Indian reveal the all new 2017 Scout Bobber
Strip it down. That was the inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup, the new Indian Scout Bobber. A low slung, blacked-out, minimalist motorcycle that proves less is definitely more.
The new Scout represents a core passion of motorcyclists – connecting to the road without a need for anything unnecessary. It’s a tangible means of escape from being bogged down by commitments and unnecessary “stuff.”
“The Scout Bobber is our most raw and mean machine to date, and the ultimate in the celebration of what motorcycling is about – a powerful engine, two wheels, and no plans of where to go,” said Peter Harvey, Country Manager – Indian Motorcycle. “It’s an incredibly fun motorcycle that delivers a ton of attitude, along with a ton of power.”
The newest member of the Scout family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past. With its tracker handlebars and pegs moved 38 mm closer to the rider, the Scout Bobber delivers a more aggressive riding position so the rider can tear through the urban streets with ease.
Its knobbly tyres and blacked-out wheels keep the rider grounded, while a low-slung profile and 25mm lowered rear suspension deliver unfiltered feedback from every inch of blacktop.
The Scout Bobber features a black headlight nacelle, minimal engine covers and vented exhaust shields. A black gauge face on its instrument panel and black exhaust further adds to its blacked-out styling. The new block letter logo on the tank compliments the muscular look of the bike.
Chopped fenders front and rear and a new two-tone genuine leather bobber seat enhance the minimalistic styling. Add Scout Bobber’s raw styling to an American V-Twin high performance engine and this motorcycle quickly becomes more of a tool than an extravagance, enabling the rider to fully embrace the thrill of twisting the throttle and enjoying the journey rather than the destination.
The new Scout Bobber will be available in Australia late October from $18,995 ride away. Five colours, including Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Thunder Black Smoke are available.
Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the Scout Bobber by visiting IndianMotorcycles.com.au and Facebook.
2017 Indian Scout Bobber Specifications
Engine: Liquid cooled, V-Twin (60 degree), DOHC, 1133cc, 93 x 73.6mm bore x stroke, 10.7:1 compression ratio, exhaust Split dual exhaust
Max torque: 97.7Nm@5900rpm
Gearbox : 6-speed Constant Mesh
Fuel Capacity: 12.5L
Wet weight: 254kg
Brakes: Single 298mm rotor front and rear, two-piston front caliper, single-piston rear caliper
Wheels & Tyres: Cast 16 x 3.50in, 16 x 3.50in, 130/90-16 73H, 150/80-16 71H
Suspension: Telescopic cartridge type fork, 120mm travel, Dual shocks, 50mm travel
Wheelbase: 1562 mm
Seat Height: 649 mm
Ground Clearance: 123 mm
Overall Height: 1154 mm
Overall Length: 2229 mm
Overall Width: 926 mm
Trail: 119.9 mm