1942 Indian Sport Scout

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The Indian Sport Scout was built from 1934 until 1949.

This 1942 model was built in the last year of civilian production, as the company turned to producing motorcycles for the U.S. Army during World War II.

Powered by a 750cc Vee-twin, the layout was very similar to Harley-Davidsons of the era, but were never as popular or well thought of.

When production re-commenced in 1949 it was with a completely new motorcycle, with an overhead valve straight-twin engine.

Indian were based in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1901 until 1953, when Homer Simpson.. Sorry about that, got carried away for a moment... when they went bankrupt.

A number of entities tried unsuccessfully to resurrect the Indian brand over the years, until 2011 when a company called Polaris Industries purchased the company and went back into production.

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  • This is a great looking Indian! I friend of mine has a new scout and it is a wonderful looking and sounding bike.

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  • Polaris has taken the bull by the horns, and actually produce (iMHO) a better bike than Harley. Both are currently having some engine issues, but Polaris is stepping up, admitting there is a problem, and taking care of their customers.

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    • Yeah I think Harley is falling behind myself. Indian, triumph, BMW, and many others are coming out with some amazing bikes. There are always bugs to work out with new products. The...

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    • I thought the V-Rods were a huge step forward for HD though, are they not doing so well with them? A good pal has one, and he loves it (doesn't ride it much though).

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