Indian Motorcycle is returning to its Hillclimbing roots; racing a modified FTR750 in the AMA Pro Hillclimb series.

Indian Motorcycle has announced it’ll be participating in this year’s AMA Pro Hillclimb Racing series – returning to a sport it dominated over 80 years ago. Riding the stretched-out Indian FTR750 will be ten-time AMA Pro Hillclimb Champion John Koester.

Speaking about the news, Koester said:“It’s an absolute honour to represent Indian Motorcycle as it makes its dramatic return to hillclimb racing on the same machine that literally changed the game for flat-track racing over the past four years. We’re excited to unleash the FTR750 on the hill, with our minds firmly fixed on the ultimate goal of capturing a championship.”


Indian Motorcycle reveal stretched-out FTR750 hillclimber. Ready to race in the AMA Pro Hillclimb Series.

Koester’s also been involved in transforming the standard FTR750, with his father and crew chief Gordy Koester. They’ve extended the swingarm, fitted knobby tyres, redesigned the rear end, fitted an upgraded Rekluse – and have also worked with S&S to design a new exhaust system.

If you’ve never seen any hillclimb action before, you need to check it out. It’s wild. For more iformation on the AMA Pro Hillclimb Series, click HERE.



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