Motorcycles 2018 Indian Scout Bobber

10:20  05 august  2017
10:20  05 august  2017 Source:   Motorcyclist

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  Spied: 2018 Triumph America Cruiser Prototype Bonneville-based cruiser caught on camera in near-production form. It’s no surprise to see that the chassis and engine are straight from the Bonneville Bobber (see our Bobber First Ride Review here). The frame, which hides its rear shock under the seat and eschews a conventional swingarm in favour of a triangular structure to give the look of a hardtail, appears identical to the Bobber’s except for the addition of a rear subframe strong enough to carry both a pillion and luggage. Since the Bobber is strictly a single-seater, with no subframe at all, it’s a fairly significant alteration.

Features for the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber Motorcycle - Thunder Black. The Scout ® Bobber is no frills, all attitude. The only place we didn’t hold back: the 100 barely-tamed horsepower of a 69-cubic-inch V-Twin.

Final sale price determined by authorized Indian Motorcycle dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change. The Scout ® Bobber is no frills, all attitude. The only place we didn’t hold back: the 100 barely-tamed horsepower of a 69-cubic-inch V-Twin.

An X Games after party at the Aria in downtown Minneapolis served as the site for the unveiling of Indian Motorcycle's new Scout Bobber, a stripped-down, blacked-out bike that joins the standard Scout for the 2018 model year. The venue, dubbed Hometown Throwdown, was packed with a crowd that Indian marketing sees as the perfect demographic for their new cruiser.

Spied: 2018 Triumph America Cruiser

  Spied: 2018 Triumph America Cruiser Prototype Bonneville-based cruiser caught on camera in near-production form. It’s no surprise to see that the chassis and engine are straight from the Bonneville Bobber (see our Bobber First Ride Review here). The frame, which hides its rear shock under the seat and eschews a conventional swingarm in favour of a triangular structure to give the look of a hardtail, appears identical to the Bobber’s except for the addition of a rear subframe strong enough to carry both a pillion and luggage. Since the Bobber is strictly a single-seater, with no subframe at all, it’s a fairly significant alteration.

The 2018 Indian Scout Bobber hits dealer floors in September in Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Thunder Black Smoke with ABS with a starting MSRP of ,499, just 0 over that of the original Scout .

2018 Indian Scout Bobber Unveiled. Things can sometimes change after an actual road test, so I put my initial thoughts into the back of my mind and looked forward to the debut ride the following day.

Red Bull pro stunter Aaron Colton rolled onto the stage with a smoky burnout as the oohs and ahhs escalated and the cell phones focused in on the first stylized version of the Scout. Motorcyclist Digital Editor Brian Hatano has been out at the X Games for the international launch and press ride of the new Scout Bobber, which is slated for release in September of this year. Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team has taken the Scout even further forward, developing a production bobber that can be bought direct from an Indian dealer. The newest member of the Scout family pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of America’s post-war past.

With its tracker handlebars and footpegs moved 1.5 inches (38mm) rearwards, Scout Bobber delivers a more engaged riding position. Indian has added new knobby tires and blacked-out wheels for a stronger look. Indian say the model’s low-slung profile and one inch (25mm) lowered rear suspension along with new cartridge forks up front will give a new feel and energy to the ride.

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Features for the 2018 Indian Scout Bobber Motorcycle - Bronze Smoke. The Scout ® Bobber is no frills, all attitude. The only place we didn’t hold back: the 100 barely-tamed horsepower of a 69-cubic-inch V-Twin.

The Indian Scout Bobber is gorgeous in the Bronze Smoke color scheme. The seat is mighty low (although, according to Indian , it’s oh-so-slightly higher than on the Scout ). For a 6-foot-1 guy like me, throwing a leg over is more an issue of taking a big step.

Further features include a black headlight nacelle, minimal engine covers and vented exhaust shields. There’s also a black speedometer face (instead of the usual red and cream) and black exhaust. Chopped front and rear fenders and a new two-tone genuine leather bobber seat enhance the minimalistic styling. Finally, an entirely new bold Indian fuel tank badge marks this out as Scout Bobber.

Indian Motorcycle’s International Product Manager, Ben Lindaman said: “We have introduced Scout Bobber to bring some edge to Indian. Many Scout riders have already been bobbing their bikes to give them an aggressive and raw look. Scout Bobber is inspired by those owners and this new model will offer a great platform for even more personalization.”

Ben adds: “Scout Bobber focuses on style with its low profile, chopped fenders and blacked out components; it performs really well too. We’ve fitted new cartridge forks up front, the new riding position makes you feel more connected and the engine produces a meaty 94hp making this a great bike to blast around on.”

Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle said: “Scout Bobber is Indian’s leanest machine to date. It’s an incredibly fun motorcycle to ride with the bobber style that many Scout fans have been asking us to build for some time.”

The Scout Bobber will be on sale in five colors at launch:

  • Indian Motorcycle Red
  • Thunder Black
  • Thunder Black Smoke
  • Star Silver Smoke
  • Bronze Smoke (NEW)

Prices and official launch date (sometime late 2017) in the EMEA region to be announced.

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A Buggy Lurking Under Classic Binder SheetmetalAs the lust for old iron has grown, International Scouts have joined early Broncos and FJ40 Land Cruisers on the list of popular build platforms. But Dustin Bradford was an International nut before they were cool, as evidenced by his restored 1962 Scout 80 (dubbed Elder). The 80 was built by D&C Extreme in Colorado Springs, and when it was completed Dustin was ready for another project. “Eric Younger and the crew at D&C have become like family to me,” Dustin tell us. “We spend holidays together.

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