Indian Motorcycles has released a limited edition of its FTR1200 to celebrate five years of victories in the US flat track championships.
The range starts in Australia at $A20,995 and the new Championship Edition is based on the flagship Carbon model at $25,995 with carbonfibre fenders, tank, airbox cover, headlight and tail cowls, but not wheels, plus titanium Akrapovic exhaust.
For an extra $1000, the Championship Edition has a race paint scheme and badging, and 19″/18″ wheel set up like their race replica model.
Price could be more than that as you can personalise the bike with your own accessories.
Only 400 will be available globally and it appears you have to order online here and submit it to your local dealer who will contact you to confirm details and availability.
The FTR Family is powered by a V-twin with 120Nm of torque and 92kW of power.
Other features include a 4.3-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity; fully adjustable forks and piggyback rear shock; Sport, Standard, and Rain modes with different throttle maps and traction control levels; lean-angle stability control; ABS with cornering pre-control; and wheelie control with rear lift mitigation.
Ducati have spun off yet another variant based on the Diavel 1260 S platform but unlike the recent Lamborghini special that is limited to only 630 units, “Black and Steel” joins the main Ducati model line-up. It is expected to arrive in Australia this August from $37,390 Ride Away.
First launched at EICMA in 2010 the Diavel has become a mainstay model for Ducati and in 2019 the low-slung cruiser-come-roadster gained the up-spec 159 horsepower Testastretta DVT 1262 engine for some extra motivation. Australia gets the recently improved Euro5 specification engine with the full 162 horsepower.
The chassis was also updated in 2019 along with the six-axis Bosch IMU that helps drive the myriad of safety aids that grace the platform. These systems includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch EVO and Cruise Control.
The S version scores fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at both ends, dedicated wheels and an up-spec braking system, and it is this top-spec model that the new “Black and Steel” is based on.
“The livery of the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is characterised by the choice of asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey and matt black as the main colours, to which are added sporty touches in yellow, including the frame, the lower part of the tail, the dedicated seat badge and some details of the bike.
“The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” joins the S version in Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth colour with red frame and black wheels. The standard version is available in Dark Stealth colour with black frame and black wheels.”
Indian Motorcycle looks set to surprise with several new Apollo variants of its popular FTR 1200 (pictured above), as well as a new Raptor tourer and dark versions of its Scout range.
Two images have been sent to Motorbike Writer that seem to come from brochures that show the FTR 1200 Apollo Tracker, Street and Adventure models, the Raptor tourer and a MiniBall version of the Scout.
We can’t reveal who sent the images to us.
The big surprise is the Apollo model line-up which appears to be more variants of the FTR 1200 with its 90kW (120hp) 1203cc liquid-cooled V-twin.
The Apollo range includes a Tracker to be released this year, followed by the Street in 2020 and the Adventure in 2021.
Currently the FTR 1200 range consists of the basic model in black for $20,995 ride away and the FTR 1200 S in red and grey or titanium and black for $22,995 in June. A Race-Replica paint scheme with red frame will follow at $23,995.