- Confidence inspiring
“We have a Scout Sixty on our training bike fleet. When we show our students the bike, the first concern that they have is that they won’t be able to handle the size of the bike. However, it’s not an issue - especially not with a bike with a low seat height like the Scout. As soon as riders sit on it and realise they can get both their feet down, flat on the ground, their confidence level soars.”
- More than capable
“Those who know about the Scout, know what a great bike it is. You could say I’m biased as I have a few Indian Motorcycles in my garage - including a custom Scout! But from a learner’s perspective, they can trust in the fact that it has enough power to be progressive while they’re out on the road and because of its low centre of gravity, it easily completes the U-Turn requirement of the Module 1 test.”
- Ability to customise
“Most bikes are a one-size-fits-all - but as we know, riders aren’t one size. It’s great to be able to explain about the reduced - or extended - reach seat and bars as well as the different levers you can get to personalise the Scout. It may be a small point, but it’s important to mention - because it’s belt driven, many new riders prefer that as it’s maintenance free from their perspective. They don’t need to worry about cleaning, adjusting or maintaining the chain.”
- Stand out
“It’s a great mid-weight American cruiser - and some people like to have something different to what everyone else does. Many people go on to get smaller capacity bikes or scooters as their first bikes - but a restricted Scout has certainly got kerb appeal. The fact that it can be made A2 compliant too means that riders can ride around on the bike they want to, right from the moment of passing their test.”
“Ahhh it’s a dream. I was stoked when I got told it could be made A2 compliant because aesthetically the Scout Bobber is one of my favourite Indian Motorcycles. I’m really looking forward to riding down south and heading to Devon with some mates. I’ve done a trip around Northumberland with my mate Tom Bing, that was lush! Managed to clock some miles on in gorgeous British countryside! It’s a shame Camp VC has been cancelled, as I was planning on riding to Wales on it to teach the beginners moto lessons!"
“For me, it has the looks, the power, it handles really nicely and is great for long adventures or short blasts! It’s super fun to ride and always turns heads. I guess the history of Indian has a lot to do with its appeal and I also think the ability to customise them and make it unique to you is special.”
“The Scout I raced had a lot of alterations in order to make it track ready and the donor bike was the smaller engined Scout Sixty. All the conversions were done by Krazy Horse Customs. I guess one of the biggest differences is the fact that the foot rests aren’t forward for cruising, they’re for racing, which gives the bike a different feel!”
“I think the Bobber is a great bike for beginners! For me at 5ft2” It’s ideal because you feel confident as you can keep nice and planted. The low centre of gravity makes it easy to manoeuvre but at the same time it has plenty of power and is very easy to ride. The bike doesn’t even feel that heavy once you get going, it’s funny how that happens, the same with my race bike!”
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Image credit: Tom Bing Photography