American Flat Track

Indian Motorcycle welcomes its latest addition to the FTR range with the Championship Edition to celebrate the FTR success at the American Flat Track race series.

The FTR Championship Edition debuted last week during the opening of the AFT season at the Volusia Half-Mile. With just 400 made, the 2022 FTR Championship Edition features a mechanical combination of existing FTR models.

First and foremost, the FTR CE gets the Scrambler tall seat height, longer suspension travel and 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels, fully adjustable Sachs front fork and piggyback shocks.

The FTR CE also fitted with the same ride mode selection, ABS and TFT instrument cluster with touchscreen capability found on the S and the R Carbon variants. This, in turn, made the FTR CE a different variant altogether, not just an esthetic upgrade.

Nevertheless, FTR Championship Edition does not fall short on the cosmetic end either as it gets exclusive red spoked wheels, red frame, colourful tank and tail accents, and a championship commemorative bezel mounted on the tank.

By the way, the bike also features a host of carbon fibre components, including the front fender, seat cowl, airbox covers, and headlight.

According to the American firm, the FTR Championship Edition is priced at USD16,499 (RM70k).

Yamaha Motor Corp USA has donated one 2022 YZF-R7 to a charity raffle that supports injured American Flat Track (AFT) racers.

However, it’s not just any R7 because the raffle bike is the World GP 60th Anniversary Edition.

The bike features Yamaha’s iconic white/red colour scheme, gold fork, GP-inspired Tuning Fork emblems and gold cast aluminium wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres.

The Yamaha R7 is up for grabs as the main raffle prize of the Rookies of ’70 season-long fundraiser.

“I’m proud and pleased that we were able to donate this Yamaha YZF-R7 to The Rookies of ’79 charity, allowing them to raise money to achieve their mission of helping riders and families in need.

“They are a fantastic organization that does incredible work for the racing community. And as an ex-flat tracker myself, it’s a cause very near and dear to my heart,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager.

Those interested in getting their hands on the bike while donating to charity can get the raffle tickets sold at every AFT round.

The winner will be drawn at the season finale on October 15, 2022, at Florida’s Volusia Speedway.

As its name implies, the Rookies of ’79 and Friends Charity were created by the rookie flat track class of 1979 that comprises Wayne Rainey, John Wincewiz, Ronnie Jones, Charlie Roberts, Scott Parker and Tommy Duma.

The charity’s main objective is to help provide financial assistance to riders affected by injuries sustained while racing.

Over the years, funds were produced through sales and raffles of donated memorabilia from fans, riders and corporate sponsors.

Meanwhile, to sweeten the deal, Yamaha also offers a free year of Yamaha Extended Service warranty coverage on the R7 to whoever is lucky enough to win the raffle.


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