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Indian Scout Review

Indian Scout Overview

The company’s aim when they launched the Scout bike was to build the ‘best in class, mid-size American motorcycle.’ And we think, for the most part, it does achieve this. If you’re after a good entry-level-to-mid-sized cruiser with style and performance at its heart – you’ll be impressed with the Indian Scout. The only concern some of our riders have had is the price of this bike. At around £10,000, it’s over a grand more than the closest Harley 48, which has a better track record. You could also pick up the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom for around £8,999, again around a grand less.

However, the Scout really is great to ride. The 130-section front tyre, although big, doesn’t seem to get in the way of precise steering or handling. It feels light to ride and smooth on the road. Braking power is good enough, and the all-new V-twin engine is liquid-cooled. The engine’s broad spread of torque makes the Scout easy to ride and cruising on this bike has never felt so authentic. The low seat results in minimal suspension travel, so you may well notice bigger bumps in the road, but the Indian Scout is still comfortable so this shouldn’t be an issue.

You’ll also get the ‘signature’ tan leather seat with this bike, giving you even more feelings of class. It is a characterful bike with plenty of sophistication – but can you justify the price?

Indian Scout Spec

Seat height 673mm
Weight 246kg
Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, V twin
Capacity 1133cc
Average fuel consumption 39mpg
Top speed 120mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:MitzyReview Date: May 2017
Seat is soft and comfy and not wide, which is great for short legs.
Ride Quality
Fantastically light to lift, corners like Guy Martin is riding it for you! Amazing handling and brilliant confidence builder. Smooth and silky to ride. Only faults are big turning circle required and I catch my leg on the pipe when paddling backwards
Build Quality & Reliability
Mostly metal not had any problems yet. All under warranty still and dealer is really good. Lacks some finishing touches like covers for where rear pegs go and covers on bolts on top of the engine which hold water but overall I love it!
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Love it. Responsive but not snatchy. It's smooth and just flows. I've only got 108 to a tank so far before running out totally and had to push it to the petrol station (Easier than I thought)
Brake Rating
ABS never had a bike with it before so still getting used to it. Brakes evenly smoothly when I use them but I ten to use my gears. Have only had to pull them quick once so far and no skid, but wasn't really going that fast.
Running Cost
Turning circle and tuck the pipe in a bit to stop legs catching on it and small details.
Pros CommentsIndian have got it right. This bike is perfect for everyone. Its built my confidence back up it handles, well balanced light and easy to ride.
Cons CommentsTurning circle and tuck the pipe in a bit to stop legs catching on it and small details.

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