Indian 1929 Scout 101 600cc side valve V-twin frame # 52V960 engine # DG 2922
In 1928, Charles Franklin, the Indian engineer and former racer responsible for the original Scout that was brought out for the 1920 sales year, tweaked the design to create the 101 Scout.
It incorporated a number of changes prompted by real-world racetrack experience with the original Scout, including a stronger frame, better suspension and steering, a 3-inch increase in wheelbase, increased fork rake, a low, 26¼-inch seat height, and a front brake.
Unfortunately, though, the 101 Scout had a much shorter production run.
The model lasted a mere four years in the Indian line-up until the Depression forced the company to find ways to cut production costs.
One way Indian did that was by putting the Scout engine into the larger Chief frame beginning in 1932.
The result was a bike that was bigger, heavier, and, many would argue, not as capable as the 101 was; many Indian enthusiast consider the 101 as the best Indian ever built.
Stability is such that the machine can easily be steered into a side street by applying knee pressure only, hands in your lap.
No wonder wall of death riders chose the 101 as their favourite mount! This machine is an older restoration in good condition.
She comes complete with “Indian” Corbin speedometer, rear view mirror, luggage rack and original dashboard with amp gauge and light switch.