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Original Indian Scout Motorcycle 1920

Original Indian Scout Motorcycle 1920

The Indian Scout was a motorcycle built by the Indian Motocycle Company from 1920 to 1949. It rivaled the Chief as Indian’s most important model.
The first Scouts (1920–1927)
Indian Scout. Model G-20

The Scout was introduced in October 1919 as a 1920 model, with a 606 cc (37 cu in) engine. The engine size was increased to 745 cc (45 cu in) in 1927 in response to the popularity of the Excelsior Super X.

The original Scout was replaced in mid 1928 by the Scout Series 101. Designed by Charles B. Franklin, who had designed the original Scout, the 101 Scout had a new frame with more fork rake, a longer wheelbase, and a lower seat height. The geometry of the 101 Scout wheelbase, steering head angle and rear sub-frame were all adopted from the new Indian 401 model which was under development at the same time. The Scout had started the 1928 model year as a short-frame model whose main change from 1920-27 Scouts was the addition of a front brake
Later Scouts and demise (1931–1948)

Cost cutting led to Indian designing a new basic frame for 1932 that would form the basis for the Scout, Chief, and Four frames. The 1932 Standard Scout that was based on this new frame was heavier and bulkier than the 101 frame, and was less successful as a result. The negative reaction to this Scout led to the creation of the Sport Scout of 1934, with a light frame, Girder forks, improved carburation and alloy cylinder heads. The Sport Scout won the first Daytona 200 in 1937. Despite the introduction of the Sport Scout, the Standard Scout remained in production until 1937.

Posted by webted on 2012-04-09 14:25:02

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