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Sprint Build Battle

Mar 01 2018

We armed five of our dealers with the entire Sprint Signature Series designed by John Shope, and they battled it out to see who could build the “baddest” Indian Scout. Five dealerships were enlisted to showcase their creativity in a friendly war of wrenches, demonstrating the versatility of the Sprint Signature Series and its ability to transform the Scout and Scout Sixty platforms.

There were no rules regarding theme, total cost or design style. The lone requirement is that each build entry must utilize the entire Kuryakyn Sprint Signature Series, which includes the Sprint Front Fender, Café Fairing, Chin Spoiler and various frame/body accents. Each dealer was also supplied with a set of Crusher Maverick 2.5” Slip-Ons for use on their build. When the builds were finished, we opened it up to the popular vote

Rollin’ Fast Cycle Sports took top honors, receiving the most votes in our Sprint Build Battle. They brought the signature New Jersey mean-muggin’ attitude to the party with their Sprint Build Battle entry. Keeping the design geared toward a brawler of a café racer and naked street bike combo, this is an all-business scoot built to rip. Wrapped pipes, MX-styled bars, a stunningly aggressive two-tone paint with immaculate gold flake and matching powder coated factory covers all guarantee this bike will stand out whether cruisin’ the Jersey Shore or bombin’ through Brick City.

Don’t tell the folks at Tytlers Cycle that a show bike can’t be a daily rider. Or vice versa. We affectionately dubbed their Sprint Build Battle entry “F³” as it combines form, function and finesse into one strikingly sexy package. Their focus was to build a bike that’s “equally at home carving up your favorite roads, or turning heads at bike night.” Mission accomplished. From fender to fender this bike has it all. Clean, classy and loaded with plenty of chrome components that look right at home paired with the deep burgundy metallic paint and subtle silver headdress on the tank.

Lynnwood Motoplex (Northsound Indian Motorcycle) took us back in time with their Sprint Build Battle entry. Their crew channeled its inspiration from the old Indian 841, which was produced from 1941 to 1943 and specialized in desert warfare. However, Lynnwood’s build incorporates a slew of modern amenities to wage war on the streets and hilly terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Raised suspension for plenty of ground clearance, Progressive Suspension 444 Series Shocks, and custom spoke rims with aggressive racing tires makes this mean, green machine a true road warrior in disguise.

Coastal Indian & Victory is perhaps the most seasoned of the Sprint Build Battle contestants, with a long history of getting their custom bikes some ink on the pages of the industry’s most popular rags. They kept their Scout design clean with a classic two-tone paint scheme that harkens back to the Indians of old, incorporating dark Brandywine and cream on the Sprint Signature Series Cafe Fairing, Chin Spoiler and Front Fender, as well as the stock tank and rear fender. Top it all off with a gleaming set of Crusher Maverick 2.5? Slip-Ons and you’ve got a bike that simply oozes class from every angle.

Bison Thunder Motorcycle is no stranger to showing off their shop’s skills when it comes to bike-build competitions. Fresh off competing in Victory Motorcycles’ “Operation Octane,” the new dealership just north of the Twin Cities in St. Michael, Minnesota, stepped up to the plate and once again did not disappoint. Their entry in our Sprint Signature Series Build Battle blends classic Indian Motorcycle heritage with a touch of modern flair in a design that’s fit for the new Scout platform. What’s more, this build was a true team effort on all fronts. From design to tear-down and through the assembly, their entire crew played a role in this build.

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