Indian 1935 “Standard Scout” 750 cc side valve V-twin frame # 235202 engine # BCE 202 B
In 1928, Charles Franklin, the Indian engineer and former racer responsible for the original Scout, tweaked the design to create the 101 Scout.
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.
This “new” model was labelled the “standard Scout”.
The model gained popularity with police forces because it was a smooth running and vibrationless machine.
The Standard Scout was in limited production for some six years.
The 1932 and 1933 models still featured the helical gear primary drive from the twenties, but this was changed for the 1934 model year into a four-row multiple chain, probably also to cut production costs.
1932 was the last year the total loss oiling system was employed.
There were quite a few detail improvements for 1935, note the valve stem covers that are fixed by one small screw only.
Notable new features for 1935 were the new “Indian Head” transfers and the streamlined mudguards.
This machine – a very early 1935 matching numbers bike- is still equipped with the 1934 style guards.
A belt-driven Autolite dynamo provides the electricity for the lighting system and the horn. Ignition is by battery and coil.
This sturdy twin is an older restoration and is very complete with Indian head horn, dashboard and Corbin “ Indian” speedometer.