For 2020, the Indian Scout gets a new model and a limited edition to mark its 100th anniversary, plus better brakes, tyres and a host of accessories for current models.
However, there is no word on updates to the rest of the Indian range nor the expected Challenger models powered by a new liquid-cooled 1770cc engine called the Powerplus.
Indian Motorcycle Australia and New Zealand marketing manager Chris Gale says the 100th Anniversary and Bobber Twenty will arrive later this year.
“No dates confirmed,” he says.
The Scout Sixty is not returning to Aussie showrooms “anytime soon”, he says.
|Model||2020 price||2019 price|
|Scout Bobber Twenty||$21,995.00|
|Scout 100th Ann||$22,995.00|
The new Scout is a Bobber Twenty which refers to 1920 and pays homage to the original Scout in its 100th year since it began.
In acknowledgement of its tradition it comes with classic wire wheels, 10-inch ape hanger handlebars and a floating saddle like the original.
Expect a small premium over the standard ride-away Bobber price of $A18,995.
They come in a choice of Thunder Black, Sagebrush Smoke (green) and Burnished Metallic (red).
Scout 100th Anniversary
Only 750 limited-edition 100th Anniversary models will be available worldwide.
It is highlighted by the “100th” badge on the engine and features “Indian Motorcycle Red” paint with “Anniversary Gold” trim, a desert tan leather solo seat, black wire wheels, beach bars, a luggage rack and chrome finishes.
In the US, they cost an extra 28% more than the standard model, so they could be around $A24,000.
Scout and Scout Bobber models get upgraded brake callipers, master cylinders and floating rotors.
Bobber now comes with Pirelli MT60RS tyres.
All other Scout models get a new sport seat and passenger pegs.
There will be quite a colour range to choose from.
For those who want to convert these competent cruisers into competent tourers, there is a host of accessories.
The most interesting is the colour-matched quick-release bikini fairing with a 5cm windscreen or optional 12cm and 18cm screens.
There is also a solo luggage rack and solo rack bag and new semi-rigid quick-release saddlebags.
Other accessories include a new Bobber seat plus bar-end mirrors, smoked turn signal lenses, tinted windshields and various handlebar and foot control options for the standard Scout.
To cap it off are new stage 1 shorty slip-on mufflers and a 2-into-1 full exhaust system.