INDIAN SCOUT 600 – year 1927

INDIAN SCOUT 600 – year 1927

Manufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Co., Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Traditionally, a modern design solution in Indian motorcycles was also used in the 1920s, when the famous V-twin engine models were launched: Scout – with displacement 596 cm3, Police-Scout – of a capacity 746 cm3, one-liter Chief and the largest - Big Chief - with a capacity 1206 cm3.

The most popular and widespread motorcycle of this brand from the second half of the twenties, was depicted in an illustration of an Indian Scout. Model z 1927 he had a fork in the year, two-cylinder, air cooled, low-valve engine with displacement 596 cm3. The power unit, locked to the gearbox, was powerful 9 kW (12 KM) at 3400 rpm. A Schebler carburetor is located between the cylinders, and in the front of the engine - a Splitdorf or Bosch magneto. The drive from the engine to the clutch was transmitted by gears. The double tubular frame had an unsprung rear wheel. The front fork with short trailing wishbones was sprung by a coil spring. Both brakes: pedal (band) and manual (jaw) acted on the rear wheel. Motorcycle, due to its high weight 160 kg, he developed maximum speed "only” 100 km/h. The fuel consumption was approx 4 liters per 100 kilometers. Typical of the Indian models was a huge fender above the front wheel, wide, the steering wheel tilted back and comfortable, sprung saddle.

George Hendee, the first owner and founder of the company retired in the mid-twenties. The new owners were unable to keep the largest American label on the current level, therefore v 1951 In the year, it was taken over by the London-based motorcycle concern Associated Motor Cycles.