Indian Announces Accessory Kits For FTR 1200

From Sport to Touring, Indian transforms the FTR 1200 into four new beasts

Tyler Bereman on the FTR 1200 with the Rally accessory kit installed.
Tyler Bereman on the FTR 1200 with the Rally accessory kit installed.Indian Motorcycle

Indian recently unveiled the FTR 1200 and it has quickly become the prospective golden child of the American motorcycling world. With a powerful liquid-cooled engine, aggressive styling and ergonomics, and flat-track racing-inspired genetics, the FTR promises to be a thrilling ride like we haven't seen from an American manufacturer since Buell. Basing off of its street tracker platform, Indian just announced four new accessory kits made to adorn and transform the FTR 1200 for four specific types of riding.

Rally, Touring, Sport, and Tracker kits will each contain a handful of accessory parts designed to build on the styling and functionality of the base-model FTR. From functional parts like windscreens, saddlebags, and racks to stylish pieces like number plates and tank badges, Indian is coming out full force when it comes to making this new bike your own. While the accessories are presented as kits, the parts are all priced individually so they can be interchanged as riders see fit.

Tracker

The number plate on high exhaust on Indian's FTR 1200 Tracker collection
The number plate on high exhaust on Indian's FTR 1200 Tracker collection.Indian Motorcycle

Tracker DNA is at the heart of the FTR 1200, so this is a kit we were really hoping to see. Made up of a higher sweeping exhaust ($1,700), a tracker seat ($200), side number plates ($250), off-road-style clawed footpegs ($280), some grips ($30), blinkers ($120), and mounting pieces ($80), as well as a new license plate mount ($250) and an all-new tracker base seat cowl ($300) that changes up the whole look of the rear section of the bike. While the bike was already essentially designed as a street tracker, it makes sense that many of these parts are largely aesthetic, but that doesn’t make them any less awesome.

Rally

Indian FTR 1200 Rally kit with custom exhaust, seat, spoked wheels and high exhaust.
Indian FTR 1200 Rally kit with custom exhaust, seat, spoked wheels and high exhaust.Indian Motorcycle

The Rally kit is more like traditional scramblers we have seen, meant to spend time on road and off. Including spoked wheels ($1,300), which are still 18-inch rear and 19-inch front, and a high-mount Akrapovic exhaust ($1,900), the Rally is the most expensive and expansive of the accessory sets. The kit also includes a headlight cowl ($150), the same footpegs as the Tracker kit ($280), new front and rear mudguards ($300 and $200), as well as the high license plate mount ($250) and, of course, what scrambler-style bike would be complete without a brown seat ($300). Taller handlebars made by ProTaper ($120), radiator guards ($250), tank badges ($450), as well as a handful of mounting pieces help round the bike out and finish that Rally, scrambler look. This whole set is a lot of money to tack on top of a new $13,000–$15,000 motorcycle, but because they’re all available individually it’s something consumers can chip away at or buy pieces of if and when they want.

Sport

FTR 1200 with the Sport collection installed.
FTR 1200 with the Sport collection installed.Indian Motorcycle

The Sport kit is almost entirely aesthetic but does change up the feel of the FTR 1200. While we were hoping to see a set of 17- or 18-inch wheels to allow the bike to wear some proper sporty rubber, a low slip-on Akrapovic exhaust ($1,500) and carbon-fiber skinning will have to do for now. A new smaller carbon-fiber seat cowl ($400) reduces some weight, and the low carbon-fiber front mudguard ($300) adds a sporty look and feel to the front end. Tank covers ($600) are pricey and offer no performance gains, but once installed on the bike, they do look very aggressive and sporty. Converting this beast to more of a sportbike will take more than this kit, but Indian is off to a solid start here.

Tour

The Indian FTR 1200 Tour collection's saddlebag and tail-mounted rack.
The Indian FTR 1200 Tour collection's saddlebag and tail-mounted rack.Indian Motorcycle

The Tour kit is the most exciting for us, as this expands the bike’s capabilities quite a bit without really losing anything other than some of the stripped-down aesthetic. For luggage, the kit includes a luggage rack ($250), messenger bag ($280), and rack ($130), as well as a sizable matching tank bag ($280). A mid-windshield ($180) and its mounting hardware ($250) cut wind to the head and body, and the slip-on exhaust ($1,500) opens up the sound a bit but also requires mounting hardware ($80). Indian has made it pretty easy to expand the capabilities of this bike, so long as you’ve got the budget.

Jaime Dempsy on the FTR 1200 Tour collection.
Jaime Dempsy on the FTR 1200 Tour collection.Indian Motorcycle
Indian's FTR 1200 with carbon fiber tank covers.
Indian's FTR 1200 with carbon fiber tank covers.Indian Motorcycle

Other companies will probably be making accessories for this bike soon enough, and they might be cheaper, sure, but there’s no replacement for matching accessories from the factory and Indian is coming out swinging with these parts. Accessories should be available when the bikes are in dealerships in spring 2019.