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5 greatest Indian Scouts of all time

5 greatest Indian Scouts of all time

The Indian scout is the family of motorcycle manufactured by the Indian Motorcycle Company between 1920 and 1949. They had a dominant share in the Indian market and were immensely popular among the youths. Indian scouts brought the concept of the military motorcycle into the Indian market in 1942. The production of scout motorcycles was stopped after the second world war. But the popularity it enjoyed is simply unmatched.

Indian Scout tank emblem

Here are five Indian scout motorcycles that had a huge fan following all over the world.


  • First Scout (1920-1927): Designed by Charles B. Franklin, the Scout was presented in October 1919 as a 1920 model. The Scout had a side valve V-twin motor with its transmission darted to the motor packaging, permitting an adapted essential drive - the main American v-twin to utilize this upkeep free framework. The Scout motor at first dislodged 606 cc, however, the motor size was expanded to 745 cc (45 cu in) in 1927 in light of the notoriety of the Excelsior Super X. In mid-1928, a front brake was added to the Scout.1920 First Indian Scout

  • 101 Scout (1928-1931): In mid-1928 the Scout Series 101 supplanted the first Scout. Planned by Charles B. Franklin, who had composed the first Scout, the 101 Scout had another edge with more fork rake, a more drawn out wheelbase, and a lower situate height. The geometry of the 101 Scout wheelbase, directing head point and back sub-outline were altogether received from the new Indian 401 model which was being worked on in the meantime.101 indian Scout 1929

  • Thirty-fifty Scout (1932-1941): In 1933, to assuage the brandishing motorcyclists irritated by the supplanting of the 101 with the Standard Scout, Indian presented the Motorcycle. This had a Scout motor fitted into the edge of the ceased Indian Prince single chamber bike. The Motorcycle was likewise sold as the Pony Scout with the motor removal lessened to 30.50 cu in (499.8 cc). The intensity of the Scout motor was excessively for the Prince-determined edge and the Motorcycle was suspended. The less intense Pony Scout stayed underway and was later renamed the Junior Scout. The Pony Scout and the Junior Scout were all in all known as the "Thirty-Fifty" after their motor dislodging in cubic inches. 1937 Indian Jr. Scout 30/50

  • Sport Scout (1934-1942): The negative response to the Standard Scout and the disappointment of the Motoplane prompted the formation of the Sport Scout of 1934, with a light edge, brace forks, enhanced carburation and compound chamber heads. The two-piece outline, with the front and back equal parts dashed to each other to the best and to the motor at the base, was heavier than the Motoplane's Prince-inferred outline, yet in addition more grounded and stiffer. The Sport Scout was still 15 pounds heavier than the 101 Scout. An extraordinarily tuned Sport Scout won the primary Daytona 200 out of 1937.Indian Sport Scout  1934

  • In 1940 the Sport Scout increased full-skirt bumpers, a lower situate tallness and expanded fork rake, and in 1941 Indian included plunger-style raise suspension.

  • Military Scouts: The motorcycle, 741 was the military version of thirty-fifty and was extensively used in the second world war. More than 30,000 units of 741 were sold.Indian Military Scout 741B

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