Indian’s revamped the Scout series, the first generation revision of the midsize cruiser model since Indian reintroduced the name in 2015. Indian has remade everything about its best-selling bike, from the frame to the finish and the accessories catalog.

The previous series started with the Bobber Sixty, Rogue Sixty and Sixty – versions with smaller 60 cubic inch engines with 78 horsepower – and then continued with the Bobber, Rogue, Scout and Bobber 20. That smaller engine is no more, as is the 69 cubic inch (1,131 cc) V-Twin that powered the rest of the lineup. A new tubular steel frame houses a new 1,250 cc (76.3 cu.-in.) V-twin called the SpeedPlus, making 111 horsepower and more than 82 pound-feet of torque. The use of the phrase “until” in USA leads us to believe that the five new trims will not share the same output, but the company did not elaborate on the output specifications.

The new trims are the Bobber, Sport, Classic, Super and 101. All feature ABS, and Indian makes it sound like the seat height is a uniform 25.6 inches throughout to accommodate the widest range of riders; the previous setup went as low as 25.3 inches and as high as 26.6 inches. These are the main differences:

  • The Bobber emphasizes the low solo seat and classic, low-profile appearance with a “slammed” suspension that offers two inches of travel.
  • The Sport Scout is a different kind of vintage inspiration, with a moto handlebar atop 6-inch moto-style risers, a sport seat with backrest, a quarter bucket and a 19-inch front wheel.
  • The Scout Classic is a blast through a different past, with more relaxed seating, more chrome, more bodywork and a set of wire wheels.
  • Designed for long distance riding for two, the Super Scout features a windshield, saddlebags, pillion seat and two inches of suspension travel, plus chrome and “immaculate paint” for good handling.
  • Finally, the 101 Scout sits atop the Scout mountain, “built to be the highest-performing Scout ever,” with inverted adjustable forks, piggyback rear shocks and dual Brembo discs brakesand a “gunfighter-style” solo seat.

The equipment steps focus on technology, one of the big differentiators motorcycles now, but not all models are available in all versions:

  • Standard is the affordable entry-level version that is available on the Bobber, Scout and Classic, where it remains with an analogue meter and an LED light to keep the price friendly.
  • Limited, available on the same three models, gets traction control, cruise control and a USB Chargerand three driving modes Sport, Standard and Tour.
  • The Limited + Tech equipment specs come with push-button keyless ignition, a four-inch circular touchscreen display with the excellent Ride Command system we know from more expensive Indians and Polaris’ side-by-sides (Polaris owns Indian). Ride Command installs a configurable screen, navigation with weather and traffic overlays and opens access to subscription services including Bike Health and Bike Locator. Limited + Tech comes standard on Super Scout and 101 Scout, and can be optioned on the other three trims.

An accessories catalog with more than 100 items is also divided into themes: Commuter, for the daily grind; Overnighter, for short trips; Open Roads, for the iron butts; and Stealth, for premium equipment. All accessories can be purchased separately.

The Scout Bobber Standard starts at $12,999, the Scout 101 Limited + Tech starts at $16,999, pushing the entire Scout price range up a few thousand dollars. The new bikes are starting to hit the road dealers in May.

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