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Offline aspire61

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2015 Indian Scout
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:36:11 pm »
Okay- this bike has got to be the direct contrast to my concours, but I like it. I grew up on the '80's power cruisers, and watched them grow bigger and heavier as proportionally their power output decreased. In fact, i disliked the cruisers they are building so much, 2 yrs ago I went to the sport touring section. I still long for a new cruiser as an in town bike, but no behemoth and it can't get smoked by every 20 yr old 600 cc sportbike on the road. I never actually considered a 100hp cruiser under 600 lbs would be built in North America, but this bike has my attention! Any others feel the same?

Just one more thought for air-cooled traditionalists- can liquid cooling be considered a replacement for displacement?
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 07:05:12 am »
558 lbs wet weight, 100hp and under $11,000. This might be a hit. I'd like to give it a test ride.

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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 07:09:05 am »
For some reason I am very attracted to the tan leather over black.  So, I am not sure if that is what is really attracting me to this bike.  Maybe I should recover my Mean Streak seat in brown and see if that is it.  8)

I would bet that to get the 100 hp this bike does not have a single pin crank.  That means it is more like a V-twin sport bike than a V-twin cruiser. 
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 08:24:56 am »
For some reason I am very attracted to the tan leather over black.  So, I am not sure if that is what is really attracting me to this bike.  Maybe I should recover my Mean Streak seat in brown and see if that is it.  8)

I would bet that to get the 100 hp this bike does not have a single pin crank.  That means it is more like a V-twin sport bike than a V-twin cruiser.

It is liquid cooled. Competition for the V-Rod at 2/3 the price?

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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 12:38:48 pm »
It is liquid cooled. Competition for the V-Rod at 2/3 the price?

So is my mean streak.  But the mean streak also has better suspension, brakes, and sport bike wheels/tires.  Might not be as quick, but I prefer handling over quick.
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 05:12:08 pm »
Nice, I really like it.

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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 05:20:21 pm »
I like it, an art deco design or scrolled "Scout" would have looked better than the cheap plastic block thing they stuck on it that catches your eye first thing. I would also have liked to see front fender braces but it can't be done because of the calipers. Maybe a springer front end? I do like it anyhow, and I'm not a cruiser type at all, I can't see where they won't sell a lot of them.
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 06:28:24 pm »
Nice, I really like it.



yup- i'd just replace those chrome pipes with black ones.
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 07:09:24 pm »
Or a two into one black simple pipe ending with a fish tail end.
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 08:53:57 pm »
This thread is leaving me scratching my head...

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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 06:35:22 am »
This thread is leaving me scratching my head...

Why? 
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Re: 2015 Indian Scout
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 07:08:49 am »
Nice, I really like it.



I would lower the rear end a bit, too much wheel gap for me..
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