Taste Tests

Taste Test: 2021 Indian FTR Rally

When you need a somewhat of an American Dual-Sport machine with a V-Twin you only have two choices: one is from Harley-Davidson with its Pan America and one is from Indian with its FTR Rally.

While the upcoming Pan America is like an Iowa-Class battleship. The new Indian FTR Rally is the closest V-Twin to a dedicated to going (somewhat) off-road.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s no true Dual-Sport with the likes of 690 Enduro-R, DR650, nor even a Desert Sled! But having an American V-Twin that can go light off-road is a bonus at any price!

Based on the excellent FTR 1200 series, this Rally version has serious shoes equipped with its Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR, cross-spoked wheels, and marginally increased ride height.

Since I’ve already ridden the flagship 1200 S Race Replica last year, I’m curious about how does the Rally ride and feel. It does not have the fancy TFT gauge, nor the ZF suspensions will it be the same old thing or a different beast?



Host Manufacturer:

– Indian Motorcycle International



Host Dealer:

– Sin City IndianMotorcycle (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)



Dealer / Distributor (PHI):

– Indian Motorcycle Philippines (Quezon City, NCR)