Indian and the Young Guns Speed Shop have pulled the covers off ‘Miracle Mike’ – a nitrous injected Scout sprint racer that will compete at races this summer.
Named, oddly, after a chicken that survived being beheaded and lived for more than a year with no head, the bike took over 700 hours to convert. It was revealed at the Art & Wheels show in Basel, Switzerland on May 13.
Young Guns Speed Shop takes its name from the fact its owners are much younger than you might expect. Nik Heer is 26 and engineer Fabien Witzig is just 23.
Nik Heer said: “Myself and Fabian have built many bike projects before but Miracle Mike has been our most ambitious. We’re blown away by the reaction we’ve had here at Art & Wheels.”
The bike was converted from a stock 1133cc Scout at their workshop in Rapperswil, south of Zurich.
Heer added: “We will now start some engine tuning and speed runs over the coming weeks. We cannot wait to see Miracle Mike fire down its first eighth mile sprint.”
Grant Bester, general manager for Indian Motorcycle in Europe said: “We always knew the Young Guns would do something out of the ordinary with this Scout. They haven’t disappointed. From here this bike will appear at Bike Shed London in a few weeks’ time and then at the Café Racer Festival and Wheels & Waves in June. We love the Young Guns’ headless chicken logo and we cannot wait to hear Miracle Mike snarl its way to some wins this summer. Indian is certainly re-firing up its racing spirit, both in America on the flat track and here in Europe with this sprint racing and the DTRA Hooligan championship. This is something you’ll be seeing more of from Indian.”
One of the three organisers of Art & Wheels, Marc Baier, says he was thrilled that Indian chose his show to unveil the bike for the first time. He said: “Our show began to share our love of art and motorcycling. We’ve known the Young Guns for a while now and were happy they wanted to unveil this bike for the first time in their home country and at a show they’ve supported for many years.”