Indian Motorcycle has announced its collaboration with Sébastien Loeb, undisputed king of the World Rally Championship and a huge enthusiast of all things mechanical.
The Alsatian champion will now ride an Indian FTR R Carbon, a motorcycle with DNA full of character.
Recently victorious in the unpredictable Rallye Monte-Carlo and second in the Dakar Rally, at the age of 47, Sébastien Loeb has once again shown his high level of competitiveness after having reigned supreme in the World Rally Championship for nine years. He sets records and tries all disciplines: World Touring Car Championship, Pikes Peak, Rallye Cross, Dakar Rally, Xtreme E.
The champion tries and discovers different worlds and each time he shows his exceptional driving qualities. What is less known is that Sébastien Loeb discovered his passion for motorsports on a moped, taking part in regional races and even trying his hand at high-speed motorcycling on race circuits and in enduro.
The collaboration with Indian Motorcycle comes to seal this desire for discovery. While Sébastien Loeb has already been able to test many motorcycles, it is with Indian Motorcycle that the partnership was written. Indian Motorcycle and Sébastien share this taste for competition and pushing the limits. In Flat Track for Indian Motorcycle with five back-to-back American Championships and multiple French titles with Wilfried Delestre, and onboard four-wheeled vehicles for Sébastien.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Sébastien Loeb, who is a charismatic and talented personality,” Pierre Audoin, Indian Motorcycle National Manager, France, told Bikers Nod. “During our meeting, I discovered a real enthusiast, of cars of course, but also of two-wheelers, especially motorcycles with character like the FTR. I am very happy with this new partnership which goes against the grain of Sébastien’s traditional universe. Basing this partnership on the Indian FTR is a natural fit. It is a motorcycle with a unique style and performance, everything that Sébastien was looking for in his future motorcycle.”
The result of a perfect balance between style and performance, the FTR R Carbon is the ideal motorcycle for daily commuting in the week and for leisure at the weekend. Recognisable thanks to its unique lines, riders quickly appreciate its ultra-torquey engine, its great handling, and its premium technology such as Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, dynamic traction control or even the three riding modes. Sportiness and character, it’s the ideal motorcycle for a nine-time world champion.
“I am very happy to collaborate with Indian, I am seen more often behind the wheel than the handlebars, but I have always ridden to experience different sensations. I love riding whenever I get the chance, whether on the track or on the road, and the FTR has all the qualities necessary to have fun at any pace. In addition to the motorcycle, the spirit and the universe of Indian Motorcycle are part of a great openness and originality, and that suits me well,” said. Sébastien.
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