WHAT’S HOT Thug’s a show-topper
Thor’s award-winning scout is no ‘handbag, fashion statement’
This customised Indian Scout Sixty built by Thor Motorcycles blew away NEC Show visitors and topped a public vote held over the event’s nine days. Thug won Indian’s Project Scout competition, which saw some stunning interpretations of the firm’s affordable cruiser. But Colin Treleaven, boss of Thor, was determined to make something rideable. He said: “We didn’t want to build a handbag, fashion statement, it had to be something that hadn’t been done before and
it had to be a rideable bike, not a show pony. “Most of the components were sourced by rooting through our stores and parts bins, keeping the build as cost-effective as possible. With the exception of the lighting, exhaust and a handful of official Indian accessories, anything that couldn’t be found in our shop was hand-fabricated. The Thug goes as well as it looks.” The Indian’s Project Scout competition is simple enough; take a Scout Sixty and modify it. There are no restrictions or rules on cost or the style of the build, but a time limit of 90 days in which to complete it. Thug took more than 20% of the 1905 votes to claim the crown, beating close competition from Midwest Moto’s MWM115 and Moore Speed Racing’s Beach Tracker, which were second and third respectively. Other notable entries came from custom powerhouse Krazy Horse, who entered two bikes: the ‘Green Manalishi’ and the KH163. HBC Motorcycles also created a mean-looking tracker dubbed the Wild Horse.
Indian Scout took top honours at the recent NEC show
Thor’s Colin Treleaven reckons Thug goes as well as it looks
Speedo was one of few official parts