Getting younger ‘uns into motorcycling is without doubt one of the best challenges for large way of life manufacturers as of late, particularly the massive American cruiser firms. Harley-Davidson addressed the difficulty with a pair of electric balance bikes last August, and Indian is following swimsuit now with an electrical minibike designed to appear like the FTR750 flat tracker, and by affiliation the FTR1200 streetbike.
Really useful for youths over eight years outdated, the eFTR Jr is a 36-volt electrical motorbike with a twist grip throttle, primary suspension at each ends, decent-looking disc brakes and a set of tank ‘n’ tail bodywork similar to the massive FTR. The battery field has some vaguely engine-ish shapes on it, even when it appears like a parallel twin as an alternative of Indian’s V-twins, and there is additionally a pair of faux plastic high-rise shotgun exhausts similar to those on dad’s bike.
Indian’s not releasing any energy figures for this factor, however says it’s going to do a strong 15 mph (24 km/h) in excessive energy mode and 10 mph (16 km/h) in low energy mode. The battery ought to final about 65 minutes on excessive energy and round 140 minutes on low.
Oh, and there is a 175-lb (79-kg) really helpful weight restrict, simply in case a few of you large children are eyeing it off for some again yard shenanigans. Not that anybody in historical past has ever adopted a weight restrict advisory on a motorcycle.
The eFTR Jr is offered now at US$749.99. That is a little bit pricier than the Harley steadiness bikes, however it appears extra like a motorcycle, it is received twin suspension the place the Harleys are completely inflexible, and it is a good bit sooner. It’s going to undergo compared to full-on e-dirtbikes like the Husky EE5, however then that is a fairly severe piece of package that’ll set you again greater than $5,000.
Take a look at a video under.
The NEW eFTR Jr – Hand It Down – Indian Bike
Supply: Indian Motorcycle