Indian Motorcycles' FTR 1200 S Gets a Carbon Upgrade for 2020

And slightly more horsepower to the V-twin.

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A little less than two years after the launch of its FTR 1200 S, Indian Motorcyles has now given the model a carbon upgrade, aptly renamed the FTR 1200 Carbon.

As its name suggests, the biggest difference to the vehicle is the reworking of various body parts, including the headlight nacelle, airbox cover, gas tank, front fender, and pillion seat cowl, now all crafted out of a weight-saving carbon fiber. As a cosmetic touch, an “FTR Carbon” logo plate sits snugly atop the center console, and the titanium Akrapovič low-mount exhaust is coated in a matte black finish. Interestingly, however, the bike’s overall weight actually increased by 6.6 pounds compared to the FTR 1200 S, measuring in at 518 pounds. Despite this, the brand has slightly increased the V-twin’s output, pushing it from 120 horsepower to 124 horsepower. Peak torque remains the same at 88.5 pound-feet but is activated 100 rpm earlier than its predecessor, now at 5,900 rpm. All other electronic features from the FTR 1200 S such as the Standard, Sport, and Rain drive modes as well as cruise control and Bosch stability control are also retained.

There’s currently no information on whether or when a U.S. release will arrive, but the Indian Motorcycles’ U.K. site places the FTR 1200 Carbon’s price point at roughly £14,699 GBP ($18,340 USD), marking a £2,000 GBP ($2,495 USD) increase from its predecessor.

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