American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 247 February 2020

NOW IN OUR ™ 28 EA t R h Y T H E L E A D I N G B U S I N E S S M A G A Z I N E F O R T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L C U S T O M M O T O R C Y C L E A N D PA RT S I N D U S T RY Indian set for AFT Championship Repeat Despite New FTR750 Flywheel Mass Limit Rule? Indian Motorcycle Racing will field the same three rider 'Wrecking Crew' line-up for the 2020 American Flat Track (AFT) season in the series' newly developed Super Twins class. "Powered by the momentum of Briar Bauman winning his first Grand National Championship, the emergence of Bronson Bauman as a legitimate series contender, and Jared Mees' unparalleled intensity and drive to reclaim the number one plate, we couldn't be more excited by our prospects for the 2020 series," said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. "For the fourth straight season, we will have a massive target on our backs with the entire paddock looking to take us down. But we know our three riders and their crews are more than up to the challenge and determined to continue our championship streak for a fourth consecutive season." For 2020, AFT is introducing new regulations to continue its ongoing effort to create more competitive balance, and once again, these regulations challenge Indian and the FTR750 specifically. The case in point is AFT's mandate that the Indian FTR750 will have a limit on flywheel mass which can affect power delivery and stability. "We had a lot of constructive conversations with AFT and certainly understand the motivations behind their decision to regulate our bike in this manner, people want to see more than one brand on the podium, but it r e p u S n a i d n I Scout can be frustrating to be punished for winning," said Gray. "Regardless of this, or any other potential obstacle, we come to win, and we have full confidence that in 2020 we will once again do just that." The Bauman brothers will again be backed by the operational and technical expertise of Paul Langley and S&S. The ongoing support from S&S since Indian's return to the series in 2017 has been instrumental to the capabilities of the Indian FTR750, now a fixture throughout the AFT paddock, and the performance of Indian Motorcycle Racing and its riders. AFT legend and fan favorite Brad "the Bullet" Baker returns as Technical Advisor and Rider Coach for the Bauman brothers. Dave Zanotti will continue as Crew Chief, with Dustin Say and Clayton Gatewood handling mechanic duties for Briar and Bronson Bauman respectively. Jared Mees' operation will be supported by long-time Crew Chief Continues on page 8 >>> 'Indian Super Scout' by Lasse Sundberg/Roth Engineering, Sweden – 1,200 cc of turbo charged 'new' Old School! See pages 32/33… FEB 2020 ISSUE #247 J&P ULTIMATE BUILDER SERIES - DALLAS DAMON MOTORCYCLES ELECTRIC HYPERSPORT PRO WITH 'COPILOT' THE AMB 001 BY ASTON MARTIN AND BROUGH SUPERIOR