We, humans, are a curious bunch—always fulfilling our inexplicable need to for classification, continuously angling to define inanimate objects in an effort that, ultimately, probably has more to do with easing our fickle anxieties than benefitting society. So, to quench the undeniable thirst of motorcycle taxonomy, that’s exactly what I’ll do in just a moment. The 2019 Indian FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S are standard motorcycles—a class that can be described as the champion of the two-wheeled world. Through its endless versatility, a standard machine carries the brunt of riding life on its shoulders with nary a protest in sight, readily donning the collective caps of commuting, sport riding, and travel in equal measure and equal success. It’s a tall order, as you’re now asking engineers to make something of a Swiss Army knife in motorcycle form. Back in 2015, a few Indian Motorcycle employees astutely observed that they happened to be dominating American Flat Track racing with their FTR750 factory racer and thought, “We should sell a version of that to the public.” Well, that lightbulb must have been burning bright and illuminating the Indian offices into the wee hours of the night....