The new Indian Scout Sixty is the cheaper, lesser powerful, smaller-engined variant of what has so far been the American bike maker’s most affordable offering, the Scout. So, yes, the Scout Sixty is now Indian’s cheapest offering, but to call it cheap would be wrong.
It is priced at a little over Rs 15 lakh on the road in Mumbai. And when you walk up to it, look at it carefully and work the controls, you instantly know, this is a bike that’s well engineered, well finished and well put together.
What do you do when you want to show the world that you’ve arrived in life? You either do up your house with expensive interiors or go on a world tour with the entire family. Or if you love motorcycles, you can also splurge on the Indian Chief Vintage. This motorcycle isn’t just about cruising; it’s also about doing that in style and luxury. But, what about everything else…
Thank god for tinted visors! How else can you still look cool, almost demigod like, while sweating profusely and holding the damsel-in-distress expression of ‘help me!’ inside that helmet. Welcome to my yesterday when I picked up this near 350kg motorcycle with a wheelbase that can shame cars at a time when the Mumbai traffic is at its worst. Welcome to the Indian Dark Horse; a motorcycle launched early this year but somehow we have only just managed to get our hands on it.