The good men at Indian Motorcycle have unveiled the new Scout Sixty in India for Rs 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is Rs 88,000 cheaper than the Scout. This is the most affordable product in their portfolio globally and gets an all new engine. Essentially a striped down version of the Scout, the new bike was first unveiled back at EICMA last year.
The 999 cc liquid cooled V-twin DOHC mill churns out 78 hp of maximum power, and a peak torque of 88.8 Nm at 5,800 rpm. The belt drive machine gets a 5 speed easy to shift transmission. With the Scout Sixty, the Polaris owned brand is trying to woo in a younger audience to the iconic American name without compromising on the grandeur.
Here’s what Mr Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India, had to say:
“The legendary heritage of the Indian Scout is carried forward in the all new 2016 Indian Scout Sixty. Expertly balanced and lightweight, the bike has won the hearts of bike enthusiasts around the globe. I am quite sure that the introduction of the all new 2016 Indian Scout Sixty in the Indian market will help us grow in terms of volumes in the fast-growing luxury commuter category.”
The Scout Sixty gets the same cast aluminium chassis, suspension and brakes as seen in the regular Scout. Customers can increase their bike’s style quotient with over 200 accessories to choose from. The low seat height of 643 mm is a boon for shorter riders while the smaller 12.5 litre fuel tank may be a bit small for touring.
The bike however looks brilliant and seems to have the potential to unsettle the competition.