Indian Adds New Scout Models to its 2020 Lineup

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary and Scout Bobber Twenty
Indian clearly wants to emphasize the new floating solo saddles on its limited-edition Scout 100th Anniversary (left) and new Scout Bobber Twenty (right) models, which join the Scout, Scout Bobber and Scout Sixty in Indian’s 2020 lineup.

The legendary Scout, which rivaled the Chief as Indian’s most important model, was introduced for the 1920 model year. The original Scout was powered by a 600cc (37ci) side-valve 42-degree V-twin good for about 10 horsepower. And before the Roaring Twenties were over, the 101 Scout, a longer, lower version with a 22-horsepower V-twin that became popular among racers for its speed and handling, rolled off the assembly line in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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In honor of the Scout’s 100th anniversary, for 2020 Indian is adding two new Scout models to its lineup—the limited-edition Scout 100th Anniversary (only 750 will be made) and the Scout Bobber Twenty.

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Returning for 2020 are the Scout, Scout Sixty and Scout Bobber, all of which get new floating rotors, calipers and master cylinders for improved braking performance. The 2020 Scout gets a two-up Sport Seat and passenger pegs, and Scout Bobbers roll on new Pirelli MT60RS tires.

New Quick Release Fairing for Indian Scout
New Quick Release Fairing for Indian Scout

Indian has also added new Scout accessories to its catalog, including a color-matched quick release fairing with a 2-inch windscreen, weather-resistant semi-rigid quick release saddlebags, a Stage 1 shorty slip-on muffler kit and an all-new 2-into-1 full exhaust system.

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary
2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary

Taking styling cues from the original Scout, the special anniversary edition is painted Indian Motorcycle Red with Anniversary Gold trim and includes a color-matched Scout 100th Anniversary badge. Finishing touches include a Desert Tan genuine leather floating solo saddle, black wire wheels with gold pinstripes, beach bars, a luggage rack and extra chrome detailing.

Like all Scouts except the Sixty, the 100th Anniversary model is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder, 1,133cc (69ci) 60-degree V-twin rated at 100 horsepower, with a 6-speed transmission. Only 750 units will be built, and pricing starts at $15,999 and includes ABS.

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty
2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty

The new Scout Bobber Twenty has old-school bobber styling with what Indian says are improved ergonomics. It has wire wheels, a floating solo saddle, a mix of chrome and blacked-out finishes and 10-inch ape hanger handlebars. Available in three colors—Thunder Black, Sagebrush Smoke and Burnished Metallic—pricing starts at $11,999 for non-ABS (Thunder Black only) and $12,899 for ABS.

2020 Indian Scout

2020 Indian Scout
2020 Indian Scout

The 2020 base-model Scout features upgraded brakes as well as a two-up Sport Seat and passenger pegs. Available in multiple color options—Thunder Black, White Smoke, Deepwater Metallic, Metallic Jade over Thunder Black and Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream with Gold Pinstripe—pricing starts at $11,499 for non-ABS (Thunder Black only) and $12,399 for ABS.

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2020 Indian Scout Bobber

2020 Indian Scout Bobber
2020 Indian Scout Bobber

The 2020 Scout Bobber features upgraded brakes as well as new Pirelli MT60RS tires. Available in Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, Deepwater Metallic, Bronze Smoke and White Smoke, pricing starts at $10,999 for non-ABS (Thunder Black only) and $11,899 for ABS.

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2020 Indian Scout Sixty

2020 Indian Scout Sixty
2020 Indian Scout Sixty

The 2020 Scout Sixty features upgraded brakes. It’s powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder, 999cc (60ci) 60-degree V-twin rated at 78 horsepower, with a 5-speed transmission. Available in Thunder Black, Burgundy Metallic and Pearl White over Titanium Metallic, pricing starts at $8,999 for ABS (Thunder Black only) and $9,799 for ABS.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I want a proper two up touring model built on the Scout platform. I’m really not interested in the huge touring barges everyone is producing for sale. Give me a comfortable two up seat and realistic luggage capacity in a nice small package and I’ll take a serious look.

  2. I have an 2016 scout abs. with the help of corbin seats and a few other modifications it is now a nice small rig to take on the road. So many manufactures make huge motorcycles and I am not interested. Give me a good handling bike with decent wind protection and suitable 2 day trip luggage and I would probably buy a new scooter.

  3. I agree with the larger fuel tank. I may as well stick with my lil Suzuki intruder 250 which has the same size fuel tank. Am suck of having to fill up all the time

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