New take on old favourite
A bike from a heritage brand with looks, performance and a classic vibe that are sure to get any rider’s motor running
AMERICA’S first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle, has announced a new Indian Scout — a contemporary yet classic interpretation of one of the brand’s most famous bikes.
With DNA that will appeal to all types of rider, the Scout has a wet weight of 253kg, making it among the lightest in its class.
It is a middleweight cruiser derived from a clean-sheet design.
Boasting advanced technology, design and engineering innovations, it has a breakthrough chassis that features a lightweight, rigid cast aluminium frame, coupled with a low seat height for comfort, balance and manoeuvrability.
Powered by a liquid-cooled, 80kW V-twin engine, the bike has handy performance for most applications.
Its low seat height, manoeuvrability and light weight will make it appealing to riders of all sizes and experience levels, while its performance and handling make it a bike that will entertain even the most experienced rider.
This is the first “new” Scout in more than 70 years, and although it ushers in new technology and design, it still has links to the machine used by the legendary Burt Munro in 1967.
The Scout offers 642mm seat height, 1562mm wheelbase and 134mm ground clearance, delivering 31 degrees of lean angle and a low centre of gravity, as well as high and low speed stability.
The look of a classic “rigid triangle” design synonymous with original Scouts is coupled with a set of premium coil, over-monotube rear shocks and ABS braking.
A premium, genuine tan leather solo bucket seat makes the Scout pure Indian and the only brand to offer this seating as standard.
The revised V-twin engine features:
Liquid cooling for enhanced power, durability and reliability.
Closed-loop fuel injection and drive-by-wire throttle actuation mated to a six-speed overdrive transmission for peak torque of 98Nm at 5900rpm.
The 2015 Indian Scout will be priced from $17,995 ride away.
The first bikes are expected to arrive in Australia late in the fourth quarter of this year.