Indian Motorcycles was once again one of the headline sponsors of the eighth Wheels and Waves festivities, but this year it added a veritable smorgasbord of hipster-licious creative contests, exhibits, screenings and concerts, one of which produced the tasty eye candy you see before your very peepers.
The FTR 1200 Artist Series is a collaboration with five world-renowned artists, which each producing a limited edition line of tank covers for the stupidly awesome FTR 1200 and 1200S flat track-inspired bikes.
Featuring distinctive signature styles from the likes of skate legend and Bones Brigade OG Steve Caballero, urban artist D*Face, mural master Adam Turman and graffiti legends ThankYouX and RISK, the result is a bespoke paint job like no other.
“As much as you may want one, you probably won’t get one”
Indian is calling the FTR 1200 the ‘most customisable platform yet’ and this is thanks to the fact the fuel tank lies below the seat with the air box perched directly over the motor, where fuel tanks would more commonly reside.
This placement allows for these new-fangled bespoke tank covers, which can be easily swapped to speed up these custom jobs. The rider can then enjoy “new levels of expression for their custom builds,” which allows them to transform their ride into “mobile fine-art, while also increasing their personal bond with the FT 1200″. Hmmmm sounds a bit fluffily, but we like it.
“Indian is calling the FTR 1200 the most customisable platform yet”
As much as you may want one, you probably won’t get one. With only 100 covers per design scheduled for production and availability in selected Indian dealerships only, you will have to move fast or bed some senior figures in the company to bag yourself one of these beauties.
For more info, check out the Indian Motorcycles site.