Project Miss Behavin'



Indian Motorcycles announced it is sponsoring a dealer competition to highlight the Scout mid-size motorcycle. The competition is aptly named, “Project Scout: Build A Legend.”

The first 50 Indian Motorcycle dealers, worldwide, to register will be customizing or building their versions of the Scout and  will submit their finished project, via a pictorial build history to Polaris, who will upload all "contestants" onto the Indian Facebook site where Facebook fans will be able to online vote for their top three choices in head-to-head competition.



Cherokee Cycles entered the competition. After much discussion, it was decided to enter a “one-off” build with the Scout converted into a trike. Continuing through with discussions produced Cherokee's decision to use a World War II era bomber as the basis for its build as Indian Scouts were used in WWII by the U.S. Army. Once the team saw Miss Behavin’ they immediately knew this was the inspiration for a winner in keeping with “Build A Legend.”


The aircraft known as Miss Behavin’ was a Boeing B-17G heavy bomber. It carried a crew of ten and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 27, 1943 in Denver, CO.  It was assigned to the Eighth Air Force's 94th Bombardment Wing (Heavy) and operationally flew with the 401st Bombardment Group out of Deenethrope, England. The crew christened their ship Miss Behavin' .

Its first mission was July 16, 1944. Miss Behavin’ flew 26 consecutive missions over Germany. Its last mission was on September 28, 1944 when it sustained battle damage over Magdeburg, Germany, which caused a forced landing in Belgium.


Cherokee Cycles is honored to create and enter Project Miss Behavin’ in recognition of the accomplishments of this historic B-17 and its brave crew.  

Cherokee Cycles acknowledges this project could have never moved forward, in the time frame we were given, without the enthusiastic and complete cooperation of all our listed partners.  They literally dropped what they were doing to help create Miss Behavin' .  We are indeed fortunate to associate with such a group of highly talented and dedicated professionals.  Thanks guys ! 

History in the Making


In The Beginning at Motor Trike, Inc.
Tail-end removal
 Sub-Frame Design @ Motor Trike,  Inc.   Sub-Frame Design @ Motor Trike, Inc.


 Differential Assembly @ Motor Trike  Differential Assembly
 Differential Assembly
 Differential Assembly


 Assembled I R S with Air Ride & Reverse. 
Body Molding by Motor Trike

Body Fabrication @ Motor Trike
 Body Fabrication @ Motor Trike
At the BKP paint shop
 Prepping the front fender @ BKP

 Front Fender
Fender & Tank
 Lookin' GREAT  @ BKP !
 Miss Behavin' B4 Final Painting

Saddle Design @ Heather's Leathers   


Master craftsman Wayne Hagler at work

     Finished tooling and assembly

After dying & applying acrylic paints,
it's ready...Wow!

Meanwhile, back @ Cherokee Cycles, Floating seat mounting Royce Yardley mounting the headlamp

Miss Behavin' receiving some extra
H.P. & torque

 Front end before body assembly A lot of time and effort to get tothis point !  

At White Wall Choppers for CNC work

Turning billet block into a custom wheel

       An 18" wheel in the making
Finished product ! Great job Derek Hicks
One-of-a-kind floorboard outline
Floorboard mounting bracket Floorboards with a WOW factor

In the shape of a general purpose bomb

   WOW,  could it have turned out ANY better !!      The dark holes represent battle damage              Gotta love the floorboards         Wrapped exhaust

 Outstanding fabrication from Motor Trike, Inc.             Bombs away !                   The  "girl next door"                  Custom 18" wheel

          No description necessary here Is that a machine gun barrel in front of the leather shifter peg ?                Leather covered swingarm          Getting ready for action

            How about the center caps                  A "canopy" cowl                 A certain show stopper ......  



Cherokee Cycles - Greer, S.C.
Indian Motorcycle dealer

Motor Trike, Inc. - Troup, TX
Mr. JD Vey
Conversion design and fabrication

White Wall Choppers - Summerville, S.C.
Mr. Derek Hicks
CNC work - front wheel, floorboards, miscellaneous parts

BKP Art - Easley, S.C.
Custom painting and graphics
Mr. Brian Morgan and Mr. Danny Robledo

Heather's Leathers, Inc. - Clover, S.C.
Mr. Wayne Hagler and Mr. Jonathan Mauney
Custom leather seat design & building

Forrest Briggs Photography - Greenville, S.C.
Professional Photographic Services                                                                                                                         

Project Intern
Miss Nikki Patterson
Riverside High School - Greenville, S.C.