Indian Motorcycles Introduces eFTR Mini
A new Indian for $500? Yep, the eFTR Mini has the Indian logo on what appears to be a fuel tank but is actually a small electric motorcycle made for kids. Following the introduction last year of the eFTR Jr e-bike, the Mini is designed for smaller kids looking for an entry point into powered motorcycles, priced at $499.99.
The new Mini version carries over the styling of the championship-winning FTR750 flat-track racebike that has won every AFT title since it was introduced in 2017. It’s 20% smaller and 50% lighter than the eFTR Jr, making it more accessible to smaller and younger riders.
The eFTR Mini’s 18.4-inch seat height is nearly 5 inches lower than the eFTR Jr that costs $749.99. Rather than the Jr’s 36-volt system, the Mini uses a 24-volt rechargeable battery to reach 14 mph in its high-power setting and 10 mph in low mode. Indian claims a running time of up to 30 minutes before needing recharging.
Costs were kept down by eschewing the Jr’s suspension in favor of a rigid architecture, helping reduce weight from 110 pounds to just 55 pounds, making it easier for small kids to muscle around or for parents to toss it in the back of their car or truck. The Jr’s dual-disc brake setup gets downgraded to a single rear drum brake in the Mini, which has a maximum rider weight of 140 pounds compared to the Jr’s 175 pounds.
More information on the eFTR Mini in the press release below.
Smaller & Lighter, All-New Electric Youth Bike Delivers a More Approachable & Accessible Offering for Children Learning to Ride
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 22, 2021) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today expanded its electric youth bike offering with the introduction of the all-new eFTR Mini. Along with the eFTR Jr, the eFTR Mini allows motorcyclists around the world to hand down their passion and love for riding to children with a new option uniquely suited to smaller, entry-level riders.
Boasting the same championship styling as the FTR750 race bike, the newest addition to Indian Motorcycle’s electric youth bike lineup allows young riders to feel like a member of the iconic Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew that dominated flat track in the 1950’s and has won every championship since returning to the sport in 2017. At $499.99, the eFTR Mini features a high-quality, durable steel tube frame and is 20% smaller and 50% lighter than the eFTR Jr – making it even more approachable and accessible to more youth riders.
“The eFTR Jr was met with an extremely positive response from so many passionate riders and loyal Indian Motorcycle customers looking to share their passion for riding with the children in their lives,” said Ross Clifford, Vice President of Parts, Garments, and Accessories at Indian Motorcycle. “With the eFTR Mini, we’re expanding our available youth offerings with an even more accessible option, allowing us to accommodate an even wider range of aspiring two-wheel riders.”
Measuring nearly five inches lower than the eFTR Jr, the eFTR Mini’s 18.4-inch seat height accommodates shorter riders eight years and older in low mode, and 13 and over in high mode. The eFTR Mini was designed around a proven electric powertrain, as its 24-volt rechargeable battery runs up to 30 minutes and can reach up to 14 mph in high mode and 10 mph in low mode. The bike’s strong steel tube frame provides a solid foundation for beginning riders, while its rear brake offers premium stopping power.
Youth riders can gear up with Indian Motorcycle’s authentic collection of youth protective equipment, including an eFTR-inspired helmet, body armor, gloves, and an Indian Motorcycle Racing replica jersey. The eFTR youth apparel collection features Indian Motorcycle Racing branding and has been designed for enhanced rider protection and comfort.
Just in time for the holidays, the eFTR Mini is priced at $499.99 USD ($639.99 CAN) and is available online at IndianMotorcycle.com and Indian Motorcycle dealerships around the world. Riders can learn more at IndianMotorcycle.com and on social media by following along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.