In just a few weeks after its international unveil at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in USA, Indian Motorcycles has launched its latest product, the new 2015 Scout, in India. Reviving one of the company’s most famous badges, the new Scout is Indian’s entry-level motorcycle, with a strong emphasis on dynamic performance, unlike its bigger stable-mates, which focus purely on touring comfort. While the bike’s design follows the same minimalist theme as the original Scout, it also incorporates a few brawler-style cues like the wide 130-section front tyre and the small fuel tank. The result is a bike with a lithe, muscular profile that looks stunning to say the least.
An all-new V-Twin engine displacing 1131cc was developed exclusively for the Scout. This motor employs liquid-cooling, a first for Indian Motorcycles, and produces 100 bhp and 97.7 Nm of torque, which should offer the near-250kg motorcycle sprightly performance. We also expect the Scout to handle well too, given the low centre of gravity aided by the placement of the engine and rider saddle. Although it looks low-slung, ground clearance is a healthy 135mm, which should help the Scout clear most speed-breakers with ease.
Despite being a CBU import, the Indian Scout is priced quite attractively, at Rs 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price point, it competes with the Harley-Davidson Dyna series bikes, the popular Street Bob and the Fat Bob. Currently, Indian Motorcycles has only one showroom in the entire country, located in Gurgaon, UP. Unless they expand their dealership network into more cities, we can safely assume that Indian won't threaten the dominance of Harley-Davidson in this space anytime soon, even with a potential winner like the new Scout on their hands.
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