To celebrate the release of the company’s 2016 Scout Sixty
took five of the pre-production Scout Sixtys that were headed to the crusher and
gave them to the team at Roland Sands Design to work their magic on.
“These bikes I think are really going to bring some new ideas to
the table. It’s really like the forward-thinking way to customize. And the way
that they work on a flat track is incredible. I mean these things rip, they’re
like riding a 450, it’s insane,” said Sands
“One of the things that I think is unique, I don’t think a lot
of you guys have seen one disassembled, is the back half of the motorcycle
basically unbolts in no time. It really cleans up nice and easy. Tell us,
clearly we don’t have stock fenders or subframes on the back end anymore, but
tell us a little bit about what you did to modify the bikes to go racing,” said
Indian’s External Relations Manager, Robert Pandya.
“19-inch wheels, different risers, we moved the handlebars back
and went with wider handlebars, breakaway levers. Took off everything that the
bike didn’t absolutely need. We did the tail section. We built a box under the
tail section to lift it up. Raised up the shocks, we moved the shock mount back.
We built a new, lower pipe, moved the foot controls. We did a belt tensioner.
That’s it. There were pretty, I won’t say they were easy to build, but they
weren’t that hard to build,” added Sands.