From ugly scout to powerful bike ? see a motorcycle rebuilt in Latvia!

This spring, Metalhammers, Latvia’s only professional motorcycle design workshop, has completed work on its latest project – an impressive old school design motorcycle. Before the nationwide emergency was announced, the attractive iron stallion was intended to be presented at OUTDOOR Riga 2020 in late March, but now we offer you to admire it online!

Based on the 2016 Indian Scout model, the motorcycle is stripped of all non-essential components – bags, trunk, large double seat, huge mufflers, large front fender and windshield – thus making it lower, lighter and more comfortable to ride.

“The Indian brand reminds me of old, very stylish motorcycles, except for the Scout model, which is unattractive. Therefore, we tried to change it and create a new design, following the style of old sports bikes. The masters well known to all motorcyclists contributed to the transformation of this iron horse – Khottabych made a new leather seat according to my design, Vilnis did the painting,” tells the passionate rider, Metalhammers’ ideological leader and designer Juhans Losop a.k.a. Aleksandrs Blūmentāls.

Almost all new parts were made at Metalhammers workshop or according to Juhans’ sketches here in Latvia. To resemble old sports bikes, it has comfortable, old-fashioned handlebars, front footpegs substituted with special brackets for a foot platform with all brake and gearshift mechanisms. A front spoiler with a headlight, a front fender, a rear number plate and brackets has also been custom-designed for this project. The iron horse has also been fitted with a new design muffler with brass tips and a modernized rear fender with a built-in stop signal and new turn signals. Watch a video!

Unfortunately, we will not see this design motorcycle on Latvian roads, because it goes to the new owner in Germany in the near future. By the way, it has been modified so that it can be legally driven on German roads.

As you know, the annual international trade show for outdoor adventure and recreational activities OUTDOOR Riga promotes active recreation and hobbies, presenting the latest models of motorcycles, scooters, quadricycles of different brands, and a variety of tuning masterpieces. Find out more: