The Indian Scout motorcycle was first produced between 1919 and 1949. The Scout can also be called a soldier as it was used by US and Allied forces during World War II.
The American touring motorcycle manufacturer has now launched the 2015 version of the Indian Scout. The new Scout, at a wet weight of 558 pounds (235 kilograms), is claimed to be the lightest motorcycle in the category. The aim was to create a middle-weight cruiser that carries forward the spirit of the original Indian Scout.
The Indian Scout is powered by a 69 cubic inch (1130cc) V-Twin engine which puts out 100 horses worth of power and 97.7Nm of torque. Company also claims that the Indian Scout is usable for riders of all sizes.
Expressing his views on the new Indian Scout, Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries said, “Over the course of 30 years of countless innovations, racing wins, world records and industry firsts, the Scout has earned its reputation as a versatile, multifaceted bike that appeals to just about every rider and every riding style, with superior handling, balance, performance and craftsmanship. 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.”
The company has priced the Scout at a competitive USD 10,999 (approximately Rs 6.69 lakh). Deliveries are expected to commence across North America in late 2014. Attendees of the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally can take the test ride of the Scout at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience.
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