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FTR 1200 Hooligans prepared for racing by S&S CycleUNITED KINGDOM (May 27, 2019) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, revealed two FTR 1200 race machines at the Bike Shed London Show over the weekend. Prepared for Hooligan racing by S&S Cycle, the FTR 1200 Hooligans will make their race debut in the hands of Krazy Horse teammates, Lee ‘KP’ Kirkpatrick and Leah Tokelove for the second round of the European Hooligan Championship during Wheels & Waves in June.
European Hooligan Championship race debut at Wheels & Waves (photo - Ivo Ivanov)
“The standard FTR 1200 is an awesome looking street bike with excellent handling and plenty of power,” says Grant Bester, Vice President and General Manager for Indian Motorcycle EMEA. “For racing on dirt ovals, the work by S&S Cycle turns the stock street bike into an awesome Hooligan race package and I can’t wait to see them hit the track at Wheels & Waves.”
Lee ‘KP’ Kirkpatrick (#152) commented, “I’ve been looking forward to riding an FTR 1200 ever since I first laid eyes on one. So, when Indian Motorcycle asked if I’d be up for racing an S&S prepared FTR 1200 hooligan bike in Europe you can probably guess what my answer was. It’s insane; not just how good it looks, the engineering work that’s gone into them and to be given the chance to race one, it’s such an honour. I’m looking forward to getting some testing time on the bike, working with Indian and S&S Cycle on the development.”
Leah Tokelove (#37) is equally excited, “Imagine my elation when I got asked if I would like to race one,” she says. “That feeling was next level. After seeing the bike for the first time in its Hooligan form, I’m just blown away by the level of detail and...
Built for the One Moto Show in Portland, Hart’s team emphasized the simplistic feel of the old school race bikes. Sporting classic red, white and black race colors and a sleek, slimmed down trim, the King Killer took home the Red, White & Blue award for “Best American Build.”
Tokelove maintains Hooligan podium run for Indian Motorcycle
AFT star Johnny Lewis wow’s the crowds with FTR750
Pro-class battle heats-up
UNITED KINGDOM – The Indian Motorcycle Flat Track series, presented by the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA), MCN Festival, Peterborough Arena 18/19th May 2019.
The MCN Festival of Motorcycling, held at Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, played host to the Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals last weekend with the flat track arena providing high octane entertainment right at the heart of the festival. Over 300 tonnes of new dirt had been added to the track and the venue was in prime condition for the event; yet unpredictable weather made for a frustrating start to the two days of racing with Saturdays Hooligan races cancelled due to consistent rain during the day.
Sundays Hooligan action more than made up it with heart-stopping moments as Indian Motorcycle’s Krazy Horse teammates Leah Tokelove and Lee Kirkpatrick battled bar to bar on their modified Scouts for position in the heat races. The Hooligan final saw a dominant performance from Gary Birtwistle leading from beginning to end although he was under constant pressure from Max Hunt. A red flag caused a restart from a line out and left Indian Scout rider Leah Tokelove having to fight her way back from fourth behind Grant Martin to take a well deserved third place, continuing her consistent podium streak.
Hooligan Results: 1 – Gary Birtwistle / 2 – Max Hunt / 3 – Leah Tokelove / 4 – Grant Martin /...
Indian shared a video that they cut together in support of Brad Baker. He suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury last season and has been relegated to a wheelchair. Indian has retained him to act as a rider coach and AFT is utilizing him as a commentator.
He is working hard to regain his independence and working toward walking again. Pretty damn inspiring if you ask me.
@Baldhead_J posted this up earlier here: Brad Baker's short film | Indian Rider - Indian Motorcycle Forums
Bauman Shines in Indian Wrecking Crew Debut Aboard Indian FTR750
Minneapolis – Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, kicked off the start of the 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) season with a first-place finish at the Daytona TT. Making his Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew debut, Briar Bauman dominated the track aboard his Indian FTR750.
The highly-anticipated AFT season opener was action-packed, with Bauman taking an aggressive lead early in the Main and forging a considerable gap between himself and the rest of the field. Indian Motorcycle Privateer Henry Wiles (Bandit Industries, DPC Racing, Wilco Racing Indian FTR750) battled his way into second place, but was unable to track down Bauman.
“Briar had an impressive finish to the 2018 season as an Indian privateer aboard the FTR750,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “He and his crew put in an extensive amount of time and preparation during the off-season, so we’re extremely proud to see him find success this early in the season.”
Fellow Wrecking Crew rider Bronson Bauman raced to a fifth-place finish, while the back-to-back reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees salvaged a Main event qualifier after uncharacteristically hitting the dirt twice during the Semi. Mees made a strong push early in the Main and was running in fifth, until a mechanical issue ended his night early.
The second race of the season kicks off next weekend with the Atlanta Short Track at Dixie Speedway on March 24.