The new Indian FTR Carbon retains the mechanicals, powertrain and the features of the FTR 1200 but gets a healthy dollop of carbon fibre bodywork, an Akrapovič Titanium exhaust and a small bump in power & torque.
Indian Motorcycle has added a collector's model to its FTR range with the 2020 FTR Carbon. As the name suggests, the FTR Carbon champions exquisite carbon-fibre bodywork (front fender, fuel tank, air box covers, headlight housing and the rear seat cowl) and even gets a low-mounted Akrapovič Titanium exhaust system that's been finished in Black. The Akrapovic exhaust was also available on the 2019 FTR 1200 S (only with the Race Replica paint scheme).
As for the other changes on the FTR Carbon, we 're afraid there aren't any. It's powered by the same 1,203cc liquid-cooled V-twin motor as the standard FTR 1200, although in the FTR Carbon, it produces 125bhp and 120Nm. That's 2bhp and 2.1Nm more than all other FTR models (1200, 1200 S & 1200 Rally).
In terms of features too, the FTR Carbon is identical to its brethren. It comes fitted with standard equipment like all-LED lighting, a 4.3-inch LED touchscreen, a fast-charging USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, fully-adjustable suspension with long travel (150mm), cruise control and Brembo brakes. On the safety front as well, the FTR Carbon is fully-loaded with a kit comprising of three riding modes (Standard, Rain & Sport) that allow different settings for the bike's ABS, traction control, wheelie mitigation control and the lean-sensitive stability control.
While Indian Motorcycle did launch the FTR 1200 S in India last year (which, by the way, was also one of our 'Best of 2019' ), we've yet to receive confirmation about the 2020 FTR Carbon making its way to our shores. However, given all that carbon fibre bodywork, expect the FTR Carbon to carry a price tag worthy of a collector's item!