S&S Cycle has developed an Engine Control Manager system to add the engine modes of the FTR 1200 S to the base model. In 2018, the Wisconsin company was quick to develop a full exhaust system for the just-released Indian FTR 1200 similar to the prototype model that had everyone salivating. It cost a whopping $US1874.95 (about $A2878), so they followed up with more affordable slip-on mufflers at $US489.95 (about $750) plus various billet aluminium bits and pieces. They claim the bike is “one of our favourite new machines”. S&S ECM The exhaust, muffler and parts must have been a success because they have now added the S&S Engine Control Manager costing $US199.95 (about $A306). It includes a handlebar-mounted switch that communicates with the bike’s ECM and unlocks the Rain and Sport modes previously unavailable on the base model. Rain mode has a smooth throttle control while Sport has maximium response and power delivery. “Simple installation and easy-to-access switch allows for quick mode changes and transforms the bike in a single click,” the say. Indian FTR 1200 2020 Indian FTR 1200 Carbon FTR stands for “flat track racer” and is available in four different models in Australia with the recent addition of the Carbon model: FTR 1200 basic black for $20,995; FTR 1200 S in red and grey or titanium and black for $22,995; Race-Replica with Akrapovic exhaust, red frame and FTR750 flat track racer tank graphics from $24,995; and Carbon at $26,995. The Carbon is based on the FTR 1200 S model but adds carbonfibre fenders, tank, airbox cover, and headlight and tail cowls, but not wheels. Early this month, parent company Polaris announced their motorcycle sales were up by 2% (they never reveal actual unit sales) in the first quarter. This is despite global motorcycle sales decreasing and Harley-Davidson sales down by 17.7%. Polaris Industries claim it is the result of strong sales of FTR 1200 and the new Challenger liquid-cooled tourer.