August 12th, 2014
The first motorcycle company in the U.S., Indian Motorcycle - founded in 1901 - recently announced the 2015 Indian Scout. The Scout is a reinterpretation of the company's most famous bike, which hasn't been made in over 70 years according to Indian Motorcycle's website. Attendees of the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota saw the bike unveiled for the first time. Market pricing will start at $10,999 and according to a press release, the bike will appeal to riders of varying skill sets and abilities.
The Indian Scout only weighs 558 pounds, the lightest in its class. The frame is made of a lightweight yet rigid cast aluminum. The 100 HP V-twin engine is liquid-cooled and 69 cubic inches. According to MotorcycleUSA, the engine also has a 72.2 pound-foot torque at 5900 rpm. The unique engine design gives the bike a signature look that is new to the current cruiser market. A low seat makes the bike more comfortable and manageable for even novice drivers, yet its high horsepower still draws in more advanced users.
"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," said Steve Menneto, Vice President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries, who acquired Indian Motorcycle three years ago, according to AutoBlog . "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 2015 Indian Scout is expected to reach dealerships in North America in late 2014. Before hopping onto the new Indian Scout and riding down the freeway, make sure your motorcycle insurance is up to date to protect yourself and any fellow passengers.