These Custom Indian Scouts Are Not Made in The USA
Pure French Artistryby Harry Fisher, on LISTEN 02:02
The Indian Scout has proved itself to be a favourite of customisers around the world. None have been quite so successful as this pair from French Indian dealership Indian Motorcycles Metz. Two distinct influences have shaped them and they are both beautiful examples of the custom builders’ art.
Are These The Best Indian Scout Customs You’ve Ever Seen?
Of all the current motorcycles on sale, it seems the Indian Scout is the perfect canvas for those with the vision to work their magic. And of those, French Indian dealership Indian Motorcycle Metz is staking its claim to the top step of the podium.
These two bikes have just been revealed, called the Hundred and the Red Wings. The first named celebrates the fact that the North-Eastern French Indian dealership shifted 100 new Indians in a month which is pretty damned impressive, while the Red Wings celebrates the art of the custom cruiser.
The Hundred takes its inspiration from the drag strip, with an appropriate riding position, courtesy of the Biltwell straight bars. The engine breathes through a Trask performance air filter and a Freedom performance exhaust. The rims are from Revtech.
The Red Wings is more your classic custom bike with an old-school appearance. It has been created using some parts from the Indian catalogue and some from outside companies. The black control levers, hand grips and footboards are genuine Indian Motorcycles parts, while the seat, exhaust (Freedom Performance), chrome wire wheels and the German Blechfee springer front end are after-market parts.
Both bikes ride on Arnott air suspension.
The genius of any build is not the components utilised, but the way they have been amalgamated into a cohesive whole and not just a collection of parts bolted together. Indian Motorcycle Metz has achieved this magnificently, succeeding where so many customisers fail; enhancing the original.