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Old 10-19-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/ftr1200-s/

I'm finding this to be pretty interesting. 120hp, rider modes, lean angle sensitive traction control and abs. Fully adjustable suspension. With a unique styling reminiscent of the Indian Flat Track Racer that has dominated the circuit the last couple of years. Finally an American made machine from a major manufacturer with all the features of a European bike. It's no Ducati Monster in terms of performance, but in therms of the "scrambler" market, it looks really good, at least to me.

What's your take? Interested or not?
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:50 AM
 
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I like the Polaris Indian line generally and the FTR shows that an American manufacturer has the vision to compete with the world on a equal basis, and not rest on image like some Milwaukee motor company.

It will be interesting to get a test ride, and Indian is really good about that sort of thing.

I'm not a cruiser guy, I like dual sports, but I was so impressed with the Roadmaster I test rode that I am still working on a plan to acquire one.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I like the Polaris Indian line generally and the FTR shows that an American manufacturer has the vision to compete with the world on a equal basis, and not rest on image like some Milwaukee motor company.

It will be interesting to get a test ride, and Indian is really good about that sort of thing.

I'm not a cruiser guy, I like dual sports, but I was so impressed with the Roadmaster I test rode that I am still working on a plan to acquire one.
I've got a Roadmaster and a KTM 1290 SAR. They are about as far apart as two bikes can be, but both do their job well. I agree-I'm glad to see Indian step up their game and build something other than overweight, underpowered cruisers. As comfortable as the RM is, it's an overweight, underpowered beast. The FTR looks like it will be competitive with European manufacturers. I would like to see Indian come out with a big, liquid cooled, performance oriented touring bike to compete with the K1600.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I’d consider getting one if it was belt driven. Not a fan of the chain.
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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bEAUTY OF A BIKE.......runs the lust factor right up there............a bit spendy at 15K.......should go like stink with 120hp and 500lbs........
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Old 10-29-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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bEAUTY OF A BIKE.......runs the lust factor right up there............a bit spendy at 15K.......should go like stink with 120hp and 500lbs........
$15k is reasonable (if not on the low side) for a bike with those specs (the tech, not engine). Lean angle abs/TC, rider modes, TFT display, fully adjustable suspension. KTM, Triumph and Ducati have offerings with similar functionality for as much or more. The "standard" version without all the goodies is $13k, the same as a Yamaha MT-10.
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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Looks great. American bike makers need to branch out like this.

I've always liked Triumph for being a company that can build the Speed3, Daytona and Bonneville line. Good on Polaris for maybe heading in that direction.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Not my style anymore, but it's nice, and good to see from Polaris.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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Overall I like it a lot.

But they really need to get rid of the ugly plastic plate/turn signal thingy.

Those things look horrible on every bike I've seen them on.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:31 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I like the look, would like the specs a lot more if it was 50lbs or more lighter.
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