When the Indian Scout FTR750 flat track race bike debuted, our comments section was filled with enthusiasts screaming for a production version of the water-cooled 750cc machine.

Well my friends, your prayers have been answered…in part. Indian is making the Scout FTR750 available to anyone who has the coin to spend, with a couple caveats: 1) you will need to pony up $50,000 in order to purchas the bike, and 2) it will be a race-only model.

Still, the news should be exciting for privateer flat track racers who are keen to use Indian’s very trick racing package, which looks to be far more purpose-built than Harley-Davidson’s Street 750 based offering.

This news also helps address some of the jive Harley-Davidson has been throwing Indian’s way in its press materials, as the Bar & Shield brand has been touting the fact that anyone can go and purchase the street version of its race bike at a dealership, a nod to the fact the Indian Scout FTR750 was a one-off machine…until now.

Hopefully the ears are perking at Indian HQ, and something that resembles the FTR750 with lights and a kickstand is working its way through the design and engineering departments. We can dream, right?

Until then, if you are interested in purchasing an Indian Scout FTR750 for your slideways inclinations, all you need to do is head down to your local Indian dealership and place your order. It’s that easy.

Source: Indian Motorcycles

  • LeDelmo

    Let me know when a production versions available.

    Seriously, I would REALLY love to own a street version of this bike. BUT, $50,000 That’s not exactly something I would say mere mortals can afford.

  • Fivespeed 302

    I don’t know how much an average competitive flat tracker would cost to build, but it might not be a bad deal considering how much certain race bikes cost. That price is for a race bike, which isn’t intended for mere mortals anyway. And hell yeah I want the street version too!

  • Paul M. Fenn

    Specs?

  • Sam Miller

    I wonder what the delivery date is they’re promising? And how many times they’ll push it back.

  • MrDefo

    My plan is to wait for Roland Sands to show off another one, then steal it when he launches it off of the stage. Conversion to street use shouldn’t be too expensive.

  • Alclab

    was waiting for a comment like this… You did not disapoint.

  • Jeromy

    Why do you suppose they put normal right side up forks on that bike? I am so accustomed to everything claiming to be high end having upside down forks these days. My limited understanding is the upside-down forks provide better strength, with the down side of cost. At 50 K cost isn’t the issue. So why use regular forks?

  • Elton Alwine

    Yeah that’s cool an all, but I don’t make 50K a year, so as much as I do, in fact, want a production version of the Flat Track Indian, I will be doing without… But I do appreciate the fact that the discussion is out there and great Moto sites like A & R are spreading the word to the American manufacturers that we the people want a Proddie-Tracker!

  • Fivespeed 302

    Probably because there’s no front brake.

  • LeDelmo

    Why not? BMW seems to get away with it just fine.

  • Andre Capitao Melo

    No front brake, no need for the added rigidity of upside down forks.

  • Gary

    A few years ago when I was visiting Tokyo, home built street-trackers were all the rage. They were perfect for urban assault. With a posture somewhere between a street fighter and an ADV, they are great for dodging traffic. I also think that the wider bars and lower suspension gives them a slight edge to motards in a rear world street setting.

  • Benji

    The price is good, we’ll have to see if the bike is any good.

    A decent H-D XR750 build is in the $30-40k range and they are extremely maintenance intensive. Bought new from H-D they didn’t come with pistons or completed cylinder heads, everyone builds their own black magic stuff and keeps it secrete. A lot of teams running XRs are replacing main bearings every race and pushed to the 100+hp level of the Kawasakis, they tend to grenade as well.

    The Kawasakis changed the game a bit and brought a more reliable package for less money. One could build up a Ninja 650 based engine and put it in an off the shelf C&J or J&M chassis for say $20k. That was alright until Howerton Motorsports blew the Kawi game out of the water. Take a look at Brian Smith’s bike from last year, makes the FTR look 30 years old.

    If the FTR is reliable and parts are reasonable it could do great things for privateers. People might balk at $50k but this is a national level professional championship, try and build a competitive Superbike for that price.

  • Benji

    The added rigidity of USD forks is actually detrimental to front end grip at times. I run ’02 R6 forks with Ohlins cartridges. Wildly modified, old, used R6 forks are very common even at the pro level.

  • KnowNothing

    I have to laugh at Harley for complaining that Indian is running a race only special, when that’s exactly what they did for the last 45 years…. but what do I know…

  • Jeromy

    Awwwww… Thanks for posting, I knew there had to be a better reason then “why not”. I don’t mean that as a put down on LeDelmo. I just mean these top level race engineers never do something with out reason, and now that Benji said it, it completely makes sense how the increased rigidity could reduce grip.

  • Alam R

    This bike looks amazing. I would love a street version.

  • Rob

    Specially, the unsprung weight is less on USD forks but they also shift the weight up and back. In flat track, you want the weight on the front wheel…and low. Suspension in fork is not a concern as you never put braking pressure on the front so it’s a natural choice.

  • Jeromy

    Ooohhh, that also makes sense. Thank you for the information.

  • R C

    50k probably wouldn’t buy a Roland Sands bike.