Indian Motorcycle looks back to the introduction of its original 1920 Scout for the inspiration for two new models. The Scout 100th Anniversary is on the left. The Scout Bobber Twenty seen here on the right is fitted with Indian’s new 2-into-1 accessory exhaust. (Indian Motorcycle/)
The Scout platform has been a sales success for Indian Motorcycle, so it should be no surprise that Indian would leverage the centenary of the first Scout with an homage (or two) to that landmark original.
Headed to dealers now are the Scout Bobber Twenty and the limited-edition Scout 100th Anniversary models, both of which lean on styling inspirations from Scouts of yore. Indian announced the original Scout in autumn of 1919 and began production for the 2020 model year.
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“The Indian Scout has stood the test of time as one of the most influential, iconic, and recognizable motorcycles in the world,” said Reid Wilson, vice president for Indian Motorcycle. “One hundred years is an incredibly special milestone, and it made perfect sense to honor Scout’s history and legacy with these two heritage-inspired 2020 models.”
Scout 100th Anniversary: $15,999The Scout’s 100th anniversary is marked by a commemorative model cleverly called the Scout 100th Anniversary. Production is limited to 750 units worldwide. (Indian Motorcycle/)
The Scout 100th Anniversary model harkens back to the original with its Indian Motorcycle Red color accented by gold trim, as well as with its black wire wheels and beach-style handlebar, a floating tan leather seat, and a luggage rack. It’s finished off by a color-matched Scout 100th-anniversary badge and various chrome finishes. Indian is limiting global production to 750 units.
Scout Bobber Twenty: $11,999–12,899The Scout Bobber in the foreground is fitted with several accessories, including the new 2-into-1 exhaust system that promises a 10 percent increase in horsepower. (Indian Motorcycle/)
The second model variant to capitalize on the original 1920 Scout is the Scout Bobber Twenty, which also uses wire wheels and nifty floating saddle to stand apart from other Scouts. It features a mix of chrome and blacked-out finishes and an apehanger handlebar that delivers, according to Indian, “old-school bobber style with relaxed ergonomics.”Read more