Indian Motorcycle has started accepting bookings for the newest member of the Scout family, the Scout Bobber. Interested customers can book their Bobber at Indian dealerships across the country at Rs 50,000. The concept of Bobbers comes from the yesteryear when motorcycles were stripped to bare minimum bodywork in order to make them lighter and hence faster. These were called Bob jobs. The Scout Bobber will be the second Bobber in India, with the first being Triumph Bobber.
The Scout Bobber is powered by a liquid cooled, Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine, coupled with a 6-speed transmission. The key features include a slammed stance, chopped fenders, blacked-out styling and knobby tyres.
Indian Motorcycle also offers accessories to enhance the motorcycle's ability for touring, including passenger seat with sissy bar, solo rack bag and saddle bag. The Scout Bobber will be available in five colours - Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red and Thunder Black Smoke.
The Scout Bobber gets bar-end mirrors and new badging on the fuel tank. It also inherits the nacelle theme headlamps from the Chief bringing it together is the side-mounted license plate badge, the rear comes sans a tail-lamp, duties of which are carried out by the rear turn-indicators when not in use, ensuring the Bobber keeps it utilitarian, naked appeal.
When launched in India, it would compete against the Triumph Bobber and Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight. The Bobber will retail internationally at $11,000 and is likely to make it to India by September this year at around Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom).