Last year, the final race of the American Flat Track series became electric, but racing wasn’t the only reason fans were excited. A new motorcycle—with a heritage of race wins and performance—hit the track for the first time, and fans were shocked. They wanted to know where this new motorcycle came from, and more importantly, they wanted to know where they could buy one.
Return of a Racing Icon, But Can Indian Deliver the Win?
When Indian Motorcycles first opened in 1901, it was the first American motorcycle company and it didn’t have a lot of competition. That changed over the years as Harley-Davidson rose to power. Indian Motorcycles went on the defense as Harley’s market shares grew but it was no good. By 1953, Indian had exhausted all its financial resources. After that, the company bounced around from buyer to buyer until it finally landed at Polaris Industries in 2011.
Since Polaris bought Indian, the motorcycle company has enjoyed a resurgence. The Big Chief is available for anyone who wants that plush cruiser ride. For those who enjoy a sportier ride, the scout just returned in 2014, but for some, the scout wasn’t scratching that itch. Fast forward to the final AMA American Flat Track race of 2016 and all those hungry Indian fans got a real treat.
The FTR750 hit the track, and instantly, Indian was bombarded with questions as bikers wanted to know if the company was going to start selling the flat tracker. Well, the executives at Indian finally decided to answer that question with a resounding yes!
The Indian Scout FTR750 will soon be available for purchase, but there are a few caveats. First, it doesn’t appear to be street legal, so there’s no lights, horns or front brakes on it. Second, the machine will cost you $50,000!
For now, the FTR750 is geared more toward the race team that wants to win trophies rather than the street rider, but could this change? Tell your Colorado motorcycling attorneys what you would want out of an Indian FTR750 street model on Facebook and Twitter.