You all know I really liked the Scout, which was introduced with a 1,200cc engine. Now Indian is offering the Scout Sixty, named after the 60ci (1,000cc) displacement. Will I like it nearly as much? Who knows. But Indian is at least going about the intro in a cool way – with what they call Super Hooligan flat track race, in partnership with Roland Sands.
Last week Indian put on an event to debut both the production Scout Sixty as well as a series of RSD-built Scout Hooligan Racers – the latter of which raced on Saturday in conjunction with the Superprestigio of the Americas. The Scout Sixty is pretty much the same as the regular Scout, though with a smaller engine that now produces 78 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque. Your power sacrifice does come with a bit of a discount – $8,999 will get you on a Thunder Black example, or you can spend another $300 for the other color options. Here’s some photos for you to peruse:
But the highlight of the media event was the Hooligan Racers, which sounded absolutely fantastic.
Five customs were built, and the winner of Saturday’s race got a ’16 Scout as a prize.
The bikes were introduced as they ran hot laps inside a warehouse…until the ‘cops’ (one of whom was riding a BMW S1000RR) shut it down:
I couldn’t find professional video of this so you’ll have to live with my phone recording of the end of the session (you may have to manually change the YouTube setting to HD, sorry):
For more photos of the Scout Sixty/Hooligan Racers, check out this album.
All photographs courtesy of Indian Motorcycles and Brendan Lutes.