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1941 Indian Sport Scout


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Buy it Now Price: $37,500 Price Range: excellent discount now offered Inquire About this Motorcycle


This 1941 Indian Sport Scout has been completely restored and is in superb physical and operating condition. The 2-tone color scheme makes this classic American motorcycle even more attractive.  

This bike has some amazing original Indian parts throughout and you would be hard pressed to find another 1941 Indian Sport Scout in this condition and originality. This Sport Scout was built as a companion to a 1941 Indian Four by Jim Barrington in 1994. It resided in a private museum until 2013.

Like the Chief, the Scout of this period was outfitted with voluptuous skirted fenders and balloon white wall tires that gave a distinct style. In 1941, a plunger rear suspension was added to arrive at what was listed in the brochures as a "dual action" chassis. In 1942 a few civilian models were made before the factory was turned over to military production for the war effort.  But after the Second World War no Sport Scouts were produced making the skirted Sport Scout much rarer than the Chief counterpart.

Overall, this Sport Scout is in excellent condition with all working electrics, horn, and speedometer.

This beautiful Indian motorcycle has been well cared for and ridden to Concours and Motorcycle events in California. Recognized with selection as Best in Class, Best in Show, and Best American Motorcycle at many quality shows.

This 1941 Sport Scout is a great ride with a top speed of 90 mph, a 3-speed left hand shift, left foot clutch, right hand throttle.

This bike came from Montana from a matching collection of all models of 1941 Indians painted in the same paint scheme. The matching 1941 Indian Four is out on the East Coast. It has the correct 1941 California Motorcycle license plate... extremely rare and tough to find as a side note.

The speedometer retains the red "tattletale" needle indicator showing the top speed of each ride.  It was used back in the day also by the police to write up speeding tickets...

No scratches, dents, or mechanical issues other some amount of leaking engine case oil after a ride on the bike.


About 150 miles since the rebuild and essentially a new bike with just 7,010 total miles showing on the original speedometer.


The Paint and bodywork is exceptional, and the chrome is flawless throughout with a slight boot scuff on a small area of the exhaust pipe on the right-hand side.

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal is in excellent condition and well fit. No dings or dents of any kind noted. Believed to be all original sheet metal.


Chrome of excellent quality in the correct locations during restoration with great shine.


This motorcycle is in outstanding mechanical condition. Mechanically it all works well and is a dream to ride on back country roads feeling especially comfortable around 35-60 mph.

Starts easy and is smooth through the gears. This motorcycle sat silent in a private museum until 2013 when it was started and tuned by Steve Huntsinger.

Wheels & Tires

Rims are quality chromed steel with Cadmium spokes and nipples.
Front Tire is a Coker wide white wall 400 X 18
Rear Tire is a Coker wide white wall 400 X 18
Coker 4.00 x 18 front and rear. Beautiful chrome rims, true and straight and smooth.


Clear California Title, current registration
Engine # FDA 1507 BM
Frame # 541 1507


NADA rates it at $29,300

Hagerty Value Guide rates a Concours at $35,000

Mecum Auctions: Sport Scout comps to $55,000


Included with the motorcycle is a brand new cover, an extra counter-shaft sprocket, and various operation and maintenance manuals reproduced in February 20 , 1942 and a 1951 Edition of an Indian 'Riders' Instruction Book.

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