Indian 101 Scout Re-Sets Their Performance Standard

The Indian Scout model has been around for a while, but when was the last time you remember a serious, ground-up change? As it turns out, the Scout has been around a decade now, with no major changes… so for 2024, we’re getting the new Indian 101 Scout as their flagship bike, with four other Scout models sharing the same engine.

This is the most muscled-up Scout series ever sold, with a liquid-cooled 1250cc V-twin engine. The fuel-injected SpeedPlus motor comes with DOHC, four-valve top end and six-speed gearbox mated to a belt drive. It makes 111 hp at the crank in the 101 Scout, says Indian, and over 82 lb-ft of torque—just a bit more horsepower than the current Harley-Davidson Sportster S  model (which is surely the target Indian has in its sights), and just a bit less torque.

The other four new models—Scout Bobber, Scout Classic, Sport Scout and Super Scout—make 105 hp, but the same torque. They all have a steel frame, 12.9-liter fuel tank, and several share other components. All machines have a 29-degree rake and 122 mm of trail, except the Scout Bobber with its 125 mm of trail. All bikes have a 1,562 mm wheelbase.


The 101 Scout is the lineup-topping machine, with a 43 mm fully-adjustable inverted fork and fully-adjustable dual-shock setup in back. It has a dual 320 mm disc front brake, with semi-floating discs and four-piston calipers. Metzeler Cruisetec tires are standard on the 19-inch front and 16-inch rear cast rims. Seat height is 652 mm. MSRP is $23,299.

The Scout Classic, Super Scout and Sport Scout all have preload-adjustable shocks with non-adjustable 41 mm telescopic fork. Sixteen-inch spoked wheels are standard front and rear on the Scout Classic and Super Scout (Pirelli Dragon and MT60RS tires respectively), while the Sport Scout gets a 19-16 cast wheelset and Metzeler Cruisetec rubber.

All bikes share a single 298mm semi-floating disc with single-piston caliper in rear. Up front, the Scout Bobber, Sport Scout, Super Scout and Scout Classic all have a 298 mm single-disc brake with semi-floating disc and a two-piston caliper.


With its retro looks, the Scout Bobber has 16-inch cast wheels front and rear, with Pirelli’s MT60RS up front and Dragon in rear. While the other models all have 76 mm of suspension travel in back, the Bobber only has 50 mm. Hope you’ve got a good chiropractor!

The Bobber model has a blacked-out paint job over much of the bike, bob-job fenders and a solo seat. The Scout Bobber has a seat height of 650 mm, and weighs a claimed 236 kg dry. MSRP is $17,799.


The Scout Classic also has a retro look and a solo seat, but it’s more of a standard old-school, non-custom look. The front fender isn’t heavily skirted like so many classic Indians, but it is a much fuller look than the Bobber. The spoked wheels also are more of a vintage aesthetic. Claimed dry weight is 243 kg. The seat height is 652 mm. MSRP is $19,199.


The Sport Scout is sort of a performance machine here, although not as flash as the 101 Scout. It’s the second-lightest machine of the new series, with 239 kg dry weight, and that’s including a cockpit fairing, a handlebar riser and a sporty-style seat with high-rise back. Saddle height is 652 mm. MSRP is $18,499.


The Super Scout is a mini-bagger, with a small windscreen and saddlebags bumping dry weight up to 259 kg. While this certainly doesn’t have the touring capability of Indian’s larger machines, it would certainly be a good starting point for many buyers. Saddle height is a manageable 652 mm. MSRP is $22,599.

Along with the new bikes, Indian announced paint choices and accessory packages today. For a complete bike-by-bike breakdown, head to their Canadian website for full details. Look for the bikes in your local dealership by May.




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