Indian Scout 1923 600 cc side valve V-twin frame and engine # 50V193
After WW I the Indian factory decided it was time to market a somewhat lighter model than the 1000cc Powerplus.
The new model was labelled “Scout” and it created a sensation when brought out in 1920.
The strong points of the new design were easy handling, lightness, ample power for the 1920s roads and unbeatable reliability. T
he new middleweight was also appealing to the prospective motorcyclists who were put off by the usual heavyweight big twins.
The Scout features a semi-unit construction power plant with a 3 –speed transmission bolted on to it.
Primary drive is by a set of helical gears that are enclosed in a cast aluminium cover and run in an oil bath.
The clutch is foot-controlled and the machine has a sprung seat post to add to the rider’s comfort.
A new feature for 1923 was the compression release rod that was controlled from the side of the petrol tank.
This Scout is an older restoration and is a practical vintage machine. It comes complete with electric lighting, searchlight and a speedometer.