Polaris-owned Indian Motorcycle is all set to launch the Scout Bobber in the country on November 24. The motorcycle will land on Indian soil during the 2017 edition of India Bike Week (IBW). The Indian Scout Bobber was revealed in July this year globally. Express Drives has got some exclusive images of the aforementioned bike and our sources close to the development have told us the launch price as well. According to them, the Indian Scout Bobber will be launched in India at a starting price of Rs 13.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Ahmedabad). For those not in the know, the bookings for the bike had already commenced at all the company’s dealerships across India at a token amount of Rs 50,000. The design language of the Indian Scout Bobber is inspired from its elder Scout siblings. The bike comes with a minimalistic body work that offers it a rugged and raw kind of a look, which is completely different from the typical design philosophy of Indian Motorcycle range. The 2018 Indian Scout Bobber will be brought to India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route.
Powering the Indian Scout Bobber is a 1131cc, liquid-cooled, twin cylinder engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The mill is good for churning out a maximum power output of 99 hp along with a peak torque of 97.7 Nm. The stopping power to this motorcycle will be delivered with the help of 298mm disc brakes that have been fitted at both ends. An ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes standard. The front gets new telescopic forks while the rear suspension has been lowered by 25mm.
The Indian Scout Bobber gets chopped rear and front fenders, knobby tyres and tracker style handlebars. Also, the motorcycle gets blacked out wheels and the position of footpegs has been pushed ahead by 38mm.The Scout Bobber receives a single pod instrument cluster that gets an analog speedometer coupled to an LCD screen just like the Scout Sixty. The motorcycle will challenge the likes of Triumph Bonneville Bobber, Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight in the Indian premium bike market.