Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom joins FTR750 in Germany
Indian first presented the FTR1200 concept model to the public at the EICMA motorcycle exhibition in Milan last year and gave us a glimpse of what a potential future series model by the brand may look like.
For the first time ever, the Indian FTR750 and Indian FTR1200 both competed in sprint racing together in Germany, heightening anticipation of the production FTR 1200 due in 2019.
In 2018, the manufacturer took its bike on a world tour and collected feedback from fans. The feedback was so overwhelmingly positive that, in June, Indian announced it would be building a production motorcycle inspired by it.
Indian made its comeback to the American Flat Track Series with the FTR750 last year, after over 60 years of abstinence, and immediately dominated the championship.
This year, Indian successfully managed to defend its manufacturer’s and rider’s titles. And for the first time, many FTR750s were also raced successfully by privateer riders.
Indian brought one of the just 60 FTR750 racing bikes to Germany especially for Glemseck. Designer and racer Roland Sands, who has regularly caused a stir with his various custom builds of the Indian Scout, started in the “Sprint International” open class.
On the 1/8-mile dragstrip, Sands offered fans a spectacular show on the purpose-built flat track racer despite having to concede the top positions to the riders of pure-bred sprint conversions.
Sands was joined by Indian Motorcycles designer Ola Stenegärd, who joined Indian in March 2018 as Director of Product Design.