I typically don’t share press releases, but this one is too good to pass up (and it’s about a cool bike for sale). As you may know, the Scout is one of my favorite cruisers, and Indian has built a flat track variant called the FTR750 for racing. This week they announced that they’re now offering the race bike to the public for a shade under $50,000.
Per Indian’s press release:
“A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body. Indian’s design and engineering teams approached the bike as the ultimate combination of advanced performance technology and design elements from Indian’s legendary racing models of the past.”
Indian is pushing hard with the Scout for the upcoming 2017 American Flat Track season (previously called AMA Flat Track). They’ve brought in Bryan Smith (last year’s champion), Brad Baker (2013 champion), and Jared Mees (three time champion). It’s Harley vs. Indian all over again, which will help the sport in its quest to gain public interest again.
If you’ve got $49,900 and a hankering to go slidin’, you can just pop on over to your local Indian dealer and they’ll be able to take care of you.