Indian Scout FTR750 to Debut at Santa Rosa MileThe new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike will make its formal racing debut on Sunday, September 25, at...
The new Indian Scout FTR750 race bike will make its formal racing debut on Sunday, September 25, at the Santa Rosa Mile AMA National. The purpose-built racer will be piloted by AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp.
Joe is one of 15 riders to complete the Dirt Track “Grand Slam,” with victories on short track, TT, half-mile, and mile courses.
In addition to his 2000 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship, he took the 1999 and 2000 AMA 600 Hotshot and Supertracker Championships.
Indian Motorcycle started its official return to professional flat track racing with the public debut of the Indian Scout FTR750 on August 7 at the Buffalo Chip venue during the Sturgis Rally. On hand for the public unveil were Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, two surviving members of the legendary Indian Wrecking Crew, both AMA Hall of Famers, along with hundreds of motorcycle industry dignitaries and members of the press.
The FTR750 is powered by a high performance 750cc V-twin and features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body.
“It’s a proud moment for all of us at Indian Motorcycle to get the Indian Scout FTR750 on the track and formally launch our professional flat track racing program,” said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “We’re delighted to have Joe Kopp riding for us at this historic debut event and we look forward to a robust and highly competitive racing schedule for 2017.”
Leading up to the AMA Pro Flat Track event, Indian Motorcycle will sponsor the Pro/Am Hooligan and RSD SuperHooligan short track races in Santa Rosa on the day before, Saturday September 24. Roland Sands and his team will be racing their custom Indian Scout Sixty dirt track racers in the SuperHooligan class. For tickets and information about the action-packed weekend of racing, visit the Santa Rosa Mile website.