Indian Motorcycle is inviting 400 lucky flat-track fans to help celebrate its success with a new FTR model, the Championship Edition, which will be unveiled at today’s opening of the American Flat Track season at the Volusia Half-Mile.
The 2022 FTR Championship Edition is an interesting mechanical combination of existing FTR models. The bike gets the Scrambler’s ride height, longer suspension travel, and 18/19-inch wheels; a fully adjustable Sachs fork and piggyback shock, as on the base and S models; and the electronics suite with ride mode selection, ABS, and TFT touchscreen found on the S and the R Carbon, making the CE a fully-fledged FTR model of its own, not a mere cosmetic upgrade.
But those cosmetics are strong indeed. The CE gets exclusive red spoked wheels, red frame paint, colorful tank and tail accents, and a tank-mounted “championship commemorative bezel” in addition to its carbon fiber front fender, seat cowl, airbox covers, and headlight surround. This motorcycle certainly has its angles.
The FTR Championship Edition in Carbon Fiber with Racing Graphics will have a starting MSRP of $16,499, $500 less than the Öhlins-equipped but rather more common FTR R Carbon. Expected to see it in Indian dealerships this April.