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Indian FTR 1200 - Owner's Manual > Carrying Cargo

Safety / Carrying Cargo

Use the following guidelines when attaching cargo or accessories to the motorcycle. Where applicable, these guidelines also refer to the contents of any accessories.


If you must transport the motorcycle:


Always heed these fuel safety warnings when refueling or servicing the fuel system.

WARNING Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions.

WARNING Gasoline and gasoline vapors are poisonous and can cause severe injury.


WARNING Failure to perform safety maintenance as recommended can result in difficult handling and loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Always perform the safety maintenance procedures as recommended in this manual.

Perform maintenance and repairs promptly. See the INDIAN MOTORCYCLE Service Manual or an authorized INDIAN MOTORCYCLE dealer or other qualified dealer.


WARNING Exceeding the gross vehicle weight rating of your motorcycle can reduce stability and handling and could cause loss of control.

NEVER exceed the GVWR of your motorcycle.

The maximum load capacity of your motorcycle is the maximum weight you may add to your motorcycle without exceeding the GVWR. This capacity is determined by calculating the difference between your motorcycle's GVWR and wet weight.

Refer to the Specifications section of this manual or the Manufacturing Information/VIN label on the motorcycle frame for model-specific information.

When determining the weight you will be adding to your motorcycle, and to ensure you do not exceed the maximum load capacity, include the following:


This vehicle complies with ICES-002, and UNECE Regulation No.

10 requirements.

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 Indian FTR 1200 - Owner's Manual > Carrying a Passenger

WARNING Do not carry a passenger unless the motorcycle is equipped with passenger seat and passenger footrests. Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for your motorcycle. Refer to the Specifications section of this manual or the Manufacturing Information/VIN label on the motorcycle frame for model-specific information. Adjust ride height as needed. See the Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Inspection and Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Adjustment sections for details. Direct the passenger to hold onto you or to the passenger handholds with both hands and to keep both feet on the passenger footrests. Do not carry a passenger who cannot place both feet firmly on the passenger footrests. A passenger who is not holding on properly, or who cannot reach the passenger footrests, can shift their body erratically, which can make the motorcycle hard to handle and cause loss of control. Before riding, be sure your passenger knows safe riding procedures. Discuss any safety information unfamiliar to your passenger. A passenger who is unaware of safe riding procedures may distract you or make movements that make the motorcycle hard to handle. Adjust your riding style to compensate for the differences in handling, acceleration and braking caused by the additional weight of the passenger. Failure to do so can cause loss of control.

 Indian FTR 1200 - Owner's Manual > Safety and information labels

Labels are model-specific and market-specific. Your motorcycle may not contain all of the labels shown. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is stamped on the right-hand side of the steering head 1, and printed on a VIN sticker located on the left-hand side of the steering head.

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