Indian Motorcycle Joins Call of Duty: WWII

Ambrose Bierce once wrote; “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” To that I would add that video gaming seems to be Activision’s way of teaching the world the history of motorcycles in warfare. It certainly put significant effort into building a detailed and seemingly pretty accurate representation of the Indian Scout 741B used by American forces and their allies in both theatres of World War II, all in the name of an authentic experience and loads of ’mersion while playing the new Call Of Duty:WWII. That’s right folks, the new installation of CoD released today, and it thrusts the player into action alongside the Scout 741B that comes weathered and battleworn for that all-important suspension of disbelief.

As cool as that is, Activision/CoD takes it to a whole new level by going from screen to street with a limited-number run of 2018 Indian Scouts that come designed to mimic the WWII version as closely as the modern design will allow. While not weathered, the tribute Scout runs the same Olive Drab paint as the original, and carries all the accouterments to include leather saddlebags, a sprung leather solo seat, a bedroll, and my personal favorite, the ammo-can storage boxes mounted on the fork sliders. Sure, there are limits to what they can do with such a modern machine, but the vibe is definitely there, oh yes.

Continue reading for more on the Call of Duty Indian Scout.

This Scout Could Be Yours

Win A Call-Of-Duty-Inspired Limited Edition Indian Scout
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It's probably worth mentioning that the Indian Scout was one of the hottest American cruisers this year, and you could own one.

Why should this matter to you? Well, CoD fans in the US, France, Germany and Australia will have an opportunity to win a 2018 WWII tribute bike of their very own. Visit the website for details on how to qualify to win a bike that comes with a really cool story. I’m sure you’ll get over the modern bike breaking your ’mersion while you pimp it around town.

It’s probably worth mentioning that the Indian Scout was one of the hottest American cruisers last year, and next year certainly bodes well in light of the success this year of Indian’s flat-track racing team, the “Wrecking Crew.” A 69 cubic-inch engine pushes out 100 horsepower and 72 pounds o’ grunt, so this is no toy ride but a serious motorcycle with some serious historical roots. The connections continue in the classic, Indian head tank graphic and black touches around the engine.

Movie Bikes Go Video

Win A Call-Of-Duty-Inspired Limited Edition Indian Scout
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Movie-inspired bikes, sure; but this is a game-inspired ride.

Ya know, we’ve seen movie-inspired motorcycles for long and long, but it seems the game-inspired bike has finally arrived. And why not? Video game voiceover parts have been going to some pretty big names almost from the get-go, and we’ve seen lots of individual efforts to emulate movie bikes, but this may be a first for a game designer to build and give away such a machine as part of a promotion.

Given the number of fans who are no doubt even now feverishly playing the new CoD, you probably have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning one of these rides, but enter anyway; maybe the rest will be too busy with the game to give you any competition. Yeah, hope springs eternal...

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