2016 – 2017 Indian Scout / Scout Sixty Review

Reintroduced for 2015 after over a decade-long hiatus, the Scout from Indian Motorcycles has a long and illustrious heritage dating back to 1920. Bigger than a café racer, but smaller than what I consider a cruiser , the Scout fits into an in-between class that I call a bar-hopper and Indian calls “mid-size.” Fair enough. Spec-wise, the 2017 Scout is essentially a carry-over from the 2016 model.

New in 2016 was the Scout Sixty. Rolling on the same chassis as the Scout, the Sixty has a smaller engine for “a confidence-inspiring ride, according to the folks at Indian. The Scout and the Scout Sixty have cut-down fenders — unlike the rest of the Indian lineup with valenced fenders — and lacks the iconic fender-mounted war bonnet. Still, they’re Indian in all the right places. The fat 130-series front tire gives the Scout a great bit dose of American-cruiser styling.

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