This Indian Sport Scout belongs to my wife, Brittney. She wanted a bike that fit her well and that she could use for roadracing, flat-track racing. and road riding. That is a lot to ask for one bike. Our friend Jim Wall sold the project to us and rebuilt the powertrain. It was built for fun and hard use and will end up getting beaten up, scratched, and dented while we run it through the motions in different configurations.
Moving forward from the initial build, we were able to fine-tune the placement of the controls and mounts for the various types of racing. Having the advantage of not having to worry about messing up an expensive paint job or fresh chrome is a good feeling. I like that it is in raw form because it shows off the form of the original Class C racebikes from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. It also allows us to have more flexibility to weld, cut, and grind it as time goes on or as repairs need to be made. I appreciate the builders’ skills showcased in their perfectly finished masterpieces, but for this bike I wanted a utilitarian motorcycle that will work for us for years to come.