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Author Topic: The new Scout  (Read 584 times)

jwnwyoming

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Re: The new Scout
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2014, 01:21:49 AM »
I hear from many of you and you may be missing the point. An Indian scout is not a "retro" motorcycle, nor is it frozen in time (1928) I talked to the engineers that worked on the project and they were tasked with building a motorcycle that would be if Indian had stayed in business and evolved progressively. I think they did a good job. Water cooling is here, get over it. As long as EPA, CAFE and their ilk is calling the shots, it will be. A company cannot ignore the California market. The scout is the first mid sized bike that does not try to emulate it's bigger brothers. More performance oriented than cruiser oriented. The only Indian that looks "classic" or old is the Vintage.
Enjoy it for what it is. Thanks for listening. 

mattsz

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Re: The new Scout
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2014, 02:17:37 AM »
An Indian scout is not a "retro" motorcycle, nor is it frozen in time...

Exactly the same argument many Enfield riders make about their bikes...

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Re: The new Scout
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2014, 04:57:08 PM »
I can't decide if I love it, or hate it.  It certainly does what it does well, but the Radiator is too pronounced for my taste and I want to see what it would be with a dual seat.  I do wish either Victory would produce a downsized bike , or RE would produce something upsized both in the 750cc 45-50hp range.  As an only bike I'm beginning to see the drawbacks of the little green thumper. 
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72westie

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Re: The new Scout
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2014, 05:59:10 PM »
Anyone see one is person yet? I got a chance to throw a leg over one and was surprised at how low it was. Also, the radiator blends in very well in person in my opinion. I was surprised at how clean the bike looked.
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bikesnob

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Re: The new Scout
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2014, 10:47:47 PM »
I like it
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