Indian Motorcycle last month trademarked the name Raven and now they have added the name Renegade pointing to a possible model assault.
There are no details further available from Indian Motorcycle, so we can only speculate about the new models.
A Renegade is “a person who deserts and betrays an organisation, country, or set of principles”, so it could be a whole new model.
Jeep has a Renegade model, so maybe the Indian Renegade will have similar all-road capabilities like a trendy scrambler.
Or perhaps it’s a smaller capacity bike for young rebels.
That would fit into our Learner-Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) and be a huge leg up for Indian Motorcycle Australia as the learner sector continues to thrive in a slow market.
Renegade could also be a variation of the FTR 1200 which arrives in the next couple of months.
However, they already have the base model, S and S Race-Replica.
This week Indian Motorcycle announced a $1000 increase in price on the S race replica which now includes the titanium Akrapovic exhaust as standard.
Ride away prices for the FTR 1200 are now:
- FTR 1200 (Thunder Black) from $19,995;
- FTR 1200 S (Indian Motorcycle Red over Steel Gray, Titanium Metallic over Thunder Black Pearl) from $22,995;
- FTR 1200 S Race-Replica from $24,995.
Meanwhile, we believe the Raven could be a blacked version of the FTR 1200.
Indian already uses “Dark Horse” for blacked-out versions of their Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster models.
However, Raven could be a useful name to differentiate blacked-out versions of their FTR 1200 street tracker and Scout models from their cruisers/tourers.
Either way, it looks like being another big year for Indian Motorcycle which last year recorded 8.7% sales growth.
This was the highest growth rate of any motorcycle companies in Australia and one of only three to record any growth.
Click here for the full 2018 sales results.