American motorcycle company Indian Motorcycle introduced the latest addition to its 2016 line-up, the all-new Scout Sixty at the 2015 EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy.
The Scout Sixty is based on the same cycle parts and design of the bigger Scout model, which was launched in 2014. The new Scout Sixty shares the identical chassis, suspension and brakes. The name comes from its 60 cubic inch engine, which is 999cc and the motorcycle is readied for mass market. The Scout Sixty has been dispatched to the Indian dealerships around the world and will be the most affordable offering from the company.
The 999cc liquid cooled V-twin engine in the Scout Sixty develops 78bhp and 89Nm of torque paired to five-speed transmission. The motorcycle weighs just 246kg and a potent and priced â‚¬11,990 in Europe, which is approximately Rs 8.5 lakh.
Offered in three classic Indian Motorcycle colours -- red, white and black -- the new model has a black seat, matching black frame and wheels and can be fitted with over 200 accessories already available for the Scout.
The Scout Sixty measures 2,311mm in length, 880mm in width and 1,207mm in height with 1,562 mm wheelbase. The motorcycle comes with 135mm ground clearance, 31 degree lean angle and 12.5litre fuel tank capacity, which is ideal for cross country rides.
The India launch is not very far. The motorcycle will be showcased at 2016 Auto Expo in February and it is expected to be launched in India is expected in mid-2016.