The Metzeler Cruisetec will now be original equipment tyres of the Indian Roadmaster, Challenger, Chieftain, Springfield and Vintage models. The Metzeler Sportec M9 RR will now be original equipment on the brand new Indian FTR models coming to showrooms soon.

All three trims of FTR will come on the Metzeler Sportec Tyre.

The technical partnership between the brands Metzeler and Indian Motorcycle forges ahead since the first collaboration between the German-born tyre brand and the legendary US motorcycle manufacturer in 2019. V brand was chosen as the development partner and exclusive supplier for the touring model, the 2020 Indian Challenger.


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From 2021, in addition to the Indian Challenger, Metzeler tyres will exclusively equip the brand new Indian FTR, which was recently unveiled to fans all over the world, and other iconic models from America’s first motorcycle company, such as the Indian Roadmaster, Chieftain, Springfield and Vintage.

Other iconic models such as the Indian Roadmaster, Chieftain, Springfield and Vintage will come with Metzeler Tyres.

For the Indian FTR, including the FTR S and FTR R Carbon versions, Sportec M9 RR tyres were selected as OEM equipment, in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR 17 rear sizes. Indian motorcycles say the FTR offers incredible power, and at the same time, thanks in part to the agility conferred by the original equipment Sportec M9 RR tyres, extraordinary handling.


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Metzeler say the Sportec M9 RR combines the versatility typical of everyday use with the brand’s experience in Road Racing competitions, exploiting the latest technological advances in their research and development field. They also say the v M9 RR was designed for motorcyclists, primarily owners of supersport machines, with a sporty riding style and who use their bikes every day, from the urban streets to the winding roads out of town.

Expect to see the German brand on plenty of bikes in the near future.

While Metzeler Cruisetec has been selected as the original equipment tyre for several models within Indian Motorcycle’s cruising and touring portfolio, including the Challenger, Roadmaster, Chieftain, Springfield and Vintage models, also in the Limited and Dark Horse versions.


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Metzeler say the Cruisetec is designed to offer motorcyclists with power cruisers, custom and touring bikes, a tyre that is more performance oriented than others in the segment to date. The Cruisetec has been developed to take advantage of the full performance potential of these heavyweight and powerful motorcycles thanks to the high level of grip even in wet conditions, revolutionary handling, and the structural characteristics oriented towards riding pleasure, thanks to their stability and precision.


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