At the India Bike Week 2017, Vagator, Goa, Indian Motorcycle launched the Scout Bobber in India at a price of INR 12,99,000. It is fundamentally a stripped-down version of the standard Scout with a couple of mechanical alterations. The bookings have already started at Indian dealerships for the Scout Bobber at a booking amount of INR 50,000.
The Scout Bobber is wrapped in dark shades and has blacked out portions which give the bike a valiant look. The bike features chopped fenders, blacked-out headlight nacelle, cartridge fork front suspension, dual spring rear suspension, aggressive-knobby tyres, blacked-out slotted exhaust, black-cast aluminium wheels, new engine covers, street tracker handlebars, smaller bar-end mirrors, low slung leather bobber seat, etc. In order to enhance the look, the badging is neatly done in bigger block letters. The overall look of the Scout Bobber is bold and makes its presence felt.
The Scout Bobber shares the same 1,131 cc, liquid cooled V-twin engine as the standard Scout. The engine generates a power of 99 bhp and a peak torque of 97.6 Nm @6000 rpm via a 6-speed gearbox. The braking system is equipped with a 298 mm single disc with dual-piston caliper at the front and a 298 mm single disc with single-piston caliper at the rear. The bike measures 2,229 mm in length, 926 mm in width and 1,154 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1562 mm, a low ground clearance of 123 mm, and a seat height of 649 mm. This gives a pretty low seat set up and would give a connected-to-the-road feel. The bike weighs 244 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12.5 litres.
The bikes will be imported to India as completely build units (CBU) and deliveries are expected to begin in a couple of weeks. The Indian Scout Bobber will compete against Harley Davidson Street Bob, Triumph Bonneville Bobber, Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and similar bikes of the segment.