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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: 2-Stroke on May 02, 2019, 12:33:57 am

Title: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: 2-Stroke on May 02, 2019, 12:33:57 am
I'm sitting at LAX waiting to fly home after the launch of the Indian FTR1200 "flat tracker for the street". They have various versions with different accessories, but the most interesting for this forum is the Rally with white colouring, raised bars, raised exhausts, spoked wheels, a braced mudguard and a small screen. We didn't get a chance to ride this version but we did have a go on the more roady versions. My tale will be up on www.thebikeshow.co.za on Monday afternoon.

Until then, have a look.

Update:

Here's the story https://thebikeshow.co.za/road-test-indian-ftr1200-flat-tracker-for-the-street-hell-yeah/
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: BLK on May 02, 2019, 06:04:16 am
Quite a Catchy design although not my cuppa tea.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: OomD on May 02, 2019, 06:42:18 am
That is properly beautiful! :drif:
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: JustBendIt on May 02, 2019, 07:49:55 am
What "Rally" will that bike be eligible for ?
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Odd Dog on May 02, 2019, 08:00:07 am
The Buffalo Rally, The Rhino etc comes to mind.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: eberhard on May 02, 2019, 08:14:02 am
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: tulips on May 02, 2019, 08:39:01 am

Absolutely stunning  :thumleft: Where are these being built now ?
Black and white pinstripe on screen is out of place though
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Toothless on May 02, 2019, 09:08:02 am
That is properly beautiful! :drif:

+1
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on May 02, 2019, 09:11:22 am
Probably one of the only bikes ever made where you would want to keep the exhaust standard.. looks the business to me.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Omninorm on May 02, 2019, 09:21:09 am
Not sure where the "Rally" comes in but looks good.
Probably a nice Rally to the local coffee shop perhaps.
I like what they did with the frame.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: stcomza on May 02, 2019, 09:37:46 am

I like very much  :drif:

Probably aimed at the same customer as the BMW RNineT?

Reminds me of the "special" Harley I locked eyes on at Tygervalley

(https://i.ibb.co/Yy3zYqf/IMG-20190202-102714.jpg" alt="IMG-20190202-102714" border="0"></a> <a)

(https://i.ibb.co/zmsfzhD/IMG-20190202-102724.jpg" alt="IMG-20190202-102724" border="0"></a>)

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Omninorm on May 02, 2019, 10:04:03 am

I like very much  :drif:

Probably aimed at the same customer as the BMW RNineT?

Reminds me of the "special" Harley I locked eyes on at Tygervalley

(https://i.ibb.co/Yy3zYqf/IMG-20190202-102714.jpg" alt="IMG-20190202-102714" border="0"></a> <a)

(https://i.ibb.co/zmsfzhD/IMG-20190202-102724.jpg" alt="IMG-20190202-102724" border="0"></a>)

 :biggrin:

Yeah I'd agree that it's aimed at the RnineT market.
Those exhaust pipes looks like it was stolen of a Monster.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Sputnik080 on May 02, 2019, 10:15:03 am

I like very much  :drif:

Probably aimed at the same customer as the BMW RNineT?

Reminds me of the "special" Harley I locked eyes on at Tygervalley

(https://i.ibb.co/Yy3zYqf/IMG-20190202-102714.jpg" alt="IMG-20190202-102714" border="0"></a> <a)

(https://i.ibb.co/zmsfzhD/IMG-20190202-102724.jpg" alt="IMG-20190202-102724" border="0"></a>)

 :biggrin:

Friend of mine built this bike............MAJOR cash spent
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Sputnik080 on May 02, 2019, 10:15:45 am
The Buffalo Rally, The Rhino etc comes to mind.

Agreed  :lol8:
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Edgar on May 02, 2019, 10:20:04 am
Same class as the BMW R9T ? It looks heavy.

Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Tom van Brits on May 02, 2019, 10:20:30 am
The one in the background with the read frame catches my eye as a lekker roady.
The spoked version may appeal to some but definitely not dirt riding with that bike and the low exposed radiator (oil cooler?)

Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Sputnik080 on May 02, 2019, 10:26:24 am
I smaak the rally/white version, but it will not do offroad.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Supervan on May 02, 2019, 04:44:53 pm
Really like the look of that. If something that looks like that existed with a sub 700cc engine I would gladly commute on it every day.
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: 2-Stroke on May 02, 2019, 06:34:10 pm
Here is the version we rode with the wilds of California as a backdrop.

Definitely not kak.

Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Sheepman on May 02, 2019, 06:39:31 pm
Cool looking bike  :thumleft: Will check the review
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Beebop on May 02, 2019, 06:51:13 pm
Here is the version we rode with the wilds of California as a backdrop.

Definitely not kak.



Thats very Ducati Diavel ish
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: Sabre on May 02, 2019, 10:03:39 pm
The Rally has a duel seat, but no pillion foot pegs ?

And, judging by the position of the rider foot pegs, I 'm not sure if the seating position is comfortable

But, I will wait for the globe trotters' experts to enlighten us in their program  :)
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: stcomza on May 03, 2019, 08:09:35 am
Here is the version we rode with the wilds of California as a backdrop.

Definitely not kak.

Now THIS I won't mind having in my garage...  :drif:
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: 2-Stroke on May 07, 2019, 11:31:08 am
As promised, here is the story:

https://thebikeshow.co.za/road-test-indian-ftr1200-flat-tracker-for-the-street-hell-yeah/
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: OomD on May 07, 2019, 12:13:32 pm
As promised, here is the story:

https://thebikeshow.co.za/road-test-indian-ftr1200-flat-tracker-for-the-street-hell-yeah/
Nice write-up, thanks!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Indian has a Rally version of the FTR1200
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 07, 2019, 05:50:20 pm
First glance similarity to the Yamaha xsr900.