Indian Scout Sixty launched

Indian Scout Sixty

Indian Motorcycle has unveiled the Scout Sixty with a 60-cube engine (999cc) at the EICMA motorcycle show in in Milan.

It arrives in Australia in December at $17,995 rideaway and will be on display at the Sydney motorcycle Show on Friday.

We’re not sure why they would chose such a size for another Scout. A sub-500cc engine would have made it suitable for learner rider programs in several countries including Australia.

The 983cc engine in the Sixty is not much smaller than the 1133cc of the Scout.

However, it is $800 cheaper than the Scout at $18,795 which might bring in a few more customers to the premier brand.

While it’s $2000 cheaper in the US than the Scout at $8999, the American market doesn’t get ABS as an option, whereas it will be standard on Australian models.

Victory Motorcycles Australia country manager Peter Harvey says the Scout 60 will be available here in December and it will be on display at the Sydney Motorcycle Show on Friday.

“With the great success of the Scout an extension of this model into other capacities and segments we believe will allow us to capture more sales and share,” Peter says.

It may be smaller and cheaper, but Indian claims the Scout Sixty will produce the most power in its class with a peak of 58kW and 88Nm of torque at 5800 rpm.Indian Scout Sixty

Apart from the engine the other differences are that It drives through a five-speed gearbox rather than the Scout’s six-speed transmission and features more black than chrome.

It sits on the same Scout cast aluminium frame, with 41mm forks, twin shocks, low 643mm solo seat and the same brakes.

There are also more than 200 Scout accessories which are compatible with the Sixty.

It comes in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red or Pearl White.

There is no word yet on when it will be available in Australia.Indian Scout Sixty

2016 Indian Scout Sixty

  • Engine: liquid-cooled 999cc 60-degree, DOHC, 4-valves/cylinder, V-Twin
  • Power: 58kW
  • Torque: 88.8Nm at 5600rpm
  • Bore x Stroke: 93 x 73.6mm
  • Compression: 11:1
  • Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh; wet, multi-plate clutch, belt drive
  • Fuel: 12.5 ltr
  • Suspension: Telescopic forks, 41mm diameter, 120mm travel; twin shocks, 76mm travel, adjustable
  • Dry Weight: 246kg
  • Clearance: 135mm
  • Length: 2311mm
  • Rake/Trail: 29° / 120mm
  • Seat: 643mm
  • Wheelbase: 1562mm
  • Brakes: 298mm floating rotor with 2-piston calipers; 298mm floating rotor with 1-piston caliper
  • Tyres: Kenda K673F, 130/90-16 72H; 150/80-16 71H
  • Wheels: 16” x 3.5”

2016 Indian Scout Sixty

6 Comments

      1. The US scout comes with ABS for $11,999. There non abs model is $10999. The scout 60 without abs is still $2000 cheaper than their non abs scout. If they sell an abs scout 60 in the future I would assume it will be $9999 or still a $2000 price difference. Most bikes in the USA that retail for $9000 cost around $15000 here in Australia. The Iron 883 for example. Why is this Scout 60 priced so high? Why would I but a smaller displacement for a saving of $800? Doesn’t seem worth it at all.

        1. I agree Todd, pricing is very off. have they fixed the problem with burnt right calf on this 2016 model? that put my wife off buying the Scout.

          1. Hi Steve and Todd,
            I believe the Scout is about to have a hefty price rise taking it up to almost $20,000 which would make the price differential with the Sixty a little more understandable. Whether people will tolerate the hike to near $20k is yet to be seen. Our dollar has crashed about 24% in the past year, so we should expect several other motorcycle companies to also increase prices.
            Cheers,
            Mark

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