Premium motorcycle brand Indian has showcased the new Scout Sixty at the ongoing EICMA 2015 in Milan. Essentially a smaller version of the regular Scout, the new Scout Sixty has been built to attract a wider audience base for the Indian brand.
The smaller Scout Sixty gets the regular Scout’s chassis, suspension and brakes but is powered by a new 999cc version of the existing 1130cc, V-twin engine.
Downsizing the engine has resulted in a power drop from 100bhp to 78bhp for the Scout Sixty although the torque nearly remains the same. Indian has also ditched the regular model’s 6-speed gearbox for a 5-speed unit in the Scout Sixty. Further cost cutting is evident from the fact that this new motorcycle doesn’t get ABS.
That being said, the reason behind the introduction of the smaller Scout Sixty is to expand the Scout’s reach to newer riders looking for the high quality that is usually associated with Indian motorcycles. The regular Scout has been a successful model for Indian and the smaller, less expensive Scout Sixty is only bound to widen the brand’s fan base.