New Scout FTR750 Unveiled For AMA Flat Track Competition At Sturgis

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

Indian Motorcycle 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 Scout FTR750 unveiled by Indian Motorcycles in Sturgis
The Scout FTR750 was unveiled earlier this week in Sturgis and is bound to make a strong return for Indian on the AMA flat track scene.Photo Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

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.

The Scout FTR750 unveiled by Indian Motorcycle in Sturgis
The Scout FTR750 is equipped with the liquid-cooled 750cc four-valve V-twin engine designed for the flat track.Photo Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

“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.”

The Scout FTR750 unveiled by Indian Motorcycles in Sturgis

Indian Motorcycle FTR70 AMA Flat Track Race Bike

This bike reflects the heritage of Indian racing models and hopes to continue their legacy on the track.Photo Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle

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.