Swiss Made Custom 1930 Indian Scout.

After extensively touring Europe and The US with his famous 1942 custom Harley Flathead named D’MX, Swiss custom builder Danny from Hardnine Choppers took a 1-year long break from the custom scene. He is coming back with his newest project, a custom Indian Scout, a model he considers the best looking factory bike ever produced by a manufacturer. And for his return to custom building, Danny got lucky, scoring a 1930 edition bought from Hans Mack, a 83-year old German who was back in the days a celebrity Wall Of Death rider. and who rode exclusively this Indian since he purchased it.


If you Google “1930 Indian Scout 101” you will find out that 99% of them are still in original condition or have been restored, of course the way they are the most valuable. Danny knew he could not leave it the way he purchased it. Known for being “irrespectful” in the way he approaches custom building, he still took 2 good decisions 1- to keep all the original parts he removed in case one day he feels like returning the Indian Scout to original 2- to keep intact at least the frame and the forks. And what about the welds you did, I asked? Everything can be unwelded he told me…Danny fabricated a new Indian gas tank from 2 original pieces he found, but in terrible condition. He hammered a rear fender and bended his own bars.


The bike was half finished when he learned that the 100-year old bike track near Zurich where he dreamed to run his finished Scout was about to be destroyed on October 13. So Danny hired a friend to rush the completion of his project, giving him the mundane tasks while he focused of revamping, cleaning and polishing the 1930 engine. Danny shot the paint base coat and ask his Mr. G. in Japan to
produce the artwork. Danny made it on time to the track for a few spins, and now is dreaming of learning how to ride the Wall Of Death. With this custom Indian? The bike will be displayed for the 1st time this coming January at the Verona Motor expo. Hardnine Choppers

930 INDIAN SCOUT 101
FRAME: ORIGINAL
FORK SPRINGER ,MODIFIED
ENGINE: 750 FLATHEAD, REBUILT
TRANSMISSION: 4 SPEED ,HAND SHIFT, REBUILT
PIPES: HANDMADE
HANDLEBARS: HANDMADE
GAS TANK :HAND MADE
FENDER: HANDMADE
FOOT BOARDS: HAND MADE BY ALBERTO BALBO ITALY
GAS CAP: HAND MADE
ALL BLACK PARTS PARTS, RESTORED AND REPAINTED
PINSTRIPE ARTWORK: MR.G, JAPAN
FRONT WHEEL: 18″ COOKER TIRE
REAR WHEEL: 18″ COOKER TIRE
FRONT BRAKE: DRUM
BACK BREAK: DRUM
ELECTRIC: ROMON HOT CYCLE PILOTES
SEAT: HANDMADE

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22 Responses to “Swiss Made Custom 1930 Indian Scout.”


  1. 1 Sportster Mike Dec 17th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Wot? no lights?
    Lovely bike – glad he kept all the original parts though….
    I’d love to turn up at the MOT station here in England on it… (don’t spoil it by saying old bikes and cars no longer need an MOT…)

  2. 2 TodT Dec 17th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Looks beautiful, wonder what the “before” bike looked like? Also wonder what Mr. Mack thinks of it…..

  3. 3 Jessy Reno Dec 17th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Like it

  4. 4 Jessie N Dec 17th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Beautiful bike.. Love all the details! Great job…

  5. 5 DANNY Dec 17th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    ITS A 3 SPEED GEARBOX!!

  6. 6 eBikerLeather Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Love this bike

  7. 7 P.Garvin Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Danny is good people. He does a lot with his builds considering the restrictions he has to work with in his country.

  8. 8 TPJ Customs Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Great job yella

    Can’t wait to check it out in person. See you in January.

  9. 9 LenNY Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    great looking classic Indian

  10. 10 Mile Serano Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Another great find Cyril.

  11. 11 burnout Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Sweet and Clean! peace

  12. 12 Mark "Duckman" van der Kwaak Dec 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Well done Danny, it’s a beauty!

  13. 13 Boss Hawg Dec 17th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Love it…great work!

    Boss Hawg

  14. 14 Bjorge Dec 17th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    NICE!

  15. 15 SIGFREED Dec 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    EPIC…

    A “vintage” without MUMMYWRAP (aka pipe wrap) and no FLINTSTONE (aka Firestone) tires – got to luuuuv it.

    He rattled the cage at AMD in ’09 – trust nobody expect him to keep the ’30 Scout at its most valuable…

  16. 16 nick Dec 17th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Nice Job.

  17. 17 DRE Dec 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    killing it like you do. great blending of your style while staying true to the provenance. always dig your vibe. no freak show shit!

  18. 18 Jose Dec 17th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    If Polaris would manufacture a modern version of this with today’s all road legal requirements, they would make a killing (under 20K)

  19. 19 pauly cantlin Dec 18th, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I have a 1947 indian chief all original in mint condition ( my grandfathers) love the indians and wat you did to this scout is incredible craftsmanship !!! I admire your work being a builder myself

  20. 20 N-Eazy Dec 18th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Crazy shit! This bike is insane! Great work bro!!!!!

  21. 21 Steve Kelly Dec 18th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Love it, another super clean looking ride from Danny at Hardnine.

  22. 22 Motorcycle Marc Dec 22nd, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful Indian. Simply beautiful. Good Swiss craftmanship too.

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