Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty
Indian have released a smaller capacity and cheaper version of their brilliant Scout Bobber, making that cool blacked out styling available to everyone. This is Indian’s second 'Sixty' model, so named because of its 60 cubic inch engine, after the original Scout Sixty.
Just like the Scout Sixty, the new Bobber Sixty is powered by a 999cc V-twin, which makes decent, if not earth shattering, 78bhp. As well as potentially making it easier to ride, it also makes the big bruiser eligible for A2 licence holders – a nice addition as the standard Bobber was too powerful.
It should also be a fun machine thanks to 65ftlbs of torque on tap, nailing you away from the traffic lights. Other than the power the only other difference in the motor is the lack of a sixth gear, with the Sixty making do with five speeds with larger gaps in between.
Styling is also carried over from the full-sized machine with the 'bobbed' rear mudguard (hence the name), twin stacked pipes and a more canted forward riding position. It’s also got a few nice styling features to help it stand out from the crowd, including the blacked out engine (in fact it’s got blacked out everything), slimmed down headlight and a new set of five spoke 16” alloy wheels.
"Bringing a stripped down, old-school Bobber at a lower price is something we’re very excited about," said Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. "We’re proud to provide such a dynamic offering at a price point that makes owning an Indian Motorcycle extremely attainable to an even wider range of riders."
At £9995 the Bobber Sixty is £1890 cheaper than the larger capacity model however that does price it considerably more than both the 883 and 1200 Iron from Harley-Davidson.
Both are very simple machines – electronics are limited to standard ABS – but the Indian is the more modern machine. It’s also worth noting that just like Henry Ford, Indian are giving us two options for paint and they’re both black. The Bobber Sixty is available to order now, with stock expected in Spring.