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2015 Indian Scout Review
2015 Indian Scout on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The new king of the road…
The Legend is Back. Like its iconic forerunner, the all-new Indian® Scout ™ is an innovative and aesthetically stunning American cruiser. It introduces the first-ever liquid-cooled Indian Motorcycle engine – an efficient and reliable 69 cubic inch V-twin – for impressive power on demand. This new model carries the legendary Indian® Scout™ name into the future in authentic Indian® Motorcycle® style.
Indian Motorcycle proudly introduces the new Indian Scout. The 2015 Indian Scout is a contemporary interpretation of one of motorcycling’s most famous and coveted bikes. With a DNA that is long on history, the all-new Indian Scout will appeal to riders with years of experience or new to the exciting world of motorcycling. The Indian Scout delivers on the legendary brands names promise of balance, quality and style, and featuring a starting US MSRP of $10,999 is more accessible than ever.
This is the first truly new Indian Scout in more than 70 years and marks the return of the legendary bikes that conquered the infamous “Wall of Death” and carried the legendary “Indian Wrecking Crew” motorcycle race team to multiple victories. Technology and designs derived from Scout models played a significant role for Allied Forces in World War II and a 1920 Indian Scout earned the title of the “World’s Fastest Indian” as proven by Burt Munro in 1967.
Three decades of innovations, racing wins, world records and industry firsts, built the legend of the Scout and drew thousands of riders in. Indian Motorcycle designers and engineers have taken that tradition and the characteristics of the models heritage and accelerated them through modern design and technology into the new 2015 Indian Scout. A motorcycle that reflects its legendary past and accelerates Indian Motorcycle towards a bright and global future.
2015 INDIAN® SCOUT™
With a lightest in class wet weight of 558 pounds – the 2015 Indian Scout was derived from a clean sheet design, creating a powerful, balanced and precise middle-weight cruiser that carries forward the spirit of innovation that made it one of the most storied bikes of all time. Boasting modern technologies, design and engineering innovations, it offers a breakthrough chassis design featuring a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum frame coupled with a low 25.3-inch seat height for exceptional comfort, poise and maneuverability. Powered by an all-new, original and proprietary liquid-cooled, 69 cubic inch (1133cc), 100 HP V-twin engine with 72.2 ft. lbs. of torque, the 2015 Indian® Scout™ is always capable yet approachable and balanced.
Its low seat height, low center of gravity and lightweight design makes the Scout appealing to riders of all sizes and experience levels. The combination of easy maneuverability, broad and strong horsepower, and variety of accessories allows for tailoring fit, performance and style to suit any rider.
Weighing in at a wet weight of 558 pounds – lightest in its class – the 2015 Indian Scout was derived from a clean sheet design, creating a potent and precise middle-weight cruiser that carries forward the spirit of innovation that made it one of the most storied bikes of all time. Boasting advanced technologies, design and engineering innovations, it offers a breakthrough chassis design featuring a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum frame coupled with a low 25.3-inch seat height for exceptional comfort, balance and maneuverability. Powered by an all-new and proprietary liquid-cooled, 69 cubic inch, 100 HP V-twin engine, the 2015 Indian Scout is powerful yet approachable. Its low seat height, low center of gravity, maneuverability and lightweight and compact design makes the Scout appealing to riders of all sizes and experience levels while the high horsepower and superior handling make it a bike that will thrill even the most experienced riders.
This is the first truly new Indian Scout in more than 70 years and marks the return of the legendary bikes that conquered the infamous “Wall of Death” and carried the legendary “Indian Wrecking Crew” motorcycle race team to multiple victories. Technology and designs derived from Scout models played a significant role for Allied Forces in World War II and a 1920 Indian Scout earned the title of the “world’s fastest Indian” as proven by Burt Munro in 1967.
“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, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “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.”
