Went to the new Indian dealer in Elkhart IN today and sat on a new Scout. Can't wait for the demo truck, I really want to ride one
I had exactly the same feeling when I test rode one. The only difference was I felt too big for the bike. Kinda like a fat man riding a mini bike only the bike was able to handle my size with ease.Got a chance to ride one today. What a blast to ride. That thing will hit 100 MPH like nothing. It felt like the torque really starts pulling at around 3,800 RMP or so. Damn I had fun on that!!!! Been on the XC for 2 seasons so I kinda forgot what the wind on your chest is like, but OH BOY I want one:grin. It seemed like a minibike after being on the XC but what a great solo rider it will be. BTW I'm about 5'10" LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
Quite a difference between the two in size, weight, and power. Is your friend medium sized like maybe 180 lbs or...?My friend has a Sporty and rode a Chieftain, she is SOLD on Indian.
Quite a difference between the two in size, weight, and power. Is your friend medium sized like maybe 180 lbs or...?
There's a closer weight between a Sporty and a Scout. You are 100% right about the Scout engine having a much higher rpm range and power band.
I have a theory I can probably never confirm but I think the Scout engine was in the works before Polaris bought the Indian name and decided to go all in with the Indian big twin and the whole Indian heritage thing they ended up doing.
I think the Scout engine was going to be a new Victory model but their market testing showed they would do better financially and historically by making it an Indian Scout rather than a Victory 'something'.
It goes like that sometimes in big business. Just gotta roll with the opportunities as they present themselves.
I also think they want to make it right by the Victory brand by following up with a similar engine but different chassis so no one can say it's a Scout clone with a Victory emblem.
Just my gut feeling on it and I could be way off. Time will tell.
I think it will be the same engine internally and cosmetically different on the outside. There's no point making an entirely new engine for victoryI also think they want to make it right by the Victory brand by following up with a similar engine but different chassis so no one can say it's a Scout clone with a Victory emblem.