Indian FTR - Black Swan

Submitted by Jo on Tue, 03/08/2022 - 14:04

The Indian FTR Black Swan, made by the Belgian Brice Hennebert of Workhorse Speed ​​Shop located in Wavre, Belgium.
The custom builder drew inspiration for his creation from 90ies superbikes, modern Grand Prix racers and Porsches tuned by Rauh-Welt.
Hennebert was given total freedom from the FTR owner and has gone all out.

After preliminary sketches, Hennebert made a trip to Akrapovič's headquarters in Slovenia to help fabricate the custom 2-in-1 exhaust system.
The fuel tank was designed around the original air intake system. Because quite a bit of naked carbon fiber has been used, the whole body, which consists of one piece, weighs only 1.8 kg, ridiculously light.
The headlight contains two eyelids that are driven by a motor to be able to open and close.

Öhlins Racing kept the original suspension mounting point and supplied a special black shock absorber to match the theme, complemented by black front forks.
The braking system is from Beringer which offered a prototype system, one of the lightest braking systems they have. For example, the complete front brake system weighs only 1 kg.

The Black Swan sits on Rotobox carbon wheels with Dunlop GP Racer tires to make the machine as dynamic as possible.