Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2016 Indian Scout Sixty Unveiled | Under $9K

2016 Indian Scout Sixty Unveiled | Under $9K

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2016 Indian Scout Sixty Unveiled | Under $9K
2016 Indian Scout Sixty

Since the Polaris Industries takeover in 2011, Indian Motorcycle has continued to expand its bike lineup. The revival of the brand that has roots back to 1901 started with the expected Chief lineup, which included the Chief Classic, the Chief Vintage and the Chieftain. Indian continued this revival trend with the release of newer models, including the touring Roadmaster, the Chief Dark Horse, and the one we fell for quickly, the Scout.

With an MSRP of just under $11,000, the Indian Scout created an entrance into the iconic brand for almost anyone. But Indian has created yet another entry-level motorcycle, this one even more attainable due to its $8,999 MSRP – meet the Indian Scout Sixty. This price point rivals other entry-level cruisers, including the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 and the Star Bolt.

Unveiled at EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show, the new Scout Sixty shares the chassis, suspension and brakes of the Scout, but arrives with a new 60 CI (999cc) V-twin that produces 65 ft/lbs of torque and 78 horsepower (Indian Scout arrives with  a 60-degree 69C  CI – 1133cc – engine that produces 100 horsepower). Unlike the Indian Scout’s six-speed gearbox, the Indian Sixty features a five-speed transmission. The bike, which weighs a cruiser friendly 542 lbs. dry, features a low center of gravity that provides agility, and a 25.3-inch seat height that assures flat flooted stops.

As for colors, the Indian Scout Sixty is available in traditional Thunder Black, Pearl White or Indian Motorcycle Red, and a host of accessories are available, including some designed by the legendary Roland Sands.

2016 Indian Scout Sixty red“The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to riders here in America and around the globe,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries.

“The new Indian Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders who desire the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian Motorcycle.”

When Roland Sands gets involved with anything, the fun factor usually gets cranked. Besides creating a line of custom parts for the new Indian Scout Sixty, he has also designed five bikes to compete at this year’s “Super Hooligan Race,” the Superprestigio of the Americas November 21.

“We expect the Scout Sixty to accelerate the already unprecedented success we have had with the new Scout platform,” said Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Scott Meek. “The custom community has really embraced the Scout and we have experienced intense enthusiasm from DIY customizers, dealers, pro-builders and the aftermarket.”

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2016 Indian Scout Sixty Specs:

  • Engine Type: Liquid Cooled V-Twin
  • Displacement: 61 cu in
  • Electronic Fuel Injection System: Closed loop fuel injection / 60 mm bore
  • Final Drive: 2.357 : 1
  • Horsepower (HP): 78 (58.2 kW)
  • Peak Torque: 65 ft/lbs. (88.8 Nm) @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Capacity (Litres): 3.3 gal / 12.5 l
  • Ground Clearance: 5.3 in / 135 mm
  • Overall Height (in./mm.): 47.5 in / 1207 mm
  • Overall Width (in./mm.): 34.6 in / 880 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 29°
  • Seat Height: 25.3 / 643 mm
  • Wheelbase: 61.5 in / 1562 mm
  • Overall Length (in./mm.): 91 in / 2311 mm
  • Lean Angle: 31°
  • GVWR: 988 lbs / 449 kg
  • Trail: 4.7 in / 119.9 mm
  • Weight (Empty tank / full of fuel): 542 lbs / 561 lbs (246 kg / 254 kg)
  • Suspension: Front – Type/Travel: Telescopic Fork/4.7″ (120 mm)
  • Suspension: Rear – Type/Travel: Dual Shocks/3.0″ (76 mm)
  • Brakes/Front: Single / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
  • Brakes/Rear: Single /298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper
  • Tires/Front: 130/90-16 72H
  • Tires/Rear: 150/80-16 71H
  • Wheels: Cast 16″ x 3.5″ Front and 16″ x 3.5″ Rear
  • Exhaust System: Split dual exhaust with crossover
  • Gauges: Digital tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp, and low fuel lamp
  • Lights: Headlight, tail/brake light, turn signals, license plate light, and speedometer and indicator lights

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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