c.1928 Indian 45ci 101 Scout
Engine no. DGP227
A smaller Indian v-twin model, the 37ci (600cc) Scout, joined the existing 61ci (1,000cc) Powerplus twin for 1920. In a somewhat unusual departure, this new smaller Indian twin featured primary drive by helical gears, rather than the more usual chain, and soon gained a reputation for indestructibility: "You can't wear out an Indian Scout," the company's advertising declared. In other respects the 'flat head' v-twin motor followed the successful Powerplus formula. Detachable cylinder heads were the Scout's big news for 1925 and two years later a 45ci (750cc) variant arrived, to be followed in April 1928 by the 101 Scout. The latter featured a revised 750cc engine in a new, longer-wheelbase frame, and this medium-weight sports model would prove an immense success for the Springfield firm, so much so that its replacement in 1931 by a heavier Chief-framed model was greeted with dismay.
This particular 101 Scout was traded by Lex du Pont with Bert McKie in 1980 for an Indian Four (McKie was the Chief of the Ontario Provincial Police). The machine is incomplete and is painted in primer. Military-specification wheels are fitted.
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