Indian Motorcycle looks set to surprise with several new Apollo variants of its popular FTR 1200 (pictured above), as well as a new Raptor tourer and dark versions of its Scout range.
Two images have been sent to Motorbike Writer that seem to come from brochures that show the FTR 1200 Apollo Tracker, Street and Adventure models, the Raptor tourer and a MiniBall version of the Scout.
We can’t reveal who sent the images to us.
The big surprise is the Apollo model line-up which appears to be more variants of the FTR 1200 with its 90kW (120hp) 1203cc liquid-cooled V-twin.
The Apollo range includes a Tracker to be released this year, followed by the Street in 2020 and the Adventure in 2021.
Currently the FTR 1200 range consists of the basic model in black for $20,995 ride away and the FTR 1200 S in red and grey or titanium and black for $22,995 in June. A Race-Replica paint scheme with red frame will follow at $23,995.
Now it seems the Tracker pack will become the Tracker model this year, the Rally will become the Adventure and probably the Sport will be the Street.
What we can’t work out is why the new FTR 1200 models are called Apollo.
Last week we posted the above spy photo of the front half of a fixed-fairing Indian tourer which seems to suggest they would challenge the Harley-Davidson Road Glide.
Indian Motorcycle asked many websites to remove the spy photos of the then-unnamed tourer which only gave more credence to the rumour.
Now a full-length photo of the bike has been supplied.
We thought the tourer could be named after one of the trademarks Indian’s recently for: “Indian Renegade”, “Indian Raven” and “Indian Challenger”.
However, the new brochure images seems to show that it will be called Raptor and will be powered by a 90kW (120hp) liquid-cooled 1770cc engine.
It is believed the quad-valve engine was originally developed as the Victory Freedom V2 before Polaris axed the brand in 2017.
According to the images, the bike will be released in August this year.
The brochure image is cut off and doesn’t provide full info on the Scout MiniBall, so we can only surmise.
We can see the word “Ball” which appears to be part of a bigger name, plus “MiniBall”.
Victory used to have 8-Ball models which were black versions, like a black eight ball in pool.
So we may assume these are blacked-out versions of the Scout.
We suspect there is an 8Ball version of the 1133cc Scout and the MiniBall is the blacked-out version of the 999cc Scout Sixty which we don’t get in Australia anymore.