Having drowned beneath the amount of information and number of images from the Indian Scout launch, I’ve been keeping the next posting until the first riding impressions come in, but in doing so I missed the press release that announced the UK price! This one:
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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CHANGES EVERYTHING AGAIN;
INTRODUCING THE 2015 INDIAN SCOUT
One of history’s most famous, innovative and versatile bikes is reimagined with timeless craftsmanship plus performance, handling and pricing that will appeal to riders of many experience levels
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. August 4, 2014 — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announces the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout®, a contemporary yet classic interpretation of one of motorcycling’s most famous and coveted bikes, with a starting MSRP of £10,395 in the UK. Featuring DNA that will appeal to riders of multiple skill sets and abilities, the new Scout was unveiled on Saturday night to a gathering of press, VIPs and celebrities at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rally attendees are among the first to test ride the 2015 Indian Scout at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience on I-90 @ Exit 30 in Sturgis, South Dakota, which runs through Saturday, August 9.
2015 Indian Scout
Weighing in wet at 255kg – the lightest in its class – the 2015 Indian Scout is a clean sheet design, creating a potent and precise middle-weight cruiser that carries forward the spirit of innovation that made the original one of the most talked about motorcycles of all time.
Boasting advanced technologies, design and engineering innovations, the 2015 Indian Scout offers a breakthrough chassis design featuring a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum frame coupled with a low 643mm seat height for exceptional comfort, balance and manoeuvrability. Powered by a liquid-cooled, 69ci (1133cc), 100 HP V-twin engine, the all-new 2015 Indian Scout is powerful yet approachable. Its low seat height, ease of handling and lightweight design makes the Scout appealing to riders of all sizes and experience levels while the high horsepower and superior handling make it a bike that will thrill even the most experienced riders.
This is the first truly new Indian Scout in more than 70 years and marks the return of the legendary bikes that conquered the infamous “Wall of Death” and carried the legendary “Indian Wrecking Crew” motorcycle race team to multiple victories. Technology and designs derived from Scout models played a significant role for Allied Forces in World War II and a 1920 Indian Scout earned the title of the “world’s fastest Indian” as proven by Burt Munro in 1967.
Over the course of 30 years of countless innovations, racing wins, world records and industry firsts, the Scout earned its reputation as a versatile, multifaceted bike that appealed to just about every rider and every riding style, with superior handling, balance, performance and craftsmanship,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Our designers and engineers have taken that heritage and those characteristics and fused it into the 2015 Indian Scout, and we think just about everyone who rides this incredible bike is going to feel like it was built just for them.”
Superior Design Details for Unmatched Beauty and Control:
The new Scout was designed from the ground up for a superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both new and experienced riders. It offers:
- The look of a classic “rigid triangle” design that is synonymous with original Scouts, coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube rear shocks that deliver exceptional ride, handling and comfort
- A 643mm seat height, 1562mm wheelbase and 135mm ground clearance, delivering a confidence-inspiring 31 degrees of lean angle and low center of gravity, along with exceptional high and low speed manoeuvrability
- Confident braking performance when you need it, ABS as standard equipment
- A premium, genuine tan leather solo bucket seat, making the 2015 Indian Scout pure Indian and the only brand to offer this seating as standardA Reimagined Engine for Power and Precision:
The 2015 Indian Scout is powered by an all-new 69ci (1133cc) V-twin engine that combines all the design, performance and reliability elements that made the original Scouts unbeatable and mates it with state-of-the-art components and modern technologies, resulting in smooth, flawless power throughout the power band:
- Liquid cooled design for 100HP of pure power, along with enhanced durability and reliability
- Out of respect for the legendary Scouts of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the 2015 Scout carries forward classic engine design cues with purposeful styling that honors both form and function
- Closed loop fuel injection and drive-by-wire throttle actuation mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission for peak torque of 98Nm at 5900 RPM
Colours & Availability
The 2015 Indian Scout is expected for delivery in dealerships outside the US in early 2015. It is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, Silver Smoke (matte finish) and Thunder Black Smoke (matte finish).