The reborn Indian Motorcycle company’s expansion continues with the new Scout Sixty, its lowest-priced bike yet.
Based on the existing $10,999 Scout, the $8,999 Scout Sixty features a 78 hp 61 cubic-inch V-twin rated at 78 hp and 65 lb-ft of torque, compared to the original’s 100 hp 69 cubic-inch engine. The drop in price and power are aimed, in part, at broadening its appeal to new riders, and puts it right in the middle of a growing segment of accessible motorcycles sporting heritage style that includes the Harley-Davidson Iron 833, Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Scrambler, and Star Bolt.
A five-speed transmission, down from six, also helps control costs and keep things a little simpler for beginners, while its low center of gravity and 25.3-inch high seat make the still-burly bike relatively easy to ride. The two Scouts share a frame and suspension design, but the Scout Sixty gets a blacked-out look to set it apart. Most Scout accessories are compatible with both bikes, including a set of specially-designed Fox sport shocks.
Although it’s a primarily a street cruiser, Indian is highlighting the Scout Sixty’s performance potential by entering several of them customized by Roland Sands Design in the RSD Super Hooligan flat track race for production-based motorcycles, while signing on as title sponsor of the event, which takes place in Las Vegas on Nov 21st.