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2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle Review Specs Price

The new 2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle exudes a superior street style and championship pedigree. The FTR R epitomizes a carbon motorcycle’s ideal form– sleek, powerful, and refined. Entirely inspired by our origins in flat track, its fashionable features contribute to its exceptional functionality. It’s not just pretty when you’re standing there.

The FTR R Carbon’s distinctive, high-revving, liquid-cooled American V-twin character sets it apart. With a torque curve that’s both fat and flat, 120 horsepower and 87 ft-lbs of torque enable it to sprint to its 9000 rpm redline with ease.

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle – Features and Specs

AIM Quick, even when

The FTR range offers world-class performance with a bike that feels small and elegant thanks to its carefully tuned engine, street-tuned chassis, and 17-inch tires and wheels.

The Intersection of Style and Performance

American flat track heritage is carried forward with enhancements to the recognizable FTR platform, raising the bar for road performance, accessibility, and control. Be itching to get away your next weekend with this unusual American V-twin.

4-inch Touchscreen powered by Ride Command

The class-leading and industry-first 4-inch Touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND combines advanced function with design detail, intuitive search navigation, and Bluetooth® tethering. Moreover, you can easily adjust it according to your preferences with a fingertip.

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle

The Best Ride-enhancing Tech

Lane-angle-sensitive stability and maximum thrills are achieved with three riding modes (Sport, Standard, and Rain). In every situation, Control and ABS deliver reliable, predictable handling. Additionally, there is wheel damping, cornering pre-control, and traction control. Traction control and wheel damping are easily turned off if your inner demon wants to spice things up.

Fully Adjustable Öhlins Suspension

You can fine-tune your ride to your preferred feel with fully adjustable Öhlins® front and rear suspension, which maintains your traction on city streets and country roads without compromising telepathic light handling.

Encouraging a Confident Riding Position

The FTR R Carbon, first modeled after our formidable, championship-winning FTR 750 flat-track racer, is ideally suited for the highest street performance, where real riders rule. Metzeler Sportec® rubber keeps you firmly glued to the road on the front and rear of these lightweight, easily shockable 17-inch cast wheels.

Stopping Power

The FTR R Carbon stands out from the crowd because of its single exposed rear shock and fully adjustable 43mm inverted front fork. Massive Brembo 4-piston monobloc calipers, specially tuned for fantastic control and stopping power, grip two 320mm rotors. Stories are only available with two fingers if you choose to use them.

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle

It’s in the Details

Premium stitched seat and all carbon fiber components provide unmatched fit and finish. Every time you sit on it, unparalleled comfort and emotion await you.

Make FTR R Carbon your own

The Indian FTR is the Swiss Army Knife of the motorcycle world—a multi-purpose and essential tool that can handle all your two-wheeling needs. You can also take the FTR to a new level with genuine factory accessories. Whether you desire more functionality, advanced design, improved comfort, or a specific purpose, personalizing the FTR is easy and allows you to build it to your specifications.


Since the FTR R differs from the Carbon, it can be extremely difficult to suggest an alternative. Still, other bikes in the area undoubtedly scratch different niches and cost a bit less.

Check out the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro ($13,895) if looks draw you in—especially those gorgeous exhaust pipes. If you’re interested in engine size, horsepower, and torque, the BMW R NineT ($15,945) has slightly comparable specs—109 horsepower, 85.5 ft-lbs, and 1,170cc @ 6,000 rpm.

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle

If you’re after another American brand for its big engine (1,250cc), low seat (28.9 inches), and front controls, look no further than the Harley-Davidson Sportster S ($16,399). Last but not least, four more FTRs are available, with prices starting at just $13,499 if price is your primary concern.

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain

Bore x Stroke 4.016 inches x 2.898 inches (102mm x 73.6mm)
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Displacement 73 cu in (1203 cc)
Drive/Driven Clutch Assist & Slip, Multi-Plate
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed Loop Fuel Injection / 60 mm Bore
Engine Type Liquid Cooled V-Twin
Exhaust 2-into-1, Catalyst in collector
Gear Ratio (1st) 12.270: 1
Gear Ratio (2nd) 8.341: 1
Gear Ratio (3rd) 6.646: 1
Gear Ratio (4th) 5.639: 1
Gear Ratio (5th) 4.985: 1
Gear Ratio (6th) 4.278: 1
Horsepower 120 HP
Peak Torque 87 ft-lbs (118 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM 6,000 rpm
Transmission/Final Drive 2.647: 1
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle


Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal (12.9 L)
Ground Clearance 6.5 in (165 mm)
GVWR 948 lb (430 kg)
Lean Angle 43°
Overall Height 51 in (129.5 cm)
Overall Length 87.5 in (2223 mm)
Overall Width 32.7 in (830 mm)
Rake/Trail 25.3° / 3.9 in ( 99.9 mm)
Seat Height 30.7 inches (780mm)
Weight (Dry Weight / Running Order) 486lbs (221kg) / 518lbs (235kg)
Wheelbase 60 inches (1,524mm)


Front Brakes Brembo Dual 320mm t5 Rotor / 4 Piston Caliper
Rear Brakes Brembo Single 260mm t5 Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle

Tires / Wheels

Front Tires Metzeler Sportec M9 RR 120/70ZR17 58W
Front Wheel Cast 17 in x 3.5 in
Rear Tires Metzeler Sportec M9 RR 180/55ZR17 73W
Rear Wheel Cast 17 in x 5.5 in


Front Fork Tube Diameter 43 mm
Front Suspension Ohlins Fully Adjustable Inverted Telescopic Cartridge Fork
Front Travel 120 mm
Rear Suspension Ohlins Fully Adjustable Piggyback IFP
Rear Travel 120 mm

2023 Indian FTR R Carbon Street Motorcycle


Color / Graphics Carbon Fiber
Factory Warranty 2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Gauges N/A
Infotainment 4 inches of Touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND. The model year 2023 motorcycle include a complimentary 1-year trial of RIDE COMMAND+ (after which fees apply), which includes features like live weather/traffic and intuitive destination search. Touchscreen display includes real-time clock, ambient air temperature, heading, audio information display, map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; ride mode selection; screen brightness; and vehicle trouble code readout.
Lights LED Headlight, Taillight, Turn Signals
Standard Equipment Ride Modes (Rain, Standard, Sport), Lean Angle Sensitive ABS, Stability Control, Traction Control, Wheelie and rear lift Mitigation, USB Charge Port, Cruise Control

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