The FTR Sport epitomizes what a motorcycle should be with its sleek and muscular design. Unlike any other barebones bike on the market, its lower “flyline”—which runs from the front of the tank, along the seat, to the end of the tail—was directly inspired by our flat track heritage. Modern American performance art does not contradict this. The new 2023 Indian FTR Sport Urban Motorcycle is also included among the list of Top Ten Best Indian Motorcycles in 2023.
2023 Indian FTR Sport Urban Motorcycle – Features and Specs
While the Thunderstroke and Power Plus models receive some changes, the Indian Scout and Scout Sixty lines remain unchanged for 2023. A new slipper clutch is added with all Thunderstroke and Power Plus models, including all heavyweight Cruiser, Bagger, and Full Dresser models. According to Indian, this new clutch will improve overall feel, make downshifting smoother, and reduce clutch fatigue with a larger friction zone and a lighter pull. Roadmaster, Pursuit, Chieftain, Challenger, and Springfield models will get a new LED headlight with a broader spread to improve visibility. India’s Premium Package for Pursuit models now features lower fairing storage, and glove-wearing riders can directly respond to buttons controlling the heated and cooled seats.
Poised for Thrills
What makes the FTR Sport exceptional is its distinctive, high-revving, liquid-cooled American V-twin nature. With 120 horsepower and 87 ft-lbs of torque with a torque curve as thick as it is flat, it wins where the rider wants it and pulls viciously into the next turn.
Look Fast, Even Standing Still
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. This unusual American V-twin is ready for your upcoming weekend getaway.
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.
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.
Confidence Inspiring Riding Position
The FTR Sport, first modeled after our championship-winning, ultra-specialist FTR 750 flat-track racer, is perfect for the ultimate in-street performance, where real riders rule. Metzeler® Sportec rubber keeps you firmly glued to the road front and rear of these lightweight, easily shockable 17-inch cast wheels.
The FTR Sport stands out from the crowd because of its exposed rear shock and fully adjustable 43mm inverted front fork. Massive Brembo® 4-piston monobloc calipers, specially calibrated for fantastic control and stopping power, grip dual 320mm rotors. Stopies are only available with two fingers if you choose to use them.
Make FTR Sport Your Own
FTR Sport is a versatile and valuable tool for all your two-wheeled needs, the Swiss Army Knife® of the motorcycle world. And you can enhance the FTR Sport’s performance even more with genuine factory accessories. Customizing the FTR Sport is easy and allows you to build it exactly how you want it, whether your goals are more performance, an upscale appearance, better comfort, or a specific function.
Indian FTR Models and the New FTR Sport
The FTR Sport has also appeared for the first time, replacing the Indian FTRS. To spice up the model’s design language, the new FTR Sport features a three-tone livery, chin fairing, seat cowl, and number plate. The Edge FTR Sport will cost more than the FTR Rally and FTR base models, but below the FTR R Carbon variants.
Now available on the FTR Sport and FTR Rally variants is the 4-inch circular touchscreen display we’ve been enjoying on some flagship models. Low-sensitivity traction control, ABS, and three riding modes—Rain, Sport, and Standard—will all be standard on these vehicles.
As with the Indian heavyweight lineup, the new clutch for all four FTR models enhances performance and feel. Although the speedometer has been raised to increase visibility, the chassis and engine are identical across all models.
Before that, the base model FTR was just matte black with a slight red accent, and it felt deliberately uninteresting. With this update for 2023, the cheapest FTR gets a significant makeover and a lot more visual appeal. It is now available in glossy black with neon green accents or shiny gray with brilliant orange/red accents.
2023 Indian FTR Sport Urban Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
Engine & Drivetrain
|Bore x Stroke||4.016 inches x 2.898 inches (102mm x 73.6mm)|
|Displacement||73 cu in (1203 cc)|
|Drive/Driven Clutch||Assist & Slip, Multi-Plate|
|Electronic Fuel Injection System||Closed Loop Fuel Injection / 60mm Bore|
|Engine Type||Liquid-Cooled V-Twin|
|Exhaust||2-into-1, Catalyst in collector|
|Peak Torque||87ft-lbs (118Nm)|
|Peak Torque RPM||6,000rpm|
|Transmission/Final Drive||2.647: 1|
|Transmission/Primary Drive||Gear Drive Wet Clutch|
|Fuel Capacity||3.4 gallons (12.9 Liters)|
|Ground Clearance||6.5 inches (165mm)|
|Overall Height||51.1 inches (1297mm)|
|Overall Length||87.5 inches (2223mm)|
|Overall Width||32.7 inches (830mm)|
|Rake/Trail||25.3°degree / 3.9 in ( 99.9 mm)|
|Seat Height||30.7 inches (780mm)|
|Weight (Dry Weight / Running Order)||490 lb (223 kg / 522 lb (237 kg|
|Wheelbase||60 in (1ches,524 mm|
|Front Brakes||Brembo Dual 320mm t5 Rotor, 4 Piston Caliper|
|Rear Brakes||Brembo Single 260mm t5 Rotor, 2 Piston Caliper|
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||All-new ZF Sachs Fully Adjustable Inverted Telescopic Cartridge Fork|
|Front Travel||120 mm|
|Rear Suspension||ZF Sachs Fully Adjustable Piggyback IFP|
|Rear Travel||120 mm|
|Color / Graphics||Black Metallic, White Lightning / Indy Red|
|Factory Warranty||2 Years, Unlimited Miles|
|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), including features like live weather/traffic and intuitive destination search. Touchscreen display includes real-time clock; audio information display; ambient air temperature; heading; map/navigation; Bluetooth status for phone and headset; vehicle status (voltage, engine hours, oil change); vehicle info (speed, fuel range, RPM, gear position); ride mode selection; current ride data (distance, moving time, stop time, altitude, altitude change); trip meters; screen brightness; & vehicle trouble code readout.|
|Lights||LED Headlight, Taillight, Turn Signals|
|Standard Equipment||Ride Modes (Rain, Standard and Sport), Lean Angle Sensitive ABS, Traction Control, Stability Control, USB Charge Port, Wheelie and rear lift Mitigation, Cruise Control|