Customized conversion of an Indian FTR 1200S into a pure Flat Tracker by Arctos-Selection (Gannet Design & Fuhrer Moto).
A decreased bicycle with interesting style and design aspects on a modern FTR base, this Indian Bike was reworked into a timeless and purist tracker. Entirely exposed trellis body and finest artisan works of handcrafted tank cover and front mild plate out of metallic and many custom elements give this personalized build a pure tracker search.
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Listed here is the finish story –
For our newest venture we jumped on an Indian FTR for a private shopper in Switzerland.
We imagined it would be amazing to have a flat observe theme on the bicycle and the brand name Indian Motorcycles has a sturdy DNA in flat monitor racing.
Together with the shopper we resolved that it would be terrific to completely expose the gorgeous trellis body of the FTR which in first is partly coated by the plastic “tank covers” which are housing the airbox.
Ulfert: “We straight away turned informed why Indian designers determined to partially address the body as every little thing is asymmetrical on that tubular body, specially with the mono rear suspension. But we determined to choose on the challenge and expose the stunning trellis body in entire. It gave us a lot of headache, but it was absolutely well worth it and the end result with the exposed body painted in pearl white is amazing.”
The first design sketches and renderings were to start with translated into a clay model to locate the variety in 3D in preparation of the steel do the job. The crew of artisans then labored their magic and shaped and tinkered the actual elements out of metallic. The speedometer monitor got integrated into the tank protect and created it inlay and flush, so handlebar layout is extra pure and racing, without having the devices.
To substitute the original plastic tank underneath the seat, the bike bought streamlined and equipped with an aluminium flat track racing tank and tail area from Roland Sands.
Stefan: “Our goal was to integrate all the complex necessities and changes without impacting the thought. That was a serious obstacle because of extraordinary limited room concerns for all the factors and we experienced to change numerous sections in other destinations on the bike and reroute the cables and electronics.
It was crucial to us that we solve and adapt the specific elements in this kind of a way that there is a coherent general photo to get a very sleek and technically ideal racer.”
Supplemental interesting aspects like the Jetprime’s all-black racing management buttons and footpegs from Gilles give reference to the machine’s successful racing DNA.
The smaller tail light-weight as very well as the two small high tech headlights are from Highsider Germany which glow brightly the way in the dim.
The technically machined Synto Evo brake/clutch levers and brake fluid reservoir, as properly as selection plate holder are from ABM Fahrzeugtechnik and are equipped to match the coloration plan of the bike.
The golden and black spoke wheels are from Kineo and are fitted with Michelin Anakee Wild knobby tires to give that fine snotty physical appearance.
The exhaust procedure is a unique titanium model built by Zard and presents the remarkable blue tint. The slip-on is a SC-Project exhaust and gives a round take note to the two cylinder engine.
The saddle is a particular custom upholstery by Zwahlen NIZ.
The paint is a exceptional combination of “scrubbed” and large gloss shine in deep midnight blue with golden facts. The trellis body is painted pearl white to make it stand out and present its special beauty and provides awesome reflections in the daylight.
The Team: ARCTOS-Collection
This motorcycle was intended and built in collaboration among motor vehicle/motorbike designer Ulfert Janssen – Gannet Design and previous MotoGP race mechanic Stefan Fuhrer – Fuhrer Moto and his workforce of artisans and mechanics.
The close teamwork involving Ulfert and Stefan constantly final results in astonishing custom will work with remarkable high quality.
ARCTOS-Assortment is the umbrella model of Gannet Design and Fuhrer Moto, based in Emmental, Switzerland.