2015 Indian Scout Photos Unveiled at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the 2015 Scout is the first non-Chief based motorcycle in the Indian Motorcycle lineup since Polaris took ownership in 2011.
The Scout arrived just days after Indian unveiled the Roadmaster, which is a luxury-touring version of the fully-faired Chieftain.A direct competitor to Harley-Davidson’s iconic Sportster, the Scout arrives with an all-new liquid-cooled 69-CI V-Twin that produces 100 horsepower and 72 ft/lbs of torque.Paying tribute to the original Scout, which was produced from 1919 through 1949, the new 2015 model features the “rigid triangle” design. This helps cradle the engine to keep the center of gravity low, improving maneuverability.The Scout features a light-cruiser weight of 558 lbs., a 25.3-inch seat height, and premium coil-over monotube rear shocks. And as for price, the starting MSRP is $10,999.Attached above is a gallery of 2015 Indian Scout photos; each picture also makes for great wallpaper.We were also at Sturgis for the launch of the bike; to read our review, visit 2015 Indian Scout First Ride. For full specs, visit 2015 Indian Scout Preview.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!