Swedish Turbo Indian Scout

Two Swedes’ rolling tribute to Indian co-founder Oscar Hedström

Anders Lundgren and Lasse Sundberg

How often do you see a turbo kit and a leaf-style fork on the same bike?

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Let’s talk about this very cool Indian Scout from Anders Lundgren and Lasse Sundberg. The pair built this incredible Super Scout and say it’s a tribute to the Swedish co-founder of Indian, Oscar Hedström.

Anders says: “We wanted to build a bike that was related with the Indian history of board track racing and at the same time included the new era of technology that Indian stands for today. The Scout model was the perfect choice, and we came up with the name Super Scout to honor the old Scout models that were almost unbeatable on the racetracks.”

The Garrett T25 turbo itself has an external wastegate and boost control. The head pipes and downpipes to the turbo and wastegate are all in stainless steel and fitted as tight as possible to the frame to not interfere with the bike’s slim lines.

Garrett T25 turbo

Featuring a water-cooled Garrett T25 turbo, the Super Scout was built during 2017 in their Stockholm workshop and now makes 150 to 200 hp at the rear wheel depending on the boost pressure.

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The Super Scout has some seriously impressive electronics too. Anders fitted a fully programmable ECU, and there is a key fob system with Bluetooth for monitoring engine data and tuning the ECU via an iPad.

Anders is excited for the coming months: “I am still test riding the bike and we are just in a phase to finish the engine tuning,” he says. “The Super Scout is planned to be a daily runner…if it’s not already sold by then.”

Indian Motorcycle Super Scout

When asked what it’s like to ride, Anders smiles and says: “It feels amazing, like you have moved back to the 1920s with a rocket between your legs.”

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Brass bits

Brass bits help with the whole classicizing part of this bike’s cool design.

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Springfield blue Indian Motorcycle Super Scout

The amazing paint job is by Pobben’s Color & Custom in Hagfors, Sweden, and the color is Springfield blue.

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Beringer brakes

Beringer brakes like this didn’t come stock on a 1920s Indian. Unless you have a time machine, of course. If so, I’d appreciate your making a side trip to 1987 and telling me not to grow that stupid porn ’stache in high school. Thanks.

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Indian Motorcycle Super Scout

The engine, fuel pump, headlamp, and shifter pedal are from a modern-day Scout, but the frame is a one-off built from three sections. Lasse Sundberg (from Roth Engineering) built the frame in-house and says it was the most difficult part of the build, surprisingly even more tricky than the fitting the turbo.

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Indian Motorcycle Super Scout

Anders explains the rationale behind mounting the turbo: “We wanted to give the bike some extra boost of power and to also show that we can combine an old-school look with modern technology.”

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