Thanks to a collaboration with Indian, the legendary motorcycle maker, the line between e-bike and e-motorcycle continues to blur. Nevertheless, Indian and adventure brand SUPER73 just unveiled a limited-edition (and admittedly cool) electric bicycle. The red and black eFTR Hooligan 1.2 e-bike offers urban and recreational cyclists a cafe racer-inspired e-bike that’s powerful and teeming in Indian Motorcycle’s signature aesthetics.
Here’s what you need to know.
eFTR Hooligan 1.2 moto-inspired e-bike
Indian Motorcycle incorporates SUPER73-S2 platform in the electric bike, which it touts as a high-performing and versatile design.
Moto-style handlebars, a golden chain, a “unique” LED headlight, FTR-like wind deflector, and chunky, aggressive tires round out the bike’s looks.
An aluminum chassis, 20-inch wheels, disc brakes, retractable kickstand, and an inverted fork structure the eFTR.
As for juice, the bike uses a 960 watt-hour removable battery — a tiny powerhouse by electric bike standards. Fully charged, the eFTR Hooligan’s battery can deliver up to 75 miles of range on the ECO setting, or up to 40 miles of range on full throttle.
Via the SUPER73 mobile app, riders can choose from an interesting spread of ride modes: Class 1 pedal assist (20 mph max), Class 2 throttle operation and pedal assist (20 mph max), Class 3 pedal assist (28 mph max), and Off-Road, which delivers up to 2000 watts of oomph and speeds over 28 mph.
In designing the bike, Indian and SUPER73 targeted optimal cycling performance in urban and rec settings. We haven’t taken one for a spin yet, but it sounds like a mission accomplished.
The limited run of eFTR Hooligan 1.2 e-bikes goes for $4,000 MSRP. Check out indianmotorcycle.com to learn more and put an order in.