Have Your Say in the First Global Custom Indian Scout Dealer Contest

Last November, Indian Motorcycles launched their Project Scout competition to give dealers around the world a chance to showcase not only the Indian Scout, but their design and creative flair. As an open ended contest, the only rules were the use of an Indian Scout (or new Scout Sixty) as well as three genuine accessories.

It’s now January and the entrants are in – an eclectic collection of 35 bikes entered by dealers in the US, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and other countries. As one would expect when a competition like this is open to people from all over the world the themes and ideas are very broad and the dealers have come up with some truly wonderful custom bikes.

From now through Friday 19th February, Indian Motorcycle fans can vote for their favorite Project Scout by visiting http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/project-scout. On Saturday 20th February, the top three Project Scout finalists as voted by Indian Motorcycle fans will be announced. The dealers behind these three machines will then receive an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to the 75th annual Daytona Bike Week.

Indian Motorcycle will host a special award ceremony in Daytona Beach on Friday 11th March, during which a panel of celebrity judges will select the ultimate winner of the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ program, with party goers voting for the winner of the Fan Favorite award.

Reid Wilson, Marketing Manager for Indian Motorcycle commented: “The response from our dealers to the Scout Custom Series and now this Project Scout program has been incredible. Watching these builds come together from around the world has been amazing. It’s clear that the passion and talent for customizing Indian Motorcycle models is built into our dealer base, and we know that people will be fired up when they see the final Project Scout builds.”

Below is just a sample of some of the bikes you can vote for.

Indian Scout Sixty Tempts With Value

Indian Motorcycles has a new bike for its Scout range – the Scout Sixty. Named after the cubic inch capacity of its motor, the 999cc machine is seemingly designed to appeal to newer riders or riders who don’t feel the need for the full 1,130 cc. The real reasoning behind the motorcycle however is to provide a lower entry point to the Scout family thanks to a reduced price tag.

That cost of the Indian Scout Sixty is $2,000 less in Australia and the United States, $2,600 less in Canada and a saving £1,500 in the UK. That’s a pretty significant amount of spare change for pretty small reduction in performance. The Scout Sixty produces 78 hp and 89 Nm at 5,600 rpm – only 8 Nm down on the full sized Scout.

Otherwise, the Scout Sixty is the same machine which means a really quite beautiful cruiser to ride that has a fit and finish that would make some Japanese manufacturers jealous. A complete line of accessories including fit-kit seats, footpeg locators and handlebars are designed to tailor the motorcycle to the rider. Riders can customize the Scout Sixty with additional accessories including wire wheels, Stage 1 exhaust systems, mini-apes, performance shock absorbers, and the 1920 Solo Saddle.