Indian Motorcycles has expanded its portfolio in India by launching the all new Indian Scout Sixty. The Scout Sixty will be the American company’s entry level offering for the Indian two-wheeler market. The Scout Sixty will be the 7th bike in Indian’s portfolio that already includes the Scout, the Chief Dark Horse, the Chief Classic, the Chief Vintage, the Springfield, the Chieftain and the Roadmaster. The Scout Sixty is so called because the displacement of the original Scout’s engine has been reduced from 69 cubic inches to 60 cubic inches.
Indian Motorcycles are generally offered with a wide range of accessories and the Scout Sixty is no exception. Owners of the bike will have about 200 accessories to choose from including saddle bags, foot peg re-locaters, handle bars, exhausts etc. This is great news for potential owners who can build their very own, unique Scout Sixty. The cruiser is available in 3 paint jobs-Thunder Black, Red and Pearl White.
Clearly, the Scout Sixty is aimed at customers who are looking for a premium but affordable cruiser. The Scout Sixty is powered by a 999cc V-twin engine that churns out a peak power of 78 bhp and peak torque of 88.8 Nm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The low seat height of 635mm makes getting on and off the bike a breeze. The new Scout Sixty is also claimed to have increased stability due to lower centre of gravity.
The Indian Scout Sixty is priced at Rs. 11.99 lakhs(Ex-showroom Delhi). The first impressions indicate a premium offering that offers a comfortable ride without compromising on performance. The mediocre fuel tank capacity of 12.5 litres may be worrisome for long distance riders. That being said, the Scout Sixty has impressive tech specs which could potentially translate into a comfortable and pleasurable ride. Stay tuned for more information in this segment.