Indian Motorcycle’s The Wrench Scout Bobber Build-Off Contest

Indian's build-off competition is looking for the next top builder

Indian’s The Wrench Scout Bobber Build-Off competition.

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Indian Motorcycle is looking for a few talented wrenchers to take part in its latest build-off competition, The Wrench. Indian Motorcycle’s Scout Bobber Build-Off competition is a custom motorcycle competition unlike any other. The Wrench celebrates those who find their sense of identity, purpose, and glory in spending painstaking hours wrenching on garage builds.

Indian Motorcycle, along with Hot Bike magazine and a panel of expert judges, featuring Roland Sands, Satya Kraus, Jason Paul Michaels, and Hot Bike‘s own Editor-in-Chief Jordan Mastagni are seeking three of the most-talented motorcycle craftsmen in the country with the vision and talent to transform stock Indian Scout Bobbers into one-off works of custom motorcycle art. The competition is not open to anyone who builds and designs custom motorcycles as a profession. Industry professionals, whether a mechanic, salesperson, or any other job within the motorcycle industry are welcomed to submit.

From March 15–30, everyday wrenchers, home builders, and customizers who tinker in the garage for the passion, not the pay, can submit to be one of three chosen participants. From April 3–13, the top submissions will be showcased online and available for fan voting.

“We wanted to create a program that would celebrate the unsung heroes who spend countless hours wrenching on their bikes. The men and women who don’t do it for recognition or notoriety, but solely for self-expression and the pure art of customizing a motorcycle,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director – Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle. “Last year we saw what professionals could do with the Scout Bobber platform when Kraus Motor, Keino Cycles, and RSD unveiled incredible designs and fabrications at the Brooklyn Invitational. This year, we’re turning the spotlight away from the pros and shining it on the unsung heroes.”

Armed with a new 2018 stock Indian Scout Bobber and a build budget of $10,000 (courtesy of Indian Motorcycle), each builder will design and create their own take of the stripped-down cruiser. The three custom Scout Bobbers will be unveiled in July, followed by a fan vote. The winner will be announced at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and will receive a $10,000 grand prize along with a feature spread in Hot Bike magazine.

To enter, wrenchers can visit and submit 500 words explaining their build plans and why they’re deserving to be one of three participants. Submissions should include a sketch or digital design rendering of their customized Scout Bobber concept, along with descriptions and imagery of previous builds. Those submitting are asked to include any references who can reinforce their talent and justify their skills. Video submissions are also welcomed. 
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