It not only requires a new platform, but also a new engine as the one in the photo does not look too similar to the current 1133cc and 983cc engine from the Scout and Scout Sixty.
However, if they can drop the capacity over 150cc in the Scout, perhaps they could drop the capacity in the 750cc race engine by 100cc so it becomes a learner-approved motorcycle in Australia and New Zealand!
Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries says the Indian Chief and Scout are the cornerstones of their production line-up.
“Now is the time for us to return to racing in a big way,” he says.
Is it also the time to break into naked sports bikes as well?
Victory already has the 1100cc water-cooled Project 156 naked racer which stormed Pikes Peak last year and returns for another tilt at the 100th international hillclimb in July.
These are all big hints that Polaris-owned Indian and/or Victory will soon produce a production naked sports bike.