Completely happy go bare – Indian FTR tracker by Arctos Assortment

Swiss Sense
The previous couple of years now we have been receiving much less excellent news from Switzerland. There may be some numbnut who’s attempting to persuade the world we are going to solely be pleased after we personal nothing.

Properly, after laying eyes on this bike, we couldn’t disagree extra with this character and his loopy concepts. Let’s be trustworthy, who wouldn’t prefer to personal this magnificent machine?

Presenting the Tracker
It’s the collective from Emmental, Switzerland, who’re answerable for our flash of gluttony. They go by the moniker Arctos Assortment, which is regular collaboration between Ulfert Janssen’s industrial design studio, Gannet Design, and Stefan Fuhrer’s customized bike workshop, Fuhrer Moto.

Ulfert Janssen holds a Bachelor of Science diploma in Industrial Design from the Artwork Heart School of Design in Pasadena, California, USA
His accomplice is Stefan Fuhrer (Fuhrer Moto), a former racing mechanic of Dominique Aegerter and Tom Lüthi (now Moto2), with the latter he grew to become the world champion in 2005 in 125cc class.

Underneath the umbrella ‘Arctos Assortment’ Ulfert and Stefan are “brothers in crime” for the Gannet customized builds.

Stefan brings his racing know-how, exact engineering expertise to the occasion and his crew of artisans are the proper addition to create what you’d name a dream crew. Their workshops being simply across the nook from each other, makes for clean and fast interplay.

It’s possible that the consumer that rode within the 2021 Indian Bike FTR 1200 into Ulfert’s design studio, was in search of the most effective of each workshops.

Ulfert explains: ‘We thought it might be cool to have a flat monitor theme on the bike and the model Indian Bikes has a robust DNA in flat monitor racing.
Along with the consumer we determined that it might be nice to totally expose the attractive trellis body of the FTR which in authentic is partly lined by the plastic “tank covers” that are housing the airbox.“

Persevering with: “We instantly grew to become conscious why Indian designers determined to partially cowl the body as every part is asymmetrical on that tubular body, particularly with the mono rear suspension. However we determined to tackle the problem and expose the attractive trellis body in full. It gave us numerous headache, however it was completely value it and the consequence with the uncovered body painted in pearl white is beautiful.”

From sketches to clay
The Swiss crew set out with preliminary design sketches. The renderings have been first translated right into a clay mannequin to seek out the shape in 3D in preparation of the metallic work.

Enter the crew of aforementioned artisans. This can be a very particular ability and these guys labored their magic by forming and tinkering the precise components out of metallic.

One of many options we actually discover authentic is the speedometer display. This piece of kit was built-in into the tank cowl and made it ‘inlay and flush’ because the crew describe it themselves. We predict it provides to the cleanness of the FTR. Its handlebar design is extra pure and racing, with out the devices that usually cloud the entrance finish.

One other spec of this Indian Bike the BikeBrewers crew appreciates, is the choice to substitute the unique plastic tank beneath the seat with an aluminium flat monitor racing tank and add a tail part designed by Roland Sands. You possibly can’t lay naked the attractive foundations of a motorcycle like this and find yourself with some ugly piece of plastic in plain sight.

Stefan provides: “Our aim was to combine all of the technical necessities and changes with out affecting the idea. That was an actual problem due to unbelievable tight area points for all of the elements and we needed to exchange many components in different places on the bike and reroute the cables and electronics.
It was necessary to us that we remedy and adapt the person elements in such a means that there’s a coherent general image to get a really modern and technically good racer.”

Extra stuff
Different particulars that make this FTR into a real piece of artwork are the Jetprime’s all-black racing management buttons and footpegs from Gilles. But additionally the small tail gentle and the 2 small excessive tech headlights from Highsider Germany add to the thrill.

Topping it off are the small tail gentle in addition to the 2 small excessive tech headlights additionally produced by Highsider Germany.

We just like the spoked Kineo wheels, however are much less enthusiastic concerning the selection for 2 totally different colors (black and gold). That additionally goes for the fitted Michelin Anakee Wild knobby tyres. We perceive the selection from a heritage and design perspective, however it’s a selection which is usually revised as a consequence of uncomfortable dealing with of the bike. However to every his personal and discussions on style are ineffective.

We received extra fingers raised in our crew after we received to the exhaust system. It’s a particular titanium model made by Zard and provides the stunning blue tint. The slip-on is a SC-Undertaking exhaust and provides a spherical word to the 2 cylinder engine in accordance with Ulfert and Stefan.

Price mentioning is the seat, which is a customized upholstery job by Zwahlen NIZ.

An fascinating word is that information on the bike was picked up by Indian Bike Benelux. Instantly after the primary footage hit the digital freeway, Ulfert obtained an invite to ship the bike to the Netherlands.

It is going to be exhibited on the sales space of Indian Bike Benelux throughout the 2022 Bigtwin Expo. So as to add just a little extra pleasure, they’ve additionally entered the bike within the competitors on behalf of the Swiss crew.

Let’s see what the jury has to say; “The Netherlands, might now we have your votes please?”

So far as the BikeBrewers crew are involved, this construct deserves an award.
We shall be visiting the exhibition to get a very good first hand look of the standard to the work the Arctos crew have carried out.
Ensure to take a look at the photographs on our social platforms!

Builder particulars:
Builder: Arctos Assortment
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telephone: +41 (0) 79 179 69 46