Between sessions, I strolled over to the Indian pits where the technicians prepared Kopp’s race bike for Bryan Smith, who’d clinched the championship the afternoon before on his Kawasaki. (Smith, championship runner-up Jared Mees and Brad Baker will comprise the official 2017 factory Indian Wrecking Crew.) After putting so much effort into the project, Indian’s engineers remain very tight-lipped and politely declined to discuss many of the technical details of the FTR750 like V angle, bore and stroke, duration/lift of the dual overhead cams, etc. (We were also requested to not publish photos of anything proprietary when they were working on it.) Could it be the basis for a future street tracker or other hot rod? That might take some doing but Indian will likely make a limited run of these to sell to qualified racers first. Homologating a modified version to be street license-legal would be a stretch, though some of the technologies could cross over.