Is the 2017 Flat Track Season Calling? Indian May Have Your Ride

Motorcycle enthusiasts who’ve always wanted to take their riding skills to the track have the perfect opportunity with the latest model from Indian.

It should be noted however, proving one’s biker talents is on the expensive side again showing narcissism comes with a price. If heading the Flat Track, buying Indian’s Scout FTR750 sets the price of admission at $50,000 just for the motorcycle alone.

The purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine motorcycle is Indian Motorcycle’s premier flat track race bike, the first of its type from the latest incarnation of the iconic brand. Of course, the brand itself was built on hillside racing and successfully competing on the track, making the ride back into this particular segment of motorcycles challenging, if not to live up to a legendary track record.

Indian Motorcycle accelerated its historic journey toward the official return to professional flat track racing with the public debut of the Indian Scout FTR750 on August 7th, 2016 at the legendary Buffalo Chip venue in Sturgis, South Dakota. On-hand for the epic, invitation-only event were Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, two surviving members of the legendary Indian Wrecking Crew, both AMA Hall of Famers, along with hundreds of motorcycle industry dignitaries and members of the press. The Debut of the Indian Scout FTR750 featured the #51 as a nod to Bill Tuman being the last factory racer to win a National on an Indian Motorcycle.

The Scout FTR750 features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body.  Indian's design and engineering teams approached the bike as the ultimate combination of advanced performance technology and design elements from Indian's legendary racing models of the past.

"Since its debut, feedback on the Scout FTR750 has been overwhelmingly positive, with unbelievable interest and demand for the bike," said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. "The bike's availability to all race teams will help further establish Indian Motorcycle's presence in American flat track racing."

The new model has already built its own reputation, being used by Indian Motorcycle Racing since its 2016 season finale, when AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp raced it at the Santa Rosa Mile. For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate, 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.

Buying a new Scout FTR750 is as easy as heading into the nearest Indian Motorcycle dealership.

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