Indian Motorcycle is taking the fight to the 2019 Sultans of Sprint Factory Class with a unique Scout Bobber racer. Brice Hennebert of Workhorse Speed Shop will be transforming a Bobber with technical expertise and premium components from project partners Akrapovič, MOTOREX and Öhlins.
Founded by Brice in 2016, Belgian based Workhorse Speed Shop has become known for exceptional creations which use the history surrounding the donor motorcycle as their inspiration.
“During the 2018 Sultans of Sprint series, I was really impressed with the bike by Workhorse Speed Shop,” says Grant Bester, Vice President and General Manager for Indian Motorcycle EMEA. “Talking with Brice, I realised that he has a real talent for telling a story through his work. This brought Brice right to the front of my mind to create something special for our 2019 Sultans entry. I am really looking forward to unveiling the final build and revealing the inspiration behind it.”
Brice Hennebert says, “It’s a real pleasure to work on this project for Indian. With such a rich legacy to draw on it’s going to be an exciting journey transforming the Scout Bobber into a full-blooded sprint racer. I think that people will really be surprised by the end result.”
“Although I don’t want to reveal too much at this early stage, work has already begun,” continues Brice. “The Bobber has been stripped down to a rolling chassis, and I’ve narrowed the fuel tank by 200mm, although it now won’t be housing the fuel, but more on that in the future. I’m experimenting with wheels, more for sizing than design at this stage, and I’ve fabricated the aluminium sub-frame to support the rider during fast launches.”
Brice and the Scout Bobber will soon be visiting Akrapovič where the Low-Mount Slip-On exhausts for the FTR 1200 are born and where their team of engineers will use their highly advanced technology and lightweight titanium to create a bespoke exhaust system to obtain maximum output and extract the best possible sound from the 1133cc V-Twin.
MOTOREX is supplying their advanced motorcycle lubricants which have been developed and tested in the most extreme conditions. Motorcycle stalwarts, MOTOREX lubricants will ensure the Scout Bobber benefits from maximum power, optimum performance of the clutch and precise gear shifts.
With high-performance sprint racing, grip and stability are vital to achieving the best times; therefore Öhlins are providing Workhorse with a complete package of their advanced suspension technology including front forks, matching rear shock and a steering damper. With Öhlins long history in the motorsport industry, from national racing to MotoGP, the Scout Bobber will gain an advantage from 40 years of championship-winning experience and development.
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