Custom made conversion of an Indian FTR 1200S into a pure Flat Tracker by Arctos-Collection (Gannet Design & Fuhrer Moto).
A lowered bike with awesome style and design elements on a modern day FTR base, this Indian Motorbike was remodeled into a timeless and purist tracker. Thoroughly exposed trellis body and very best artisan works of handcrafted tank cover and front gentle plate out of metal and many custom parts give this custom build a pure tracker glimpse.
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Right here is the full story –
For our most up-to-date job we jumped on an Indian FTR for a personal consumer in Switzerland.
We considered it would be awesome to have a flat monitor topic on the bike and the brand Indian Bikes has a solid DNA in flat track racing.
Alongside one another with the shopper we determined that it would be fantastic to thoroughly expose the gorgeous trellis frame of the FTR which in first is partly protected by the plastic “tank handles” which are housing the airbox.
Ulfert: “We instantly turned mindful why Indian designers made a decision to partly include the frame as all the things is asymmetrical on that tubular body, specially with the mono rear suspension. But we made the decision to consider on the obstacle and expose the stunning trellis frame in total. It gave us a whole lot of headache, but it was absolutely truly worth it and the end result with the uncovered frame painted in pearl white is beautiful.”
The first design sketches and renderings had been initially translated into a clay product to locate the form in 3D in preparation of the metal operate. The crew of artisans then labored their magic and fashioned and tinkered the actual pieces out of metal. The speedometer screen received integrated into the tank cover and made it inlay and flush, so handlebar structure is a lot more pure and racing, without the gizmos.
To substitute the primary plastic tank beneath the seat, the bike bought streamlined and outfitted with an aluminium flat observe racing tank and tail section from Roland Sands.
Stefan: “Our purpose was to integrate all the complex needs and adjustments with no impacting the concept. That was a genuine challenge mainly because of incredible tight space troubles for all the factors and we experienced to swap numerous pieces in other destinations on the bike and reroute the cables and electronics.
It was vital to us that we resolve and adapt the particular person parts in these kinds of a way that there is a coherent overall photograph to get a quite sleek and technically best racer.”
Further awesome details like the Jetprime’s all-black racing regulate buttons and footpegs from Gilles give reference to the machine’s effective racing DNA.
The little tail gentle as nicely as the two modest significant tech headlights are from Highsider Germany which shine brightly the way in the dark.
The technically machined Synto Evo brake/clutch levers and brake fluid reservoir, as nicely as variety plate holder are from ABM Fahrzeugtechnik and are outfitted to match the colour scheme of the bike.
The golden and black spoke wheels are from Kineo and are equipped with Michelin Anakee Wild knobby tires to give that fantastic snotty look.
The exhaust process is a specific titanium variation designed by Zard and offers the amazing blue tint. The slip-on is a SC-Job exhaust and offers a round notice to the two cylinder engine.
The saddle is a particular custom made upholstery by Zwahlen NIZ.
The paint is a scarce mixture of “scrubbed” and large gloss glow in deep midnight blue with golden particulars. The trellis frame is painted pearl white to make it stand out and clearly show its specific splendor and presents astounding reflections in the sunlight.
The Crew: ARCTOS-Selection
This motorbike was developed and created in collaboration between car or truck/motorbike designer Ulfert Janssen – Gannet Design and previous MotoGP race mechanic Stefan Fuhrer – Fuhrer Moto and his crew of artisans and mechanics.
The near teamwork amongst Ulfert and Stefan normally success in astonishing customized is effective with awesome high quality.
ARCTOS-Selection is the umbrella brand of Gannet Design and Fuhrer Moto, based in Emmental, Switzerland.
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