the premium offering with carbon fibre components, premium seat, fully adjustable Öhlins gold front forks and a gold piggyback shock. The iconic Indian Script logo tank panels are exclusive to the FTR R Carbon, which is finished with classy Cloud Silver and Championship Gold pinstriping.
While primary components carry over for the entry FTR, the new tank panel design, as seen on FTR Sport, and the addition of bold, vibrant colours, the refreshed FTR further broadens the appeal of the FTR lineup to more riders. The entry FTR is available in Metallic Black, contrasted by Lifted Lime branding with matching rear shock, or Stealth Gray, featuring Orange Burst branding, rear shock and wheels.
For added personalisation, Indian Motorcycle is launching nine new FTR accessories. Through a brand partnership with Gilles Tooling, Indian Motorcycle is offering co-branded pieces, including Performance Adjustable Rearsets, and three Billet components: Bar End Weights, an Oil Cap and a Radiator Cap. Performance Adjustable Levers will also be available in spring 2023. In addition, Indian Motorcycle has expanded its carbon fibre offering with three new pieces, including an Exhaust Heat Shield, Frame Guard and a Sprocket Cover. To enhance comfort, Indian Motorcycle has introduced a durable and weather-resistant Comfort+ Seat, which combines comfortable ergonomics with additional padding where needed most.