Indian announces the all-new Scout Sixty

New Scout Sixty is Indian's cheapest bike

INDIAN has just announced the latest addition to its lineup – the new Scout Sixty, at Eicma in Milan.

At £8,999 the Scout Sixty is £1,500 cheaper than the Scout it's derived from, and is now Indian's cheapest model. That's a conscious choice because with the standard Scout previously being the most accessible route to Indian ownership, the Sixty aims to further broaden the brand's appeal.

It's powered by a 60 cubic inch (hence the name) 999cc, liquid-cooled four-valve V-Twin, paired to a five-speed gearbox. It makes a claimed 78hp and 66lbft torque. Dry weight is a claimed 246kg.

The motor is housed in a the same cast aluminium frame as the Scout. Indian says the frame is designed to make the bike compact and rigid 'for class-leading handling.'

The suspension is shared with the more expensive Scout as well. The front gets non-adjustable forks with 120mm travel while at the rear is a pair of adjustable shocks with 76mm travel.

Braking at the front is handled by a single two-piston caliper and 298mm disc. The rear gets a one-piston caliper and the same size disc as the front.

It's a cruiser, so of course it's powered by a V-twin, but the new Scout Sixty ticks other cruiser boxes too. It's got a low 64.2cm seat height, which Indian says gives the bike a low centre of gravity to aid cornering, confidence and control. In terms of styling, it's got those swoopy front and rear mudguards, (or maybe 'fenders' is more appropriate) and styling that carries the lineage of the old Scout.

Indian says that the Sixty is ripe for customising and will be offering a range of accessories including laced wheels, a different saddle, extended reach bars and foot controls, mini-ape bars and a Remus exhaust. 

We're told it's en route to dealers now and will be available soon in either red, white or black.

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