2015 Indian Scout Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Superior Design Details for Unmatched Beauty and Control
The new Scout was designed from the ground up for a superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both newer and experienced riders. It offers:
– The look of a classic “rigid triangle” design that is synonymous with original Scouts, coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube rear shocks that deliver exceptional ride, handling and comfort
– A 25.3 inch seat height, 61.5 inch wheelbase and 5.3 inch ground clearance, delivering a confidence-inspiring 31 degrees of lean angle and low center of gravity, along with exceptional high and low speed maneuverability
– A premium, genuine tan leather solo bucket seat, making the 2015 Indian Scout pure Indian and the only brand to offer this seating as standard
A Reimagined Engine for Power and Precision
The 2015 Indian Scout is powered by an all-new, in-house designed and proprietary 69 cubic inch V-twin engine that combines all the design, power and reliability elements that made the original Scouts unbeatable and mates it with state-of-the-art components and modern technologies. Smooth, flawless power throughout the power band featuring:
– Liquid-cooled design for 100 HP of pure power, along with enhanced durability and reliability
– Out of respect for the legendary Scouts of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the 2015 Scout carries forward classic engine design cues with purposeful styling that honors both form and function
– Closed loop fuel injection and drive-by-wire throttle actuation mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission for peak torque of 72 ft./lbs. of torque at 5900 RPM
Pricing & Availability
The 2015 Indian Scout is available for immediate ordering at a starting US MSRP of $10,999 with expected delivery in dealerships across North American in late 2014. Pre-orders may be placed on www.IndianMotorcycle.com; visit “Scout’s First Run” to learn more. It is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, Silver Smoke (matte finish) and Thunder Black Smoke (matte finish).
Sturgis, S.D. – August 2, 2014 – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announces the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout™, a contemporary yet classic interpretation of one of motorcycling’s most famous and coveted bikes. With a starting US MSRP of $10,999 and a DNA that will appeal to riders of multiple skill sets and abilities, the new Indian Scout was unveiled Saturday night to a gathering of press, VIPs and celebrities at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rally attendees are encouraged to be among the first to test ride the 2015 Indian Scout at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience on I-90 @ Exit 30 in Sturgis, South Dakota, which runs through Saturday, August 9.
Welcome to the newest model from Indian Motorcycle®, the exciting all-new Indian® Scout™. Indian Motorcycle is proud to bring this legendary model name into the future. The full strength of Polaris Industries® engineering, design and production capabilities have been leveraged to create a truly exciting motorcycle that will appeal to many types of riders, and is more approachable than ever before. As shepherds for this legendary brand, our team shares a great vision for its future.
We chose the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to introduce this important model to the World. You are among the elite global motorcycle media, and witnesses to history as Indian Motorcycle again dominates the excitement of the world’s biggest motorcycle rally. What better location to reveal the new Scout™ than among the tens of thousands of riding enthusiasts who gather annually following the vision of “Pappy” Hoel and the legendary Jackpine Gypsies.
As you can see, we have made massive investments in this legendary brand. 2015 will go down as a historic year for Indian Motorcycle. With the introduction of the Chief Classic®, Chief Vintage® and Chieftain® a scant one year ago, and the expansion of the line-up with the luxurious Roadmaster™ and the all –new Indian Scout, we know your readers will be excited about the commitment our team has made for the future of Indian Motorcycle. From all of us at Indian Motorcycle, thank you for your continued coverage and we look forward to riding with you again.
2015 Indian Scout Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
69 cu in Scout™ Engine
This engine appeals to a rider’s key senses as it’s visually stunning, has a soul-stirring exhaust note, and delivers impressive power on demand to ignite an Indian Scout rider’s passion for the ride. The reliable, efficient liquid cooling ensures consistently outstanding performance in all riding conditions. Visually, this V-twin features innovative styling with unique details that merit a closer look.
The lightweight chassis enhances the maneuverability and fun factor for the most rewarding riding. The premium suspension keeps the ride smooth and offers rear suspension adjustability
Well-balanced with a low center of gravity for easy, fluid handling at all speeds. An outstanding lean angle inspires confidence by allowing riders to capably execute high-speed cornering
Desert Tan Genuine Leather This seat is a modern, authentic version of the original Indian Scout seat that delivers premium comfort. The comfortable seat features new desert tan leather designed to withstand the elements. This sealed, high-quality leather is strong and durable.
