Indian Kicks Off AFT Racing Season With Limited-Edition FTR

New Indian FTR Championship Edition is limited to 400 units worldwide.

FTR Championship Edition models are expected in Indian dealerships April of 2022.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

When Indian Motorcycle released the 2022 Chief in mid-2021, we may have assumed that 2022 itself would be a bit of a slower year for the brand. We assumed wrong. Following the announcement of the Scout Rogue and the Challenger-based full-dresser Pursuit model, Indian has just announced a super-limited FTR model being released to coincide with the American Flat Track season starting at the Volusia Half-Mile today.

Unique race-inspired paint will only be available on this limited-edition model.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

The new FTR Championship Edition is, at its core, an FTR R Carbon with a unique livery, ZF Sachs suspension instead of Öhlins, and 18/19-inch wheels wrapped in Dunlop DT3s instead of street-focused 17-inch wheels. One of those changes must have cut some costs, because it has allowed Indian to offer this bike for $500 less than the R Carbon model, regardless of the fact that it’s limited to only 400 models worldwide.

A 19-inch front wheel is just one of the pieces that shows the FTR Championship Edition’s flat track roots.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

Indian’s most recent update to the FTR platform took a shift toward on-road riding, which seemed to be a shift away from the FTR750 and flat track roots which inspired the early FTRs. In that regard, it’s great to see Indian celebrating this part of its heritage while offering what seems to be a very capable street-legal flat track machine.

The FTR Championship Edition is offered in only one color, Carbon Fiber with Racing Graphics, with a starting MSRP of $16,499 and is expected to hit dealerships in April of 2022.

The digital touchscreen gauge on the FTR is clear, bright, and easy to read.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
A carbon fiber bezel frames the FTR’s LED headlight.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
Flat track champion Jared Mees with the 2022 FTR Championship Edition.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
ZF Sachs suspension on the FTR Championship Edition is fully adjustable front and rear.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
A pop of color adorns the FTR Championship Edition’s carbon fiber tailsection.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
The 2022 FTR Championship Edition at the Volusia Half-Mile in Florida.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
The 2022 FTR Championship Edition comes standard with full carbon fiber bodywork painted with the limited Championship Edition livery.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
A commemorative bezel highlights Indian’s AFT Championship wins from 2017–2021.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
An upswept Akrapovič 2-1-2 exhaust system works to maximize power and optimize exhaust tone on the FTR Championship Edition.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
A full carbon fiber front fairing helps reduce weight and show the Championship Edition’s race inspiration.Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle