- New Indian Scout Bobber Sixty introduced
- Borrows its 999cc, V-twin engine from the Scout Sixty cruiser
- Started reaching dealerships in the US market at $8,999 (Rs 6.63 lakhs)
Indian Motorcycle has taken the wraps off a smaller displacement version of the Scout Bobber based on its most affordable offering, the Scout Sixty. The new Scout Bobber Sixty is aimed at making the Bobber brand more accessible to the buyers.
In terms of styling, the Bobber Sixty looks identical to its elder sibling, except for a few changes. The former loses out on the headlamp nacelle and chrome accents on the engine as on the latter. Instead, it gets a naked round headlamp and fully blacked-out powerplant. Other design cues have been retained from the larger Bobber which includes a low-slung profile, long wheelbase, chunky wheels, chopped front and rear fender, peanut shaped fuel tank, scooped seat and twin exhausts.
Most important difference lies in the heart of the matter as the new Scout Bobber Sixty is powered by smaller 999cc V-twin motor, as opposed to the 1,133cc mill of its larger sibling. The same engine does duty on the Scout Sixty cruiser which produces 76.9bhp and 88.8Nm and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. Indian has also managed to make it 10.8kgs lighter than the big-daddy bobber. On the hardware front, the motorcycle remains similar to the Scout Sixty with telescopic forks, dual shock absorbers and disc brakes with ABS.
The new Scout Bobber Sixty will be available in the options of gloss and matte finished paint schemes. For those wanting to make it more personalized, Indian has also introduced a set of 140 accessories for the motorcycle. It is already on sale in the US market with prices starting at $8,999 (Rs 6.63 lakhs) and is likely to hit the Indian shores in the coming months.