A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Indian Motorcycle is going to reveal its new Artist Series tank covers for the FTR 1200 at the 2019 Wheels and Waves in Biarritz, Spain. These covers instantly transform the FTR 1200 into a piece of mobile, fine art. Indian Motorcycle curated its lineup of artists to ensure a diverse spectrum of artistic expressions from street graffiti to modem abstract. Now, since the event has kicked off, all the new limited edition tank covers have been revealed.
Indian Motorcycle collaborated with 5 amazing artists for this project. These guys have developed the new tank covers especially for the FTR 1200, which is the brand’s most-customisable platform to-date. Following are all the artists and their work. Check them out.
Design – “Cab Dragon”
A legendary skateboarding icon and original member of the famed “Bones Brigade,” Cab has forged his legacy by turning pools and half pipes into canvases for his skate artistry. Over the years, he has become well known for his extraordinary “low-brow” hot-rod-culture-inspired original artwork. His designs are now highly sought after by brands and collectors across the skate and art industries.
Design – “Rising From The Ashes”
A homegrown visionary from Indian Motorcycle’s backyard of Minneapolis, Turman is known best for large-scale, vivid and dynamic wall-mural installations throughout the Midwest. He began his art career by creating gig posters for local bands, taking inspiration from the bold, graphic style of 1980s comics and heavy metal art. Turman’s keen ability to marry his bold, vivid artistic visions with strategic-marketing objectives has made him one of the Midwest region’s most sought-after commercial artists.
Design – “A New Day”
A true “O.G.” in the world of graffiti, RISK began his career as a founding member of the WCA (West Coast Artists) graffiti crew. RISK was one of the first graffiti writers in Southern California to paint freight trains and pioneered the use of billboards and freeway overpasses as artistic canvases. Over several decades, his career has transitioned from the streets to museums, galleries, clothing lines. RISK is an innovative contemporary artist who now incorporates everything from advanced “colour theory” to “neon” in his body of work.
Design – “The Devil Within”
D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton) is a leading figure in Urban Contemporary Art, inaugurating his career on the streets more than 15 years ago. He originally entered the scene by hand-drawing stickers and posters, adhering them all over London and beyond for the unsuspecting public to discover. His work has since evolved, from fine art gallery shows to full-scale outdoor mural installations that transform urban landscapes and high-rise buildings into massive works of art.
Design – “Meant To Tell You”
ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multi-faceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street art paradigm. His unique brand of street art has captured attention and earned acclaim around the world.
All five designs are amazing! They are so good that we can’t really choose one over the other. If you have an FTR 1200, you should definitely check out this Artist Series and make sure you hurry up because only 100 units of each design are available only at select Indian Motorcycle dealers. For more information, contact your dealer to reserve yours today.