EXCLUSIVE: Indian Scout deliveries to begin in January 2015!

Polaris Industries, the American manufacturer of some of the most capable All-Terrain Vehicles, also owns Victory Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycles. The company had unveiled its latest product, the 2015 Indian Scout, in the first week of August at the 74th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Shortly thereafter, the motorcycle was launched in India at a fantastic price of INR 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the bookings had started from day one!


Polaris India’s Managing Director, Pankaj Dubey, tweeted last Friday about the first Indian Scout having arrived in India and that the bike is on display at the Indian Motorcycle Showroom in Gurgaon. Now, it has been communicated to BikeAdvice that the deliveries of the motorcycle will begin in January 2015.


The Scout is an all-new motorcycle and don’t let that beautiful retro-design fool you into thinking that its tech might be old hat – no sir, the engine is also all-new and a thoroughly modern unit at that. It’s an 1133 cc liquid-cooled V-twin (60-degree) engine with dual overhead camshafts operating the four valves in each cylinder. The motor is fuel-injected and produces 100 horses at 8,100 rpm and 97.7 Nm torque at 5,900 rpm. A six-speed gearbox channelizes that power via a belt drive and, with a redline of 9,000 rpm, this bike means serious (for a cruiser) business!


The front carries 41 mm forks and the rear also gets conventional dual units while 298 mm single discs are deployed at both ends. A 642.62 mm seat height means that even the shortest riders can place both their feet firmly on the ground. However, the lightest Indian still weighs 244 kg dry, so it’s certainly not for the frail-boned…


The Scout was always the go-fast machine in the Indian line-up; of course, it’s not for nothing that Burt Munro chose a Scout as the base machine for his land speed world records back then. And from the looks of it, this Indian could prove to be the fastest in its class even now…

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