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Indian Scout evolves with completely new range

Super Scout

Indian Motorcycle has unveiled a total refresh of its most famous model, the Scout, with a completely new range for the 2025 model year.

Indian has always been compared to its great American rival, Harley-Davidson, and the Scout has been its most iconic model – with the nameplate going all the way back to 1928. The new range is powered by a new engine design, dubbed the SpeedPlus 1250 by Indian, which combines with a new frame and the option of the latest generation of technology to create a very modern platform for this classic motorcycle design.

The new Scout will come in five variants, with three trim levels and a range of over 100 official accessories with which owners can further customise their machines.  


Scout 101


New SpeedPlus 1250 motor

As the name suggests, the SpeedPlus is a 1250cc motor. It utilises Indian’s traditional V-Twin layout and makes 105bhp with just over 109Nm of torque. It’s a liquid-cooled design, which meets the latest emissions laws and internally is the same on all five models, although the engine cases have some cosmetic differences.

Five new models

As the name suggests, the Scout Bobber is a traditional ‘bobber’ design in the stripped back style. The bobber tag comes from the chopped down, or bobbed, mudguards, and the entry level scout follows the tried and tested blueprint with blacked out components, solo seat and an aggressive low stance, with a seat height of just 665mm. The UK price starts at £13,195 for the base model.

Another £200 buys the Scout Classic, which trades the Bobber’s cast wheels for spokes, swaps blacked out for chrome and takes on a more vintage look thanks to the traditional flared fenders.

Also priced from £13,395, the Sport Scout is another mean and moody variant. Higher, flatter ‘bars, a larger 19” front wheel (with lower profile tyres) and a bikini fairing make this the entry-level sportster of the new Scout range.

Two more expensive models are the Super Scout and the Scout 101, the latter being named after the very first model of 1928. These cost from £16,095 and take on a higher spec than the three entry level Scouts.

Super Scout is a light tourer, with longer travel suspension complemented by quick detach saddlebag panniers, pillion seat and windscreen which allow it to be converted from tourer to roadster in a matter of minutes. Meanwhile the 101 is the hotrod of the quintet, with the Sport Scout’s 19” front wheel arrangement combined with uprated suspension and brakes. The upside down front forks and piggy back rear shock absorbers are adjustable, with Italian specialists Brembo supplying the front brake set-up. The 101 also has a fancy paint job and some more premium finishes on components throughout the machine.


Sport Scout


Three tech levels

The more expensive Super Scout and Scout 101 come with Indian’s top technology package, which includes a 101mm circular touchscreen display, which includes user configurable gauges, keyless ignition and turn by turn navigation, USB charger, cruise control and traction control. This ‘Limited + Tech’ suite is a £1,600 option on the Bobber, Sport and Classic, although for £800 you can forgo the ‘Tech’ element and add the cruise control, traction control and USB charger to create a ‘Limited’ spec model. The base machine runs a simple analogue dashboard arrangement without traction control which, considering the traditional positioning of the Scout, may appeal to many old school bikers.

Indian Motorcycles proudly declares itself  to be America’s First Motorcycle Company (sic) and the Scout is its most famous model, so it’s little wonder they’ve really gone to town with it. With the massive amount of different spec levels, tech packages and accessories available, the 2025 versions have a seemingly infinite number of configurations, allowing customers to really modify their machines and make them personal to their own needs. According to Indian, there are 32 different ergonomic configurations alone with the new Scouts, and they have created a number of accessory packs to tailor the machines for a variety of different uses, including touring, commuting and general posing. 

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