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Indian Scout Sixty

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Key specs
  • Displacement999 cc
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight246 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 12,09,228

Indian Scout Sixty is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued
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Indian Scout Sixty Summary

Scout Sixty key highlights

Engine Capacity 999 cc
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 246 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5 litres
Seat Height 643 mm
Max Power 76.9 bhp

About Scout Sixty

The Indian Scout Sixty is the most affordable motorcycle in the manufacturer’s line up. The motorcycle has been introduced to directly take on the Harley-Davidson Sportster range. This motorcycle is also targeted towards enthusiasts looking to get into the Indian brand or into cruisers motorcycles.

The 1134cc engine from the Scout has been re-bored for smaller pistons and the new 999cc V-twin petrol mill develops 78bhp of power and 88Nm of torque at 5600rpm. Apart from the engine, there is hardly any difference between the Indian Scout and the Indian Scout Sixty except for the paint finishes and a five-speed gearbox instead of a six-speed unit.

The braking is taken care off by single 298mm discs both front and rear. The cruiser gets a two-piston calliper up front and a single-piston calliper in the rear. The Scout Sixty rides low with a seat height of only 642mm from the ground and runs on the same cycle parts as the Scout.

The cruiser comes only as a single-seater with a dual seat option available as an official accessory. The Scout Sixty is being offered in three colours – black, red and white.
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Indian Scout Sixty Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Punchy acceleration due to high torque
    • Great handling and stability around corners
    • Ride quality is plush at low speeds
  • Could be Better

    • Gear shifts are clunky
    • Clutch operation requires effort
    • It is high on maintenance

BikeWale's Take

The Indian Scout Sixty has a massive road presence while it is also easy to ride in traffic and stable around corners, thanks to its well-balance geometry. Spending long hours may not be very comfortable on the bike but the enormous torque makes riding the Scout Sixty on open roads a seamless experience. 

Indian Scout Sixty Review

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 is it?

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.

And that’s because compared to the Scout, very little has changed on the Sixty. It still uses the same frame; the same cycle parts down to the brakes and tyres; and the same body parts, controls and paint quality as the Scout. The only thing different is the reduced cylinder bore, a 5-speed gearbox instead of a 6-speed unit, and a hint of weight loss; the Sixty is two kilos lighter.

How does it ride?

On the road though – especially within our cities – you’d need the heightened senses of Spiderman to tell the difference between the Scout and Sixty. Agreed, there’s almost a 150cc difference in capacity between the two, and the Sixty is over 20bhp down on power. But, with less than 10Nm difference in the peak torque output and almost similar low and mid range punch, the Sixty feels just as gutsy and overflowing with torque as the Scout. And with it, is as much fun to filter through traffic and overtake with.

What’s more, the Sixty even with its long wheelbase and lazy steering geometry is surprisingly flickable and well balanced at slow speeds. And once you start rolling, the motorcycle seems to lose half of its near 250kg weight almost instantly. When it comes to cruisers or big bikes in general with poor turning radii, the Sixty, we believe, is by far the easiest to manoeuvre, even around U-turns.

It also has a light, progressive and linear throttle response. Add to it the low seat height, an easy to reach handlebar and light steering, and you have a big, brawny bike that doesn’t require a club bouncer’s physique to wrestle around. Two things, however, do require effort. The clutch is heavy enough to leave you with an aching wrist and the gearshifts are clunky; the latter require brute force to go up and down the gearbox. And like most liquid cooled big capacity engines, the Scout Sixty’s 1000cc V Twin also gets hot when battling peak hour traffic.

On the highway however, the Sixty is many things. Want to take things easy? Then just short shift to 5th and you can rake in many a miles just cruising effortlessly at 100kmph with hardly a sound or vibration from the Sixty. The Indian is equally effortless to overtake with. Just roll the throttle to the stops from 100kmph in 5th and if you are looking far ahead into the horizon, you’d be doing close to 180kmph without breaking into a sweat. Only, the windblast might be a bit of a bother at this point.

But, it is the way the Scout Sixty handles, that’s most impressive. It is exactly like the Scout. So, the Sixty too loves fast flowing corners. It too dives into corners as if it were a much smaller and lighter bike. And it too has decent cornering clearance; at least around long sweepers. To boot, unlike most cruisers that feel lazy, bendy and disconnected around a series of corners, the Sixty feels alive, sharp (relatively) and way more sorted and stable compared to its brethren. 

