Indian Motorcycles Announces Special Scout Series, Leads with Awesome Military Scout

Gary Ilminen

Indian Motorcycle has announced that through 2015, it will roll out a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and built by some of America’s top custom bike builders.   Each will be designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone since the model’s orignial debut in 1920.  Each of the custom Scouts will be accompanied by vignettes to share the legacy of the Indian Scout.

Leading off the series is the the Custom Military Scout, which will be accompanied by a vignette narrated by Mark Wahlberg.  The Custom Military Scout was designed and built by custom builder Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota.

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“Klock Werks Kustom Cycles is honored to partner with Indian Motorcycle on a project that pays tribute to the USO and their outstanding work on behalf of the dedicated men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Brian Klock, founder of Klock Werks. “Indian Motorcycle has a long and impressive legacy of supporting the U.S. Military dating back to WWI and all of us at Klock Werks are humbled to play a role in this important and historic endeavor.”

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The company says the Custom Military Scout recalls the company’s nearly 100-year history of supporting the U.S. Military and to celebrate Indian Motorcycle’s partnership with USO.

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The Military Scout is built on the 2015 Indian Scout platform, with a matte green paint of a vintage military bike that was applied by Brad Smith of The Factory Match.  It utilizes modern street legal taillights that are reproductions on a custom bracket to mimic the original military-style lights.  It features Indian Motorcycle accessory leather saddlebags, a Klock Werks "Klassic" seat kit and leather wraps for the base of the Indian accessory quick-detach windshield — all upholstered using matching leather hides.

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A custom gun scabbard mount holds a Thompson sub-machine gun with a custom gunstock by Boyds Gunstocks of Mitchell, SD etched with both the USO and Indian Motorcycle logos. The bike will shown for the first time at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Monterey California on May 15th & 16th.

The Custom Military Scout and accompanying video vignette narrated by Mark Wahlberg is available at:, along with upcoming stories in the Scout Inspired Custom Series.

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