Indian Scout Sixty
The Scout Sixty is the most affordable Indian motorcycle in the country. Pictured: Indian Scout SixtyPR handout

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd launched the most affordable motorcycle in its Indian Motorcycles range, the Scout Sixty, at Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Unveiled at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan in November, the Scout Sixty gets its name from the 60 cubic inch engine, which is 999cc.

The motorcycle is powered by a 999cc liquid cooled V-twin engine that develops 78bhp and 89Nm of torque paired to five-speed transmission. The motorcycle weighs just 246kg. The Scout Sixty is based on the same cycle parts and design of the bigger Scout model. The Scout Sixty has an identical chassis, suspension and brakes.

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.

The Scout Sixty features a black seat, matching black frame and wheels, and is compatible with more than 200 accessories already available such as saddlebags, wire wheels and quick-release windscreens. It will be offered in three classic Indian Motorcycle colours, Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red and Pearl White, and the deliveries of the motorcycle will begin from July 2016.

"The heritage of the Indian Scout is carried forward in the all-new 2016 Indian Scout Sixty. Expertly balanced and lightweight, the bike has won the hearts of bike enthusiasts around the globe. I am quite sure that the introduction of the Scout Sixty in the Indian market will help us grow in terms of volumes in the fast-growing luxury commuter category," Pankaj Dubey, managing director of Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement.