VIDEO: Indian partner Roland Sands Design to create new FTR1200 accessory range
Indian Motorcycle have announced a new partnership with Roland Sands Design (RSD) to produce a range of accessories for the FTR1200.
Said to be inspired by the RSD-backed 'Super Hooligan' American flat track series - within which the FTR1200 is eligible to compete - as well as the race-bred, championship-winning Indian Scout FTR750, the new range offers everything from replacement rims, to crash protection and levers, to engine covers.
Speaking about the range, Vice President of parts, garments, and accessories, Ross Clifford, said: "[The] FTR1200 finds its roots and inspiration in flat track racing and RSD brought that full circle, modifying and racing the bikes in last year’s Super Hooligan series. This accessory line is a natural extension of that.
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"The relationship with RSD has made sense from day one, considering we both share a commitment to finding and delivering the perfect combination of function and form, all fuelled by a spirit of innovation."
The latest collaboration with the design company in a partnership spanning over five years, one of the most stand-out extras available in the range is the 'Tracker Wheelset' rims, which feature an anodised black finish, complete with minimalist Roland Sands detailing.
The same dimensions as the original bike (19in front, 18in rear), they are styled to look like the FTR750 and are said to be lighter than the OEM set, meaning less rotational mass and a slightly faster direction change. An exact improvement figure remains unavailable at this time.
Complementing these are a fresh set of billet aluminium engine and brake fluid reservoir covers, which feature small RSD and Indian Motorcycle detailing. Similar branding can also be found on the new optional rubber grips, too.
This billet aluminium theme is also continued into the new foot pegs, which claim a wider surface area than the standard parts and additional grip beneath the riders' boot, thanks to exposed stainless-steel screws. These are complemented by new brake and shift levers, too.
Away from this, also available are frame sliders, forged aluminium handguards and swingarm bobbins to make use of a paddock stand. Indian remain unable to comment on pricing or availability of the products, however MCN will bring you these details as they become available.
Clifford’s comments were added to by Roland Sands, who said: "The FTR1200 is such a beautifully-styled stock motorcycle and we didn’t want to do anything radical.
"Instead, we focused on creating elements that complement the bike’s refined, race-inspired aesthetic, while also offering subtle performance advantages. That’s what makes the FTR1200 so great to customise – you don’t need to do a lot. A few tasteful and subtle cues can create something truly your own."
More Indian FTR1200 bling
With over 40 optional extras already in stock for the FTR, Indian are also adding a further four accessory parts outside of the RSD collaboration.
Up front, there’s a set of billet aluminium Rizoma Radial RS mirrors, as well as a carbon fibre headlight surround also found on the FTR Carbon, released at the beginning of May.
For an enhanced soundtrack, new carbon fibre Akrapovič exhaust options will also be available in your choice of high or low mounting - leaving the rear 18in rim either shrouded or exposed.
Away from the cans are a choice of two airbox tank covers, which replace more minimalist liveries with your choice of red-on-black, or black-on-red Indian Chief designs. Again, pricing and availability remain unavailable at this time.