Indian Motorcycle’s New Flat Track Racers
If there’s one thing Indian Motorcycle has done well, it’s killing it at the flat track races. The company has raced the FTR 750 there with great success, and now it wants to do the same with the FTR 1200. The FTR 1200 Hooligan bikes you see above are the motorcycle the company will use.
The bikes are heavily modified versions of the FTR 1200. According to Indian, the company worked closely with S&S Cycle, its official partner for dirt track racing, to build these two motorcycles. S&S took the motorcycles and modified them with new exhausts, number plates in the place of the headlight, new handlebars, removal of the front brake, suspension and riding position tweaks, and numerous weight-saving measures.
The FTR Holligan racers look ready to take on any dirt track in the world at excessively high speeds. Special parts and components, include a FOX FTR 1200 race mono-shock, shorter S&S swingarm, Pro Series Protaper bars, lighter Lithium Ion battery, carbon fiber race seat tail, 19-inch Roland Sands Design wheels, and Dunlop DT3 flat track race tires.
While the regular, production street version of the FTR 1200 gets my blood pumping, these flat-track-ready racers are the real deal. It will be interesting to see if they can have the same success racing as the FTR 750 has.