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Indian Scout Bobber

Indian Scout Bobber is a cruiser bike with the last known price Rs. 12,77,638 in India. It had 1 variant and 4 colours. It and was powered by a 1133 cc BS-IV engine. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,133 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight255 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 12,77,638

Indian Scout Bobber is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued
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Indian Scout Bobber Summary

Scout Bobber key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,133 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 255 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5 litres
Seat Height 649 mm

About Scout Bobber

The Scout Bobber is based on the standard Scout which gets its styling cues inspired by the bobber motorcycles from the ‘50s. However, the Scout Bobber sports a dark theme all-through, with the matte black exhaust, wheels and frame with a contrasting chrome outline for the engine. It also gets an aggressive riding position thanks to the revised handlebar and foot pegs.

The centre brake light has been replaced with twin LED tail lamps on either side of the fenders. The fenders are chopped and expose the Scout Bobber’s beefy tyres. The bike rides on cartridge type front forks and a dual-spring setup at the rear that has been lowered by an inch for a classic bobber-like stance. Braking power on the bike comes from single 298mm discs at both ends.

The Indian Scout Bobber is powered by the same liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin engine as the standard Scout. This unit produces 100bhp and 97Nm of torque via a six-speed gearbox and final chain drive.

Indian Motorcycles also offers a host of optional accessories for the Scout Bobber like pillion back rest, slip-on exhaust, saddlebags, spoke wheels, engine guards, bar-end mirrors and ape-style handlebars among others. The bike is available in black and three dual tone paint schemes – red-black, silver-black and bronze-black.

The bike is priced at Rs 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) and competes with the Harley-Davidson Roadster and the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber in the Indian market.
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Indian Scout Bobber Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Holds a commanding road presence
    • Feels light and nimble in traffic
    • Punchy mid-range torque results in easy overtakes
  • Could be Better

    • Intense vibrations at higher RPMs
    • Rear suspension bottoms out easily due to less travel
    • Low-hanging footpegs make for less cornering clearance

BikeWale's Take

The Indian Scout Bobber is a true attention magnet owing to its burly dimensions, fat tyres and blacked-out styling theme. Its desirability goes beyond looks as the punchy mid-range, nimble handling and the thumping V-twin symphony makes the overall ride experience enjoyable. 

Indian Scout Bobber Review

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.  

What is it?

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.

How is to ride?

Now, the Scout might have classic appeal to its styling, but in terms of running gear, it has always been a modern motorcycle.

So, the Bobber borrowing its mechanicals can only be a good thing. The engine, the gearbox, the gear ratios, as well as the final drive is identical on both bikes. As are the brakes, the steering geometry, and the suspension.

Actually, the latter isn't completely true. Yes, the front end is identical, but to give the Bobber a more custom look, its rear sits lower. And that comes with a caveat, which we will get to later.

So, like the Scout, the Bobber is beautifully balanced on the move making filtering through traffic surprisingly easy. One has to ride it to believe that a 1000cc-plus cruiser can feel this light and nimble.

It also sounds and feels refined and eager, especially in the mid-range. That makes easy work of quick overtakes while also turning a 100kmph cruise into a relaxed, effortless, and agreeable activity.

And if you want to go rogue, the Bobber will oblige. Nearly 100Nm of torque at your disposal means, with the throttle to the stops, you can cover ground very quickly. And these will most certainly be grin inducing miles.

Our only suggestion would be to short shift and avoid getting close to 7,000rpm. Because once you do, the Bobber does live up to the 'loosening of the fillings' automotive cliche. Yes, it vibrates like a tuning fork.

But, when the corners come calling, the Bobber feels alright. The brakes feel up to the job, and the bike changes directions with no fuss at all. That's, of course, till you lean left and go kharrrrrrrrrrr. Then you lean right and go kharrrrrrrrrrr. And then you make a  U-Turn and go kharrrrr; but this time with less 'r's.

The Bobber might like to lean, but its footpegs - and those long feeler bolts -  don't allow it. It has lesser cornering clearance than the stock Scout, which wasn't great to begin with. And that's quite a shame because the chassis clearly seems to have more potential.

Ah, and since we are in the fault-finding mood and making strange sounds, it's time to bring up the caveat.

We mentioned earlier that the Bobber's rear rides lower. And that means, its ride can best be described in one sound. 

Oww! 

Oww, Oww, Oww!

Oww, Oww, Oww, Oww, Oww!

In case you are wondering, that's me inside my helmet, first going through a pothole on the Bobber, then over a rumbler strip, and finally over severely broken tarmac.

