Limited Edition Indian FTR x RSD Super Hooligan – First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Only 300 units to be made

Following on the heels of the FTR x 100% R Carbon, Indian announced another limited edition FTR 1200 model, this time collaborating with longtime partner Roland Sands Design and inspired by its Super Hooligan racing series. Only 300 individually-numbered units will be produced, with pricing starting at $18,499.

Like the 100% collaboration, the FTR x RSD Super Hooligan is built upon the FTR R Carbon. It features a Black Metallic color with Super Hooligan race graphics, a red frame and matching wheels, gold accents, and No. 1 plates.

“Super Hooligan has always been about more than just racing. It’s about pushing boundaries and having a blast riding motorcycles with your friends,” says Roland Sands, founder of RSD. “Far from the full fairing machines you normally see on the racetrack, a Super Hooligan bike has effortless attitude and a custom aesthetic with an exposed powertrain. When Indian Motorcycle approached us to codesign an Indian FTR for consumers, it was a natural fit, and something we were very excited to be a part of.”

The pillion seat cowl comes with Super Hooligan graphics and the logos of race team sponsors.

Mechanically, the FTR x RSD Super Hooligan doesn’t stray too far from the regular production model. It still features the same 1,203cc V-Twin engine, but comes standard with an Akrapovič exhaust with a heat shield. The suspension is the same, with fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes.

The limited edition model does receive some Gilles Tooling parts, including adjustable rear-sets, oil and radiator caps, and bar-end weights.

The FTR x RSD Super Hooligan alongside a FTR750 that competes in the Super Hooligan series.

“The term ‘hooligan’ has taken on an entirely new meaning in the world of motorcycles, characterized by a rebellious, fearless attitude that places having fun on a motorcycle above all else, and that’s what this new FTR is all about,” says Aaron Jax, vice president, Indian Motorcycle. “Roland Sands has blazed this trail and built the RSD brand around the hooligan lifestyle. From spinning laps on dirt ovals on mid-size cruisers, to today’s competitive racing within the MotoAmerica series, the ethos of hooligan riding has not changed.”

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Greg Greg on Feb 21, 2024

    It looks too long and low to be good at “hooliganing”.

  • Mogman Mogman on Feb 21, 2024

    Dennis, any possibility for an 'RSD comparison' between a Buell RSD Cruiser and an Indian RSD Hooligan, FTR or an Indian whatever's close?

    Might be a tough job, what with having to be forced to put a leg over each of those bikes, taking time to ride them over all kinds of terrain, drag strips, road courses and maybe a bit of off road too.

    If you need some help evaluating,😜 I'll push myself to volunteer.