Born For The Street

The small Indian Scout cruiser has enjoyed the largest media coverage of any new factory motorcycle launched during these last years. Inevitably, to personalize their new ride, many buyers were tempted to go to the “preppy route” of a theme bike that most of the time has nothing to do with…Indian legacy or even with motorcycling… Fortunately, a few builders like Bill Dodge are more interested to reveal the character of a bike than by its theme.

Yes, the project you see here could be considered by some only as a sinister twist. stripped-down, blacked-out Scout. But I it’s much more than this. It’s all about Dodge telling you how an Indian Scout should look. A bike expressing the uninhibited spirit of motorcycle culture found in the dirty streets of any neglected neighborhood, or furiously spinning on an abandoned racing track. Dodge’s in-house fabrication is not only about visual ,frills but about conveying a raw, powerful aggressive attitude.giving you the feeling that horsepower is barely tamed under the new bodywork.

One thing’s for sure, this Scout would win all Street Beauty
contests. The authentic and gorgeous

“Cafe” look tailend in aluminum and leather, revised ergonomics to show the Street what you are made for… .

A GSRX sportier triple tree and front end supporting a Hella headlight. Wheels Model: Blings cycles R9 Size. 18×5.5. 21×3.250, Pirelli tires size: 150/70/18 120/70/21.)

And yes, most unusual pieces all over this Scout are “stamped” Blings Cycles or custom fabricated by Dodge himself for this specific project. A leg over this Dirty one is an another adventure…

Blings Cycles (photos @ H. Roesler for Cyril Huze)

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7 Responses to “Born For The Street”


  1. 1 Jerrman May 7th, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Wow. And, yes (!) this is what a Scout (or a variation in the line of Scouts) should look like. Raw and street savvy style. Polaris take note. This version could win one of those Indian inspired design contests hands down. Way to go!

  2. 2 takehikes May 7th, 2018 at 9:03 am

    that is not what an Indian should look like. Jesus. No billet or machine work…..forge and hammer for gods sake. Like they used in the 30’s-40’s eh?

  3. 3 domino May 7th, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Great job Bill ….. Sorry about the radiator, but you did better with what you had to work with than any I have seen …
    …………… Domino Dave ………………..

  4. 4 BobS May 7th, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Swing and a miss. I appreciate the effort, these are the types of Customs I’m interested in, but this is a good example of what kind of a corner Polaris painted itself into by marrying its designs to something imitating an antique. The motor looks fragile and weak, doesn’t fit at all in a bike that the rest of it looks strong and powerful.

  5. 5 BOSS HAWG May 7th, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Good looking machine by Bling!

    HD should bring back the VRod in another frame for those who like to blast around solo.

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 Jim Tom Stimpson May 8th, 2018 at 7:01 am

    “motor looks fragile and weak”, LOL! Nice looking scoot.

  7. 7 Biggles May 8th, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Great looking bike. Strong build.

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