2023 Indian FTR Sport First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

FTR Sport replaces the FTR S

Indian Motorcycle revealed a new FTR Sport model that replaces the FTR S in its 2023 lineup. The FTR Sport slots in under the FTR R Carbon but above the FTR Rally and the base FTR.

The FTR Sport comes with a number plate above the headlight, a chin fairing, and a passenger seat cover. For 2023, the Sport and R Carbon models both receive an upgraded four-inch touchscreen display with navigation powered by Indian’s Ride Command technology.

The entire FTR range receives a new clutch offering improved feel and performance, a retuned front braking system Indian claims to provide a firmer feel. The speedometers on all FTR models got moved higher to improve visibility.

Indian also equipped all four FTR variants with a new sport exhaust muffler.

The 2023 Indian FTR Sport comes in the White Lightning with Indy Red and Black Metallic accents pictured above, as well as a Black Metallic with Indy Red accents. The 2023 FTR come in Black Metallic with Lifted Lime branding and matching rear shock coil. The FTR Rally is available in a new Black Smoke paint with a Desert Earth frame and matching headdress tank logo. The range-topping FTR R Carbon comes in Cloud Silver with Championship Gold pinstriping.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com 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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  • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Nov 10, 2022

    The black one without the red wheels is nice. If it came with a tank holding another gallon and decent fueling I might consider it.

    • MikeD MikeD on Nov 10, 2022

      +1 on the fuel capacity.
      The fueling issue, according to people who have ridden the latest version, it's been "cured".

  • Mechanicus Mechanicus on Nov 14, 2022

    I'm in the market and looked at them at the local dealer, but I just cant get past the fugly exhaust and the jacked-up seat.