Considered by some to be the best Indian ever made, the Indian 101 Scout was introduced in 1928 as an upgrade of the Scout that was initially introduced in 1920.
The 101 got many changes that were inspired by the company’s racing experience – longer wheelbase, increased rake, stronger frame, better suspension, and a front brake. Unfortunately, the Great Depression forced Indian to change the 101 after 4 years – they cut costs by sharing the Chief’s larger frame with the Scout, but riders felt that the bike got heavier and less capable in the process. The bike weighed 370 pounds and was powered by a 740cc side valve V-Twin that produced 18 horsepower and was connected to a 3 speed transmission. For more information, check out the 101 Association or this profile from the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
This specific Indian 101 Scout (VIN: DG9113) has 500 miles on a restoration which includes some non-stock parts, like a special oil line to the rear of the front cylinder, custom gas and oil tank, and slightly more modern parts like a ’32 cam cover with circulating oil pump and cylinder heads from a ’39 Sport Scout.
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