£ 10,000.00

Indian, Scout, INDIA SCOUT

Model Variant
INDIA SCOUT
Type
Classic
Year
1940
Mileage
12,000 miles
Condition
Used
Fuel
Petrol
Transmission
Manual
CC
1,200 cc
Colour
Red
Reference Number
RF137025
Additional information
Description
Up for auction is a 1925 Indian Scout Motocycle. This is a rare and exquisite piece of old iron. It has the 37 ci (598 cc) V-twin engine with a 3 speed gearbox. It has a foot clutch on the left and jockey shifter on the right. It has no ignition key. You just kick start it and go. To shut the engine down, there is a manual engine decompression rod on the right side of the tank. It has a manual oil pump on the tank as well as a manual gas primer in the gas cap. It has a manual spark advance on the right handgrip with the throttle on the left handgrip. It has a foot brake for the rear brake drum on the right side. There is also a hand brake lever (not installed) that operates a secondary rear brake. This was common in racing as your right foot would be on a rear peg (included but not installed) and you would be dragging your left foot. In 1925, an Indian Scout Motorcycle (not this one) won the Coast to Coast Motorcycle Race with zero breakdowns. It was the only competitor not to have a breakdown. This motorcycle was manufactured for export board track racing. As such, it has a rare “X” code engine. This motorcycle was purchased by Charles Henry Mills in Sussex, England. He took delivery in 1927. He raced the motorcycle and rode it on the streets until 1962. The original Registration Book, license plates, and road tax disc are included. After he died, I obtained this bike on July 13, 1985 from a dealer in London who had purchased it from his wife. I have had the entire bike restored. The engine was rebuilt by Walker Machine Shop in Massachusetts. They are the foremost Indian expert in the world (imho). All the paint was matched to the original color as found on the underside of the tank in the cross bar well. All the non-painted parts were shiny nickel plated, as they would have been in 1925. Since this bike was a racer, it was restored as Mr. Mills rode it. The saddle is a Lycett saddle from Britain. It was on the motorcycle when I obtained it and remains with the mot
Item Location
Region
North America
Country
USA
County/State
Oregon 
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