Indian Motorcycle revealed a new Scout Bobber at this year’s X Games – a blacked-out, stripped-down version of the manufacturer’s popular mid-size cruiser.
Ben Lindaman, Indian Motorcycle’s International Product Manager, offered these remarks in a company press release:
“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 personalization.
“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 94 hp making this a great bike to blast around on.”
Additionally, the dual shock rear suspension set-up has been lowered one inch, while the footpegs are moved 1.5 inches rearward. Tracker bars put the rider in a more engaged position. Blacked-out bits include the headlight nacelle, vented exhaust shields, 16-inch cast wheels and engine covers. A two-tone leather seat and new Indian fuel tank badge add some unique style to the Scout Bobber, allowing it to better stand out among its siblings. Bar end mirrors, a black gauge face and side-mount license plate holder add to the custom vibe of the bike.
“Scout Bobber is Indian’s leanest machine to date,” explains Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle in the same release. “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.”
Full Scout Bobber specs are included below. MSRP is listed at $11,499 and release date is expected later this year. Indian lists five color options at launch, including Indian Motorcycle Red, Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, Star Silver Smoke and Bronze Smoke.