2018 Indian Scout Bobber Introduced, A New Member of Indian Scout Family

  • 17th, Jul 2017 12:54 PM
  • Mayank Sharma
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The all-new Indian Scout Bobber, which is said to be a stripped down version of the existing Indian Scout has been added to the Indian Motorcycle’s line-up. The bike is priced at $11,999 in the US and its expected delivery to their prescribed owners will be given in September 2017. While the Indian market is expected to see its presence in coming months at a slight premium price tag than the Indian Scout, something around Rs. 13.21 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.

2018 Indian Scout Bobber front three quarter view

If this new Bobber styled scout member is compared to the ongoing Indian Scout, the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber has only received changes at the cosmetic front. As this blacked out, stripped down Scout gets little covering around the headlamp, chopped front and rear fender, street tracker handlebar with bar-end mirrors, massive fuel tank with brand name inscribed in block letter, new engine covers, chunky tyres, new alloy wheels and slotted black exhaust pipes, to offer a bold and aggressive look. Altogether, in order to supply Bobber riding stance, the bike maker make slight changes with the riding position and suspension setup, by a introducing a low slung seat, repositioned footpegs, street tracker handlebar and one-inch lowered rear suspension.

Blacked out Scout Bobber with brand badge in capitals on fuel tank

At the mechanical front, the Scout Bobber is continued to get power by the same 1131cc 1131 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, V-twin engine. The powertrain in question is said to generate 100bhp of the maximum power and a peak torque of 97.7Nm with the help of mated a six-speed gearbox. And the fitted 298mm disc brake at both the wheel will take care the braking duties on this new Scout Bobber.

New Scout Bobber with chopped rear fender and no taillight

Other features on the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber includes analog speedometer, and LCD screen to display tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp and low fuel indicator on a single pod instrument cluster. Other than this, a host of optional accessories are also given with the new Scout Bobber which are a pillion seat, slip-on exhausts, and saddle bags.

In India, the Scout Bobber is likely to make its debut by the end of this year and will go in competition with the likes of the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, Harley Davidson Forty-Eight and the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber in this segment.