2022 Scout update???

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  1. muz

    muz Bronze Member

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    I think Indian Motorcycle is a bit late in updating the Scout model and it is surely due. Hopefully 2022 sees it happen. We all know of the poor seat and suspension that has only ever been upgraded with a poor cartridge fork front and rear shocks upgraded but still inadequate. Other brands that cost very similar if not cheaper are light years ahead with upgrades. Triumph T120 for example, twin disc with Brembos, ride modes, fuel gauge and estimated mileage left, 47mm forks, heated grips and more. I suppose we will find out in a few months, but I personally think they should bring out a Scout Sport model. No, not the FTR. Upgraded Scout, maybe the new Chief ride command, 18 inch front wheel of smaller width, bigger rear width tyre, twin disc front, new rear shock layout with adjustable shocks (maybe something like the Octane rear subframe) larger engine 1300cc, handlebars we can reach and bigger fuel tank. Eaaaasy, get onto it Indian, your Scout model is getting stale.
     
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    Gator Mcklusky Gold Member

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    Well look at you @muz. Nailed it with some awesome points there bruddah. 16E731D5-4F78-4A60-931D-4DE141F24FB9.jpeg
     
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    I concur with the both of you! Hell Muz! I thought you were describing my Suzuki VS800 there for a minute!!!!!:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;),......one point I think you missed,.....a wider seat,.....the cushioning can stay the same but the width needs extending in order to support your hip bones. I had my first Scout seat modified to gain as much width as was possible with the existing cover and while it didn't quite succeed it did improve the resting of the bum on a long trip. I had Scout two's seat done also but by a different guy and quite frankly, he fudged up,......200 bucks down the drain but I put up with it,.....I should have gone back to the guy who did the first seat but I was told the second guy was a motorcycle seat genius,.......sometimes we should go with our gut feeling and not with the advice of best friends,....Lesson learned,.......again!:mad:

    So yeah,......Come on Indian,.......give our beloved Scouts a birthday!
    Alpal
     
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    i'm agree with you, and if you check the Scout's euro price ... it's totally insane compared to the opponents ... C'mon Indian it's time to do something great for the greatest bike of your line up (Chief inclued) ;):cool:
     
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    The new HD release in a couple of weeks should wake Indian Motorcycles up in regards to a Scout update. They will create some interesting bikes with that motor and the line up of bikes to come from it. Better Scout this year please Indian Motorcycles.
     
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    I agree,although, sure Harley have a bunch of options with that 1250 motor, the new bike looks more of a replacement for the vrod ( which we all know was not a big seller in the states but in Asia especially Aussie and NZ it was very well supported and still commands high prices and good demand here in NZ,they are still being imported as the highest demanded HD) than the sportster style bike.So to me there is going to be something more inline with the scout /sportster style to come using that motor. but will they use upside down forks and all the fruit, or yet again will the cruiser purchaser, just get Joe Average crap. Got to say Indian managed to sell Joe Average with The scout but I have this hankering that the scout is possibly losing it's darling of the market place. People only keep interest for about 5-7 years in automotive products that really never change, get sick of face lifts and then sort of go oh just another scout, and then demand falls away.
    Also most bikers here are well enough informed on the scouts poor suspension so if if Indian can really fix this and keep that visual image they to seemed to prefer over real function ( sloping shocks) who knows.
    They seem to have continued with the new chief and surely they had plenty of feed back about the scout and have truly managed to sort it on the chief. Time will tell I guess. don't think the chief has made here to NZ yet but it must be very close and it wont take long for the biker community to see if it is any good on our roads. As we all know here our roads are hilly and a shit load of corners, with a road surface mostly rough as a withered old walnut.
     
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