Looking for a motorcycle that has looks and a price point that doesn’t involve a second mortgage? The Indian Motorcycle Company is bringing back the Scout for a price that fits nearly any budget. It may not be the fastest bike on the road, but it makes up for it in looks.
The Scout line was first built from 1920 to 1949, quickly becoming the iconic Indian model. The motorcycle even saw service in WWII, giving it even more appeal to collectors today. During the 1950s and 1960s, Burt Munro chased the land speed records on a bike built around the 1920 Scout. The 1920 model topped out at 55 mph, but Munro eventually got his modified bike past the 200 mph mark.
So, what’s the price for the new Scout? It starts at $10,999 and is powered by a 69 cubic inch twin. Hitting 100 hp and 72 lb-ft torque, the bike is finished off with design cues that harken back to the Scout’s heyday.
The modern aluminum frame helps get the weight down to 558 pounds. It has a standard leather solo saddle. As for buying one, it hits showrooms later this year. It is the entry model for Indian, which has the Chief and Chieftain. The company also unveiled a Roadmaster touring bike that will retail for $26,999.
So, if you are looking for an entry-level motorcycle that has the looks, you may want to check out the reborn Scout. Below is an overview video for Indian’s new model.