1941 Indian Scout
Frame no. FDA934
Stripped-down Sport Scouts gave Indian most of its race victories, but from 1940 the model was the epitome of streamlined luxury. Like the Chief, the Sport Scout was outfitted with voluptuous skirted fenders and balloon tires that gave a distinct style, even if they mitigated to a degree the Sport portion of the bike's model name. In 1941, plunger rear suspension was added to arrive at what was listed in the brochures as a "dual action" chassis. A few 1942 civilian models were made before the factory was turned over to military production for the war effort. No Sport Scouts were produced after World War II, making the skirted Scout much rarer than its Chief counterparts.
The Hobday Sport Scout, a 1941 model from the last full year of production, wears two-tone red paint and is equipped with optional crash guards front and rear. Extra chrome has been added to the girder front fork and the clutch rocker pedal, plus the rear fender shows aftermarket rails, all typical period touches.
- Please note that the title for this motorcycle is in transit.
Please note that the frame and engine numbers for this motorcycle are 642272 and FDA934 respectively.