The resurrection of the iconic American motorcycle brand - Indian - has been gathering pace over the past few years, with their main offering being the Indian Chief range of bikes, which offer a combination of stunning looks, as well as a dedicated focus on the engineering of the bikes. However, for history buffs, the most famous product from the Indian lineup has always been the Indian Scout. Touted by the company as their most famous, innovative and versatile bike, the Indian Scout nameplate makes a return to the market after a hiatus of many years. And as a pleasant surprise, bookings for the Indian Scout have been opened in India today - barely three weeks after the bike was given its global reveal at the Sturgis Rally in America.
As far as the styling of the Indian Scout is concerned, it carries forward the looks of the original Scout which was immensely popular in the past. So, as a result, we get a modern take on the traditional styling of the bike, with a forward leaning fuel tank maintaining its go-faster look, while the rest of the styling gives it a distinctive presence.
Powered by a thoroughly modern 1,131cc V-Twin engine, the Indian Scout boasts of 100bhp of power and 98N of torque. Paired with the fuel-injected engine is a six-speed gearbox, which aids the bike's performance, while the bike is not exactly a lightweight with its dry weight ranging between 244 to 253kgs, due to its high levels of power and torque, the company claims it offers superb performance on the road. The handling of the bike is also helped by its classic rigid triangle frame and its monotube rear shock absorbers.
Priced at an attractive Rs. 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) the Indian Scout will definitely work positively for the brand's uptake in the Indian market by increasing the target customer base, offering customers a more affordable option to own the Indian brand. And given its looks and performance, we can't wait to get our hands on the Indian Scout on our roads!
For more information on the Indian Scout, you can visit www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-in