Indian Motorcycle has officially taken the wraps off a one-off customised motorcycle built especially to be displayed at Sturgis, South Dakota from July 31-August 8, 2015. The bike will then head to the Bonneville Salt Flats to find out how quickly it can go.
The motorcycle in question is based on Indian Motorcycle’s Scout, but is completely tricked out by Jeb Scolman who was given the freedom to construct a motorcycle using the engine from a Scout. He then built the Black Bullet. In the images, it's evident the Black Bullet resembles speed seeking motorcycles from the late '50s and early '60s with a bullet-like fairing mounted on the bike’s forks and the most basic frame structure.
With tight clip-on handle bars and footrests mounted to the rear axle, this results in a very aggressive riding position with the rider always lying flat on the tank. The front wheel does not receive any kind of braking mechanism either. This bike receives a custom-made intake manifold, so the throttle body can be mounted sideways to allow an even tighter engine packaging.
We'll keep you updated on more news about the Black Bullet.