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Old March 25th, 2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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Indian® FTR™ 1200

Personally, I'm kinda excited by this machine. To my eye it looks pretty versatile. I can see this becoming a baseline platform capable of being offered in a variety of different styles - Sport Touring, ADV, Scrambler etc.
Many possibilities....
https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/ftr1200/

Indian vs. Ducati

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Old March 26th, 2019, 03:36 AM   #2
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I'm not in love with the style but it would be a great bar hopper.

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Old March 26th, 2019, 06:53 AM   #3
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The S model has adjustable front and rear suspension at a higher price point. Possibly too pricey, though it also includes an electronics upgrade with TC + riding modes and a touchscreen dashboard with mobile device integration (all standard on many bikes these days).

I hadn't even noticed the various style packages offered when I posted this. I like that the rally package has spoke wheels. Looking at the cost of those packages the price goes into nearly astronomical territory ~ $20K (S model plus package).
For that kind of money there's other more well featured choices....

Also that angled exhaust is problematic... Makes me think of the 87 Super Magna - don't leave it in the rain....

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Old May 28th, 2019, 02:19 PM   #4
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In the past couple days new riding reviews for the FTR1200 have started popping up and I’ve been paying attention to them. It’s got me chuckling so far. Listening to and reading the reviewers I’m really starting to get the impression that Indian has succeeded in making a Hyperstrada. By this I mean a bike that is a jack of all trades master of none situation. Seems it has many of the same drawbacks and strengths ultimately culminating in a good commuter bike that’s also fun on mountain roads.
That’s just my impression. Riding it would probably leave me with a different one altogether.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 11:06 PM   #5
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Reminds me of the Duc 1200 Monster, only less power...
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Old May 29th, 2019, 03:17 PM   #6
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Reminds me of the Duc 1200 Monster, only less power...
There’s a few reviewers also said it’s monster like.
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Old May 30th, 2019, 09:49 PM   #7
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Old July 10th, 2019, 05:27 PM   #8
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There’s a few reviewers also said it’s monster like.

It looks good and the journos who reviewed it have loved it. I've spoken to several people who put deposits down months ago and quickly asked for their deposit back after taking a test ride. Apparently it's very underwhelming. Seat is too high, handling is slow/heavy, bike feels heavier than it is, feels under powered, brakes are ok-nothing special ect. Aesthetically? It's a good looking bike but the performance doesn't really measure up to the specs or anything that it's compared to(unless you compare it to a HD). I haven't actually ridden one. I have no desire to, even if the performance was there they want way too much $$ for the S model, around 20K otd? No thanks. I have spoken to 6 or 8 people who have test ridden both a standard & the S and no one I talked to was remotely interested after the test ride. Also, the people I talked all rode different bikes; cruisers, sportbikes, adv, sexy nakeds you name it and no one was impressed by the FTR. Kinda sad really given how hyped up all the reviews were made out about it.
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Old July 11th, 2019, 06:58 AM   #9
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If everyone listened to anecdotal evidence and opinions no one would ever buy a bike.
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Old July 11th, 2019, 07:00 AM   #10
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In the past couple days new riding reviews for the FTR1200 have started popping up and I’ve been paying attention to them. It’s got me chuckling so far. Listening to and reading the reviewers I’m really starting to get the impression that Indian has succeeded in making a Hyperstrada. By this I mean a bike that is a jack of all trades master of none situation. Seems it has many of the same drawbacks and strengths ultimately culminating in a good commuter bike that’s also fun on mountain roads.
That’s just my impression. Riding it would probably leave me with a different one altogether.
The hyperstrada is fantastic at being a hyperstrada, and I hope the Indian is the best ftr1200 it can be.
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