Indian Scout

I plan to modify the Scout to fit my 6ft 5in frame, put in some serious miles to southern France and ride it alongside a 1920s Scout to discover if the spirit of the original has been snuffed or rekindled.

Long term update: Scout’s a flexible friend

Long term update: Scout’s a flexible friend

The Indian Scout was the only bike I’d been lusting after when browsing the long list of new-for-2015 machines over a year ago. Sure the Scout has a few hitches but the engine is class-leading...

Long term update: Unlocking Scout's promise

Long term update: Unlocking Scout's promise

Without doubt, the Scout’s eight-valve V-twin motor is one of the best engines in any cruiser. It revs freely with gobs of power all the way to the 8000rpm limiter and gives just enough mechanical...

Long term update: Indian Scout

Long term update: Indian Scout

MCN's Ped Baker has had his Indian Scout long term test bike for six months and covered just over five thousand miles on it. Here's his round up of what he did, how the bike has performed and whether...

Long term update: Can you tour on the Indian Scout?

Long term update: Can you tour on the Indian Scout?

Wind protection The fork-mounted screen (mid-height model, £474) is one of best detachable cruiser screens I’ve used. I’m 6ft 4in and didn’t suffer lid buffeting or intrusive turbulence on the French...

Long term update: Let's get Scout and about

Long term update: Let's get Scout and about

If you need to know how much I’m enjoying the Indian Scout a quick glance at the odometer will tell you. On the day the bike arrived I took a 120-mile round trip to Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds for...