Anything else I should know?

The Scout Sixty isn’t the most comfortable cruiser on the market, though. The single seat works well on short trips but spend over an hour in the saddle and you’ll start wishing for a chai-stop. The ride quality is a mixed bag too. The telescopic forks up front and regular twin coil-over dampers at the rear don’t have much travel. These are also setup on the softer side giving the Sixty a plush ride at speeds of under 50kmph and over mildly broken or uneven surfaces.

But once the surface gets worse – the bumps get higher, the potholes get deeper and the road undulations amplitude rise – the Sixty finds itself struggling. The front does a mild head shake every time it encounters a series of bumps; the rear-end springs up uncomfortably exiting troughs; and the Sixty loves tramlining at the slightest change in road camber including those unwanted ones caused by hasty road repairs.

Meanwhile for those who like to bling up their ride, the Sixty also comes with some factory-designed accessories. These include saddlebags and sissy bars like the ones you see on this press bike. In addition, one can also opt for different wheel, seat and handlebar styles, and decorative items like grips and some chromed out bits.

Should I buy one?

If I were in the market for a cruiser, I’d buy it. No question. The Indian Scout Sixty has traditional cruiser traits – the laid back seating, some bits of chrome, a decent pose value and clunky gear shifts. But, what I like more is that the Sixty has some modern touches that make it more desirable. The liquid cooled engine is quiet and vibe-free (only till around the 4000rpm mark, mind); the chassis and the cycle parts come together to make a dynamically able package (I would have liked better brakes, nonetheless); and it is beautifully built and finished. So, like I said, yes, if I were in the market for a cruiser and the Scout was a stretch, I’d buy the Sixty.

Where does it fit in?

As with the Scout, the only bike that truly compares with the Scout Sixty is the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob given that both belong to the same V-twin, belt driven, cruiser genre. But, compared to the Bob, the Sixty lags behind in the numbers game. It is lesser priced, has lesser engine capacity, lesser torque rating, and lesser weight. For similar money – if you aren’t completely sold on the cruiser talk and are in fact looking at something that’s just easy to mount and ride – you could look also at the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and the Suzuki GSX-S1000F. Both are great at touring; come with some handy electronics; and though these aren’t as easy to swing a leg over as the Sixty, the Kawasaki and Suzuki are definitely way more fun when it’s time to stick that knee out.

Gear Check

1- Arai Vector helmet: Vector might be Arai’s entry-level helmet but it still has top notch fit, quality and safety. Wish it had a removal headliner though.

Price: Rs 30,000

2- Sena 20S Bluetooth set: Sena’s top of the line 20S is a one-stop solution for all one’s music and communication needs. It is expensive but I love it.

Price: Rs 20,000

3- Komine Vintage Mesh jacket: This Komine jacket has seen its share of crashes and it continues to soldier on. It also provides excellent protection and airflow.

Price: Rs 15,000

4- Ixon RS Circuit HP gloves: Not the best full-gauntlet gloves I have used but the Ixons do a fair job be it comfort or protection.

Price: Rs 8,000

5- Alpinestars AST pants: ASTs offer good fit and protection. But these are mostly rain pants and can get hot under the sun. It doesn’t get enough pockets either.

Price: Rs 12,500

6- Forma Adventure boots: Forma has got the touring, commuting and some bit of off-roading handiness bang on with the Adventure boots. I like them.

Price: Rs 16,000

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Scout Sixty

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 76.9 bhp

    Max Torque 88.8 Nm @ 5,800 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Belt Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 999 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 93 mm

    Stroke 73 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.0:1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet, Multi-plate

    Fuel Delivery System Electronic fuel injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 298 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/80-16 71H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 298 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Front Tyre Size 130/90-16 72H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Dual Shocks

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 246 kg

    Overall Length 2,311 mm

    Overall Width 880 mm

    Wheelbase 1,562 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height 643 mm

    Overall Height 1,207 mm

    Chassis Type --

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

Pillion SeatNo

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestNo

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeHalogen And Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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