Did you spot it? That's not an FTR750 that AFT champ Jared Mees is stood with. OK, you did. It's a new special edition - the FTR Championship Edition.
Indian Motorcycle hasn’t rushed to capitalise on their domination of American Flat Track’s premier class, but after half-a-decade of wiping the floor with the opposition now is the time.
Based on the FTR 1200, the FTR Championship Edition treads the popular path of motorcycle & automotive special editions: a race-inspired paint mixed with a few tasty bolt-ons from the official parts and accessories catalogue, and a plaque, commemorating the wins, in this case a non-too-subtle ‘bezel’ on the top of the tank cover.
There is a raft of carbon fibre parts, including a seat cowl, front fender, airbox covers and headlight nacelle; fully adjustable suspension and an Akrapovic Ti exhaust (which really should have been S&S high-level twin exhaust in our opinion). This special edition has the 19in front 18in rear wheel combo with Dunlop DT-3 road tyres that the FTR 1200 was launched with, rather than 17s the range was updated with later in its production run.
There are only 400 available worldwide. Head to indianmotorcycle.com or your local dealer for pricing and details.
Indian got their 2022 'Wrecking Crew' in on the marketing: Jared Mees, Briar Bauman (above) and new signing, Shayna Texter-Bauman.
Rear rim is back to 18in, from the 17in currently used on the FTR 1200 models (except the FTR Rally). Rear piggyback shock is full adjustable. Akrapovic Ti system is quality, but not to everyone's tastes.
The special edition has a lot of presence.