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India Scout’s Long-awaited Upgrade Revealed

Indian Motorcycles has decided to overhaul the Scout Lineup for 2025. This generation comes with upgrades to the frame and the engine. It is an exciting update as it is the first change to the Indian Scout lineup since Polaris bought Indian Motorcycles. The long-standing lineup has multiple trims to choose from. 

Multiple Variants on offer

The Scout offers five models: the Classic, Super, Scout Bobber, Sport, and 101 Scout. 

The Scout Classic has the touch of the old models with elements like chrome wire-spoke wheels, chrome exhaust pipes, and flashier fenders.  

The Super Scout will give you more touring comfort with the presence of a windshield, saddlebags and a pillion seat.

The Scout Bobber has modified wheel arches, a lowered posture, and a sleek black exterior colour.

The Sports Scout gets a machined triple clamp that has handlebar risers attached to it. You sit on a taller seat with a 19-inch front wheel.

The top-of-the-line 101 Scout is attempt to honour the original 101 Scout. It has more power thanks to a separate ECU setting, an adjustable front fork, and adjustable piggyback rear shock absorbers. To further stand out, it has machined triple trees and unique colours. 

Fresh Powertrain

The Indian Scout now gets a newly made 1250cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine that they have named Speed Plus. It produces 111 bhp in the 101 Scout and 105 bhp in the other models. The torque figure is the same at 111 Nm. A 6-speed gearbox controls the gears. It replaces the 1133cc V-twin engine that offered 12 bhp less. 

Techy Features 

Indian offers three trims on the Scout- Standard, Limited and Limited Tech+. You can get the Standard and Limited trims with the Scout Classic, Scout Bobber and Sport Scout. 

The standard trim features include LED lights, analogue dials, and ABS. The Limited trim adds features like cruise control, traction control and three ride modes—Sport, Standard and Tour—to the Standard.

The Limited Tech + trim is only available with Super Scout and 101 Scout. It has a circular 4-inch TFT touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS navigation to replace the analogue dials.

Price 

The Indian Scout launched at a price range of $13999 ( Rs 11.67 Lakh) to $16699 (Rs 13.93 Lakh). We expect Indian Motorcycle to launch the new Scout in India towards the latter half of this year.

TopGear Magazine May 2024