New Indian FTR Rally gets knobbly tyres

John Milbank, BikeSocial Consumer Editor
By John Milbank
BikingMilbank BikeSocial Consumer Editor, John owns a BMW S1000XR, Honda Grom and a 1999 Kawasaki ZX-6R. He's as happy tinkering in the workshop as he is on twisty backroads, and loves every bike ever built (except one). He's bought three CBR600s, a KTM 1050 Adventure, Yamaha MT-10, two Ducati Monsters, several winter hacks, three off-roaders, a supermoto pit bike, a Honda Vision 50 and built his own custom XSR700. 

 

New Indian FTR Rally gets knobbly tyres and spoked wheels, along with a new paint job for 2020

 

Based on the FTR 1200, the new Indian FTR Rally is due for release in 2020 and adds Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres, a new screen, a brown seat, spoked wheels (with red pinstripe) and ‘Titanium Smoke’ paint.

“The FTR Rally is a statement maker,” says Vice President of Indian Motorcycle Reid Wilson. “Whether commuting to work, meeting up with friends for coffee or just ripping around town, the FTR Rally will turn heads wherever it goes.” A ‘commanding riding position’ and ‘nimble handling’ are said to be ‘perfect for city streets or canyon roads.’

Cruise control is standard, as is a USB charging port. The Rally gets 50mm higher ProTaper bars and full LED lighting, while the 1,203cc V-twin motor makes a claimed 89lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm and 121bhp, nestled in a steel trellis frame with upside-down forks and Brembo four-piston radially-mounted calipers. Spec hasn’t been released for the Rally model, but it should weigh around the same as the standard bike – 231kg full of fuel.

There’s no price yet set for the Indian FTR Rally, but we expect it to be around £12,500.

 

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