Indian Motorcycle Australia has released a second limited edition Scout after the success of its first, the Scout LE, which was released in April and sold all 10 “in a heartbeat”.
Using a 1935 Sport Scout as inspiration, Indian Motorcycle has given a 2016 Thunder Black Scout 1200 a custom gold pinstripe detailing with accompanying warbonnet on the tank and added a set of genuine black wire wheels and custom tractor style springer seat with distressed black leather finish.
Only 10 of these Scout LE Mk II’s have been produced at $21,500 ride away which is just $505 more than the ticket price a $20,995 yet includes more than $4000 in added value.
It follows the Scout LE with special two-tone paint, painted Indian tank logo, tan leather solo seat and wire wheels at $100 extra for $3000 worth of added features.
Indian Motorcycle Australia country manager Peter Harvey says the first LE models sold before they hit the dealers’ floors.
“There were people waiting for them because they had seen it on display in the dealerships and said as soon as it is available we’ll have it,” he says.
“These won’t take long to go either as we’ve already sold four.”
The LE Mk II will be in the Melbourne dealership tomorrow, Sydney on Friday and Brisbane on Monday.
Peter says they could be producing other custom Scouts, but will not make more of the LE Mk I or Mk II.
“We want to make sure they are limited. We also want to make sure it has some relevance to Indians past, Scout in particular,” he says.
“However, if people want to do it themselves, they can.”
Peter also left the door open for limited edition customs of other Indian models.
“We could perhaps do other models, but only if there’s a relevant event or model that resonates for the motorcycle community. We’re not just doing it for the fun of it.”