Roland Sands Designs Teams Up With Indian For New Race-Inspired FTR

The new Super Hooligan version of the FTR commands a premium price, but comes with premium components. PHOTO CREDIT: Indian

Ever since Indian created the FTR model, it’s been trading it on a flat-tracker heritage—and not without some justification. Along with some association with Indian’s championship-winning flat track and bagger racing teams, the FTR is also involved in the US-based Super Hooligan racing series. And now, that involvement is being celebrated with a special-edition machine.

For 2024, Indian Motorcycles is teaming up with Roland Sands Design (one of the originators of the Super Hooligan series) for the FTR x RSD Super Hooligan model. This bike is based on the FTR R Carbon model, with a modern liquid-cooled V-twin engine making 120 hp and 85 lb-ft of torque. An Akrapovic muffler is standard.

The FTR x RSD Super Hooligan edition also gets an inverted fork courtesy of Ohlins, and a piggyback shock in back—suspension is fully adjustable, fore and aft. Brembo provides dual 320 mm disc brakes up front, with four-piston calipers; there’s a single 260 mm disc brake in back. Cast 17-inch wheels come standard, with Metzeler Sportec tires.

There’s a new four-inch round touchscreen with Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system, allowing you to easily stream music to a helmet comm while riding.

There’s a lot of schmancy trim on the bike too, from an RSD graphics package (including race-style graphics), and adjustable rear-sets and other trick bits from Gilles Tooling.

All in all, very much an FTR R Carbon, with the trick ride modes and ABS and traction control and all that other good stuff, then—but with the addition of some performance chassis parts and a slick new look.

Only 300 of these bikes will be made and sold worldwide, and they are indeed slated for Canada; asking price here is $22,699. For more info, check out Indian’s Canadian website here.

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