Indian Motorcycle has introduced its first electric offering in its 119-year history, but it isn’t a rival the Harley’s LiveWire electric motorcycle. Meet the Indian eFTR Jr, a mini-replica of Indian Motorcycle’s American Flat Track championship-winning FTR750 created for the younglings. As they say, “start them early,” and this mini-bike is a great way to hand down your passion for motorcycling to the next generation. The eFTR Jr features two ride modes: low and high. On the low mode, the mini-bike is capable of reaching speeds up to 10mph and is meant for riders who eight or above, while it tops out at 15mph on the high mode and is suited for those above the age of 13. The seat height is 23.2 inches, and the bike can support weight up to 175 pounds.
Just like the flat trick racer it is based on, the eFTR Jr gets a rugged steel frame that’s finished in red and is equipped with front forks and mono-shock rear suspension that makes it suitable over bumpy surfaces. The eFTR Jr’s dual-disc brakes should give it enough stopping power for the rider to push hard with confidence. There’s no information on the battery capacity, but Indian says power for up to 140 minutes of continuous use in the low-speed mode. “Whether it was a father, mother, uncle or family friend, most motorcyclists have fond memories of the person that introduced them to riding, and that’s the spirit behind the eFTR Jr,” said Ross Clifford, Vice President of Parts, Garments, and Accessories at Indian Motorcycle. “We wanted our first youth offering to be electric to provide a safe, simplistic, and clean form of motorcycling for children, all wrapped up in the signature look of the FTR750. The eFTR Jr can kickstart a lifetime of riding memories for the whole family.”
[Available at: Indian Motorcycle]