Indian Scout 101

Five new Indian Scout cruisers for 2024.

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The biggest range shake-up in a decade.

Indian global is hitting 2024 with a ground-up redesign of their Scout cruiser line-up. The new range takes over from the 1133cc Scout family, which has remained largely unchanged since the launch at the 2014 Sturgis Rally.

“Scout is the most iconic American cruiser of all time and is synonymous with the Indian Motorcycle brand,” company President, Mike Dougherty said.

“Scout has long  been a staple in our line-up. And while riders around the world love the current Scout offering, we’re excited to take it to the next level and continue its evolution with a robust offering of models to meet the diverse needs of our global riding community.”

This is a full-on redesign, with a new 60-degree 1250cc DOHC liquid-cooled V-twin engine and tubular steel chassis as the base for five new model variants,  the 101 Scout, Scout Bobber, Sport Scout, Super Scout, and Scout Classic.

Indian has confirmed that an entry-level Scout Sixty is also in the works but no detail on what to expect from it. The outgoing version uses a smaller 999cc twin producing around 78bhp and we reckon a new range would share a similar recipe.

All five variants of the new Scout Scout get a Euro5 + compliant 1250cc V-twin that Indian calls the ‘SpeedPlus 1250’. 

Indian Scout
The Indian Scout Bobber

Four of the bikes produce a claimed 105.9bhp at 7250rpm, with the most expensive 101 Scout pumping out 110bhp thanks to some tuning

Torque sits at 79.7lb.ft at 6300rpm,  but the 101 gets slightly more at 80.4lb.ft. These numbers put the incoming Scout in direct competition with the likes of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber parallel twin, and Harleys Sportster S.

Indian Scout
Indian Scout Classic

Suspending all but the 101 is a set of 41mm conventional forks, plus a pair of piggyback shocks adjustable for preload.

The more expensive 101 model comes with adjustable 43mm upside-down forks, plus fully adjustable piggybacks at the rear. The Bobber model boasts a low 649mm seat height. The rest get 654mm, which is still low. 

Three levels of trim: 

Standard, Limited, and Limited + Tech. Standard is the lowest rung and offers ABS, LED lighting, and analogue clocks. Limited then adds better badging, plus cruise and traction control. Three riding modes and a USB charging port also appear here.

If you want to go one further, Limited + Tech adds a 101mm touchscreen display incorporating navigation, mobile connectivity, and keyless ignition. More than 100 accessories are available, broken down into four collections that Indian calls Commuter, Open Roads, Stealth, and Overnighter.

Indian Scout 101
Indian Scout 101

The Scout is big business for Indian. The firm has sold over 100,000 units in the last ten years. That equates to 40% of Indian sales, with 28% new riders. 

At the moment the current models are still on showroom floors. Go and ride one, they’re great! We’ll let you guys know as soon as we do, when the new models are expected.

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