Created from a standard Indian Motorcycle Scout Bobber, Moore Speed Racing (MSR) has pushed the boundaries with their latest bespoke creation, ‘The 300’.
Since joining the Indian Motorcycle dealer network in 2013 Moore Speed Racing dealer principle Colin Moore and his team have been creating unique one-off Indian Motorcycles for their valued customers; born from a passion for engineering and enhanced performance, MSR rose to notoriety in the Motorcycle community by creating extreme streetfighters and performance customs. Their latest creation is no different, designed by Colin Moore and handbuilt by qualified Indian Motorcycle Gold technician, Dan Collins…
“The Scout Bobber makes such a great base for a custom as you’re able to create a number of different styles from the one chassis platform without cutting the frame. This, combined with the fact it offers class-leading, punchy low-down grunt and hi-revving engine in a modern chassis, results in great handling.”, explains Colin.
“This build was a real balancing act in terms of brief. On one hand, the owner wanted the finished machine to be true to a Scout in looks at first glance, but they also wanted something that was totally unique, that looked slick but stocky and had a number of one-off components.”
Following the brief, the conceptual design and paper sketch was produced, moving onto the Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing and then ultimately to the finished bike.
“We came up with the idea of a fat, bad-ass Bobber with some colour running through its veins - hence the matt red, rather than the matt black look which is popular.”
The finished article has been created using a mix of nearly 40 genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory parts, MSR Indian Scout products, aftermarket solutions and one-off bespoke handmade parts. You can find a full list of the parts used at the end of the article.
“We’ve been in the business for over 20 years now and I’d like to think that we turn people’s dreams into reality with every build. We pride ourselves on being able to work to a variety of budgets, it doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new model with no set budget for the build or someone with a 2015 model and £800-£1500 to spend, each bike can take on a whole new persona.
“Myself and the guys love working on builds and keeping our juices flowing. We enjoy creating one-off MSR parts using CAD and CNC [Computer Numerical Control] production techniques, bringing them to the market and making custom engineering more accessible to all.”
The time taken to build ‘The 300’ is described by Colin as taking ‘an eternity’, but it’s all worth it in the end when it’s handover time.
“The satisfaction we get when we see the smile on the customer’s face when they’re faced with their finished bike for the first time is absolutely priceless.”
Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory Parts:
Floating 1920 solo seat
MSR Branded Indian Scout products: (Available to order off the shelf).
MSR foot peg mounts
MSR side mount plate horder
MSR belly pan and mesh kit
MSR rear led light conversion
MSR seat infill
MSR CNC fork covers
MSR custom machined speedo housing
MSR rear spindle cover
MSR custom made throttle cable to fly-by-wire converter
MSR Internal cable-pull throttle
MSR Custom made expansion bottle
MSR illuminated Frame buttons for clock modes and exhaust valve
MSR custom made battery box
MSR custom decal graphic kit
MSR custom one-off rear fender and mount,
MSR custom made exhaust heat shield panel for sub frame
One-off hand-made parts and bespoke engineering: Along the way many items have been manufactured as one-off components to make the bike a reality:
300 wide rear wheel hoop with Taylor Made CNC split-rims, wheels powder coated black front and rear.
Wider swing arm – to accommodate 300 section rear tyre.
Wider Rear Wheel spindle
Wider swing arm spindle
Front off-set pulley machined and welded by Taylor Made
Front off-set pulley bearing mount CNC machined by Taylor Made
Custom exhaust headers
Bike loom moved and harness modified rerouted to suit the modifications
Custom map on in house dyno
Custom Matt Red paint by L8 Innovations
Other Aftermarket Parts
Jekill and Hyde switchable exhaust – with 3 noise modes full open, half and closed - giving three unique sounds.
Kellermann Atto units (stop/tail/indicators)
Motogaget M-blaze ‘Disc’ bar end indicators
8 inch over-stock head light
K-tech rear shocks
Rizoma foot pegs
Motogaget switch gear
Beringer master cylinder and clutch pirch
Fehling super-fat 1-3/8 bars
Vans handlebar grips
Performance air filter
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