Indian is expanding its Scout lineup with a Bobber model that gives the retro-modern motorcycle a new toughed-up look.
Inspired by the kinds of custom jobs some Scouts were already getting, it features the requisite chopped fenders, a single-seat two-tone leather saddle and blacked-out trim that includes a sleek headlight nacelle. Block lettering on the tank replaces the iconic Indian script logo.
To give it a more aggressive riding position, the foot pegs were moved closer to the rider, the rear suspension lowered one-inch and the handlebars replaced with a tracker style unit with mirrors mounted on the ends.
It’s mechanically the same as the standard Scout, with a 100 hp 69 cubic-inch twin and six-speed transmission, but has a set of tires with a chunkier tread. (A version with the Scout Sixty’s smaller engine is not available.)
At $11,499, the Bobber costs less than some other Scout models and is offered in black, red, bronze and silver. It can also be ordered with anti-lock brakes and a matte Thunder Black paint job for an extra $1,000.
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