Limited Edition FTR Celebrates Indian’s Flat-Track Dominance

Indian’s FTR Championship Edition: carbon fiber, good looks, only 400 made.

Indian will debut its FTR Championship Edition model today at Florida’s Volusia Half-Mile.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

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.

Carbon parts, race-inspired graphics, flat-track-style wheels, and a titanium Akrapovič exhaust set the Championship Edition apart.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

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.

A splash of gold on the tank complements the red accents on the predominantly black and carbon Championship Edition.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

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.

If you got it, flaunt it; Indian wouldn’t want Championship Edition owners to forget its 2017–2021 dominance in the flat-track series, so there’s a handsome reminder atop the tank.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

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.

Flat-track champion Jared Mees looms over the 2022 FTR Championship Edition much as he looms over the competition.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
The titanium Akrapovič 2-1-2 exhaust should give the FTR Championship Edition enough boom for any room.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
The digital touchscreen gauge on the FTR is clear, bright, and easy to read.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
The red spring on the fully adjustable ZF Sachs piggyback shock is standard across the FTR line, but looks extra-cool on the CE.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
Carbon fiber on the front fender is always a cool touch, and it takes a little weight off the Championship Edition’s front wheel to boot.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle