The rich – as F. Scott Fitzgerald would almost eagerly point out – are different from you and me. While we’re reading about Indian’s new flat track race bike, recently announced and available for around $50K (you’ll still need a wrench – and parts – and b*lls…) there’s some guy doing a wire transfer to his Indian dealer and buying (yeah, BUYING) the d*mn thing. What could Gatsby do to become even greater? He could navigate this particular Indian – on dirt – in full-bodied anger. Indian’s release is below, and your Indian showroom is as close as Google. Or AOL. Or whatever…
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ANNOUNCES SCOUT FTR750 – AVAILABLE FOR THE 2017 AMERICAN FLAT TRACK SEASON
Indian’s Premier 750cc V-Twin Flat Track Race Bike Available for $50,000
MINNEAPOLIS (February 28, 2017) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750, is available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series.
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.
“Since its debut, feedback on the Scout FTR750 has been overwhelmingly positive, with unbelievable interest and demand for the bike,” said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The bike’s availability to all race teams will help further establish Indian Motorcycle’s presence in American flat track racing.”
The Scout FTR750 made its official debut during the 2016 season finale, when AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp raced it at the Santa Rosa Mile. For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate, comprises three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker, and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. All three will be running the Scout FTR750 this season.
For purchasing information on the Scout FTR750 race bike, stop by an Indian Motorcycle dealer. To find the nearest location, visit IndianMotorcycle.com.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.