Earlier this month, Indian Motorcycle laid down the gauntlet to its UK dealer network to showcase their creative prowess in a 16-week build-off challenge to turn any of the models from the Indian Scout range with a £3000 parts and labour budget.

While we have to wait until March 2021 to see the completed builds, we have some progress pictures!

The Indian Scout range have become firm favourites among global custom bike builders and ‘at home customisers’, due to the clean lines of their triangulated frames, minimalist yet powerful liquid-cooled engines and modular construction. Owners simply undertaking a bolt-off and bolt-on build can create a unique showstopper with modest engineering experience from a huge portfolio of official Indian Motorcycle accessories and aftermarket products.

You don’t even need to have the physical bike, the knowledge or tools to give it a go thanks to the new 2021 Indian Motorcycle UK configurator – take a look at it here. Why not see what you can build?

Keep up to date with the builds on the Indian Motorcycle UK social channels – Facebook and Instagram. And for the latest news on Indian Motorcycle UK, check out the Official UK Blog at Nineteen01.co.uk

Project Scout 3K isn’t the first time the UK’s Indian Motorcycle dealerships have showcased their custom skills. Back in 2016 ‘Project Scout’ saw Indian Motorcycle celebrate 115 years of the brand by revealing a jaw-dropping ‘Unlimited Budget’ build-off at Motorcycle Live, Cornwall’s Thor Motorcycles took home the spoils with ‘Thug!’ closely followed by runner-up Midwest Moto’s ‘MWM-115’ from Stourport, and Bournemouth’s Moore Speed Racing took third place with their ‘Beach Tracker’ that went on to become a popular aftermarket custom kit for the dealership. Take a look at the top-10 UK builds from 2016 below…