Tank Machine and Indian Étoile announced their Limited Edition NEON Scout Bobber Sixty Series. French designer, Clement Molina, founder of the custom workshop Tank Machine, continues his successful collaboration with the Parisian dealer, Indian Etoile. Together they realized three eye-catching twists on the Indian Scout Bobber Sixty for the Limited-Edition NEON Series.
When commissioned by Indian Étoile, Molina proposed an innovative approach. One that takes the base bikes from their stealthy matte black to striking, bright color schemes. Their inspiration hails from racing, particularly NASCAR.
“I really wanted to imagine some intense color and work on a new line that would redraw the Indian Scout’s tank. It is a bold choice because I decided to integrate Fluro colors to achieve this. I did not want this series to just be another build among others, the intention really was to start a new trend,” said Molina.
“While selecting the color mixes to present to Indian Étoile, I immediately hooked on three schemes but found it impossible to make a choice of just one. I am incredibly lucky to have a partner who trusts me completely on these innovative projects. So, Sebastien from Indian Étoile agreed to create all three bikes. The name of the series seemed so obvious, the motorcycles are so luminous in these Fluro colors, that we decided to baptize them NEON.”
Attention to detail is a key trait of Tank Machine’s creations, one that makes them so refined and popular. It extends to the choice of accessories. It’s also especially important for the coherence of their projects; the NEON Series is no different.
“We chose the Scout Bobber Sixty in order to have a purified base for the modifications we were going to make, and once the color schemes were set, we set about choosing and developing a range of accessories to really pull the project together. This includes a Dirt Track style for the light nacelle, street handlebars with accoutrements plus a Supertrapp exhaust.”
Tank Machine in the Home Stretch
After many hours refining the three builds, Tank Machine and Indian Étoile put the final touches to the NEON project. Now they present the series to the world.
With a choice of three spectacular color schemes, all sporting the Tank Machine logo, anyone lucky enough to own one of the NEON series will certainly stand out wherever they ride, while those taking a closer look will appreciate the amount of effort that has gone into making these specials so coherent.