Polaris India has launched the Indian Scout Sixty to make the American brand more accessible to its Indian customers.
The new Indian Scout Sixty is based off its very successful sister, the Indian Scout. This bike aims to provide most of the appealing aspects of the original Scout at a far more affordable price. The new Scout Sixty is therefore the iconic manufacturer’s cheapest offering in the Indian peninsula. It was launched at the Mumbai Polaris dealership, Auto Hangar.
The Indian Scout Sixty features the same chassis, brakes, and suspension that are available on the original Scout. The engine is a smaller displacement 999cc V-twin; also taking inspiration from the 1130cc twin engine powering the Scout. The Scout Sixty is capable of producing a healthy 78 HP and 89 Nm of torque.
The Scout Sixty has a lower centre of gravity for a more stable riding experience, precise handling, and comfortable cruising capabilities. It also offers a best in class lean angle for tackling those tricky bends. ABS is offered as standard. The bike also offers a multitude of additional accessories including saddle bags, custom handle bars, laced wheels and custom windshields.
In terms of styling, the Scout Sixty is almost identical to the Scout, making it an absolutely fabulous motorcycle. The Indian Motorcycles feature an aura of grace and elegance, unlike its brash rivals Harley-Davidson. The Scout Sixty is a tasteful motorcycle and embodies the American cruiser heritage in an affordable package.
Coming to India via the CBU route, the Scout Sixty has been priced at Rs. 11.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). Being the cheapest offering by Indian, the American manufacturers hope to increase their sales figures with the help of the Sixty. The Scout Sixty will take on the likes of the Harley Davidson Iron 883, Street Bob, and the Forty-Eight.