The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances, becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time, behind the four-engined B-24 and the multirole, twin-engined Ju 88.
Scott’s Hotrods n’ Customs Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, features some incredible custom builds motorcycles you won’t see anywhere else, but since we’re an aviation site, what caught our eye was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber Inspired Indian motorcycle.
Owned by Carey Hart, this particular build was fabricated by Brycen Smith. As you’ll be able to see master craftsmanship and attention to detail are at the forefront of their work
Down to the rivets, the sidecar becomes instantly recognizable as a B-17, something every aviation enthusiast can surely appreciate.
We found a YouTube clip from someone who went to the 2018 Daytona Beach Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle Extravaganza. It’s a 10-minute video but he started off with this beautiful B-17 build, and rightfully so.
If you’re a bike guy, stick around to see everything else because some of these bikes are definitely unique.
I’m a B-17 buff,I was privileged to work on a B-17 years ago. I’d love to put one on my Harley so my big puppy could ride with me.