Indian Motorcycle redefined what an American V-Twin can be with the introduction of its category-defying FTR platform in 2019. Now, America’s First Motorcycle Company is taking the beloved FTR platform to a whole new level of street performance with the 2022 FTR lineup.
Already admired for its unique styling, strong engine and great handling, the FTR is now at the top of its game when it comes to performance on the tarmac. With close attention paid to refining the engine tune, optimising suspension settings plus a steeper head angle, shorter trail and now running asphalt oriented 17” tyres and wheels; the 2022 FTR delivers world-class performance and agility while feeling more compact too.
Heightening its street performance credentials, all FTR models now feature the sporty profile of Metzeler Sportec tyres and fully-adjustable suspension with the flagship FTR R Carbon benefitting from top quality Öhlins units front and rear. The new engine calibration takes advantage of the running gear enhancements by refining engine performance for a smoother, more predictable throttle response as well as cylinder deactivation to manage engine heat when the motorcycle is idle.
In addition to its American heritage, iconic silhouette, and class-leading fit and finish, the FTR delivers an unmatched feature set including a 110mm (4.3-inch) digital touchscreen display and a 1203cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 92 kW (123 hp) and 120 Nm (88.5 ft-lb) of torque. With its perfect balance of style and performance, the FTR lineup delivers a truly superior riding experience.
The FTR R Carbon is outfitted with 17-inch cast aluminium wheels wrapped with Metzeler Sportec street tyres – resulting in precise handling further enhanced with a steeper rake angle of 25° and a shorter trail of 99.9 mm. Smaller wheels, along with the bike’s front and rear suspension which offer 120mm of travel, contribute to a lower seat height by 36mm (1.4-inches) – opening the door for more riders to throw a leg over the FTR. Additionally, the ProTaper handlebars were trimmed by 40mm (1.5-inches) to support the bike’s nimble handling and give riders more control.
Additional updates for the new FTR line further refine performance and rider comfort. These three models offer fully adjustable front and rear suspension, a new feature added to the FTR base, as well as cylinder deactivation to manage engine heat when the motorcycle is idle. The new engine calibration also improves cold starts.
Each FTR model packs a host of standard features that carry over from previous FTR iterations. Radially mounted dual Brembo brakes provide riders with exceptional control and superior stopping power, while cruise control contributes to a comfortable ride.
The FTR R Carbon includes Indian Motorcycle’s 110 mm (4.3-inch) touchscreen display, which offers phone integration via Bluetooth or USB and configurable gauges. The FTR R Carbon comes standard with three ride modes, wheelie control with rear lift mitigation, stability control, traction control and cornering ABS. Additionally, a fast-charging USB port provides a convenient means to charge personal devices.
The FTR R Carbon sits at the top as the flagship model in the FTR lineup. In addition to the aforementioned features shared with the FTR S, the FTR R Carbon sets itself apart with carbon fibre tank covers, front fender and headlight nacelle, fully adjustable Öhlins gold front forks and gold piggyback shock, a black Akrapovič exhaust, premium seat cover, and numbered badging on the console.