custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest
 

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest

indian motorcycle–america’s first motorcycle company–has found a clever way to keep itself and its designs updated by hosting competitions for bike builders. its latest event, dubbed ‘the wrench: scout bobber build off’, has come to an end and the winner has been announced: NASA engineer alfredo ‘fred’ juarez. the prize? $10.000USD and a feature story in hot bike magazine.

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alfredo juarez’s custom indian scout bobber features a completely custom hardtail frame that references a number of different mechanical works of art, both in an out of the motorcycle industry. the exposed frame allows for a closer look of the engine that boosts an impressive 100 barely-tamed horsepower of its 69-cubic-inch v-twin.

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‘I cannot thank indian motorcycle enough for the opportunity. not only was this a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the three-month build period created an incredible bonding experience for me and my family,’ said juarez. ‘and of course, thanks to all the fans who took the time to cast their vote. I know it wasn’t easy to pick one because the other two bikes are incredible. hats off to PJ and christian for their work. it’s been an incredible ride and I cannot thank everyone enough for their support.’

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest designboom

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest designboom

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest designboom

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest designboom

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest designboom

custom indian scout bobber by NASA engineer wins indian motorcycle's contest designboom

  • This guy put together something very different and does deserve some attaboys for some cool stuff. It’s not my style but it’s surely not the run of the mill bike. Being a gearhead I appreciate featuring the engine and bet it moves too being so light.

    Mike Nephew says:
  • Great looking machine! An in depth story about building it would certainly make for great reading. Hammer finishing, designing custom parts and frame build are all intricately fashioned by crafting. Skill sets that have all become uncommon to many riders. Paying someone for a finished product can’t bring the same rewards as a “hands on” custom build.

    JOHN WILLIAMS SHERWIN says:
  • Is it ride-able … the anti-seat seems much to close to a moving rear tire … moving chains and sprockets are like vipers ready to strike … as art and craft it’s intriguing

    Leonardo Sideri says:
  • Bobbers aren’t my thing but man whatta great job that dude did on that custom build. Also, thank you Juárez for showing class and putting Latinos on the news in a positive light…

    Texas_Pete_beats_The_Meat says:
  • It’s beautiful.

    Roberto Trujillo says:
  • Great job. I love the raw materials theme, the open look and overall presentation. I am not a bike rider (yet), but Juarez did an amazing job in one month!

    Miguel Flores says:
  • 10k ? Really

    Gene Slater says:
  • Just me, or does that seat/tire combo in the rear look like it’d neuter you if you slid back to far.

    Christopher Kennedy says:
  • I’m a bike builder myself n this bike although it’s not my style is so f__ken cool…scooter joe

    Joseph Melendez says:
  • Wow… Fantastic, congratulations

    Frankie says:
  • The basic form/function has been lost in a few areas. While the somewhat “Steam Punk” look is alluring eye candy, how would this design get past basic safety considerations left out of the design. The big flaws which have been pointed out by previous commentators pose serious threat to life and “limbs”. Imagine the “roostertail” of road debris and water cascading over the rider as one slips backwards on the slick seat. You could get some seriously bad road rash without ever hitting the pavement, at which point your potentially mangled body parts would need to be extracted with the “jaws of life”. It should come with an optional matching hammered copper “chastity belt” pelvic helmet and boots to avoid the exposed chain mangle. Or are you the flip flops sans toenails sort of rider? Look Mum, no hands…

    Robert Hubany says:

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