To all those who needed more confirmation that Indian’s presence in Europe is getting stronger, here is a solid proof. Indian is not only extending the Project Scout: Build a Legend custom bike building competition with the addition of Europe but it also included no less than eleven dealerships in the game.
The Project Scout: Build a Legend is a global bike build-off that seems to be gaining more and more momentum, so the results have increasing chances of being spectacular.
The European custom scene has several strong names, but most of them are individual builders. Even so, the number of dealers who are also getting seriously involved in bike customization is on the rise, and this means more opportunities for both customers and the OEMs. In Europe, the eleven dealers come from five countries, with France being, surprisingly, maybe the best-represented one. Five French dealers will enter the Project Scout: Build a Legend competition, alongside three German ones, two from Switzerland, one from Austria, and one from Portugal.
A quick build-off tests both creativity and speed of execution
The deadline for submitting the photos of the finished bikes is Friday, January 8, 2016, so there is no time to slack around. These photos will be uploaded on a dedicated webpage on January 18 and the public will vote for their favorite until February 19. On the 20th of the same month, three grand finalists will make it to the final stage of the competition. The finalists get an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to the 75th annual Daytona Bike Week (March 4-14, 2016), and there, a board of judges will pick the big winner.
Stay tuned, as this custom Indian Scout competition has just become more thrilling than we anticipated. European dealers trying their hand at the new Indian Scout sounds like we’re in for quite a lot of fun, don’t you think? By: autoevolution