S&S Cycle exhaust for Indian FTR 1200

S&S Cycle Prototype exhaust for Indian FTR 1200

S&S Cycle in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is developing a full exhaust system for the Indian FTR 1200 similar to the prototype model that had everyone salivating.

Indian unveiled their production FTR 1200 last week with a disappointing exhaust instead of a high-mount flat track from their prototype.

We predicted it wouldn’t be long before an aftermarket version was available. And we were right. But we didn’t thin it would happen quite this quickly!

S&S Cycle

We asked S&S Cycle when the pipes would be available and the price.

They replied: “These are in prototype/R&D still and I don’t yet have that info. Stay tuned!”S&S Cycle prototype exhaust for Indian FTR 1200

We will. And so will Indian.

If it sells well, Indian Motorcycle would be mugs not to offer their own version.

S&S Cycle full exhaust systems sell for between $US849 and $US1375 (about $A1,190 and $A1930).

Indian Motorcycle’s production exhaust wraps around the engine and swings up, looking more like the system on a Ducati Monster.

Social media has been alive with criticism of the system after being teased with the prototype images for almost a year.

Race-spec FTR 1200 and FTR750 flat track racer Cycle
Race-spec FTR 1200 and FTR750 flat track racer

Some even said they would ask for their deposit back.

The FTR 1200 will come to Australia in early 2019 in a basic model in black for $19,995 ride away and the FTR 1200 S in red and grey or titanium and black for $22,995.

The FTR 1200 S will also be available in a Race-Replica paint scheme with red frame matching the FTR750 race bike starting at $23,995 ride away in Australia.

Indian FTR 1200 base and S model - S&S Cycle prototype exhaust for Indian FTR 1200
Race-spec FTR 1200 with red frame

Tech specs

FTR 1200 is powered by a new 1203cc V-twin with 120hp (90kW) at 8250rpm and 115Nm (85ft-lb) of torque (115 Nm) at 6000rpm. 

Indian FTR 1200 base and S model cycle
(Race-spec model with red frame shown)

That’s not exactly sports bike territory, but better than Triumph’s water-cooled 1200cc Bonnevilles. It tips the scales at a hefty 220kg (221kg for the S).

The DOHC engine has four valves per cylinder, 12.5:1 compression and a bore and stroke of 102mm x 73.6mm.

Indian says it has used magnesium to keep the weight down, a low-inertia crankshaft, high-flow cylinder heads and dual Mikuni throttle bodies.

There are no details on fuel economy, but it only has a 13-litre tank, so range should be limited. Obviously, it’s not a tourer, but designed for short and aggressive blasts. Yet both models come with cruise control!FTR 1200 cycle

Suspension is 43mm upside-down forks with gold forks on the S model that are adjustable for preload, compression and rebound.FTR 1200 cycle

The side-mounted monoshock is adjustable for preload and rebound on the base model and the piggyback shock on the S is also adjustable for compression.

Indian FTR 1200 base and S model FTR 1200 cycle
S model monoshock

Suspension travel is 150mm with a lean angle of 43 degrees. 

They are shod with Dunlop’s new DT3-R radial tyres with a flat-track-style tread.

Brakes are 320mm Brembo Monobloc 4-piston dual discs.Indian FTR 1200 base and S model FTR 1200 cycle

Rake and trail are 26.3° and 130mm.

Technology includes full LED lighting, ABS, and an inertial measurement unit that controls stability, traction, and wheelies.

The base model has a round 10cm analog gauge with a small LCD screen and the S model has a rectangular LCD digital touchscreen with Indian’s Ride Command. It has three ride modes – Sport, Standard and Rain-  which can be further customised.

Both instruments include USB chargers.

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