This model I really like simply because it gives Indian Motorcycle a more youthful image… and it looks wickedly good. Finally, I feel I can relate to the brand a little more. I’m not big into massive couches on two wheels with fancy radios and gadgets. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy comfort, but that’s almost too much comfort for my taste.

The FTR 1200 is a step in a different direction for Indian. The manufacturer dominated the flat track racing scene for the longest time, so it makes sense to draw inspiration from what they’ve learned on the dirt track and combine it into a sweet-looking ride accessible to non-racers like me.