A Canadian Boardtracker custom has won the first global Indian Scout custom competition called “Project Scout: Build a Legend”.
Our pick of the Project Scout customs was actually the Jack Daniels barbecue outfit from Quebec, but in the end, another Quebec bike won.
Dealers from the US, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and France entered, but there were no entries from Australia.
Indian Motorcycles Australia country manager Peter Harvey says they will “do our own thing” this year, so stay tuned for some interesting custom versions of the brand’s top-selling motorcycle.
The Project Scout competition was judged by legendary LA bike builder Roland Sands and other “celebrities.
The program kicked off on November 30 and was open to Indian Motorcycle dealers around the world.
Dealers were free to customise a 2016 Indian Scout using any theme, style or budget they chose so long as it incorporated at least three genuine Indian Scout accessories from the current catalogue of more than 200 items.
In all, 35 dealers participated in the contest and the three finalists were selected by an online poll among Scout fans.
The winner was Boardtracker from Motos Illimitees, Terrebonne, Quebec. It’s a tribute to the 1920s Scouts that raced on board tracks with white tyres mounted on 26-inch wheels, cope pipes and wood imitation seat. The footrest, number plate and handle are also made of white oak.
The other two finalists were The Rebel from Indian Motorcycle Winnipeg, Headingley, Manitoba and Fusion from Indian Motorcycle Charlotte, Lowell, North Carolina.
Fan favourite was Fusion and the Builders Choice Award went to Ol #71, a tribute to two-time AMA National Champion and Indian Wrecking Crew racer Bobby Hill built by Heritage Indian Motorcycle of Northwest Arkansas, Rogers, Arkansas.