Industrial Moto’s Project Scout Lives Up to its Inspiration
Project Scout is a custom built bike inspired by International Scouts. Scouts are built as off-road monsters, and this motorcycle lives up to that reputation. Built on a 1983 Yamaha Virago 750, project Scout has a bead blasted bronze, solar flare, rust, and satin black color scheme. It has an earthy, metallic look that makes the bike look tough, rugged, and durable. The knobby tires mounted on five spoke wheels adds even more to the beastly look of the bike. There are several custom made parts, including the air intake, handle bar, foot controls and pegs, exhaust, and triple tree. The tree also features an embedded Motogadgets display.
The functionality of the bike definitely isn’t from the 80s though. The bike’s electronics can be programmed and controlled with the m.ride app on your phone. Thankfully, the suspension has been updated as well with a fully adjustable GSX-R rear shock and rebuilt forks. The entire bike has been powder-coated as well for increased durability.
Industrial Moto produces works of art when it comes to motorcycles—it’s hard to believe that they found their beginnings as basically a garage hobby project to restore a bike. Since 2011, Industrial Moto has been building bikes, including a lot of custom fabrication and machining as well as in-house powder coating. Perhaps most interesting about their business model is that you don’t have to have a bike to approach them. They offer donor bikes that you can select for your project.