Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series At Brooklyn Invitational

As the title sponsor of the ninth annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show, Indian Motorcycle unveiled three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber crafted by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, in conjunction with Roland Sands Design. Each of these builders brings a uniquely distinct vision and signature style. The end result being three totally unique custom interpretations of the Scout Bobber, which helps showcase how easily customizable the bike is and the versatility of the platform.

Indian Motorcycle specifically partnered with these three highly-regarded customizers, as While Keino Sasaki and Satya Kraus carry long-standing reputations forged through years within the customization and aftermarket industry, skateboard icon Steve Caballero has seen his profile increase steadily within the last several years thanks to his love for vintage American v-twins and his participation in festivals such as Wheels & Waves.

“Strip it down” was the mantra and inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup. A low-slung, blacked-out, 100 horsepower, minimalist motorcycle that proves once again than less is definitely more.

12 Responses to “Custom Indian Scout Bobber Series At Brooklyn Invitational”

  1. 1 InsideLine Sep 15th, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Pardon me while I …..zzzzZZZZZZZZ……………

  2. 2 Douchebaggenocide Sep 15th, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Scouts are severely overrated

  3. 3 SIGFREED Sep 15th, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Sadly the 9th on the 9th did not live up to what it was before. The Polarindian Scouts were simply not meant to be there – the Invitational is about ground-up builds and rare iron restomods.

    There were a few good builds though – eg,

    I liked the long chop (top left corner in the 1st pic above) – ie the DEVIL’s GRIN (by Sinners if I remember correctly). Only because I am a solid sucker for Panhead Longchops.

    The blue bike (front left in the 1st pic above), by Matt Davis, was likely my all-out favorite – the one I could ride every day.

    It was also an honor to stand in awe of a Robert Pradke work of art…

  4. 4 BadMonkeyMW Sep 15th, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Keino’s bike is really good.

  5. 5 D. Franklin Sep 16th, 2017 at 6:54 am

    No matter what you do to the Indian Scout models…the engines still look like an industrial air compressor.

  6. 6 Guzzi Greg Sep 16th, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Polaris should take a hint from Scout customs.They all move the peg placement.Foot forward on the Scout is awkward at best.Better suspension, twin disc up front and peg position is what’s needed.These 3 factors caused me to sell mine after less than a year of ownership!

  7. 7 BD Sep 16th, 2017 at 10:12 am

    BARF!!!!! These scouts seem to get uglier by the day

  8. 8 kent Sep 16th, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I wish they would have invited Harley Sportsters to this event, Oh, they did, they haven’t arrived? Something about breaking down, boring and giving the Harley riders something to do besides blog about? Get over it, the Scout is a better bike.

  9. 9 Architect Sep 16th, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I have no opinion one way or the other on the Scout, competition is good for all of us.


    The invitational is not the place to show off mildly customized factory bikes?!?!?!?! Put them at the Indian display in Sturgis or Javits, the invitational is for hand crafted motorcycles. Missing the point all the way around, from the builders to the organizers. Not sorry I missed it this year, people need to re-focus their intent of the show. Rant over.

  10. 10 Jake Bryson Sep 17th, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Love these motorcycles! Great pics too

  11. 11 JohnnySpeed Sep 18th, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Kent – There were sportsters all over the place. Just like every other custom show in the world because you can get them cheap, they’re reliable and they make great custom platforms. Ever try to swap tanks on a Polaris Scout? Good luck with that.

    Anyway, the Keino version is cool except for the weird mask looking deal on the front.

  12. 12 Matt W. Sep 18th, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Digging that black Scout streetfighter!

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