Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids on eBay, this Scout 101 sold for $29,400 on eBay.
The Wall of Death was a famous carnival sideshow also known as a motodrome or silodrome. Riders who are braver than you would ride motorcycles around the interior of the cylinder, pressed against the edge thanks to friction and gravity. The bike of choice for many of these stunt riders was the Scout 101 with a shortened frame – and this featured bike is claimed to be a Wall of Death veteran.
Quick jump to 2014 – when Indian brought the new Scout, they also made a Wall of Death version for the reveal of the bike. Check out more info on the ‘new’ Wall of Death bike here on BikeEXIF or catch it at the very end of the release video:
This example is claimed to ‘essentially be a 1929 model’ though it’s been given fixed heads from an early 20s Scout. Annoyingly, when the seller was asked if this bike has any history, the seller basically responded with “look at it” and that it hasn’t run since he/she acquired it from Yesterdays Antique Motorcycles – Yesterdays says the history of the bike is unknown but it was supposedly part of a Dutch show. Either way, I’d do a lot of research before committing to this bike because the seller notes it’s “very expensive”, and it’s a shame that there’s no proof of history when the value seems to be dependent on the background.
Find this claimed Wall of Death veteran for sale in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia with bidding up to $16,500 and the reserve not yet met