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1941 Indian Sport Scout 640 Flat Track Racer


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Buy it Now Price: $35,000 Price Range: $27,825 to $31,250 Inquire About this Motorcycle


This 1941 Indian Sport Scout (45 inch; 750 cc) Flat Track racer is from the Hobo John Estate.
This was Hobo’s prized possession. 

This Flat Tracker was acquired from John Roccio in 2007. John Roccio was a famous rider and original member of the Booze Fighters M.C. and 13 Rebels M. C. This motorcycle is rumored to have come from his brother Ernie Roccio, a #1 plaque holder who died in 1952 in a speedway incident. Both of the Roccio brothers were incredible riders and mechanics. This bike was taken to Lee Standley, in Ventura CA, for a rebuild sometime in the late 90’s. Pop Standley, one the best Indian engine builders and tuners, built this engine and set it up with Bonneville components and specifications. The engine has yet to be run in correctly only having been used on one parade lap at the Ventura speedway. This Scout Bobber was one of Hobo John’s most expensive purchases and as such his greatest possession.

Information about this motorcycle provided by Bob Nichols and Tom Lovejoy and from Hobo’s file on this motorcycle.


-- No odometer on this motorcycle.


-- The paint on this motorcycle is in excellent shape and well applied. No scratches visible. Pin striping is clean and accurate.

Sheet Metal

-- Sheet metal is in excellent condition with no dings or dents.


-- Minimal chrome on this motorcycle, shiny and in good shape.


-- This motorcycle is in excellent mechanical condition. This engine and drive train is all newly built by Lee Standley in 2000. The motorcycle was only run for one lap at The Ventura speedway and was put away until Hobo John purchased it from John Roccio in November of 2007. The bike was inspected by Bob Nichols shortly thereafter and Hobo was unsuccessful in starting the engine. Nichols recalls his opinion that a new magneto cap was needed. To our knowledge the bike has not run since and has been in dry storage.

Wheels & Tires

-- Rims are Sun (made in CA) polished Aluminum. Cadmium spokes.
-- Front Tire is MT 53 Pirelli 4.50 X 18?
-- Rear Tire is MT 53 Pirelli 4.50 X 18?


-- Bill of Sale only including the Bill of Sale from Roccio to Hobo John. California Title available for a fee.
-- Engine # FD0 10
-- Frame # 36C.12.1
-- Belly# Not applicable


-- NADA: Bobbers are not rated. A #1 Sport Scout is suggested at $27,825
-- Hagerty Valuation: A Concours Sport Scout is suggested at $35,000


-- Some paperwork from the file on the bike and pictures of its presentations at events in the past.

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