Indian Motorcycles didn’t have any major announcements today, but we did get a look at a new entry in the FTR lineup, and a new limited-edition Challenger Elite.
2023 Indian FTR Sport
This hooligan bike replaces the old FTR S model, but filling much the same position in the lineup—a high-spec boulevard brawler positioned just below the FTR Carbon halo model. As such, you get a sleek-looking roadster wrapped around a liquid-cooled 1203cc V-twin engine. That engine pumps out a claimed 120 hp at the crank, and 87 lb-ft of torque. The bike weighs 237 kg at the curb, so it’s no Skinny Minny Miller, but it certainly should lay some rubber down with that much rubber on tap.
Both front and rear suspension are fully-adjustable, sourced from Sachs. Brembo provides the dual brake calipers in front and single in rear; Metzeler Sportec tires are standard, in 17-inch size.
Of course, lean angle-sensitive ABS, stability control, and traction control are standard, along with wheelie control and rear wheel lift mitigation. Cruise control is standard, too. There’s a new 4-inch TFT screen, a USB charge port for your mobile device, and LED lights are standard all-round.
MSRP for 2023 starts at $18,999. See more info at Indian’s website here.
2023 Indian Challenger Elite
This is a limited-edition machine, with only 150 built to sell worldwide. It’s set apart by flashy Sapphire Blue Smoke Paint with Black Smoke and Titanium Metallic Smoke Accents, along with a full treatment of Indian’s lux features: Electronically-adjustable rear suspension preload, to easily take on passengers and luggage; adaptive LED headlight and driving lights; adjustable flare windscreen; heated grips; 6.5 Powerband Audio system, including Saddlebag Speakers; three selectable ride modes … and lots more.
MSRP starts at $43,999 in Canada, but Indian will still likely sell all they build. For a closer look at features and more photos, see Indian’s website here. There are also details there on other changes made to the rest of the lineup.