Indian Project Scout – Enthusiasts Vote for Top 3 to Face off in Daytona
The Project Scout competition, which was launched this past November, has given dealers from around the world a high-profile forum to showcase their passion for Indian Motorcycles and their team’s skill by building a custom Indian Scout.There are no restrictions of theme, guidelines, and style – just whatever is spurned from the minds of Indian dealer technicians. The only requirements were to use a custom Indian Scout or the newly introduced Scout Sixty and utilize a minimum of three authentic Indian Scout accessory items from the current catalogue.
From now until Friday, February 19, Indian fans can vote for their favorite Project Scout bike by visiting http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/project-scout.On Saturday, February 20, the top three Project Scout finalists, as voted by Indian Motorcycle fans across the globe, will be announced. The dealers behind these three machines will receive an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to the 75th annual Daytona Bike Week.To mark the occasion, Indian Motorcycle is hosting a special award ceremony in Daytona Beach on Friday, March 11th. A panel of celebrity judges will preside and select the ultimate winner of the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend” program. Party goers will also be included in the running by voting for the Fan Favorite Award.Reid Wilson, Marketing Manager for Indian Motorcycle commented: “The response from our dealers to the Scout Custom Series and now this Project Scout program has been incredible. Watching these builds come together from around the world has been amazing. It’s clear that the passion and talent for customizing Indian Motorcycle models is built into our dealer base, and we know that people will be fired up when they see the final Project Scout builds.”Want to participate? Head on over to the Indian Motorcycle Website to place your vote. For more updates regarding the event, as well as anything else in the Indian world, be sure to follow the brands social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Indian Motorcycle is also inviting all Daytona Bike Week attendees to visit the brand’s display that will feature the full 2016 line-up, as well as custom and vintage bikes. In addition to that, demo rides will be available for all licensed riders – that includes the new Indian Scout and Indian Scout Sixty.Stay tuned to Ultimate MotorCycling and Indian Motorcycle for more announcements including owners’ activities, parties and other features during Daytona Bike Week.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!