Today marks the launch of Indian’s entire 2024 model year lineup, eight beautiful new bikes covering a wide range of motorcycle pursuits and passions. But stealing the show is one limited-edition offering we can’t take our eyes off: the FTR x 100% R Carbon.
It doesn’t hurt that we love the FTR in general, but this bike is even more of a head turner than usual. Here’s everything you need to know.
Active since the 1980s, 100% has steadily built a reputation for crafting some of the finest (and best looking) helmets, goggles and gloves for bikers, cyclists and more. The brand’s action sports style cues come to life in an eye-popping FTR trim featuring a hue dubbed “blue candy” that carries from the carbon fiber tank to the headline nacelle, seat cowl and front fender. The colorway also includes a bright white powder coated frame, gloss paint finishes and red accents. The 100% branding is hard to miss but not over the top.
The bike also gets a pretty nice complement of high-end components, including blacked-out race-ready Öhlins front forks and rear shock spring, a black-finished Titanium Akrapovič exhaust and carbon fiber engine covers, chain guard and exhaust heat shield.
Lest you think it’s all sizzle and no steak, the performance features are formidable as well: a 120-horsepower, liquid-cooled V-twin engine delivers 87 ft-lbs of torque, dual-disc Brembo brakes keep those ponies under control and 4-inch Ride Command-powered touchscreen provides access to navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and three ride modes: rain, standard and sport.
As far as we’re concerned, the whole thing just pops — and it’s just one of Indian’s new bikes. There’s also a limited-edition Challenger Elite (325 units available worldwide, starting at $38,499) with a custom-inspired Charcoal Candy paint scheme and revamped, four-speaker audio system. And of course all the brand’s other iconic models are back and updated for the new model year as well.
Still it’s that FTR x 100% that captures our imagination. Just 400 will be made, at a starting price of $18,999, so as with the bike itself, quickness is a virtue.