Indian Motorbike has simply pulled the covers off what’s probably the spiciest model of the Indian FTR but. Primarily based on the top-of-the-line FTR R Carbon, the 2024 Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon is a restricted version collaboration with the motion sports activities model, 100%. And it seems to be contemporary as hell.
Should you don’t know 100%, they’re a mega eyewear, protecting gear, and attire firm based mostly within the USA. Their roots are firmly in motocross—therefore the Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon’s sharp livery and hanging colours.
We liked the primary iteration of the FTR when Indian launched it. On the time, it was the closest factor to a manufacturing facility road tracker you might get, sporting 19F/18R wheels and a comfortable upright driving place. Indian has since realized that no-one’s going to race the FTR on a dust observe, in order that they re-specced it some time in the past with 17” wheels.
It nonetheless has its burly trellis body and sharp silhouette, and it sports activities trendy facilities like LED lighting and a 4” touchscreen sprint with a smorgasbord of connectivity options. It’s extra pseudo-retro roadster than flat observe throwback now, and we’re completely OK with that.
Indian’s 2024 FTR vary options the bottom mannequin FTR, the upgraded FTR Sport, and the top-of-the-line FTR R Carbon. As implied by the identify, the FTR R Carbon takes the favored 1,203 cc FTR roadster, wraps it in swathes of carbon fiber, and provides a few tasty hop-up elements. However the Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon dials it as much as 11.
You get the whole lot that the FTR R Carbon comes with, besides it’s now wrapped in a radical sweet blue livery. The blue-over-carbon paint adorns the entrance fender, headlight nacelle, tank covers, and seat cowl. White and crimson Indian and 100% branding sit on the tank, with a row of logos on the tail cowl celebrating the bike’s elements spec.
There’s distinction stitching on the seat, and the trellis body now wears a white coat to distinction the bodywork’s deep shiny paint. Delicate crimson accents on the wheels and stomach pan add further element.
There’s additionally a smorgasbord of carbon fiber trim items, together with the whole lot from engine covers to a full carbon chain guard. The bar-end weights, oil cap, and radiator cap are all swanky Gilles Tooling elements.
The FTR R Carbon comes specced with adjustable Öhlins suspension at each ends, in order that carries over to the 100% version. Besides right here, the suspension is totally blacked-out to match the general vibe. You additionally get a titanium Akrapovič exhaust system, capped off with a pair of blacked-out mufflers.
Underneath the hood lies the FTR’s 120 hp / 118 Nm liquid-cooled V-twin motor and six-speed transmission, with radially-mounted Brembo brakes dealing with stopping duties. (And sure, it nonetheless weighs over 480 lbs.)
If the Indian FTR x 100% R Carbon tickles your fancy (and if you may get the identify proper if you place your order), you’ll have to pay $18,999 (within the US) for the privilege. That will get you a free pair of 100% sun shades too, and there’s an in depth attire assortment to accompany the bike’s launch, if you wish to go the entire hog.
You higher hustle although—the FTR x 100% R Carbon is already transport to sellers, and Indian is simply producing 400 items (150 for the US, and 250 for the remainder of the world).
Eye-watering value apart, we definitely wouldn’t thoughts being seen on the the FTR x 100% R Carbon. There’s a pattern in direction of extra trendy, race-inspired liveries on customized bikes proper now—and if a serious OEM needs to use that considering to a manufacturing facility bike, we’re right here for it.
Supply: Indian Motorbike