The 2016 Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty is the brand's new entry point into its range of cruisers and debuts at the EICMA cycle show in Milan, Italy. The bike looks practically identical to the current Scout, but the frame cradles the biggest change with a 999cc (60-cubic-inch) V-twin rather than its big brother's 69-cubic-inch engine.
The Sixty's smaller engine produces 78 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque and uses a five-speed gearbox versus 100 hp and 72 lb-ft from the larger mill in the Scout with a six-speed transmission. Beyond the powertrain, the two Indians are largely identical with the same chassis, suspension, and brakes. The Sixty's styling is also slightly different with less chrome around the powertrain, and the seat, frame, and wheels are all black. The same accessories fit both cycles, so the new bike comes out of the gate with a huge customization potential for customers.
Buyers also get quite a savings when they opt for the Scout Sixty thanks to a starting price of $8,999, plus a $425 delivery charge, according to a company spokesperson. That's $2,000 less than the Scout's $10,999 base cost. The company says that they should arrive at dealers soon.
Newest addition to the lineup shares many of the elements of the award-winning Indian Scout, with a price point that brings legendary Indian Motorcycle craftsmanship and world renowned Indian Scout performance within reach of every rider
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — November 18, 2015 — Indian Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, today introduced the latest addition to its 2016 lineup — the all-new Indian Scout® Sixty — from the floor of the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The new 999cc Scout Sixty breaks through boundaries, promising to broadly appeal to new rider segments with a premium motorcycle at the lowest MSRP yet for the brand.
The new Indian Scout Sixty offers many of the same features and components of the award-winning Indian® Scout®, which was introduced in 2014 at the Black Hills Rally on the fabled "Wall of Death." True to the craftsmanship, reliability and legendary agility of the Indian Scout, the new Scout Sixty shares the identical chassis, suspension, brakes and core engine — all mated with a new 60 cubic inch engine. Featuring 78hp, the highest horsepower in class, and a dry weight of 542 pounds with a potent 65 ft./lbs. of linear torque, the Scout Sixty is paired with a silky smooth, easy-to-shift 5-speed transmission, and starts at $8,999. Offered in three classic, bold Indian Motorcycle colors, the Scout Sixty features a black seat, matching black frame and wheels, and is compatible with the many accessories already available for the Indian Scout.
"The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to riders here in America and around the globe," said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. "The new Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders who desire the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian Motorcycle."
The Scout Sixty is available in Thunder Black starting at $8,999, with Indian Motorcycle Red and Pearl White color options starting at $9,299. A seat height of 25.3 inches allows for sure-footed comfort at stops, and the low center of gravity ensures agile cornering, precise balance and overall rider confidence and control. A series of accessories including seats, handlebars and footpeg relocators allow the motorcycle to be tailored to fit each rider, while additional accessories such as saddlebags, wire wheels and quick-release windscreens give owners virtually unlimited freedom to customize their rides.
The new Scout Sixty is not shy on performance, with Roland Sands Designs getting the nod as the first to customize the new model. Sands customized five new motorcycles to race prep them for battle in the street bike-based class for the "Super Hooligan" class at the Superprestigio of the Americas, slated for November 21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The new Scout Sixty is already en route to dealerships around the world, and is sure to be a popular platform for customizing and personalizing prior to the traditional riding season kick-off at Daytona Bike Week.
"We expect the Scout Sixty to accelerate the already unprecedented success we have had with the new Scout platform," said Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Scott Meek. "The custom community has really embraced the Scout and we have experienced intense enthusiasm from DIY customizers, dealers, pro-builders and the aftermarket."
For more information about the Scout Sixty and the Scout visit www.indianmotorcycle.com. For information on the Super Hooligan race, log on to www.superprestigio.com. The Scout Sixty will be a featured display motorcycle for the balance of the International Motorcycle Show circuit, with more information and tickets available at www.motorcycleshows.com.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America's most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory® and Indian Motorcycle® and Slingshot® brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin®, Cycle Country® and Pro Armor® brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.
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INDIAN SCOUT SIXTY HIGHLIGHTS
The frame of the Scout Sixty was designed for style and exceptional performance. Its cast aluminium process allows for an integrated and compact design with exceptional strength and rigidity for class-leading handling.
Stout forks and shocks compliment the Scout Sixty's chassis. Accessory shocks are available for those who want to push the bike harder.
The lineage of the old Scout is clearly visible in the style of the bodywork. However the blend of modern and heritage has never found a more perfect balance than in the Scout and Scout Sixty.
The liquid-cooled four-valve engine grabs riders' attention right out of the gate. Plenty of power complemented by a smooth power curve allows the heart of the Scout Sixty to both cruise and let rip.
The Scout Sixty is ripe for customising, with many accessories available to create a unique look and fit. Stylish wire wheels and a floating solo saddle create a new silhouette and plenty of fit-kit accessories can tailor the controls to the rider.
The Scout platform is one of the most developed and tested in the industry. Designed with the most modern technology and manufacturing processes and backed by the rigorous testing regimen outlined by a very critical engineering team, the Scout Sixty continues the tradition of durability, power and reliability that elevated Indian Motorcycle to its legendary status.
INDIAN SCOUT SIXTY SPECIFICATION
Engine Type Liquid cooled V-twin (60 degrees)
DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, semi-dry sump
Bore x Stroke 3.661" x 2.898" (93 mm x 73.6 mm)
Compression Ratio 11:1
Displacement 61ci (999cc)
Horsepower 78hp at 7300rpm
Torque 88.8Nm at 5600rpm
Transmission Sump 5-speed constant mesh/foot shift
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Cooling System Liquid
Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
Final drive Belt drive, 141 tooth
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with cross-over
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection, closed loop/60 mm bore
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal (12.5 litres)
Oil Capacity 5 qts (4.73 litres)
Front Suspension Telescopic fork, 41mm diameter, 4.7" (120mm) travel
Rear Suspension Dual shock 3.0" (76mm) travel, adjustable
Dry weight 542 lbs (246 kg)
Ground clearance 5.3" (135mm)
GVWR 988 lbs (449 kg)
Length 91 in / 2311 mm
Rake/Trail 29° / 4.7" (119.9 mm)
Seat Height 25.3" (643 mm)
Wheelbase 61.5" (1562 mm)
Brake system type Individual front and rear control, ABS Standard
Front braking system Single 298 mm floating rotor with 2-piston calipers
Rear braking system Single 298 mm floating rotor with 1-piston caliper
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 130/90-16 72H
Front Wheel 150/80-16 71H
Rear Tyre Cast 16" x 3.5"
Rear Wheel Cast 16" x 3.5"
Indian Motorcycle Red
Around 200 available, including:
Laced wheels (front and rear)
1920 Solo Saddle Seat
Extended and reduced reach foot controls
Extended and reduced reach handlebars
Performance exhaust by Remus