Indian Motorcycles’ Scout FTR750 Dominating American Flat Track But You Want A Scout FTR1200 Custom
When we last checked in on Indian Motorcycles they had unveiled their 2018 Scout Bobber. Now we gawk at the racy Indian Scout FTR750, which is quickly becoming a popular choice for privateer racers. And who could blame them after incredible results in 2017.
The Indian Scout FTR750 was the ride that took home the hardware at the 2017 American Flat Track Manufacturer’s Championship. This custom street-legal tracker also swept the 2017 standings with Indian’s Wrecking Crew Jared Mees, Bryan Smith, and Brad Baker finishing first, second and third, respectively. Indian’s Wrecking Crew also snagged 14 total wins, 37 podiums, and six podium sweeps.
Three-time Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth Jr. choice of racing bikes was also the Scout FTR750, which he will use the entire 2018 season. “After seeing the Scout FTR750’s capabilities last year, I couldn’t be more excited to be riding it this season,” said Coolbeth. “I’ve been training hard this offseason, and I’m looking forward to competing this year and giving the Indian factory team some competition now that we’re all on the same bike.”
If you’re not using your bike to zoom around the flat track, may we suggest the impressive Scout FTR1200 Custom street bike? This beauty looks like a flat track bike, but features a headlight, a bigger engine, front brakes, fenders, a dash, and a mirror.
Indian Motorcycle says the “Scout FTR1200 Custom is a celebration of the Indian Scout FTR750’s dominant performance in American Flat Track. Inspired by the iconic style of the Scout FTR750, The Scout FTR1200 Custom is an exploration of what a street-legal tracker could look like.”
This street-legal bad boy boasts high-spec Ohlins suspension and a Brembo caliper. The Minnesota-based motorcycle company gave the FTR1200 Custom a chrome-moly flat-track chassis with the 100-plus-horsepower 1,133cc Scout motor. This is one sharp-looking bike.