• Indian shows us how to get on with making a Tracker ourselves

    Scout Tracker by Dimitri Coste
  • Scout Bobber Tracker by Tony Carbajal
  • Scout Bobber Tracker by Steve Cabellero
  • Scout Bobber Tracker by Steve Cabellero
  • Scout Tracker by Tony Carbajal
  • Scout Tracker by Tony Carbajal
  • Scout Tracker by Tony Carbajal

If 2016-17 were the years of the Cafe-Racers, 2018-19 are for the Street Trackers.

With the winters settled and the holiday season behind us, the motorcycle industry has already set the pace for the next couple of years by showcasing bonkers designs and products that will take on our roads pretty soon. Guys are spending times in their garage to build one for themselves and are showcasing their beautiful builds too.

Looking at what customers were making out of their products in the last couple of years, manufacturers forayed into satisfying the current wave of enthusiasts wanting custom and classic motorbikes. Café-Racers, Bobbers and the lot. Luckily, there is one more breed of the ‘Classics’ amidst those. The makers have already shown appreciation to them and will head to production pretty soon. It’s what they as the Flat Street Trackers.

For all those grease monkeys tinkerers, Indian Motorcycles have come up with a guide to build a Scout Flat Track for both everyday ride comfort and to tear up the dirt any given time.

If 2016-17 were the years of the Cafe-Racers, 2018-19 are for the Street Trackers
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Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom
This is what started the fire. A tease well played by Indian.

If 2016-17 were the years of the Cafe-Racers, 2018-19 are for the Street Trackers. Manufacturers have not yet jumped on the street tracker bandwagon but looks like that is about to change very soon. And the most promising of the lot is the Indian Scout FTR1200 Custom that is touted to hit the production line soon. Please Indian. Make this happen.

With a good set of sockets and impact wrenches, you can build one tracker based out of the Indian Scout without having to do much of cutting or welding. Using official Indian accessories or unique kits available outside by other builders, one could quickly transform a stock Scout Sixty, Scout or Scout Bobber into the dirt tracker your heart desires.

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Scout Tracker by Tony Carbajal

Taking off key components and replacing them with these parts make a heck of a difference to the way the bike rides and handles. Indian’s head of Parts, Apparel and Accessories, Andreas Geisinger explains how by just spending around €2,000 to €2,500 ($2,500 to $3,000), builders can swap for mid-position foot controls, a different seat unit and add new wheels. Most people tend to go for 19-inch wheels and then fit 12-inch shocks.

Indian even gives us example builds of a few enthusiasts like this Parisian photographer and filmmaker, Dimitri Coste. His stock Indian Scout got a Roland Sands Super Hooligan kit which is basically a plug-and-play job that takes just two days to finish up. When he is not on the tracks, all he has to replace are the front wheel with the stock one along with the brakes, headlights and a license plate.

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Scout Tracker by Dimitri Coste

Then there is Steve Cabellero, the Skateboarder. His project started out of a Scout Bobber that has its stock wheels replaced with 19-inchers to set the ball rolling. Aftermarket exhaust setup gives the needed punch Steve looks out for the Hooligan to race around a few laps.

Another snarling Scout Tracker by Polaris stunt rider, Tony Carbajal, makes into this final list. His Scout gets equipped with top-of-the-line components like the Ohlins shocks, Vance&Hines exhaust, and a custom hand-brake setup to give neat looking power slides on this hooligan.

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Scout Bobber Tracker by Steve Cabellero

In its return to professional flat track racing after more than six decades away from the sport, Indian Motorcycle Racing swept the 2017 American Flat Track Championship. It won 14 races of the season aboard the brand-new Scout FTR750 premier race bike, and this has hurt Harley Davidson of its dominance in the race until now.

As you can imagine, it didn’t take long for fans to develop a desire for their street trackers and many got back to their garage to make one for themselves. Hopefully, the makers are listening, and they get these Trackers before the petrol power loses to electric, and we get to muck around.

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Scout Tracker by Tony Carbajal
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