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Indian Motorcycle Honors “Wrecking Crew” at EICMA with Wicked Scout FTR1200 Custom

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Indian Motorcycle Honors “Wrecking Crew” at EICMA with Wicked Scout FTR1200 Custom

Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom
Introducing the Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom

The Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom was unveiled today at EICMA. 

Scout FTR1200 Custom to go on World Tour to Expand Indian Motorcycle’s Reach to New Audiences

Indian Motorcycle today recognized its championship-winning American Flat Track race team, the Wrecking Crew, with a custom-built Scout FTR1200 street bike.

The Scout FTR1200 Custom takes inspiration from the Scout FTR750’s purpose-built flat track race bike that Indian’s “Wrecking Crew” piloted throughout a dominating championship season in the 2017 American Flat Track Series. Built in partnership with Indian’s race team, the one-off custom houses the Scout’s street-legal 1133cc V-Twin engine.

As well as honoring Indian’s race team of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, the Scout FTR1200 Custom serves as an exploration of how Indian could expand brand perception around the world, with exciting new offerings that are relevant to a wider-ranging consumer set.

Out of the 18 flat track races that took place in 2017, the Indian Wrecking Crew took 37 of the 54 podium positions available, including six podium sweeps and 14 race wins, bringing Indian the manufacturer’s title and Mees his fifth AMA Grand National Championship.

Not only that, Mees, Smith and Baker swept the 2017 AFT Championship – placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

The Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom is wheelie good!

The Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom is wheelie good!

Mees tallied 10 wins out of 18 races and set a new single-season record of 17 finishes on the podium, while Smith was on the podium nine times, with four wins, three runner-ups and two third-place finishes. Baker tallied 10 podiums, despite being out with an injury and unable to compete in the final two races. He earned five runner-ups and five third-place finishes.

Indian was thrilled to host the Wrecking Crew at the EICMA show in Milan to unveil the Scout FTR1200 Custom. The President of Motorcycles, Steve Menneto, said: “We built this bike to celebrate the FTR750’s dominant performance in American Flat Track and Indian’s return to racing. To come up with this one-off custom, we worked closely with the Indian Motorcycle Racing team to execute a vision of what a bike could look like if we brought the FTR platform to the street.”

“We’ve built a strong foundation in the Cruiser, Bagger, Tourer (CBT) segment over the past five years and we are excited by the positive feedback on the FTR750 and the opportunities to grow the brand globally in the years to come,” Menneto continued.

Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom

The Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom is built to ride hard and fast with an Ohlins adjustable fork, Brembo calipers, Lyndall Crown Cut Rotors, a two-piece carbon fiber body and RSD Traction race wheels.

Following EICMA, the Scout FTR1200 Custom will go on a world tour and will be exhibited at events throughout 2018 to help the brand to continue to expand its reach.

Indian’s Marketing Director, Reid Wilson, adds: “Indian has a rich racing history of winning and we aim to continue that with the FTR platform and beyond. As was the case with Indian’s original founders, we are using racing to develop, test and showcase the capabilities of our motorcycles. Indian will push boundaries by developing new products that will expand rider perceptions of American motorcycles. We plan to be respectful of Indian’s rich heritage, while expanding the reach of the brand over the long-term horizon.”

Meanwhile Indian’s VP/GM in Europe, Grant Bester, is excited to see the reaction to this custom bike in the European market: “While the US has the American Flat Track series, we too have seen a growth in flat track racing right here in Europe. Numerous Indian Scouts have been modified for flat track racing and the sport is becoming increasingly popular across Europe. This custom build will gain some attention as it goes on world tour and we will be really interested in the consumer feedback.”

S&S Tracker Exhaust on Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom

S&S Cycle got in on the Scout FTR 1200 Custom project by supplying a set of its Tracker pipes.

Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom Specs

4130 chromoly steel trellis frame and swingarm
Wheelbase: 60in (1518mm)
Weight: 427 lbs (194kg)
Rake/Trail: 25˚/3.7in (94mm)

Liquid-cooled, 60-degree, 1133cc V-twin with S&S Cycle Tracker exhaust, 100+ hp

Fully adjustable Ohlins fork and monoshock

RSD Traction race wheels with Dunlop DT3 dirt track tires

Brembo calipers and Lyndall Crown Cut rotors

Two-piece carbon-fiber body with LED headlight and integrated LED stop/turn/taillight

Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom

Indian unveiled the Scout FTR 1200 Custom today at EICMA. Though it’s a tribute bike honoring its Flat Track Wrecking Crew, many think a production model is in the works.

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