Indian says the new Scout, a clean-sheet design with a claimed ready-to-ride weight of 558 lb., is a “potent and precise” middleweight cruiser boasting many advanced technologies. These include a light and rigid cast aluminum frame and an all-new 69-cubic-inch V-twin engine (that’s 1131cc for you metric types) that puts out a claimed 100 horsepower. A low seat height of 25.3 inches is said to aid balance and maneuverability, while also helping this new Indian appeal to riders of all sizes and skill levels. At the same time, Indian says the excellent power and superior handling will combine to make the new Scout appeal to even the most experienced riders.
Other details include a classic “rigid triangle” design, which provides a visual link to the original Scout and teams with a pair of shocks with chrome springs. The wheelbase is 61.5 inches, there’s 5.3 inches of ground clearance, and maximum lean angle is reported to be a very substantial 31 degrees. High- and low-speed maneuverability, says Indian, is exceptional.
Believe me when one is available 2WAAM will be taking a test ride for a review.