After Polaris Industries purchased Indian Motorcycle in 2011, the American motorcycle brand saw a positive result in the coming years. The company launched new products and expanded its reach to many new countries. The latest motorcycle by the company unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan in November was the Scout Sixty -- the most affordable motorcycle in the line-up.
Polaris Industries doesn't want the customers in India to wait long for the Scout sixty and the report in Bikewale says the launch of the motorcycle in India is scheduled for May 2016. The motorcycle has been priced at â‚¬11,990 in Europe, which is approximately Rs 8.5 lakh. The bigger brother, the Scout 1133cc, is priced at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Scout Sixty is based on the same cycle parts and design of the bigger Scout model. The new Scout Sixty has an identical chassis, suspension and brakes. The name comes from its 60 cubic inch engine, which is 999cc. 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.
Available in three 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. 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.