Challenge: Incorporate modern technology with classic styling in an iconic motorcycle.
After more than 60 years, Indian Motorcycles took on a huge development project in re-launching the iconic Indian Scout. Indian called upon Acuity Design to help them cut their development time and, the bigger challenge, incorporate modern technology and on-road vehicle requirements with Indian Motorcycle’s industrial design team’s vision of maintaining Scout’s classic styling.
Acuity was tasked with the months-long development project of several major motorcycle subsystems such as the bodywork, substructures, lighting, seats, and accessories. With each of these systems, maintaining the styling concepts from Indian’s industrial design team and working with Indian engineers to integrate each component into the motorcycle was critical. Acuity also had to consider U.S. and European on-road vehicle requirements every step of the way. Engineering the entire package while maintaining styling on an extremely aggressive development timeline was a huge undertaking for the Acuity team, but they were up to the challenge!
The results? Check out this video from Indian Motorcycles.