1941 Indian 45ci Sport Scout

1941 Indian 45ci Sport Scout

It’s just about impossible to not recognize the voluptuous skirted fenders and balloon tire-style of the Indian Chief and little brother, the Sport Scout. Although the epitome of streamlined luxury, it was the stripped-down Sport Scouts that gave Indian most of its numerous race victories.

The Sport Scout reverted to a chain primary drive and from 1940, larger cylinder and head fins increased engine cooling to maximize power output. As per the brochure, the frame now featured a “dual action” chassis with plunger rear suspension and the rear fender-mounted stand was replaced by a far more modern center stand.

The motorbike offered

This 1941 Indian 45ci Sport Scout comes to us from a knowledgable enthusiast and discerning Indian collector. He purchased it from the famed Jim Sutter about 20 years ago restored as you see it now.  The bike was completely gone over for originality by Smitty at marque experts, Tri City Cycle in Rock Island, Illinois. It has been used sparingly in recent times and will need the customary re-commissioning (spark and carb system overhaul) before returning to reliable and immensely fun street use.