Indian continues attempting new issues with the FTR and designed a brand new Challenger Elite for its 2024 lineup. FTR stands for flat-track racer, Indian launching a range of road-legal FTR 1200 two-wheelers in 2019 that have been impressed by the conquering FTR 750 race bike. Now expanded to 5 bikes, Indian took the highest street-spec FTR R Carbon and exchanged concepts with out of doors sports activities attire model 100% to create the FTR x 100% R Carbon. Successfully a two-way vogue collaboration, this FTR dons a white powder coated body contrasted with a Blue Sweet color on the headlight encompass, entrance fender, carbon fiber tank, and seat cowl, and a splash of pink on the engine cowl and rear wheel. The Ohlins entrance fork shed its trademark gold for black, the rear shock is wrapped in a black spring, matching the black Akrapovic exhaust. Usually non-obligatory extras just like the Gilles Tooling bar-end weights, oil cap, and radiator cap come commonplace.
There are solely going to be 400 of the motorcycles for Indian’s international viewers, every beginning at $18,999. The opposite half of the two-way collab is a variety of clothes, the Indian Bike x 100% attire assortment, with items starting from $29.99 to $185. Purchase a motorcycle, although, and also you get a pair of Indian Bike x 100% sun shades free.
On the Challenger tip, the Minnesota model produced limited-edition Elite trims for 2022 and 2023; in 2022, the run maxed out at 200 items globally, the tally dropping to 150 items in 2023. For subsequent 12 months, 325 patrons around the globe get an opportunity to place an Elite within the storage. The superlative refers to an final tools spec and particular colours on what Indian calls the “final American bagger,” staring this 12 months with a Charcoal Sweet paint scheme. The smoky airs jazz up the usual adaptive LED headlight and LED DRLs, adjustable windscreen, new custom-stitched seat, and saddlebag closeouts. Additional tools consists of heated grips, saddlebag lights, and headdress floorboards for driver and passenger. It begins at $38,499 and can start heading to dealers this month.
The final additional included on the Challenger Elite can also be model new for 2024, a redesigned PowerBand Audio system. The fairing and saddlebags level 4 100-watt audio system on the rider, double the wattage of the usual PowerBand items. Indian says the upper quantity ceiling comes with elevated readability, the adaptive equalizer adjusting frequencies to hurry and ambient situations. Simply as importantly for U.S. audiences, a Bass Increase Tune delivers 50% extra bass. Homeowners additionally requested Indian for some razzle dazzle and the corporate delivered, the brand new PowerBand audio system fitted with UnderGlow smooth white LED lighting. Riders who need all of the noise can stack up a cumulative 1,000 watts of energy between loudspeakers within the entrance fairings, saddlebags, and touring trunk.
The setup comes commonplace on the brand new Challenger Elite, however any Indian from the 2020 to 2024 mannequin years fitted with PowerBand can improve to the extra highly effective system, touted as successfully plug-and-play. Bagger house owners with bikes from 2020 to 2023 can head to their sellers and get the Bass Increase Tune for the usual PowerBand items as effectively.