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New York City, NY. — December 11, 2014 —

Indian Motorcycle left a brand new 2015 Indian Scout in the capable hands of Klock Werks Kustoms following the Sturgis reveal. The job of being one of the first to customize the new model fell to Karlee Cobb. “In 2008, at age 14, Karlee became the youngest person to set a land speed record at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats, so it seemed only appropriate that she would design one of the first 2015 Indian Scouts”, says Klock Werks owner Brian Klock. “She had the biggest grin after test riding the new Scout – so giving Karlee the reins on this project seemed a natural fit.”

Changing the stance towards a bobber was the first task on Karlee's list. She swapped from the stock 16” rims to an 18" X 5.5" rear and chose a 19"x 3" front; both in one-off contrast cut Reveal Wheels by Performance Machine. A 180 and 130mm set of Dunlop tires ensure that the bike has great traction and handling to match the new attitude.

Karlee’s pal, Kully Millage of Kully Co. created a one-off stainless pipe for the bike. 22 year-old Kully from Hartford, SD recently produced winning exhausts for AMA racer Henry Wiles flat track bikes. The intake was modified with a K&N air filter for a nice boost to the already potent 69 c.i. powerplant.

The handlebars are custom-fabbed for the bike in black powdercoat with stealthy bar-end signals and tucked in rear signals from Motogadget. The front fender is a Klock Werks item custom trimmed to fit front and the rear is an upswept traditional bobber look featuring a “half-frenched” oval taillight that splits the fender surface. A low profile seat pan was fitted to give Karlee the feel of being “in” the bike.

PPG Paint was expertly laid on by Brad Smith at The Factory Match shop in Tea, SD is various panels of sage, gray, and earth tones to blend with the stock cast frame color and highlight the incredible engineering on the latest generation Scout.

“My goal was to build a bike that while is clearly customized, is one that a decent home mechanic could build,” says Cobb of her project she calls Outrider. “I was really blown away by the power and quality of the production Scout – and going a bit old-school yet maintaining the ride-ability of the bike was really important to me. Getting the first Scout to customize inspired the name. I’ve got a great team of friends and family in and around Klock Werks, and want to thank Indian Motorcycle for the chance to customize this bike.”

Karlee’s Outrider will be on display at the New York City International Motorcycle Show (www.motorcycleshows.com) and will be seen in the pages of custom bike magazines. For more information on Klock Werks Kustoms, log on to www.kustombaggers.com.

The 2015 Scout is the first truly new Indian Scout in over 70 years, yet its design pays homage to the legendary early Scouts that conquered the infamous “Wall of Death” and notched countless innovations, racing wins, world records and industry firsts along the way. A 1920 Indian Scout earned the title of the “World’s Fastest Indian” at the hands of Burt Munro in 1967. The new Scout is powered by an all-new, 69 cubic inch, 100 HP V-twin engine that combines the design, performance and reliability elements that made the original Scouts unstoppable and combines it with cutting edge technologies and industry-leading engineering for unparalleled durability and reliability. The 2015 Indian Scout is available at a starting MSRP of $10,999. For more information log on to www.IndianMotorcycle.com.


ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
 

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At first id dint care for it. The more I look, the more it grows on me. I think it's the custom handlebars - they look like they belong there. Would be fun to ride it and see if it's as comfortable as it looks.
 

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Hey Nick, thanks for following up on this for us. I guess I'm somewhat disappointed in this particular attempt - it's not bad but I guess I just love the looks of the stock bike so much that this particular custom falls a bit short for me.
 

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Oh Wow! I thought the ape hangers were the most undesirable feature on the so called "Custom" Scout!

Of course the springer seat came in a very close second!

A comment on the front wheel?
Indian probably spent millions in tests, setting up the original tire wheel combinations.

Paint job lacks any imagination although it seems to be professionally applied!

The items, to me show that he had access to an aftermarket parts book and very poor 'feng shui' tastes.


Both the seat and the ape hangers on the bike look as out of place as a turd in a punch bowl!

I think I will stay with the Indian parts book for my accessories too! <VBG>


Of course this is all my personal opinion of the bike, and others may have their opinions too!
Looking forward to some more opinions of the 'custom' bike!


 

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Not to my tastes, either. The head light and ape bars make it look like some type of insect head with antennae.
 

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Give them time and some more Ideas .. Know a few that might like the Apes but I am not one of them .. Would consider a Nice 2:1 Exhaust but haven't really seen one that calls my name yet .. Dirty Bird is on the Right Track but still doesn't have the Look I am after exhaust wise ..
 

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Each to their own - but for me; that's just damed ugly!
I'll be happy with my 'stock Scout' when it arrives - whenever! Sigh!
 

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There are more images on their Facebook page, located here: Klock Werks Kustom Cycles

Im having a lot of mixed feelings about this custom. I quite like the bars... and that's about it. The chopped fender makes it look like an m50 boulevard, the seat looks terrifying, and I'm not a huge fan of the exhaust they threw on there either.

I do hope they sell me those apes though...


*PS: There's a really funny comment on the indian motorcycle Facebook page, they're talking about the customs and someone is like "Sooo.. where's mine? I paid for mine!"
 

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I guess we should give Karlee some credit being a young woman with some ability. It's great that Klockwerks is a family business and gives other women chances to work on bikes too. The Klokwerks women do some pretty cool stuff most of us will never get the chance to do.
 

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PS: There's a really funny comment on the indian motorcycle Facebook page, they're talking about the customs and someone is like "Sooo.. where's mine? I paid for mine!"
Love it LOL :D
 
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I will have to admit that the bike MIGHT look better with a rider on it.



The arms might sit more straight out from the shoulder with the apes (I have no idea how tall Shope is). This bike is going to be tricky to get the ergonomics right on because it is still so damned low slung.
 

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I guess you need to get used to the bars.
 

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not for apes but the bigger wheels with modern rubber look great, myself a pair of 17's or 18's at the most, fenders look great as well, a sporty look for sure. lets see wheels + tyres $2500, fenders with paint $1,000, + suspension upgrades $1,500, this could get costly!!!
 

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Sorry no, never liked apes on anything, the rear fender looks way out of place. Hard bike to customize. I did like the hill climb version at Sturgis. I think this bike lends itself more towards a cafe or racer than a bar hopper.
 
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