Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom Flat Tracker
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Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom Tracker

Introducing the road-going Indian Motorcycle Scout FTR1200 custom. It’s no secret, that for quite some time fans of Indian Motorcycle have been openly wishing for a street-legal version of Indian’s Flat Track race bike, the FTR750.

Indian Scout FTR 1200 Custom

Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom Flat Tracker
Indian FTR 1200 Custom

On the 7th of November 2017 at EICMA, Milan, those wishes sort of came true. Indian Motorcycle unveiled the Scout FTR1200 Custom. It’s a street-legal custom-built homage to honour its championship-winning American Flat Track race team. Although, the Wrecking Crew use the FTR750 Flat Tracker.

Indian Motorcycle FTR750: Domination of the AMA Grand National

The championship-winning team; Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, who between them took 37 of the 54 podium positions – including six podium sweeps and 14 race wins on the FTR750. This was enough to secure the manufacturer’s title and give Mees his fifth AMA Grand National Championship.

Indian Motorcycle FTR750 & Scout FTR1200
Scout FTR1200 Custom [Left]  & FTR750

Scout FTR1200 Production Version?

The Scout FTR1200 Custom will be exhibited at various events worldwide starting now and throughout 2018 – no doubt to glean reaction and potential for manufacture. The good news is the FTR1200 uses the Indian Scout‘s 1133cc V-Twin engine (a proven powerplant) which makes the barriers to producing a street-legal version of this bike relatively low.

Indian Scout FTR1200 1133cc V-Twin
Indian Scout 1133cc V-Twin

Indian Motorcycle says:

“… the Scout FTR1200 Custom serves as an exploration of how Indian could expand brand perception around the world, with exciting new offerings that are relevant to a wider-ranging consumer set.”

Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom Tank & Instruments

Presumably, this means that if the reception to the Scout FTR1200 is positive – which is highly probable, then the bike is likely to be on a street near you, at some point in the future.
The only real question aside from specification and price is when?

FTR1200 Motion Shots

Update – Indian Scout FTR1200 In-Motion

Here’s an excellent video of the race-inspired Scout FTR1200 Custom, being put through its paces – its existence having been revealed by Indian Motorcycle, earlier in the week at EICMA.

Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom

Indian Motorcycle is one of those brands that endear itself to you. Try as you might, you just can’t help but like the motorcycle marque. Especially when it’s building bikes like this.

Indian Scout FTR1200 Video


The Scout FTR1200 Custom– a one-off custom bike built to celebrate a winning race season and the proven Indian Scout engine.

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