Indian Scout 1924 600 cc side valve V-twin frame & engine # 54X480
The new Indian “Scout” created a sensation when it was brought out in 1920.
The strong points of the new design were easy handling, lightness, ample power for the 1920s roads and unbeatable reliability.
The 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.
A notable new feature for 1924 was a change in the front spring construction: the rockers were now placed in front of the wheel spindle to give more leverage and rebound check.
This nice Scout comes complete with the optional rear carrier, speedometer and full electric lighting.
It is fitted with the sprung seat post that was standard equipment for 1922-1924 models to enhance riding comfort.
This Dutch-registered and well-restored machine is a good runner and has been regularly used for vintage club rallies.