Indian Motorcycle will replace its FTR S naked bike with the FTR Sport for 2023, with styling and electronic upgrades and a starting price of $15,749.
Editor’s note: We have test ridden the Indian Motorcycle FTR and its derivatives during the 2019 Indian FTR 1200 S First Ride Review, 2020 Indian FTR 1200 S MC Commute Reviewand 2022 Indian Motorcycle FTR R Carbon Review MC Commute articles and videos.
The FTR Sport will feature a new tank panel design and be available in either Black Metallic with Indy Red accents or a White Lightning with Indy Red and Black Metallic accents. Additional stylistic features include a number plate, chin fairing, and seat cowl
Mechanical upgrades include a new sport muffler and an updated braking system intended to give a firmer feel at the lever. The speedometer is repositioned to allow for an easier view and the clutch is new, promising improved feel and function. It will come with a new 4-inch round touchscreen display panel powered by the brand’s Ride Command system. Three ride modes include Sport, Standard, and Rain, and additional systems include Lean Angle Sensitive Stability Control and ABS.
The FTR Sport makes use of the tried-and-true 1,203cc V-twin found in other FTR models, along with fully adjustable Sachs suspension front and rear. Brembo braking kit provides stopping power front and back and 17-inch Metzeler Sportec M9 RR tires wrap the dual 17-inch cast wheels.
Additional accessory upgrades are being added to the catalog as well, including adjustable rearsets, levers, caps, covers, guards, and more.
The remaining FTR lineup, which includes the base FTR, the FTR Rally, and the FTR R Carbon, will also receive muffler, clutch, and braking system upgrades. The FTR R Carbon will receive the same touchscreen enhancement as well.
2023 Indian FTR Sport Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||1,203cc, liquid-cooled V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke:||102.0 x 73.6mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||Closed-loop fuel injection|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi-disc slipper/assist|
|Front Suspension:||43mm ZF Sachs fork, fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Sachs piggyback shock, fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||4-piston Brembo calipers, dual 320mm discs w/ Cornering ABS|
|Rear Brake:||2-piston Brembo caliper, 260mm disc w/ Cornering ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Cast; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 5.5 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Metzeler Sportec M9 RR; 120/70-17 / 180/55-17|
|Seat Height:||30.7 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||3.4 gal.|
|Claimed Curb Weight:||522 lb.|