Technology Efficient, reliable liquid cooling ensures the most consistently outstanding performance in all conditions, at all speeds. The modern technology produces an unmatched ride experience that includes electronic fuel injection, counter-balancing, and a 6-speed transmission
The stylish DNA of the original Indian Scout is evident in this new model. Its styling and engineering are integrated in a refined, no-frills style. In authentic Indian Motorcycle fashion, major components are visible to celebrate the motorcycle’s mechanical beauty and grace. The design lines lead the eye the length of the bike and create the impression of it being in motion at all times.
Triangle The classic rigid triangle of the original Indian Scout is featured here in re-engineered form, with the steering head and axles as the three points of this classic design
Stylish Fenders have a spare, jaunty style and display the elegant flow of genuine Indian Motorcycle bodywork
Black headlight with chrome trim replicates the original Indian Scout headlight and coordinates with other blacked-out elements
The 2015 Indian® Scout™ features a tank badge like that of the iconic tank badges found on Scouts since the 1920s
Reduced Reach Accessories
Reduced Reach Seat, controls, and handlebars provide comfortable seating and customized ergonomics for shorter riders and riders who would feel more comfortable and confident when seated closer to the foot pegs and lower controls.
Extended Reach Accessories
Extended Reach seat, control, and handlebars provide a comfortable seating and customized ergonomics for taller riders and riders who like to ride with their legs fully stretched out to the foot pegs and lower controls.
Wind Protection Scout™
Windshields provides riders with the fullest wind and weather protection for enhanced comfort while riding. These strong, durable Lexan® windshield can be installed or removed quickly and easily so a rider can customize protection to suit the day’s riding conditions.
Add extra storage to your Scout. Scout saddlebags and tank pouch provide versatile and convenient cargo space that look great with your bike.
The Driver Backrest provides a rider with back support and greater riding comfort. This sturdy backrest bolts securely into place at the back of the driver seat and provides the rider with comfortable support to keep him fresher longer during a day of riding.
SUPERIOR DESIGN DETAILS FOR UNMATCHED BEAUTY & CONTROL
The new Scout™ was designed from the ground up for a superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both newer and experienced riders. It offers:
• The look of a classic “rigid triangle” design that is synonymous with original Scouts, coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube rear shocks that deliver exceptional ride, handling and comfort
• A 25.3 inch seat height, 61.5 inch wheelbase and 5.3 inch ground clearance, delivers a confidence-inspiring 31 degrees of lean angle and low center of gravity, along with exceptional high and low speed maneuverability
• A premium, Desert Tan Genuine Leather solo bucket seat, making the 2015 Indian Scout pure Indian® and the only brand to offer this seating as a standard feature
• Available in two gloss finishes; Thunder Black and Indian Motorcycle Red – and two matte options Silver Smoke and Thunder Black Smoke
A REIMAGINED ENGINE FOR POWER & PRECISION
The 2015 Indian Scout is powered by an all-new, 69 cubic inch 60 degree V-twin engine that reflects all the design, performance and reliability elements that made the original Scouts unbeatable, and mates it with stateof- the-art components and modern technologies. Smooth, flawless power throughout the power band featuring:
• Referencing the legendary Scouts of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the 2015 Scout™ carries forward classic engine design cues with purposeful styling that honors both form and function
• Liquid-cooled design for 100 HP of pure power, along with enhanced durability and reliability
• Closed loop fuel injection and ride-by-wire throttle actuation mated to a 6-speed transmission. Peak torque of 72.2 ft./lbs. at 5900 RPM
• Dual overhead cams with four valves per cylinder
• Split dual exhaust with cross-over, full heat shields, two O2 sensors on each bank
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The 2015 Indian Scout is available for immediate ordering at a starting US MSRP of $10,999 for Thunder Black. All other colors start at $11,299. Expected delivery in dealerships across North America is late 2014.
