Indian Motorcycle has a new electric bike, no motorcycle license needed

Iconic motorcycle company Indian has teamed up with the equally iconic electric bike manufacturer Super73 to leverage the branding of the former with the high power e-bikes of the latter. The result? An Indian-themed e-bike known as the eFTR Hooligan 1.2.

No motorcycle license necessary.

Indian Motorcycle has teased us with electrification plans before in the past.

When we first stumbled upon the company’s trademarking of the name eFTR, we thought they were building a real electric version of their FTR motorcycle.

As it turns out, we were way off. The eFTR turned into a kid’s electric dirt bike that was released as a partnership with Razor.

Now a new partnership with Super73 is bringing the eFTR badge back, this time on something big enough for adults to ride too.

The eFTR Hooligan appears to be largely based on Super73’s well-known S2 electric bike. Here at Electrek, we

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Indian Motorcycle & SUPER73 Partner to Debut New eFTR Hooligan 1.2 Electric Bicycle

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MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, and SUPER73, the American lifestyle adventure brand specializing in electric bicycles, have partnered to bring adventurers, fun-seekers, and motorcyclists together with the introduction of the eFTR® Hooligan 1.2. Launching with a limited first release, the eFTR Hooligan 1.2 combines a trusted electric powertrain from SUPER73 with moto-inspired styling from Indian Motorcycle.

Utilizing the SUPER73-S2 platform, this high-performance, versatile electric bicycle touts several moto-inspired styling features. Indian Motorcycle designed the eFTR Hooligan 1.2 with inverted front forks, mid-height, moto-style handlebars, a unique LED headlight with an FTR-inspired wind deflector, and more aggressive tires. The eFTR Hooligan 1.2 also strips the front and rear fenders, relocates the battery for improved balance, and adds a gold chain to complete the bike’s authentic Indian Motorcycle design.

“No other electric bicycle brand has defined itself as vividly as SUPER73. Its moto-culture DNA and outgoing, adventure-seeking

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Indian Motorcycle Racing Announces Factory Race Team, Privateers & Contingency for 2022 King of the Baggers Series

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MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced Tyler O’Hara and Jeremy McWilliams as factory riders aboard two Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challengers for the 2022 MotoAmerica® King of the Baggers series. In addition, Indian Motorcycle Racing is announcing nearly $40,000 in privateer contingency for the 2022 season. Privateer efforts include two privately backed teams: Roland Sands Design and the Saddlemen, Indian Motorcycle Charlotte & St. Paul powered by Lloyd’z Garage – each team with two riders aboard Indian Motorcycle baggers.

“The inaugural King of the Baggers race in 2020 truly disrupted the motorsports world, and the three-race season in 2021 expanded on that and left fans hungry for more. Now with seven races in 2022, King of the Baggers season is primed to take bagger racing to an entirely new level,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “These races

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Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse review: First ride

In white with that massive batwing fairing at the front, crystal warbonnet fender ornament and panniers large enough to pack in a one-bedroom apartment, the Roadmaster Dark Horse is impossible to ignore. From children to the elderly, no one was spared an almost instinctive double-take as the Indian chugged by. The look that says “Why didn’t this idiot just buy a car?” is something that you just have to get used to on a flagship ‘murican bagger.

Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse review: Design

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Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse review: The sleeker batwing has the auxiliary lights and turn indicators mounted on the outside. Vents on the bodywork around the leg guards to control heat from the engine

This new design form is visually more svelte without taking away the classic bulk appeal of a full-size bagger. For example, the batwing fairing is still probably the first

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