Indian Scout launched at 12 Lakhs

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Marking the first Liquid cooled engine for the brand in their existence since 1901.

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    It packs a 1133cc 4-valve per cylinder V-Twin, the cylinders are angled at 60 degrees.

    Fuel is injected via 40mm Throttle bodies and this is EFI, no carburetor stuff here.

    Power is a rated 100 Bhp at 8100 RPM with over 10.7 Kg-M of torque at 5900 RPM.

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    The transmission is a 6-speed unit with Belt drive going to the rear wheel.

    What I understand is that this is geared high, so cruising is effortless with the engine ticking at 3750 RPM in Sixth gear at about 110 kmph.

    Slight buzziness/vibes have been reported above 6000 RPM by testers, but then this is not a machine to be taken to such redlines (which is at 9000 RPM incidentally)

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    What I really like is the raked Rear suspension, that might be uncomfortable, but stays true to the original.

    The swooping tank, with the unique Logo, the equal sized discs (Front and Rear 298 MM) all pay homage to the original Scout.

    The front uses a Twin-Piston for braking, and the rear uses a Single Piston, being the only difference.

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    With a seat height of 64 cm, it is super super low, which does make it easier for short riders. A ground clearance of 135 mm is just about adequate to handle Indian roads, but one will have to be careful with bumps around.

    The Bucket seat of the Indian is a unique comfortable design, something that needs to be tried out before commenting :D

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    At 253 kgs kerb weight, the bike is comparable to it's class and pretty easy for the length of the machine (2.3 meters!)

    The front tyre is a 130/90 unit on a 16 inch Rim (which I love) and the rear is a 150/80 profile on the same size.

    The only and only downer in the whole package that I can see is the 12.5 Litre fuel tank, that can really really limit your range. But with efficient cruising, 250+ kms should be feasible on a tank full.

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    An interesting bit to note here is that the rear suspension has about 3 inches or 75mm of travel only. This could really thump your rump.

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    I love the Dual exhaust with the black tips. The styling is absolutely spot on for this machine.

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    The Meter console is a combination of new and old, but crucially misses a fuel gauge. I'd have to look at the documentation, but the cruiser being Fuel Injected, I believe should have a low fuel light.


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    4 colors rock the charts with Shiny Red and Black, and 2 Matt colors, Black and the Grey.

    I would love one. In the Matt Grey above.


    A very good cruiser, priced at about 11,000 $ in the US of A, jacked up to 12 Lakh Rupees thanks to our Indian taxation system. Still for the price, absolutely worth it!

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    A true beauty and does no necessarily break the bank.
     
  3. Aargee

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    I always love Indian styling than Harley; yea, the Indian here is not India, out Motherland, I know it was referring native American tribe

     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Indians and Nortons are my favourite bikes. But I will get Chief classic. That is my bike
     
  5. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Harleys are okay. But between a Harley and an Indian, I'd prefer an Indian any day.

    Otherwise, gimme a cruiser that's from one of the Jap 3. I'll appreciate the reliability and refinement much more :D
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Indians are older than Harley.
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    Oh, not quite that old though.
    they both started almost at some time, with Indian being 2 years older.
     
  7. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yes 1901 vs 1903 for HD. They are more reliable though :D
     

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