Adding a smaller capacity machine to the 1000cc Powerplus, Indian introduced the 37ci (600cc) Scout in 1920. Engine size was increased for 1927 to 45ci or 750cc until a revised sidevalve engine in a new sportier frame was introduced the following year in the 101 Scout, a hugely successful machine for the manufacturer. For 1934 the Sport Scout featured a lighter frame and European-style girder forks. 30.5ci (500cc) and 45ci Scouts, designated Models 741B and 640B respectively, were produced for the Allied forces during WW2’s early years before the US Army switched to the ubiquitous Jeep.
This nicely appointed 1941 Indian 741B Scout has been fully restored to military specification, featuring professionally made saddlebags, a weapon holster, and First Aid kit. On static display in a local Southern California collection, the bike will need minor re-commissioning before returning to regular use on battlefields home or abroad.