Indian Motorcycle seems keen on being involved in racing in Australia and recently sponsored their Brisbane shop mechanic Ricky Rice in the Troy Bayliss Classic in Taree.
Peter says the sponsorship was an extension of the Indian brand’s long history and success in flat-track racing.
Super Hooligan series
RSD in LA developed its flat track racing bikes for Super Hooligan display races in Las Vegas last year.
They were so successful, Indian and RSD are taking the series this year to The One Show in Portland, Oregon (February 14), then to Harley-Davidson heartland at Mama Tried in Milwaukee (February 19-21), Daytona Bike Week, March 19, at IV Flat Track Del Mar and April 8 at the Hand Built Show in Austin, Texas.
“We had a gas racing the Scout Super Hooligans in Las Vegas, so we really wanted to hit the road and do some more, similar events with riders from around the country,” says Roland.
“At the same time, Indian Motorcycle said it was excited about putting the Scouts on the track, so it was a natural fit to help promote these Hooligan events where we could ride!”
Flat Track series
Meanwhile, Harley and Indian face off in the 2017 American Flat Track (ATF) racing series starting at Bike Week, both with special factory-built racers that are not yet available to the public.