“My goal was to design something that looks completely customized, but yet is simple enough that someone could do something similar to their own Scout in their garage,” says Cobb of her project she calls “Outrider”. “I was really blown away by the power and quality of the production Scout, so maintaining the ride-ability of the bike was really important to me. I decided to go for the old-skool bobber look, and I think it turned out great! 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 be one of the first to customize this historic bike!”
“Outrider” will be on display at the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Javits Center, December 12-14. Karlee, along with parents Brian and Laura Klock, will be there with the bike to interact with the crowd and answer any questions about the project.
Changing the stance towards a bobber was the first task on Karlee's list. She pushed the
envelope to add a 180 tire to the rear and use a 130mm / 19" front. Dunlop tires wrap both “one-off” contrast cut Reveal Wheels by Performance Machine to ensure that the bike has great traction and handling that suits the new attitude. Karlee called upon friend Kully Millage of Kully Co., to create a one-off stainless pipe for the Scout. Twenty two year-old Kully from Hartford, SD, has a proven exhaust performance cred for AMA race winning 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 this bike specifically, finished in black powdercoat and sport stealthy bar-end signals, while the back of the bike features tucked in rear signals from Motogadget for a clean, tight look. The front fender is a Klock Werks custom trimmed to fit, and the rear fender is an upswept traditional bobber look featuring a “half-frenched” oval tailight that splits the fender surface. A low profile seat pan was fitted to give Karlee the feel of being “in” the bike. Brad Smith at The Factory Match in Tea, SD, expertly laid down PPG Paint in various panels of gray and earth tones to blend with the stock cast frame color and to highlight the incredible engineering on the latest generation Scout.
Klock Werks has developed several new “Outrider” series parts that will be available for the new Indian Scout models. The Outrider line of parts is scheduled to be released the first quarter of 2015 and will include front and rear fenders, seat pan kit, and the Outrider Rad Guard Radiator Screen. Be sure to watch for announcements coming soon on the release of these parts.