Indian Motorcycle eFTR Jr – Quiet Riot
Have you ever seen a motorcycle designed for kids but looks like an absolute blast for an adult? The whole pit bike craze of the early 2000s established an entire industry for toddler bikes turned full adult motos. It was the most ridiculous and insanely fun thing to happen to motocross riders burnt out on spinning laps on their full-sized bikes since the invention of the two-stroke dirt bike. Now, in the modern age, we are starting to see electric versions of modern motorcycles pop up, and this time we’ve found one for your kiddo.
In its 119-year history, Indian has never produced an electric motorcycle for your kid. The eFTR Jr is a miniature version of Indian Motorcycle’s American Flat track championship-winning FTR750. If the paired down version of the FTR is even a fraction as fun as the full-blown, dirt-throwing flat tracker, your kiddo is in for the ride of their life!
Indian clearly put themselves in the mind of a child while developing this thing. Knowing full well that some kids need to learn how to temper the throttle, they integrated two ignition modes. Low will produce a top speed of approximately 10 mph with a rider under 175 pounds, while High will rocket them up to a finger-prying 15 mph.
All of this is accomplished through the integration of Razor’s powerplant, yes, the scooter manufacturer. The 36-volt battery is rechargeable and will run for approximately 140 minutes in low mode and 65 in high.
If you’re going to build a mini-replica of a championship-winning flat track bike, you must adhere to some key details. The Indian eFTR Jr maintained the beautiful Indian Motorcycle Red over steel grey as their color scheme. A double crown front fork sans fork guards and big disk brake up front give it the look of a real racer. In the back, a mono-shock rear suspension system will soak up the bumps even when you’re sideways. And of course, a number “1” plate adorns the front and side panels to show people that your kid isn’t here for a participation trophy.
The race-only model of the real FTR-750 will set you back $50,000, but for a fraction of that cost, you can give your kid the ride of their life for just $750. It seems like an easy choice; the hard part will be determining who gets to ride it first!