Indian Flat Track Legends Help Launch Scout FTR750 in Sturgis

Indian Wrecking Crew members Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman Sturgis 2016

Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew Living Legends, Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman on-hand in Sturgis to celebrate historic return to professional racing

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, unleashed its all-new Indian Scout FTR750 flat track race bike in a place synonymous with the brand – the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The event is the latest milestone in the historic return to professional flat track racing for the brand, while the Scout FTR750 represents Indian Motorcycle’s bid for a strong return to AMA flat track racing.

The Indian Scout FTR750 was revealed at the “Motorcycles as Art” industry event that took place at the famed Buffalo Chip in Sturgis. Special guests on-hand were the two surviving members of the legendary Indian Wrecking Crew, Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, both of whom are AMA Hall of Fame members. The third member of the Wrecking Crew, Ernie Beckman, passed away in 1999. The motorcycle featured the #51 of Bill Tuman, as a tribute to the last rider to win a Grand National Championship on an Indian in 1953.

“A heritage of racing and winning is in the lifeblood of this brand, and everyone in attendance was clearly proud to be a part of this important moment in the historic return of Indian Motorcycle to professional flat track racing,” said President of Motorcycles Steve Menneto. “We have an incredible team of engineers and designers working on this initiative, and all of us are deeply committed to building a world-class racing program that will live up to our legendary history on the track.”

Indian Scout 750 flat track motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle Co. is proud to be returning to its racing roots and is eager to compete in the 2017 AMA Pro Flat Track season with its new Scout 750.

The all-new Indian Scout FTR750 features a high-revving, racing V-Twin engine developed in-house and is wrapped in a unique steel frame that allows for a tight wheelbase, large centrally located airbox and unique lightweight carbon fiber body. The design of the race-only bike reflects the heritage of key Indian racing models from history including the Big Base Scout; a historic bike that won in Daytona, dominated events across the country and is still raced in Vintage competition today.

Indian Scout FTR750 flat track motorcycle

Compact, light and powerful, the Indian FTR750 has all the requisite characteristics to be competitive right from the get-go.

More information on the race only Indian Scout FTR750will be made in the future. The motorcycle was displayed in the AMA Paddock at the Black Hills Speedway during the fans walk, and was shown in the Indian Motorcycle factory display on Lazelle Street through the rally week.

The Scout FTR750's V-Twin is encased in a steel frame.

The Scout FTR750’s V-Twin is encased in a steel frame.

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Indian Scout FTR750

Indian Motorcycle Co. debuted its new flat track weapon, the Scout FTR750, at the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.