New and exciting electric bikes and bicycles have been popping up a lot lately. Not to be outdone, Indian Motorcycle joins the fray with the new eFTR Hooligan 1.2.
Developed in collaboration with the lifestyle adventure brand Super73, the eFTR Hooligan 1.2 electric bicycle combines Super73’s reliable powertrain with Indian’s motorcycle-inspired styling. The result is a nifty bike that seeks to appeal to both motorcycle and bicycle adventurers.
Built on the Super73-S2 platform, the Hooligan features a sturdy aluminum chassis. An inverted front fork and thick 20-inch wheels absorb irregularities in the road surface, whether riding in urban traffic or off-roading on forest paths.
The riding fun lasts for 40 miles, thanks to the bike’s removable 960-watt-hour battery. Using the pedal assisted Eco mode, riders can extend the battery range to 75 miles.
Riders can switch between four different ride modes with the Super73 mobile app. The Class 1 pedal assist mode provides a top speed of 20 mph.
Class 2 throttle operation-pedal assist mode also provides 20 mph but with less physical effort. Class 3 pedal assist mode propels the bike to 28 mph, while the Off-Road mode brings out 20,000 watts of power and a top speed of 28 mph.
Bringing the Hooligan to a halt is an easy task, thanks to its disc brakes. With a seat height of 31 inches, the bike can support riders weighing up to 325 pounds.
Indian’s contribution to the eFTR Hoolihan 1.2 is in the looks. It sports a mid-height, moto-style handlebar with soft rubber grips and an LED headlight with an FTR-inspired tinted wind deflector.
The bike eschews front and rear fenders in favor of a more aggressive, sporty appearance. The battery has also moved from the Super73-S2 base design to provide better riding balance.
The black and red colorway further enhances the motorcycle-like appearance. As a cherry on top, the Hooligan has a gold-colored chain for that authentic Indian look.
Finally, the bike allows anybody to let their inner hooligan out. As an electric bicycle, it doesn’t require a motorcycle endorsement to ride.
The eFTR Hooligan 1.2 is initially launched as a limited first release. The bike is available now at Indian dealerships and online store at an MSRP of $3,999.99.