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Indian Motorcycle has announced a collaboration with five renowned artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for Indian’s all-new FTR 1200. Only 100 tank covers for each design will be produced, with the five unique designs to be unveiled on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France.

Indian Motorcycle curated a lineup of artists with extremely distinct styles from street graffiti to modern abstract, in order to appeal to a wider range of consumer preferences. The artistic tank covers will allow FTR 1200 owners to instantly transform their bike into a piece of mobile fine art, while also increasing their personal connection to the FTR 1200.

The five artists include legendary skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, leading urban contemporary art figure D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton), wall-mural artist Adam Turman, Los Angeles spray paint artist ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) and Graffiti artist RISK.

“Art and motorcycles share a common thread of self-expression, and for motorcycles, customisation is where self-expression truly comes to life,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing and Product for Indian Motorcycles. “The FTR 1200 and its diverse accessory collections, were purposefully designed to enable a rider’s desire for self-expression, and the Artist Series serves that same purpose in a highly artistic fashion.”

A special series, scheduled to debut shortly after Wheels & Waves, will showcase each of the five artists, their design process, and their unique airbox cover designs.

Final designs and detailed product information will be available after the unveiling at Wheels & Waves on June 13. Anyone buying an advance five-day ticket in advance to the show will automatically be entered into a prize draw by Indian Motorcycle for a chance to win an all-new FTR 1200, with the draw taking place on the Saturday night of the event at the main stage.

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