Scout Bobber announced press release.docx
Indian Motorcycle anuncia la Scout Bobber para 2018
Neuer Indian Scout Bobber.docx
Indian Motorcycle présente la Scout Bobber
  • New model goes on sale in EMEA dealerships towards the end of 2017
  • Indian’s Industrial Design team bring ‘factory’ Bobber to dealer showrooms
  • New riding position, blacked out styling, knobbly tyres and tracker handlebars

While Indian Scout owners around the world have been giving their machines the bobber look, an official Scout Bobber will be on sale towards the end of 2017.

Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design (ID) team has taken the Scout even further forward, developing a production bobber that can be bought direct from an Indian dealer.

The newest member of the Scout family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past.

Scout Bobber black

With its tracker handlebars and footpegs moved 1.5 inches (38mm) rearwards, Scout Bobber delivers a more engaged riding position. Indian has added new knobbly tyres and blacked-out wheels for a stronger look. The model’s low-slung profile and one inch (25mm) lowered rear suspension along with new cartridge forks up front gives a new feel and energy to the ride.

Further features include a black headlight nacelle, minimal engine covers and vented exhaust shields. There’s also a black speedometer face (instead of the usual red and cream) and black exhaust. Chopped front and rear fenders and a new two-tone genuine leather bobber seat enhance the minimalistic styling. Finally, an entirely new bold Indian fuel tank badge marks this out as Scout Bobber.

Indian Motorcycle’s International Product Manager, Ben Lindaman said: “We have introduced Scout Bobber to bring some edge to Indian. Many Scout riders have already been bobbing their bikes to give them an aggressive and raw look. Scout Bobber is inspired by those owners and this new model will offer a great platform for even more personalisation.”

Ben adds: “Scout Bobber focuses on style with its low profile, chopped fenders and blacked out components; it performs really well too. We’ve fitted new cartridge forks up front, the new riding position makes you feel more connected and the engine produces a meaty 94hp making this a great bike to blast around on.”

Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle said: “Scout Bobber is Indian’s leanest machine to date. It’s an incredibly fun motorcycle to ride with the bobber style that many Scout fans have been asking us to build for some time.”

Scout Bobber will be on sale in five colours at launch:

Indian Motorcycle Red
Thunder Black
Thunder Black Smoke
Star Silver Smoke
Bronze Smoke (NEW)

Prices and official launch date (sometime late 2017) in the EMEA region to be announced.

Note that the images with this release show the North American (NA) version of the bike. This has a side-mounted number plate and bar-end mirrors. The International (INTL) version of the bike has a normal number plate and standard mirrors (same ones used on the Chief Dark Horse).


Engine Type                         Liquid cooled V-Twin (60 degrees)
Transmission                       6-speed constant mesh
Displacement                      69 cu in (1133cc) – the same as Scout
Bore                                      99 mm
Stroke                                    73.6 mm
Compression ratio              10.7 : 1
Primary Drive                      Gear drive wet clutch
Final Drive                           2.357 : 1
Horsepower                         94 hp (70 kW)
Peak Torque                        97 Nm
Peak Torque RPM               5600 rpm
Exhaust                                 Split Dual Exhaust with Crossover

WHEELS & BRAKES                          
Front wheel                          Cast 16″ x 3.5″
Rear wheel                            Cast 16″ x 3.5″
Tyre size front                      130/90-16 73H
Tyre size rear                       150/80-16 71H
Brakes/Front                        Single / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
Brakes/Rear                          Single /298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper

Front – Type/Travel            Telescopic Fork / 4.7″ (120 mm) – Cartridge Type Suspension
Rear – Type/Travel              Dual Shocks / 2.0″ (50 mm)

Wheelbase                              61.5 in (1562 mm)
Seat Height                            25.6 in (649 mm)
Ground Clearance                 4.8 in (123 mm)
Overall Height                       45.4 in (1154 mm) ­
Overall Length                       87.8 in (2229 mm)
Overall Width                         36.5 in (926 mm)
Rake                                         29°
Trail                                         4.7 in (119.9 mm)
Fuel Capacity                         3.3 gal (12.5 litres)
GVWR                                      988 lbs (449 kg)
Weight with empty tank       533 lbs (245 kg)
Weight with full tank             554 lbs (255 kg)

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