The Indian Black Bullet is a Retro Racer Built for Speed
For a long time, Indian Motorcycles went head to head with the likes of Harley-Davidson. Even though Indian was one of the most influential motorcycle builders ever, the public lost interest and the company was lost. Then, a few years ago, Indian Motorcycles was revived, and with that, the company promised a new resurgence throughout the motorcycle world. With that new revival, Indian is out to prove that it can not only hang with the big dogs, but also spur motorcycle builders to develop some of the coolest custom motorcycles on the planet. Case in point, this beautiful Indian Black Bullet Scout. RELATED: Ton Up Garages Custom Café is All About Being Epic
Created by legendary bike builder Jeb Scolman, the bike is a mish mash of Indian parts, and many custom details. A few years back, Scolman built Spirit of Munro tribute bike, a salt flat racer that showed the world what an Indian motorcycle could do in 1920. However, that bike had a specific plan, the Black Bullet you see before you didn’t. All Scolman received from Indian was 2015 Scout engine—and that’s it. He was free to do whatever he wanted.
Since Scolman’s background is in building bikes (and cars) that go fast on the salt flats, he decided that the bike would take on a streamliner aesthetic and design. Using speed as the main mantra, Scolman made the Black Bullet a sort of tear-drop/bullet shape, and fully embraced the early Bonneville racers from the 50s and 60s. And Scolman has every intention of hitting the salt flats of Bonneville this year with this amazing work of art. But before he does, the bike will make its debut at this years Sturgis Rally, which just happens to be also marking the 75th anniversary for the historic rally.
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