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Does Indian’s Scout FTR1200 Custom Point to a Future Production Model? (with video)

Indian’s 1,133cc Scout engine is a gem, which we verified in our test of the Victory Octane (which utilized a version of that engine). An engine that deserves to be in a performance-oriented chassis.

Enter the Scout FTR1200 pictured in this article, a custom unveiled by Indian at EICMA last week. It looks very much like the FTR750 that Indian used to dominate the American Flat Track Championship this year.

Indian hinted at the show that the FTR1200 could lead to a production model in the future. The concept itself is stunning — with LED lights and carbon fiber body parts throughout, the FTR1200 also features Brembo brakes and Öhlins suspension. The custom S&S exhaust and RSD Traction wheels round things out.

As you can see in the video below, this engine has some serious performance potential. We say Indian should build a street-legal version ASAP. What do you think?

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  1. Magnus says:

    I would seriously consider trading my Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 for this Indian. Put a light weight trellis girder fork (red like the frame) on it and I’m all in! I do like the front down tube casting with the integrated radiator of the Scout. That is a piece of art.

  2. edbob says:

    I’ve been looking for a broomstick just like this. Please give it at least 4.5″ of suspension, and a tank range of 150 miles, or you can keep it.

  3. Bruce says:

    I get excited about this bike and then I realize that is likely less than a 10 litre tank. So much gets lost on the way to building a practical streetbike. KTM’s new Duke 790 for instance….

  4. EZ Mark says:

    Guess what bike everyone will be racing in the “Hooligan Class?”

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