The Indian FTR1200 is about to drop into dealerships, and like many motorcyclists I am dying to get the chance to ride one. There were leaked pictures and rumors of the flat track-inspired Indian all over the internet. When Indian finally released production pictures of the bike, I was blown away by the looks of the final product. Early online dealer exclusive pre-production rides keep the good news coming. Once the MC press gets their hands on the production bikes, we’ll find out for sure how good it is.
Indian has been racing motorcycles since 1903 and was famously Harley-Davidson’s biggest rival in the early days of American motorcycle racing. Indian’s flat track clout came from their racing team (known as The Wrecking Crew) in the 1940’s and 50’s. Indian returned to the flat track circuit in 2016 with their modified-for-racing Scout, the FTR750. The motorcycling community’s response from this bike is what pushed Indian to develop a street version of the bike. Indian’s website has a lot of cool history and details on their racing teams of yesterday and today.
Before Indian could get their street bike through R and D, many folks customized their own Scouts in the FTR750’s image. This custom 2017 Indian Scout Sixty jumped out at me as a pretty beautiful example of an FTR inspired custom job. The seller lists what has been done to the Scout in the post including powdercoated wheels, Dunlop flat track tires, Two Brothers stainless steel 2 into 1 exhaust, Saddlemen seat, and fully adjustable suspension. What really jumped out at me was the stunning custom paint on this bike using BMW “Laguna Seca Blue”, gold striping, and an old school Indian logo across the sides of the tank.
Find this Custom Indian Scout Sixty in Los Alamos, California for $14,000 here on Craigslist.