2015 Indian Scout – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Thunder Black $10,999; Indian Motorcycle Red $11,299; Silver Smoke $11,299; Thunder Black Smoke $11,299 USD
Engine Type Liquid Cooled V-Twin (60 degrees)
DOHC, 4-Valves Per Cylinder, Semi-Dry Sump
Horsepower 100 hp at 8100 rpm
Peak Torque 72.2 ft-lbs at 5900 rpm
Transmission 6-speed/sliding-mesh/foot shift
Battery 12 volts / 12 amp/hour, 210 CCA, Maintenance Free AGM
Bore x Stroke 3.898” x 2.898” (99mm x 73.6mm)
Charging System 35 amp max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Cooling System Liquid
Displacement 69 cu in / 1133 cc
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Exhaust Control Two O2 sensors, one each bank, single three-way catalyst
in each muffler
Final Drive Belt drive, 141 tooth
Fuel & Capacity 91 octane recommended, 3.3 gal/ 12.5 ltr
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/60 mm bore
Oil & Capacity SAE 15W60 , 5.0 qts / 4.73 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 41 mm diameter, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Dual shocks, 3 in / 76 mm travel
Front Braking System Single 298 mm rotor with 2-piston caliper
Rear Braking System Single 298 mm rotor with 1-piston caliper
Dry Weight 538 lbs / 244 kg
Wet Weight 558 lbs / 253 kg
Ground Clearance 5.3 in / 135 mm
GVWR 988 lbs / 449 kg
Length 91 in / 2311 mm
Width 34.6 in/ 880 mm
Height 47.5 in/ 1207 mm
Rake/Trail 29° / 4.7 in / 119.9 mm
Seat Height (Laden) 26.5 in / 673 mm (25.3 in /643 mm)
Wheelbase 61.5 in / 1562 mm
Electric Lights and Gauges
GEAR RATIO (OVERALL)
Final Drive 2.357:1
WHEELS & TIRES
Front Tire 130/90-16 72H
Front Wheel Cast 16” x 3.5”
Rear Tire 150/80-16 71H
Rear Wheel Cast 16” x 3.5”
2015 Indian Scout – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Thunder Black $12,199; (Indian Motorcycle Red; Silver Smoke; Thunder Black Smoke: See dealer for pricing) CDN
Drive/Driven Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Horsepower (HP) 100 (74.7 kW)
Transmission/Primary Drive Gear Drive Wet Clutch
Engine Type Liquid Cooled V-Twin
Displacement 69 cu in
Bore x Stroke 3.976 x 4.449″ (101mm x 113mm)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Electronic Fuel Injection System Closed loop fuel injection / 60 mm bore
Peak Torque (J1349 ft-lbs) 72.2 ft-lbs. (97.7 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM 5900 rpm
Brakes/Rear Single /298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper
Gear Ratio (Overall)
1st 10.782 : 1
2nd 7.328 : 1
3rd 5.841 : 1
4th 4.957 : 1
5th 4.380 : 1
6th 4.034 : 1
Final Drive 2.357 : 1
Suspension: Front – Type/Travel Telescopic Fork/4.7″ (120 mm)
Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel Dual Shocks/3.0″ (76 mm)
Brakes/Front Single / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Tires/Front 130/90-16 72H
Tires/Rear 150/80-16 71H
Wheels Cast 16″ x 3.5″ Front and 16″ x 5″ Rear
Exhaust System Split dual exhaust with crossover
Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters) 3.3 gallons
Ground Clearance 5.3 in / 135 mm
Overall Height (in./cm.) 47.5 in / 1207 mm
Overall Width (in./cm.) 34.6 in / 880 mm
Seat Height 25.3 in / 635 mm
Wheelbase 61.5 in / 1562 mm
Overall Length (in./cm.) 91 in / 2311 mm
Lean Angle 31 degrees
GVWR 988 lbs / 449 kg
Trail 4.7 in / 119.9 mm
Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel) 538 lbs / 558 lbs (244 kg / 253 kg)
Gauges Digital tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp, and low fuel lamp
Lights Headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, license plate light, and speedometer and indicator lights
Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.