Post Sale Update: After 39 bids on eBay, this Scout sold for $27,600.
In 1920, Indian introduced the Scout alongside the Powerplus to offer a smaller bike in its lineup. For nearly 30 years, the Scout continued on as one of Indian’s most celebrated bikes – some loyalists still think the 101 Scout of the late 20s was the best motorcycle Indian ever made.
As you probably know, Indian has brought back the Scout name for their new entry-level bike, and I have to say it looks good. But that’s today – let’s go back to 1925. The Scout was used for all kinds of purposes – flat track racing, street racing, or even as a ‘scout’ for military purposes. The bike was designed by Charles Franklin, the first trained engineer at Indian. The engine displaced 37 cubic inches (598cc), and the first Scouts had no front brake. For more on the Scout lineup, check out this article from Indian Motorcycle Classics.
This specific Scout was apparently built for export board track racing and comes with a “X” code engine. Originally purchased by a gentleman in England, the bike was raced and then served street duty until 1962 – the sale includes the original resigration book, license plates, and road tax disc. The current seller bought the bike in 1985 and then had it fully restored. Since restoration, the bike has gone no more than 20 feet, though it currently does run and drive. There’s some small dings in the paint, but this is a beautiful 90 year old motorcycle.
Find this Indian Scout for sale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with bidding up to $16,988 and the reserve not yet met or a Buy It Now price of $35,000