Indian Scout 1928 600 cc side valve V-twin engine # CG 1698
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.
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. From late 1926 on the engine could also be had in 750 cc ( 45’’) capacity, which greatly enhanced the Scout’s popularity: it offered increased power and speed with only a minimal increase in weight.
This machine is an early 1928 model; it already has the new 101-type engine and brakes, but also still the 1927 type frame and tank.
Apart from the Amal carburettor this unrestored machine is largely original.