Indian confirm 'no 750 road bike'

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Indian Motorcycle have flatly denied that the new AMA Flattrack FTR750 racing motorcycle is paving the way for smaller capacity road bikes.

The American company is investing a huge amount of money and time into taking on the might of the Harley-Davidson in the prestigious American flattrack championship and it was a natural assumption to make that a road bike would follow. 

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MCN asked Indian for an official statement and Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle said: “The FTR750cc is a race only motor."

The FTR750 hasn’t been seen in finished form yet; only the engine has been shown so far. The liquid-cooled 750cc V-twin has four-valve cylinderheads and will be slotted into a bespoke racing chassis, to be ridden by multiple champion Jared Rees.

Polaris Industries – which owns Indian and Victory – have ploughed tens of millions of dollars into both firms as it attempts to grab a larger slice of the massive America cruiser market. The two motorcycle brands are now heading off in different directions with Indian directly taking on Harley-Davidson in the heritage category and Victory working under the ‘American Performance’ tagline.

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter