Indian Motorcycle Project Scout £3k Challenge winner crowned

Thor Motorcycles wins the Indian Motorcycle Project Scout £3k Challenge with the ‘Kermit’ Scout Bobber

Indian Motorcycle Project Scout £3k Challenge winner crowned

THE winner of the Indian Motorcycle Project Scout £3k Challenge has been crowned, with Thor Motorcycles of Bodmin, Cornwall, scooped the prize with the Kermit Scout Bobber.

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Thor’s modern take on a West-coast style bobber (see the top and bottom image) features authentic 8-inch Mini-Ape handlebars, LED Pathfinder headlight and micro COB stop-tail and turn signals with Thor’s own design of curved side-mount number plate mount. The bike exhales through curved, ground-pounder exhausts. Finishing the tin-wear Thor kept on budget by utilising a 3D Gel vinyl wrap in a triple-layer green overlay and finished with a charcoal pinstripe.

Second place in the UK build-off saw Midwest Moto’s MWM-3K Scout Bobber Twenty. Midwest Moto’s in-house fabrication workshop produced the distinctive replacement tubular steel rear subframe with a handcrafted leather gunfighter seat, combined with billet LED 3-in-1 light cluster. Up front, billet-alloy LED turn-signal bar-end mirrors are mounted to standard mini-ape bars. Performance is enhanced by unique stainless exhaust headers mated to Midwest Moto’s hand-made mufflers.

Rounding out the podium is the Freakshow Scout Bobber Twenty, built by Alba Customs in Edinburgh. Classily inspired, Alba customs build reflects the golden era of 50’s inspired traditional stripped-back bobbers. Hand laid pin-striping adorns the standard matte black tank, headlamp bucket and the hand-made steel fender, which is mounted to the swing arm to maintain a tight radius around the rear tyre. Standard exhaust headers are mated to straight-through shotgun pipes and finished with vintage style heat-wrap. Beach-bars with white-wall rubber front and rear complete the look.

The wining bike from Thor Motorcycles - Kermit

Indian Motorcycle UK’s National Sales Manager Andrew Simpson commented

“The Indian Scout family have become firm favourites with custom bike builders, due to their clean lines, minimalist yet powerful liquid cooled engines and modular construction. Our customers tend to invest an average of Three Thousand Pounds upgrading and customising over their ownership period, so we wanted our dealer network to showcase that average customer spend in our Project Scout 3k Challenge and the resulting builds have been astonishing given the budget allowed. Owners simply undertaking a bolt-off and bolt-on build can create a unique showstopper with modest engineering experience from a huge portfolio of official Indian Motorcycle accessories and aftermarket products.”