INDIAN SCOUT LAUNCHED
Priced at ` 11.99 lakh
INDIAN MOTORCYCLES have opened bookings for their entry-level cruiser, the Scout. The launch marks a milestone i n the effort by Polaris – which holds a controlling stake i n Indian Motorcycles – to revive the brand. The cruiser’s name harks back to Indian’s entrylevel cruiser from the 1920s.
The Scout features a striking fusion of modern and classic styling cues, and will give cruiser enthusiasts an alternative to the entry-level Harleys, especially since Harley’s Sportster 1200 isn’t on sale in the country. The Scout’s 1133cc, 60-degree V-twin, liquidcooled, DOHC engine produces 100bhp and 97.7Nm of torque. Priced at ` 11.99 lakh (exshowroom Delhi), just under the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, the Indian makes a strong case for those l ooking for an entry-level cruiser, with an air of exclusivity about it. The Indian Chief has been received well despite the steep pricing, and the Scout is expected to rack up more sales for the brand. It will be available i n four colours, with matte options as well. Currently the brand has j ust one dealership in the country, i n Gurgaon, but we expect more to come soon.