Indian Motorcycle Australia has followed the lead of its Scout owners who are personalising their bikes with a limited edition of customised versions.
The Scout LE gets special two-tone paint with painted Indian tank logo, tan leather solo seat and wire wheels which would normally cost $3000 extra, but are included for just $100 more than the ticket price a $20,995.
Only 10 of this Scout LE have been produced.
Peter Alexander, managing director of Polaris Australia and New Zealand which owns Indian and Victory motorcycles, says Scout “changed the game for us”.
“We did well at the start with the Chief range but to go to that next level bike so soon was great,” he says.
“We had 300 customers put $1000 deposits down on the Scout sight unseen and price unknown. Indian as a brand never ceases to surprise me.”
He says they are doing the LE models because “more and more Scouts we sell are being customised”.
“Indian has already grown to the stage where aftermarket companies are now offering accessories for our bikes,” he says.
So it figures that they would do their own customisation models.
Scout outsells the Scout Sixty about 10 to one, despite the current $2000 discount on the smaller-capacity bike.
The Scout debuted at $17,995 but is now $19,9995, while the 2015 Scout Sixty is $15,995 instead of the usual $17,995.