Indian’s reboot relied closely on nostalgia and retro-impressed aesthetics to seize individuals’s consideration and drum up model loyalty however the Victory’s Decide Dredd vibe not likely working, they knew they wanted to do one thing totally different in the event that they have been going to problem Harley-Davidson within the cruiser phase. Polaris then shuttered Victory, which might solely imply one factor: Indian was about to get an entire lot much less leather-based tassels and an entire lot extra iPhones and Fb.
Enter the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber, which was simply launched moments in the past at Indian’s Hometown Throwdown social gathering held along side Maxim Journal on the X-Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota (poor me, I do know). Within the good Indian man’s personal phrases “we made a acutely aware choice once we designed the Scout to rely closely on retro seems to faucet into the lengthy historical past of the Scout, however we knew all alongside there was a lot extra potential right here for those who did not imply a lot for. One thing extremely present.”
The Scout Bobber comes as an addition to the Scout, modifying bits right here and there to provide it a completely totally different vibe. A lot of the modifications are purely aesthetic, although a number of issues have been altered that may change the journey attribute of the bike and add to the extra aggressive angle of the bike.
Fashion sensible, the fenders have been chopped and the seat was redone to make for a darker look. The headlight will get a bit of shroud which I simply discovered known as a nacelle, there are new, minimal engine covers, they usually’ve opted for small bar-finish mirrors to provide the bike extra of a stripped down look.
The gauge face and exhaust at the moment are blacked out, and the basic font on the aspect of the tank has been swapped out for brand spanking new block lettering to proceed with the muscular theme.
The motor, gearing, and brakes all stay the identical, however Indian has modified the driving place and suspension a bit to provide the Scout Bobber a unique really feel. The rear shocks have been shortened with an inch much less journey (2 inches as an alternative of the Scout’s three inches) to make for an inch decrease experience peak on the rear.
The unique Scout’s swept bars have been swapped for a brand new tracker-type bar and the footpegs have been moved an inch and a half in the direction of the rider (each of which have been complaints once we compared the regular Indian Scout to the Triumph Bobber and Harley Street Bob).
Benefit from the fairly photograph gallery under and depart any questions you could have concerning the bike within the feedback under. We’re driving the bike tomorrow and I am going to have a primary experience evaluate up early subsequent week, assuming I behave myself the remainder of the night time at this Indian/Maxim social gathering…
The 2018 Indian Scout Bobber hits supplier flooring in September in Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorbike Purple, and Thunder Black Smoke with ABS with a beginning MSRP of $eleven,499, simply $200 over that of the unique Scout.