As any good motorcycle consumer knows, buying a bike is only the beginning of the fun — and the drain on your pocketbook.
We’re not talking about riding costs like gas and insurance, here.
We’re talking about the all-important farkles that set your bike apart from others like it. The accessory market in the US is huge (famously, it’s an important profit center for Harley Davidson.)
So, with the exhaust smoke barely clearing from Indian’s rollout of their new flat-track based FTR 1200, here come their factory add-on kits.
There are four basic packages for customizing the FTR, and in a nod to both expense and individual tastes, they can be bought whole or just in part.
First up is the Tracker (as in flat track racer.)
The Tracker includes an upswept exhaust ($1700,) a tracker seat ($200,) side number plates ($250,) ProTaper footpegs $280,) different grips ($30,) blinkers ($120) and mounting pieces ($80) as well as license plate mount that costs $250 and a seat cowl that’ll set you back $300.
Next is the Rally.
That includes spoked wheels ($1300,) a higher Akrapovič exhaust ($1900,) headlight cowl ($150,) the Tracker kit foot pegs, front and rear mudguards ($300 and $200,) a high license plate mount ($250) and a brown seat ($300). Taller handlebars made by ProTaper ($120,) radiator guards ($250) and tank badges ($450) round out the kit.
Third in line is the Sport kit.
You can get a low slip-on Akrapovič exhaust ($1,500,) a smaller carbon-fiber seat cowl ($400,) low carbon-fiber front mudguard ($300) and tank covers ($600.)
Finally, Indian are offering the Tour.
This is actually a practical option. There’s a luggage rack ($250,) messenger bag ($280,) rack ($130,) matching tank bag ($280,) and a windshield ($180 plus another $250 hit for the mounting hardware.) Like the windshield, the slip-on exhaust ($1,500) also demands more money for the mounts ($80.)
These should all be available at Indian dealerships at the same time as the bike reaches market in the spring of 2019.