2016 Indian Sixty Debuts at LA Harbor
The 2016 Indian Scout Sixty took a bow in front of industry insiders at the CSAV Fruit Terminal building on the Los Angeles Harbor waterfront. Joining the Indian Scout was a wide array of vintage cars and trucks, along with vintage and current Indian motorcycles, including The Spirit of Munro Streamliner.
While the focus was on the new Scout Sixty, which features a $8,999 price tag for a rough-and-tumble cruiser that cranks out 78 horses, Roland Sands made it something special with five Scout Sixty motorcycles modified by Roland Sands Design for flat track racing.
An impromptu track was built in the cavernous open interior of the CSAV Fruit Terminal building, and five riders were set loose to do some friendly laps. Dubbed the RSD Scout Hooligan racers, they gave everyone a taste of the upcoming battle brewing at the Superprestigio of the Americas race on Nov. 21 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The competing riders at the Orleans will include Roland Sands and Red Bull/KTM stunt rider Aaron Colton. The winner of the race will receive a new Indian Scout Sixty, just to make things interesting.
“The Scout is a great machine upon which to base a custom bike with modern rider friendly performance. The engine and chassis are rock solid and don’t need a lot of work, so DIY customizers can focus on the aesthetic modifications,” Roland Sands explains. “It has been a blast designing and building these custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes and after a quick test run at the local flat track I feel we have a competitive bike that will rip on the track.”
“It is an honor for Indian Motorcycle to sponsor the Super Hooligan event in partnership with Roland Sands Design and the folks at the Superprestigio of the Americas,” said President of Motorcycles at Polaris Industries Steve Menneto said. “Given the incredible racing heritage of the Indian Scout in our DNA, it’s really exciting to have five amazing Roland Sands custom Indian Scouts racing. It’s going to be a great event.”
The RSD Scout Hooligan class is a homage to the racing around Sturgis in the 1930s, led by Indian Motorcycle dealer Clarence “Pappy” Hoel and the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club. Flat tracks around America are bringing back Hooligan racing, which encourages riders to take street bikes and do light modifications to make them race-ready.
The standard Scout Sixty, in addition to having an inviting MSRP, features a low 25.3-inch seat height, 65 ft/lbs of torque produced by a 61-cubic-inch V-twin (eight cubes smaller than the standard Scout), and a dry weight of just 542 pounds. Items such as the chassis, suspension, brakes, and basic motor are all the same as the larger Scout that debuted last year.
“We expect the Scout Sixty to accelerate the already unprecedented success we have had with the new Scout platform,” Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Scott Meek predicts. “The custom community has really embraced the Scout and we have experienced intense enthusiasm from DIY customizers, dealers, pro-builders and the aftermarket.”
2016 Indian Scout Sixty Specs:
- Engine: Liquid-cooled V-twin
- Displacement: 61 cubic inches
- Maximum power: 78 horsepower
- Maximum torque: 65 ft/lbs @ 5800 rpm
- Fuel management: Closed loop fuel injection w/ 60 mm bore
- Exhaust system: Split dual exhaust with crossover
- Front: Non-adjustable forks; 4.7 inches of travel
- Rear: Dual shocks; 3.0 inches of travel
- Front: 298mm rotor w/ 4-piston caliper
- Rear: 298mm rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
- Front: 130/90-16 72H
- Rear: 150/80-16 71H
- Front: Cast 16″ x 3.5″
- Rear: 16″ x 3.5″ Rear
- Ground clearance: 5.3 inches
- L x H x W: 91 x 47.5 x 34.6 inches
- Wheelbase: 61.5 inches
- Rake: 29°
- Trail: 4.7 inches
- Seat height: 25.3 inches
- Lean angle: 31°
- Fuel capacity: 3.3 gallons
- Curb weight: 562 pounds
2016 Indian Scout Sixty MSRP:
Photography by Don Williams