By Kali Kotoski
March 11, 2022
Indian Motorcycle is celebrating its unrivaled modern-day flat track success with the launch of the FTR Championship Edition. This limited-edition FTR allows race fans to be part of Indian’s Wrecking Crew and celebrate the team’s five-consecutive America Flat Track championships. Just 400 of these models will be available globally.
Inspired by the sport’s preeminent FTR750 flat track race machine, the FTR Championship Edition features an authentic race-team paint scheme and a commemorative Indian Motorcycle Racing bezel with each championship season on display.
But this isn’t just a show bike. The limited-edition FTR features premium components, including a titanium Akrapovič Exhaust and a fully adjustable fork and piggyback shock. Carbon fiber parts, including a seat cowl, front fender, airbox covers and headlight nacelle, complete the bike’s premium design.
“Since the FTR’s debut in 2019, riders around the world have expressed their passion and enthusiasm for the FTR’s flat track-inspired design,” said Aaron Jax, Indian Motorcycle Vice President. “While the 2022 FTR lineup optimizes the FTR’s on-road performance, the FTR Championship Edition reignites our flat track racing legacy and celebrates the Wrecking Crew’s historic success. Although this limited-edition bike is a commemorative show piece, it’s also an on-road ripper that performs in the twisties as well as turns heads on city streets.”
A host of premium features and ride-enhancing technologies come with the FTR, including three ride modes, wheelie control with rear lift mitigation, stability control, traction control and cornering ABS. The FTR Championship Edition also touts a 4.3-inch digital touchscreen display and a 1203cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 120 horsepower and 87 ft-lbs of torque.
The limited-edition FTR is also equipped with a race-inspired wheel combination of a 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel – each wrapped in Dunlop street tires with flat track-inspired tread. Radially mounted dual front disc Brembo brakes offer exceptional control and stopping power, while ProTaper flat tracker aluminum handlebars complete the race bike look.
Indian Motorcycle Racing returned to professional flat track racing in 2017. Since the debut of the FTR750, an Indian Motorcycle Racing factory rider has won the championship every year in the sport’s premiere class. The 2022 Indian Wrecking Crew, consisting of 2021 SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees, two-time champion Briar Bauman and the team’s newest member, the winningest rider in American Flat Track Singles history, Shayna Texter-Bauman, will look to defend its title at the season opener on March 10 at the Volusia Half-Mile.
Pricing for the FTR Championship LE starts at $16,499 and will begin shipping to Indian Motorcycle dealers around the world in April 2022.