Indian Motorcycle has unveiled the 2022 FTR lineupTue, 09 Feb 2021
That's right - now it's quite possible to talk about the family of "flat tracker" models, because from now on there are four models in it: FTR, FTR S, FTR R Carbon and FTR Rally. The FTR engine is unchanged, and even the 1203cc V-twin is still at 123bhp, but the engineers have tweaked the settings to make it Euro 5 compliant. Other than that, there are quite a few changes. First of all, the wheels: in all versions, except for the Rally, the traditional 18" and 19" flattrackers have been replaced with the 17-inch ones - they match an asphalt motorcycle more. The fork angle has been reduced to 25° instead of 26.3°, and the trail is now 99.9mm. Suspension travel has been reduced from 150 mm to 120: this is more than enough for a city bike. Of course, the suspension has a full range of adjustments. As a result, the height of the seat has been noticeably decreased - by 36 mm. Also, the width of the steering wheel has been reduced by 40 mm, so the updated FTR will clearly feel better in heavy traffic. The change of tires also speaks of the focus on asphalt: Metzeler Sportec sports tires are now installed on the FTR.
By Azali Minyki
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