US-based legendary motorcycle manufacturers, Indian Motorcycle today launched an all-new variant of Scout, christened as ‘Scout Sixty’. Priced at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) that is Rs 88,000 cheaper than the Scout. It is the most affordable product in their portfolio globally.
Unveiled at EICMA last-year, the Scout Sixty is essentially a striped down version of the Scout with an all-new engine. It gets its name from the 60 cu-in motor that powers the cruiser. The 1134cc engine from the Scout has been re-bored for smaller pistons and the new 999cc V-twin petrol mill develops 78bhp of power and 88Nm of torque at 5800rpm.
Apart from the engine, there isn’t any major difference between the Indian Scout and the Indian Scout Sixty except from the paint finishes and a gear less. Yes, the Scout Sixty is mated to a 5-speed easy to shift transmission (1-down 4-up) with the gear ratio for the overdrive remaining the same. It continues to use the same chassis, suspension and brakes from the Indian Scout.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India, said –
“The legendary heritage of the Indian Scout is carried forward in the all new 2016 Indian Scout Sixty. Expertly balanced and lightweight, the bike has won the hearts of bike enthusiasts around the globe. I am quite sure that the introduction of the all new 2016 Indian Scout Sixty in the Indian market will help us grow in terms of volumes in the fast-growing luxury commuter category.”
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