Polaris has launched the Indian Scout Bobber in India at Rs 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). A rival to the Harley-Davidson Roadster and Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, the Scout Bobber gets its visual cues inspired by the bobber motorcycles from the 1950s.
While the Scout is more of a retro cruiser, the Scout Bobber is a low-slung and blacked-out version of its host. The fuel tank features a new Indian logo. The riding position is more aggressive thanks to the revised handlebar and foot pegs. The wheels, frame, exhaust and the engine have been given a matte black treatment, with the chrome outline for the engine providing a contrast. The tail section features a chopped fender. The centre brake light has been ditched, while the pillion seat is now an optional extra.
Propelling the Scout Bobber is the same 1133cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine. It delivers 100bhp and 97Nm of torque through a six-speed transmission. The ground clearance has been dropped by an inch, thanks to the lowered rear suspension. Up front, it gets new cartridge-type telescopic forks.
For those who like to personalise their motorcycle, the Scout Bobber gets a host of optional extras like pillion back rest, slip-on exhaust, saddlebags, spoke wheels, engine guards, bar-end mirrors and ape-style handlebars among others. It is available in black and three dual tone paint schemes – red-black, silver-black and bronze-black.
Indian is offering accessories worth Rs 1 lakh free if customers book the Scout Bobber at the Indian Bike Week.