Indian, Roland Sands Design Team Up For New Super Hooligan-Style FTR

Want a made-in-America naked bike with aggressive styling and hairy-chested performance? Since Harley-Davidson has apparently walked back its plans to build the Bronx naked bike and doubled down on the blinged-up bagger formula, you’ll have to be happy with the Indian FTR. And now, since Indian is not ashamed to emulate the profit-pushing plays from elsewhere in the industry, we see another team-up bike from the company. They’re selling a new version of the FTR that was built with input from Roland Sands Design, paying tribute to the Super Hooligan race series.

Super Hooligan racing is sort of a catch-all flat-track series for non-sportbike machines (see the series’ website here for a good idea of what to expect). The FTR is exactly the kind of machine the series was built for, and the graphics package shows off its association with the race series:

From the track to the street, the FTR x RSD Super Hooligan® inspires riders to unleash their inner hooligan. The new limited-edition FTR features Black Metallic bodywork with authentic Super Hooligan® race graphics, a classic Indian Motorcycle Red frame with matching wheels featuring gold accent, and Indian Motorcycle Racing’s No. 1 championship logo on the front and side number plates. For an extra layer of authenticity, the FTR x RSD Super Hooligan® features race team sponsors’ logos on its rear seat cowl. Additional graphics for the radiator shroud, front fender, and front forks will be supplied to owners for optional application. These premium components were thoughtfully curated to deliver an authentic, race-like experience to the rider.

It’s not all glammed-up stickers and gussied-up paint, though:

Built upon the FTR R Carbon model, the FTR x RSD Super Hooligan® offers performance branded parts and premium ride-enhancing technology. Fully adjustable Öhlins® inverted front forks and rear piggyback shock delivers exceptional ride and handling, while dual-disc Brembo® brakes provide ultimate stopping power. The bike’s four-inch round touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND offers vital bike and ride information, selectable ride modes for a customizable ride experience, along with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The capabilities of RIDE COMMAND allow riders to take control like never before by enjoying seamless integration with their smartphones, tracking ride routes, keeping up to date with automated alerts of the motorcycle’s maintenance and health. In addition, an Akrapovič muffler and heat shield add style and improve sound, while Gilles Tooling parts, including adjustable rear-sets, oil cap, radiator cap, and bar-end weights, add to the bike’s premium finish – delivering authentic RSD® Hooligan race style for the rider.

Only 300 will be made for the global market. Ask your dealer for details, if you think you want one.


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