Nowadays, the “FTR” model is heavily associated with Indian and the FTR1200. But Honda beat them to the punch with a motorcycle that was never officially sold in the US, their own Flat Track Racing inspired FTR223! Here’s one that’s made it to the US and is currently titled in Oklahoma.
Honda offered three versions of the FTR223 in Japan – the base model, a Deluxe model, and the Tri-color (which aped the RS750) with Honda factory colors and number plate styling, as offered here. The model was introduced in 2002, and it was a very popular platform for customization thanks to the simple tech and style. The air-cooled single was good for 19 horsepower and the bike sat on 18″ wheels.
This example (VIN: MC34-1112351) has 5,716 miles and is said to run great. It was “just imported from Japan” and is offered with a Oklahoma title. I’ve never seen one before in person, but reference photos online suggest that the tail should be white and (obviously) shouldn’t have the Dunlop stickers on it. Find this FTR223 for sale in Bethany, Oklahoma with an unmet opening bid of $1,999 here on eBay.