Indian unveils sub-£9k 'Scout Sixty'

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Scout Sixty will be available for less than £8500

Indian unveils Scout Sixty

The Scout Sixty is the latest model in the Indian Motorcycle line-up for 2016 which was unveiled today in Milan, aimed at newer and younger riders with an attractive price point.

Using a new, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, V-Twin, 999cc engine, which equates to 60 cubic inches hence the name, the new Indian uses many elements of the existing Indian Scout. The £10399 Scout, with its 1133cc V-Twin, was introduced last year and shares its cast aluminium frame, suspension and brakes with the new £8999 Scout Sixty.

The new Scout Sixty will be in dealerships before the end of the year and according to the Scott Meek, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director, will be priced attractively. At the global press launchat the EICMA Show in Milan, Meek said, “With a starting price of under €12000 and even broader appeal to a generation who take great pride in standing apart from the crowd, we expect the versatile new Scout Sixty to cement that reputation.”

Bike Social was at the World Premiere of the Indian Scout Sixty in Milan

The 246kg (dry weight) customisable bike’s seat height is only 642mm while the new motor provides 78bhp and 65.6 ft-lbs torque via a 5-speed gearbox.

Indian Scout Sixty is available in three colours (red, white and black) while more than 200 accessories including seats, handlebars and footpeg relocators allow the motorcycle to be tailored to fit each rider. Additional accessories such as saddlebags, wire wheels and quick-release windscreens offer vast customisable options.

Roland Sands Designs got the nod as the first to customise the new motorcycle. Sands has customised five new motorcycles to race prep them for battle in the street bike-based class for the “Super Hooligan” class at the Superprestigio of the Americas, due to take place on Saturday November 21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Three colours available for the Indian Scout Sixty

INDIAN SCOUT SIXTY SPECIFICATION

ENGINE

Engine Type                                     Liquid cooled V-twin (60 degrees)

                                                            DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, semi-dry sump

Bore x Stroke                                    93 mm x 73.6 mm

Compression Ratio                         11:1

Displacement                                   999cc

Horsepower                                      78hp at 7300rpm

Torque                                               65.6 ft-lbs at 5600rpm

Transmission                                    Sump 5-speed constant mesh/foot shift

Clutch                                                Wet, multi-plate

Cooling System                               Liquid

Primary Drive                                   Gear drive wet clutch

Final drive                                         Belt drive, 141 tooth

Exhaust                                             Split dual exhaust with cross-over

Fuel System                                      Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/60 mm bore

Fuel Capacity                                   12.5 litres

Oil Capacity                                      4.73 litres

 

SUSPENSION         

Front Suspension                            Telescopic fork, 41mm diameter, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension                            Dual shock 76mm travel, adjustable

CHASSIS

Dry weight                                         246 kg

Ground clearance                           135mm

Length                                               2311 mm

Rake/Trail                                         29° / 119.9 mm

Seat Height                                       643 mm

Wheelbase                                       1562 mm

BRAKES 

Brake system type                           Individual front and rear control, ABS Standard

Front braking system                      Single 298 mm floating rotor with 2-piston calipers

Rear braking system                       Single 298 mm floating rotor with 1-piston caliper

WHEELS & TYRES

Front Tyre                                          130/90-16 72H

Front Wheel                                      150/80-16 71H

Rear Tyre                                          Cast 16” x 3.5”

Rear Wheel                                      Cast 16” x 3.5”

COLOURS

Thunder Black

Indian Motorcycle Red

Pearl White

ACCESSORIES

Laced wheels (front and rear)

1920 Solo Saddle Seat

Extended and reduced reach foot controls

Extended and reduced reach handlebars

Mini-Ape handlebar

Performance exhaust by Remus

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