2018 Indian Scout Bobber Review

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The newest member of the Scout® family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past. With its street tracker handlebars and pegs moved 1.5” 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 knobby tires and blacked-out wheels keep the rider grounded, while a low-slung profile and 1” lowered rear suspension deliver unfiltered feedback from every inch of blacktop.

Scout® Bobber is available in Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle® Red, and Thunder Black Smoke (ABS).

 

 

2018 Indian Scout Bobber Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

STRIP IT DOWN

If less is more, this bike is loaded.

 

 

 

2018 Indian Scout Bobber Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Slammed stance. Chopped fenders. Knobby tires. Blacked out and stripped down. The Scout Bobber is no frills, all attitude.

the only place we didn’t hold back: the 100 barely tamed horsepower of a 69 cubic inch V-Twin. Grab on, Hold fast. Your legend is just getting started.

  • Chopped Fenders: The Scout Bobber proves that less is truly more. True to classic Bobber style, the front and rear fenders are chopped.
  • 100 Barely-Tamed Horsepower: A 69-cubic-inch V-Twin with 6 speed transmission pumps out an impressive 100 horsepower for head-snapping acceleration and plenty of passing power. All of this power comes with confident control and sporty, firm handling through every curve and straightaway.
  • Stripped-Down, Blacked-out: The Scout Bobber has more of what you need and nothing that you don’t. It has a raw, mechanical look, minimal engine covers, and blacked-out exhaust, frame, handlebars and mirrors. It may be stripped down, but it always stands out.
  • Slammed Stance: A slammed stance with the rear suspension lowered 1″ creates a low-slung profile that delivers unfiltered feedback from every inch of blacktop.
  • Blacked-out Headlight Nacelle: When we say blacked-out, we mean it. The Scout Bobber is drenched with premium black finishes, including the front headlight nacelle.
  • Cartridge Fork Front Suspension: The Scout Bobber is a smooth ride in a mean body. With cartridge forks and expertly tuned front suspension, you’ll experience a stable ride at all speeds.
  • Aggressive, Knobby Tires: Every inch of this bike is a premium expression of aggressive street style. Knobby tires give this bike a menacing look.
  • Purposeful Peg Position: We pulled the pegs 1.5″ closer to the rider and added street tracker handlebars, putting you in a more aggressive riding position. The bond between man and machine has never been greater.
  • Liquid-Cooled, V-Twin Performance: The Scout Bobber is fueled by a 100 horsepower V-Twin engine that delivers best-in-class performance. Liquid cooling ensures optimal performance in a wide variety of conditions and a cool, comfortable ride.
  • Low-Slung Leather Bobber Seat: A low-slung, brown leather bobber seat heightens the Scout Bobber’s minimalistic style. It gives the bike an aggressive stance with the agility to rip through every curve and straightaway.
  • Side-Mounted License Plate: To show off the chopped rear fender and knobby tire, we mounted a low-key license plate mount to the side of the bike.
  • Street Tracker Handlebars: The Scout Bobber comes standard with street tracker handlebars. Their low-rise profile puts you in a forward, more aggressive riding position so you can carve through the Urban streets with ease.
  • Bar-End Mirrors: Bar-end mirrors sit up or drop down for a sleek, low-slung silhouette in line with modern Bobber styling.
  • Black Gauge Face: The black gauge face complements the bike’s blacked-out style, making everything about the Scout Bobber mean and aggressive.
  • All-New Tank Badge: No motorcycle brand is as legendary as Indian Motorcycle. The Scout Bobber proudly features an all-new tank badge. Bold block lettering pulls the iconic Scout emblem into a more commanding place.
  • Blacked-out, Slotted Exhaust: The Scout Bobber has a commanding presence that won’t be ignored. Blacked-out, slotted exhaust pipes reinforce its bold, sinister styling.
  • Black Cast Aluminum Wheels: The Scout Bobber isn’t afraid to make a bold statement. Black cast aluminum wheels hugged by knobby tires merge on-road performance with urban style.
  • LED Turn Signals: Details matter. And we’ve thought about every one. For a minimalistic look, bright LED lights take over duties for stop, turn, and tail signals. They tightly hug the rear fender for a clean line from tip to tail.

