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Indian Electric Two-Wheelers

Competitive in features, pricing and target audience

by Wayfarer
3/15/2023


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While lot has been published and reported on Harley-Davidson's electric adventures including Serial 1 electric bicycles and of course LiveWire becoming a separate company, few have awareness of the electric offerings from Indian Motorcycle within Polaris Industries. This electric bicycle is very competitive in features and pricing. Let's have a look.
 
 
eFTR Hooligan 1.2 priced at $3,999 is an electric bicycle by Indian Motorcycle and SUPER73®. They have partnered to bring adventurers, fun-seekers and motorcyclists together with the eFTR Hooligan 1.2 electric bike.

The eFTR Hooligan 1.2 combines a trusted electric powertrain from SUPER73® with moto-inspired styling from Indian Motorcycle. It’s designed for recreational sport use or urban transportation.

Best thing is like all bicycles, no motorcycle license is required from its riders.

The eFTR Hooligan 1.2 touts several premium features, including a durable aluminum chassis, 20 in. wheels, disc brakes, and an inverted front fork.

Its 960-watt removable battery delivers more than 40 miles of range at 20 mph in throttle-only operation and more than 75 miles of range when using ECO pedal assist mode.
 
 

In addition, Off-Road Mode delivers up to 2000 watts of power and throttle speeds above 28 mph. Riders can select from several ride modes via the SUPER73® mobile app.

Specifications are:
• One eFTR Hooligan 1.2 electric bike with battery and charger (North America 120-volt compatible)
• ECO pedal assist mode offers 75 miles of range*
• Throttle-only operation offers 40 miles of range*
• Off-Road Mode delivers throttle speeds above 28 mph
• A custom seat, mid moto-style bars, a gold chain, and a relocated battery that features Indian Motorcycle branding
• Aggressive tire tread pattern, inverted front forks, and an FTR-inspired LED headlight and wind deflector
• Product Weight: 73 lbs. (33 kg.)
• Total Length: 68.3 in. (1735 mm.)
• Seat Height: 31.0 in. (787 mm.)
• Front Tire: GRZLY 20 in. x 4.5 in.
• Rear Tire: GRZLY 20 in. x 5 in.
• Charge Time: With 3A Charger (6-7 hours); With Optional 5A Charger (3-4 hours)Weight Capacity 325 lb. (147 kg.)
 
 
 
eFTR Jr is the bestselling electric two-wheeler from Indian Motorcycle electric lineup. Priced at $849, it is something you can actually plan to gift to a child for Christmas or special celebrations.

However, please do note that this is an off-road only vehicle.
If you live near outdoor recreational areas then you can enquire if this bike is allowed for kid's to practice. Surprisingly, even though this is designed for off-road use only, the sales of this model seems higher than the electric bicycle (eFTR Hooligan 1.2).

Its aesthetics makes it desirable to kids.

Maybe it’s a bestseller simply because no major motorcycle brand has launched an electric two-wheeler specifically for kids.
 
 

Young riders can enjoy the exciting Flat Track racing experience on this eFTR Jr that features an electric motor, rechargeable battery, and authentic FTR750 Flat Track race bike styling.

Designed for use by riders ages 8 and up and up to 175 pounds (79 kg), this electric bike delivers a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) in high speed mode, and its battery provides up to 140 minutes of continuous use in low speed mode.
 
 

This bike has a rugged steel frame, folding metal footpegs, chain drive, an adjustable riser-style handlebar, twist throttle, and hand-operated dual-disc brake. It also has FTR graphics for an authentic look.

Specifications are:
• One eFTR Jr electric bike for youth
• Youngsters can share the exciting Flat Track racing experience on this eFTR Jr that features authentic Indian Motorcycle Racing FTR750 Flat Track race bike styling
• Electric motor delivers top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) in high speed mode
• Rechargeable battery provides power for up to 140 minutes of continuous use in low speed mode (up to 12 hours to full recharge)
• Intended for use by riders 8 years and up and up to 175 pounds (79 kg)
• Rugged steel frame, folding metal footpegs, and adjustable riser-style handlebar
• Twist throttle, chain drive, and hand-operated dual-disc brake
• Product Weight: 110 Ibs
• Length: 51", Seat Height: 23.2", Wheelbase: 36.3"
• Weight Capacity 175 pounds (79 kg)

Important, please note: Not to be ridden on the street around cars. Check and respect your local laws.
 
 

eFTR Mini is the third electric variant bearing Indian name, livery and badge. Priced at $529 it’s the smallest and suitable to the toddler who has mastered the pedal-power and can balance themself on motorized version of the bicycle.

Unlike the other two models, this one is offered in two different colors. The second one being a 'pretty in pink' version. Considering this is the tiniest of the three and is painted pink, its almost stereotype and sexist which should nicely condition your daughter to be a Barbie instead of Batgirl !!!
 
 

Sorry if it offends you, but telling your daughter she is weak and tiny is just stupid.

Other than that, this eFTR Mini is the ideal way to introduce youngsters to the joy of motorsports while supervising adults enjoy the peace of mind of managing the bike’s maximum power.

This electric mini bike features colors and styling of the title-winning flat track race bikes – including a champion’s No. 1 plate.

This bike has a speed switch a supervising adult can adjust between top speeds of 14 mph (high) and 10 mph (low). It also has: a twist grip throttle, durable steel tube frame, speed mode switch, rear brake for confidence-inspiring control, and a long-range battery.
 
 

This bike is for riders age 8 and up, and maximum rider weight for this bike is 140 lb.

Specifications are:
• The ideal electric mini bike to introduce youngsters to motorsports
• Has colors and styling of full-sized championship flat track race bikes
• Speed switch lets supervising adult set top speed at 14 mph (high) or 10 mph (low)
• Twist grip throttle and durable steel tube frame
• Rear brakes offer confidence-inspiring control
• Long-range rechargeable battery
• Rated for riders age 8 and up; maximum rider weight is 140 lbs
• 43.8" L x 18.4" H, and 30.9" Wheelbase
• Weight: 48 lbs
 
 
For all the three electric variants, as with all electric vehicles, their battery range estimates depend on conditions such as rider weight, speed, temperature, wind, tire pressure, terrain, incline, etc. Mileage may vary.
 
Also, as with any vehicle, if you are in California, the laws (and freedoms?) are not what it is in other 49 States of America.

So get out and get going or get 'electrified' if it makes you feel more in 'control' of your vehicle / child / yourself.

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