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1949 Indian Scout 249 by Analog Motorcycles - Gurnee (IL), USA

The famous Indian Scout was built by the Indian Motocycle Company from 1920 to 1949. It rivaled the Chief as Indian's most important model. The 101 Scout, made from 1928 to 1931, has been called the best motorcycle Indian ever made but, between 1962 and 1967, the legendary New Zealander Burt Munro used a modified 1920 Indian Scout to set three historical land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. One of the main features of the traditional Scout was its typical v-twin engine, but, in 1949, Indian introduced its last Scout, the 249, powered by a 440 cc. straight-twin, inspired by English designs similar to Edward Turner's vertical twin Triumph, the base of the motorcycle about which we are talking today. The 249 Scout was replaced by the 250 Warrior the next year. The Indian Scouts and Arrows of 1949-1952 received a lot of faults for the downfall of the famous Indian Motocycle Company. But the story is controversial. This special build certainly gives back a lot of dignity to this model.

La famosa Indian Scout fu costruita dalla Indian Motocycle Company dal 1920 al 1949, e rivaleggiò a lungo con la Chief per essere il modello più importante della casa. La Scout 101, prodotta tra il 1928 e il 1931, è stata definita la migliore Indian di tutti i tempi, ma, tra il 1962 e il 1967, il leggendario neozelandese Burt Munro utilizzò una versione modificata di un modello del 1920 per conseguire tre storici record di velocità a Bonneville. Una delle caratteristiche principali della Scout tradizionale era il suo tipico motore v-twin, ma, nel 1949, l’Indian introdusse la sua ultima Scout, la 249, base della moto di cui parliamo oggi, con un bicilindrico parallelo frontemarcia di 440 cc, ispirato ai motori britannici che Ed Turner aveva progettato per la Triumph. La 249 fu poi sostituita dalla 250 Warrior l’anno successivo. Le Scout del periodo 1949-1952 furono incolpate della caduta del marchio Indian. Ma la storia è controversa. Questa custom special sicuramente restituisce parecchia dignità a questo modello.

Main specs by the builder. Track Master style frame made by Frame Crafters. All aluminum tank, seat and fairing designed by Analog formed by Pavletic Metal Shaping. Brass light covers and fender formed by Mike Ardito. Polishing by Mike’s Polishing, Rodsmith, and Analog. Engine built by Bill Bailey of ZyZX Vintage Motorcycles. Engine has hand cut billet cyclinder, 12 volt conversion and Dyna III electronic ignition. Carburetor Amal 928. Exhaust custom made by Analog with parts and stubby mufflers from Cone Engineering. Custom made oil tank with internal plumbing made by Chassis Services. All plumbing designed and made by Analog. Paint and clear coat by Kiel of Crown Autobody. Gold leaf and pin striping by Brando. Seat by Rod’s Designs. Magura controls. Speedometer designed and rebuilt by Seattle Speedometer Tarrozi rear sets. Betor Forks and triples. TZ750 hubs with custom detailing by Analog Spokes and rims made by Buchanan’s. Speedo mount, rear sprocket and oil manifold machined by Free Form Design. Gas cap by Crime Scene Choppers. Piaa LED headlights. Radiantz puck LED taillight frenched into seat hump. All custom electrical. Battery and fuse block under seat hump. Custom made bar switch by Analog. Modified GSXR windscreen. Maund Speed equip velocity stack. Avon Road Rider tires. All custom made cables by Ed Zender at Morries place. Custom kick starter lever by Analog. Top oiler lines made by HEL brake lines.

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