Shari Ives Instruction


Indian Motorcycle announced on November 30th their project “Project Scout: Build a Legend.” The program gives select dealers a high profile forum to showcase their passion for Indian Motorcycle and their team’s talent by building a custom Indian Scout. The only rules are that the entrants must utilize a 2016 Indian Scout model and a minimum of three genuine Indian Scout accessories from the current catalog of more than 200 items.  The 2016 Scout offers heritage with class leading power and handling and allows the customizer to build their ultimate vision. Through this program the dealers can demonstrate their creativity and write a new chapter in the legendary history of the Indian Scout.


Monthly photos have to be submitted between November 30th and Jan 15, 2016 from each participant reflecting their progress. Starting on January 18th, the final custom build photos will begin to publish and shared on the Indian Motorcycle website and social media channels and fans can vote for their favorite. Voting will continue until February 19. The top three finalists will be announced on February 20th and will receive an all expense paid weekend trip to the 75th annual Daytona Bike Week for themselves plus a guest. Indian Motorcycle will also host a special award ceremony in Daytona Beach and a panel of celebrity judges will select the ultimate winner of the Project Scout: and party goers will again vote for the Fan favorite.





Vintage Motorcycle Tributes and Clones

Car tributes tend to be clones of the original car with the right pieces added on. Motorcycles on the other hand almost never do that. A recent eBay ad I ran across got me thinking about it. The ad was for a “Manufactured after production ceased from all original parts.”  This bike never left the factory; it was assembled from the pieces that could have been a Black Lightning had the production run continued. While vintage motorcycles tend to be what they are, what you see is what you get. Cars tend to be different, however, and it is always a good choice to do your homework before purchasing a tribute care. It can be an expensive mistake if you are not careful.