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post #11 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2019, 10:24 am
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Kind of digging these new Indians.
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post #12 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2019, 10:52 am
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Kind of digging these new Indians.
Until you posted I didn't know Indian was offering sportier bikes that weren't as big as a tug boat. Those "FTR" models (~ahem~ ... Flat TRack) look a lot like their flat track bikes.

Indian is certainly seeing a lot of success in the American Flat Track series, pretty much beating up on Harley and making them their little punk.

Damn ... I wish my step dad were still alive to see all that has happened since 1999 (when he died on his 69th birthday). He and I agreed on nothing, except when motorcycles were in the conversation. He'd be flabbergasted seeing racers at 63 degree leans in 170mph corners. Not to mention Indian's rebirth and the rise of flat track over the last several years. As well as those insane Russians on Ice Speedway bikes leaned over until the handlebar hits the ice.

He raced flat track in the 1950s and early 1960s on Harley 750 flat heads and Triumph 500s. His hero was Joe Leonard. He really taught me well, and made me into a good public roads rider as well.

Anyhow, those Indian FTRs are MAJOR competition for the Harley Sportster when it comes to lighter weight V-Twins commercially sold. I didn't know Indian offered anything other than massive motorcycles with fenders that came off of 1940s Buicks.

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(Image #1 = my step dad and I, 1975 ... I was 15 and that was my 175cc that I raced in the 250cc class for three seasons, red plate = points leader .... Image #2, his one and only motocross race on his 1973 Yamaha 360MX, he won!)


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post #13 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2019, 11:12 am
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Looks like this would be fun.
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post #14 of 76 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2019, 11:35 am
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Kind of digging these new Indians.
Indian yes... but this:



Even Yes'r

On the other side of the performance equation... I've been thinking about picking up one of these for fun in the woods:

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Been droolin' over the FTR....

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Dang, that Indian is hard to ignore. Bet HD is gonna get slammed by Indian Flat Trackers both on and off the track this year.....

I'm glad to see flat track making a resurgence. In my opinion, it's some of the most exhilarating racing on God's green earth. Just sayin'.....

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I'm a fan as well. Good Old Flat Track Racing! I've always wanted to try that.

Those Indians FTR's are stunning in person. Harley has nothing to compete with this. This is on my list, too.

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@DaveK the TW is a hoot, took that thing through rocks and roots that my buddy on his KLR650 cry since you can basically just huck it over stuff. All of 11hp and tops out around 55mph, maybe 60 downhill. Total blast.

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Had the same visceral reaction when I saw this as I did back in '94 when I first saw a pic of the 916. Still have her.
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THIS! May the auction gods be kind!

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