Custom Scouts Unveiled For Indian Motorcycle’s The Wrench Competition

Voting is open on Indian Motorcycle’s amateur Scout Bobber build-off

Three custom Scout Bobbers, each one as different as its builder, were unveiled at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip last week as the final pre-voting stage in the Wrench competition. A full-blown chopper built of steel and brass, a café racer with a hand-formed fairing, and a tough-guy swingarm chop with tons of machined details—the bikes are here and they are great.

Christian Newman's blue and silver swingarm chop
Christian Newman's blue and silver swingarm chopDon Kates

PJ Grakauskas comes from Cleveland where he works as a safety inspector for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. His build was done almost entirely in the shed behind his house, putting both his creativity and ingenuity to the test. Calling on a couple of friends, he narrowed the tank and painted everything up just in time to make the unveil. With Beringer brakes, Öhlins suspension, and SuperTrapp exhaust, it’s rad to see the performance Scout that PJ ended up with, and we bet it’s one hell of a ride.

Fred Juarez's hand-built rigid Indian Scout chopper
Fred Juarez's hand-built rigid Indian Scout chopperDon Kates

Fred Juarez is a NASA flammability tester from Las Cruces, New Mexico. His build was quite the ambitious one, going for a full, frame-up chopper build in the three-month time limit, but he pulled it off! The color of the paint blends with the copper accents to pull together the tough, raw feel to the bike. The entire frame, girder front end, and hand-shaped copper panels were made in and around Fred’s home, all by him.

PJ Grakauskas's full-fairing Indian Scout cafe racer
PJ Grakauskas's full-fairing Indian Scout cafe racerDon Kates

Christian Newman is an engineer of mining equipment from Buffalo, New York, who has already made a name for himself in this industry. Christian built a swingarm chopper with a Crazy Frank rear fender, machined swingarm, machined rear wheel, narrowed gas tank, and tons of details that you can sit soaking up for hours. All of the machined parts he made were polished to a mirror finish, making this one a real spectacle up close.

Head over to Indian Motorcycle's website now to see more details on these bikes and vote for which one you think deserves the $10,000 prize!