Indian Continues its Custom Series With the Black Bullet Scout

Indian Motorcycles has released the second bike in its Scout inspired custom series and it’s a beauty – the Indian Black Bullet Scout. Built by Jeb Scholman, the bike was pretty much built from scratch around a standard Indian Scout engine and the result is a hot rod inspired work of art.

Indian Motorcycles launched their custom built series in May and each bike in the series is designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone or achievement since its debut in 1920.

The Black Bullet Scout’s metalwork is completely custom made and reflects designs of motorcycles made for going fast in straight lines from the late 50’s and early 60’s. Bikes with a similar design ethos took to land speed and drag racing tracks across the country in the day. Many will no doubt think of New Zealander Burt Munro and his land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats – which was made in 1967 and still stands today.

Other features of the Black Bullet Scout are a custom windscreen that wraps around the front of the bike to fair in the headlight. Tight clip-ons and footrests mounted to the rear axle makes for as streamlined a riders position as possible. The minimal seat, controls and shapes all lens themselves to the single mission of exploring this bikes top speed. It was created to be beautiful and fast. Scolman even cast a custom intake manifold to turn the throttle body sideways and allow for an even tighter engine packaging.

The Black Bullet Scout will be on display in Sturgis and is destined to see the salt. It was built to race and continue the tradition of an Indian Scout ripping across the Bonneville Salt Flats.


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