As if it wasn’t already clear enough that Indian is serious about its return to AMA American Flat Track racing, it has now announced that its new Scout FTR750 race bike will be made available for purchase to all flat track race teams, as well as to the general public. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series.
The FTR750 is powered by a purpose-built, 109-horsepower (claimed) 750cc V-twin encased within an ultra-light steel frame, with a large centrally located airbox and carbon fiber body. Its introduction breathes new life into the quintessentially American sport of flat track racing, as well as the age-old Indian-Harley rivalry.
The Scout FTR750 made its official debut during the 2016 season finale, when AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp raced it to a 7th place finish at the Santa Rosa Mile. For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Racing’s Allstate-sponsored “Wrecking Crew” team comprises three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. All three will be running the Scout FTR750 this season, and two of them (Baker and Mees) were poached from long-time flat track dominator Harley-Davidson at the end of the 2016 season.
As a true turn-key race bike, the FTR750 carries a price tag of $49,900. You don’t have to be a racer to buy one, either. Simply visit your nearest Indian Motorcycle dealer for more information. To find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com. And let the racing (and rivalry) begin!