 

2018 Indian Scout Bobber – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11499 to $12499 USD

ENGINE
Engine TypeLiquid-Cooled V-Twin
Displacement69 cu in
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 60 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Final Drive2.357 : 1
PERFORMANCE
Horsepower100 hp (74.7 kW)
Peak Torque73 ft-lbs (97.7 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM6000 rpm
GEAR RATIO (OVERALL)
1st10.926 : 1
2nd7.427 : 1
3rd5.918 : 1
4th5.022: 1
5th4.439 : 1
6th4.087 : 1
SUSPENSION
Suspension: Front – Type/TravelTelescopic Fork/4.7″ (120 mm) – Cartridge Type
Suspension: Rear – Type/TravelDual Shocks/2.0″ (50 mm)
CHASSIS
Brakes/FrontSingle / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Brakes/RearSingle / 298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper
Wheels/FrontCast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/RearCast 16 in x 3.5 in
Tires/Front130/90-16 73H
Tires/Rear150/80-16 71H
ExhaustSplit Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase61.5 in (1562 mm)
Seat Height 25.6 in (649 mm)
Ground Clearance4.8 in (123 mm)
Overall Height45.4 in (1154 mm)
Overall Length87.8 in (2229 mm)
Overall Width36.5 in (926 mm)
Rake29°
Lean Angle29°
Trail4.7 in (119.9 mm)
Fuel Capacity3.3 gal (12.5 l)
GVWR988 lbs (449 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)533 lbs / 554 lbs (242 kg / 251 kg)
FEATURES
Color / GraphicsThunder Black
ELECTRICAL
LightsHeadlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, license plate light, and speedometer and indicator lights
GaugesDigital tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp, and low fuel lamp

 

2018 Indian Scout Bobber – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $14499 to 15499 CDN

ENGINE
Engine TypeLiquid-Cooled V-Twin
Displacement69 cu in
Electronic Fuel Injection SystemClosed loop fuel injection / 60 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveGear Drive Wet Clutch
Final Drive2.357 : 1
PERFORMANCE
Horsepower100 hp (74.7 kW)
Peak Torque73 ft-lbs (97.7 Nm)
Peak Torque RPM6000 rpm
GEAR RATIO (OVERALL)
1st10.926 : 1
2nd7.427 : 1
3rd5.918 : 1
4th5.022: 1
5th4.439 : 1
6th4.087 : 1
SUSPENSION
Suspension: Front – Type/TravelTelescopic Fork/4.7″ (120 mm) – Cartridge Type
Suspension: Rear – Type/TravelDual Shocks/2.0″ (50 mm)
CHASSIS
Brakes/FrontSingle / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Brakes/RearSingle / 298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper
Wheels/FrontCast 16 in x 3.5 in
Wheels/RearCast 16 in x 3.5 in
Tires/Front130/90-16 73H
Tires/Rear150/80-16 71H
ExhaustSplit Dual Exhaust w/ Crossover
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase61.5 in (1562 mm)
Seat Height 25.6 in (649 mm)
Ground Clearance4.8 in (123 mm)
Overall Height45.4 in (1154 mm)
Overall Length87.8 in (2229 mm)
Overall Width36.5 in (926 mm)
Rake29°
Lean Angle29°
Trail4.7 in (119.9 mm)
Fuel Capacity3.3 gal (12.5 l)
GVWR988 lbs (449 kg)
Weight (Empty Tank / Full of Fuel)533 lbs / 554 lbs (242 kg / 251 kg)
FEATURES
Color / GraphicsThunder Black
ELECTRICAL
LightsHeadlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, license plate light, and speedometer and indicator lights
GaugesDigital tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp, and low fuel lamp

 

2018 Indian Scout Bobber – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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