Indian Motorcycle started its official return to professional flat track racing with the public debut of the Indian Scout FTR750 on August 7 at the legendary Buffalo Chip venue during the Sturgis Rally.
It features the #51 as a nod to Bill Tuman, the last factory racer to win a National on an Indian Motorcycle.
The Indian Scout FTR750 is a clean-sheet design racing machine developed in-house by the Indian Motorcycle Racing engineering and design teams. The bike is powered by a purpose-developed, high performance 750cc V-Twin engine and features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fibre body.
“It’s a proud moment for all of us at Indian Motorcycle to get the Indian Scout FTR750 on the track and formally launch our professional flat track racing program,” said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle.
There must be a good commercial reason for the two American motorcycle companies to produce special motorcycles for the purpose, Indian even making a proprietary 750cc water-cooled engine for the job
It might be war on the track, but it could also be war on the showroom floor.