Why would I buy the Indian Scout Bobber?
It looks good, feels light on its feet, and has a good engine to boot.
Why won't I buy the Indian Scout Bobber?
If I had a bad back, I'd completely avoid the Bobber. The ride really needs looking into.
This is the Indian Scout Bobber. Based on the Scout, a motorcycle I quite like, the Bobber borrows its engine, frame, and features list from the former.
Now, according to Indian Motorcycles, the Bobber is all about 'stripping it down'. So, it gets shorter fenders over the front and rear wheels, and no rear seat. Everything else though is pretty much there.
Additionally, the chrome has been replaced by a matte black finish, and the conventional round headlamp makes way for a hoodie. And, though the tyres are exactly the same spec as the Scout's, the Bobber runs on a knobbier pattern. All in the name of higher street-cred, says Indian.
The end result - and this is our opinion - is a motorcycle that radiates youthful charm and boisterousness instead of old-school classic appeal.