As you would have figured already, on anything but the smoothest tarmac, the Bobber's rear suspension can be quite hard on the back. And it's mainly down to the travel; or the lackthereof. It gets just 50mm of movement, which also feels as small as it reads.

I also didn't like the inconsistent throttle response at low revs. And the heavy clutch pull. Both, make for awful partners to commute with in the city.

Anything else should I know?

The seating triangle on the Bobber is slightly different from the Scout. It is a little more aggressive. And that means, it is easier to tuck-in and ride when you decide to chase the horizon with those 100 horses galloping at full chat.

The Bobber also has a fair number of readouts on its single pod clock. There's the analogue speedo, the digital gear indicator and a clock, which are permanently displaced. But, toggle through what looks like a pass-by switch and you get readouts for engine rpm and temperature, besides trip settings.

And lest we forget, as with every other Indian we have ridden, the Scout Bobber too scores high for the level of quality and fit and finish it brings to this class of bikes.

Should I buy one?

Apart from that jarring rear-end ride quality, there's actually lots to like about the Scout Bobber. You can ride it in the city. You can go touring on it. You can also go ride up your favourite switchback if you don't mind decimating those feeler bolts. What's more, it looks fantastic. You could buy this one for its looks alone and no one will judge you.

Where does it fit in?

The Bobber goes up head-on against the Harley-Davidson Street Bob. The latter ticks the same boxes - stripped down, chopped fenders, and the appeal of a custom motorcycle. It is priced similar to the Scout Bobber as well, with both bikes retailing for around Rs 13 lakhs, ex-showroom in Mumbai.

Gear Check

1- Shoei X-Fourteen Helmet : Rs 50,000

Meant essentially for track use, it does have good ventilation. Comfort levels though, aren't very high. 

2- Helstons Sonny Mesh Jacket : Rs 15,990

A little heavy for mesh jackets, the Sonny with its CE Level 2 protection does score high for safety, style and quality. 

3- Helstons Wind Mesh Gloves : Rs 5,990

A blend of leather and mesh and light in weight, these fit well and have enough ventilation to keep hands cool even on the hottest days.   

4- Helstons Corden Stone Riding Jeans : Rs 17,990

These armoured denims come with CE Level 2 protection and offer daily wearability and high resistance to impact and abrasion.

5- Daytona AC Pro Boots : Rs 19,990

Short riding boots for everyday wear, these use a mix of authentic leather and of the perforated PU variety. Titanium toe sliders are standard. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Scout Bobber Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

    Max Power --

    Max Torque 97 Nm @ 5,600 rpm

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-IV

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 1,133 cc

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. --

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 99 mm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 74 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. --

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 10.7:1

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. --

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. --

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. --

    Fuel Delivery System --

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 12.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. --

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. --

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. --

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 298 mm

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 150/80-16 71H

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 298 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 16 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 130/90-16 73H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Telescopic Fork

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Dual Shocks

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 255 kg

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 2,276 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 926 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,562 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 123 mm

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 649 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,154 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. --

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. --

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. --

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. --

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. --

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. Yes

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. No

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Pillion GrabrailNo

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn Signal--

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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4.9 14 ratings 4 reviews
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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 2

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  • 4

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  •  5Desi indian 1 year ago by Amit Kumar Singh

    I am not buying the Indian bike but read specifications that in India Royal Enfield bike is king. I have royal enfield classic and I love my classic 350 and my bike name is srinandi. Till date only twice I faced problems with fuel tank. I will buy when Indian bike when

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

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      Never owned

  •  5Phenomenal 2 years ago by Raju Bairagi, Kolkata

    Everything's good about this bike. Experience is very nice . Its my dream bike and details look phenomenal on this bike .Its gives a very reliable performances. Servicing experience is above expectations and maintenance is high . It has many pros but one cons that can m

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      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

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  •  4American pride hard for Indian to maintain 3 years ago by Roohman, Chandigarh

    It is really a great bike,riding is really an awesome experience.Looks of the bike are really impressive.Its acceleration is a good responsive one but service and maintenance is really a difficult task as there are very less showrooms of brand so making it a hard task f

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      17 kmpl

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  •  5Heavy, muscular, attention gainer......... 5 years ago by Kapil Rai, New Delhi

    It's muscular looks and engine sound thrills me.When on road, it gives an unique experience.Catches attention of all.Be the king on road. Wordless about it's performance.A unique bike for a unique personality...Comfortable riding.... Not for patients or slow movers ..On

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      16 kmpl

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