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2018 Indian Scout Bobber Review | 11 Fast Facts

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2018 Indian Scout Bobber Review | 11 Fast Facts


Some riders crave a minimal style for a cruise around the city, and others - a performance platform that stretches on the back roads. If you crave a cruiser that excels in both situations, the Indian Motorcycle has a solution - a scout-beaver of 2018.

Although the name of Bobber can be cliché and ordinary, a bicycle is everything except this. Indian Bober was designed with the main goal - the cult sports Harley-Davidson Sportster.

2018 Indian Scout Bobber Seat Height
2018 Indian Scout Bober Overview
I quickly realized this in Minneapolis during a sweat impregnating a 93-degree first trip aboard a new Indian Beaver. The motorcycle impressed more than one during the week of 2017 in Minneapolis X-Games. Even after all the sweat rolled over my Oscar in the leather jacket Alpinestars Monty, my childish smile remained.

I gathered the basic quick facts that you need to know about the new Indian intelligence agent of 2018.

1. When a motorcycle makes you feel like a hormonal adolescent, there's little to complain about. The Indian scout Bobber completed this task at the first minute of the clutch release and allowed the rear tire to mark the clean roads of Minneapolis and every mile after that for an almost 100-mile test drive.

2. Suspension Scout Bobber is the most notable upgrade over the base Scout. The plug from the cartridges is new, and the rear shock absorbers drop by an inch. Both contribute to more optimal chassis feedback in twists, allowing you to press as much as necessary.

3. Yes, better control means a tighter adjustment and less suspension travel - 4.7 inches in front; two inches for the rear wheel. The Indian Bober has a slightly tougher ride over the base scout due to the sportier suspension, but the feedback from the chassis is worth it. The trip remained comfortable regardless of rough concrete, bridge extensions and manhole covers - usual.

2018 Indian Scout Bobber
2018 Indian Scout Bober Overview
4. The angle of inclination increases, although Bober sits below the ground. You will still be cleaning sensitive elements when you have situations with a tight turn, so that the aspect of his individual heritage is preserved.

5. Ergonomics revised. The footrests are now 1.5 inches closer to the rider, and the grips are also closer. On the base scout, I have to stretch out on the bars and get a little out of control while riding in the background. But on Bobber, ergonomics make me into a more aggressive position on the landing, which is also more convenient for my almost six foot frame above the base scout.

6. The engine does not change from the base scout, which is good. The liquid cooler 69 ci (1133cc) V-twin produces 100 horsepower, and power is available over the entire rev range. Power is fast and smooth from 3000 to 6000 rpm, where a torque of 73 ft / lb is created.

7. Although the Indian intelligence officer Bobber arrived with one front disc brake, stopping was never a problem for the 554-pound (wet) car. A 298 mm disc, compressed by a two-piston caliper in the front, and one 298 mm disc compressed by a single-piston slide backward, showed no problems, such as discoloration or spongy leverage during the day, whether in the city or enjoying a vigorous reverse, travel.
8. The six-speed transmission provided zero problems, although the grip feeling was initially strange because of how close the lever to the handle. Unusually, the Indian scout of 2018 was slightly above the base scout; Indians say that this is what a typical target customer wants. To represent this in perspective, the engine runs at 3500 rpm at a speed of 65 mph. A small turn of the throttle is all you need to quickly drive the car along the highway.

9. Addition to the design of Bobber - black 16-inch wheels with black cast body, shod fat tires Kenda K761 with a double sport. Thick tires - 130 in front, 150 rear - are not knobby. They have a deep oblique pattern with a pattern for this bold look of Bobber. K671s provided continuous traction during my trip in high temperature and high humidity conditions over 90 degrees. After raising the temperature, the rear tire was difficult to break in the first gear - impressively for a tire with a street / dirt focus of 80/20.

10. I'm a supporter of minimalism, and Scout Bober refers to me more than any other bike in the line of Indian motorcycles. Brothers Bobber - the basic scout who arrived on the scene in 2015, and Scout Sixty, who followed in a year - do not have the attraction of this Scout and his darkened style. Other interesting features that make Bobber one step colder are the mirror mirrors, the sliced ​​front wing, the onboard license plate and LED rear signals with integrated stoppers, swivel and tail lights.
2018 Indian Scout Beaver for sale
2018 Indian Scout Bober Overview
11. The seat is not suitable for long trips. He maintained a comfortable ride for this carcass for exactly 43 miles. After that - especially on longer straight roads - I was constantly on the run for comfort. Although the rear suspension slammed an inch, the height of Bobber's seat rose to 25.6 inches, compared to 25.3 inches on the base model.

With the introduction of the Indian scout bobber in 2018, the choice would be easy for me regarding a cruise cruise throughout the city that can be held on the B-roads. With the addition of some factory accessories, including the Springer seat and bags, I will also play some light weekend on tour - a tour that, of course, included many twists.

Photo of Barry Hathaway

Riding style

Helmet: Shoei GT-Air
Jacket: Oscar from Alpinestars Monty
Gloves: Racer Sprint
Jeans: Alpinestars Crank
Shoes: Oscar from Alpinestars Rayburn
2018 Indian intelligence officer Bobber (for the EMEA model):


Type: 60-degree V-twin
Displacement: 69 ci (1133cc)
Diameter of hole x: 93 x 76.3 mm
The maximum power: 100 hp.
Maximum torque: 72 ft / lb at 5900 rpm
Coefficient of compression: 10,7: 1
Valve circuit: DOHC
Cooling: liquid
Transmission: 6-speed constant grid
Final transfer: belt

Front suspension; movement: unregulated cartridge plug; 4.7 inches
Rear suspension; travel: unregulated shock absorbers; 2.0 inches
Wheels: 16 "x 3.5"; cast aluminum
Front tire: 130 / 90-16; Kenda K761
Rear tire: 150 / 80-16; Kenda K761
Front brake: disc 298 mm with double piston caliper
Rear brake: 298 mm disc with single piston caliper
ABS: optional

Wheelbase: 61.5 inches
Rake: 29 °
Trail: 4.7 inches
Seat height: 25.6 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 3.3 gallons
Curb Weight: 554 lbs.
2018 Indian Scout Bobber Colors:

Indian Motorcycle Red
Thunder Black
Black smoke (ABS)
Starry silver smoke
Bronze smoke
2018 Indian Scout Price Beaver (MSRP):

$ 11,499 (Thunder Black)
$ 11,999 (other colors)
USD 12,499 (ABS)


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