New In­dian 750 racer re­vealed

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This is the new In­dian FTR750 flat­track racer which the Amer­i­can com­pany hope can con­tinue the on­slaught against Har­ley-david­son as a home-grown ri­val on track.

The bike was re­vealed at the 76th Sturgis Mo­tor­cy­cle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA.

Un­til now, only the en­gine has been seen, so this is the first time the fin­ished com­pe­ti­tion bike has been re­vealed ahead of its rac­ing cam­paign in the hotly-con­tested AMA Pro flat track cham­pi­onship.

The FTR750 fea­tures an all-new liq­uid-cooled, 750cc, V-twin with four-valve cylin­der heads and has been slot­ted into a be­spoke com­pe­ti­tion frame.

In­dian are mak­ing clear their in­ten­tion to do the rac­ing prop­erly by re­cruit­ing mul­ti­ple cham­pion Jared Rees as the rider.

The mo­tor­cy­cle was re­vealed with the #51 race num­ber of Bill Tu­man, the last rider to win a Grand Na­tional Cham­pi­onship on an In­dian in 1953.

In­dian has quashed ru­mours of a road bike based on the 750 en­gine

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