Motorcycle Reviews

2015 Indian® Scout™

Written by  October 31, 2014

The all-new Indian® Scout™ is a groundbreaking and visually stunning cruiser, which introduces the first-ever liquid-cooled Indian Motorcycle engine – an efficient and dependable 69 cubic inch V-twin – with impressive power on demand. This new model carries the legendary Indian® Scout™ name in authentic Indian® Motorcycle® styling, and at a very affordable price.

To check out these awesome bikes, head on over to Indian Motorcycle Kansas City in Olathe, Kansas.

Below are the specs for these impressive American cruisers!


  • 2015 Indian® Scout™
  • Year 2015
  • Manufacturer Indian®
  • Model Name Scout™
  • Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser


  • Engine Type Liquid Cooled V-Twin
  • Engine Power 100 hp (74.7 kw)
  • Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 69 cu in
  • Bore 3.976" (101mm)
  • Stroke 4.449" (113mm)
  • Compression Ratio 9.5:1
  • Fuel System Closed Loop Fuel Injection/60mm Bore
  • Exhaust Split Dual Exhaust w/ Cross-Over
  • Engine Torque 72.2 ft-lbs. (97.7 nm)
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 5900 RPM (Peak)


  • Primary Drive Gear drive wet clutch
  • Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 10.782: 1
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 7.328: 1
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 5.841: 1
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4.957: 1
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 4.380: 1
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 4.034: 1
  • Final Drive 2.357: 1


  • Front Suspension Telescopic Fork/4.7" (120 mm)
  • Rear Suspension Dual Shocks/3.0" (76 mm)


  • Front braking system Single / 298 mm Rotor / 2 Piston Caliper
  • Rear braking system Single / 298 mm Rotor / 1 Piston Caliper

Wheels & Tires

  • Tires, Front Specification 130/90-16 72H
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/80-16 71H
  • Wheels Cast 16" x 3.5" Front and 16" x 5" Rear


  • Length 91 in/2311 mm
  • Width 34.6 in/880 mm
  • Height 47.5 in/1207 mm
  • Seat Height 25.3 in/635 mm
  • Ground Clearance 5.3 in/135 mm
  • Wheelbase 61.5 in/1562 mm
  • Rake/trail 29°/4.7 in (119.9 mm)
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 31 Degrees
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 31 Degrees
  • Fuel Capacity 3.3 Gallons
  • Dry Weight 538 lbs/244 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 558 LBS/353 kg
  • GVWR 988 lbs/449 kg


  • Instrumentation Digital Tachometer, Odometer, Trip Meter, Engine Temp, and Low Fuel Lamp
  • Lighting Headlight, Tail/brake Light, Turn Signals, License Plate Light, And Speedometer and Indicator Lights


  • Black Smoke
  • Indian Red
  • Silver Smoke
  • Thunder Black

I would like to think Indian Motorcycle Kansas City’s owner/operator Craig Keating and his awesoome team for bringing Indian motorcycles to Kansas City, and for all the wonderful events they hosted this past year, such as their Grand Opening and Demo Rides event and the Scout's First Run.

For more information about Indian Motorcycle Kansas City, check out their Business Review we published in our October 2014 issue, and for additional information about the new line Scout motorcycles, check out their website at, call them at (913) 839-8751, or better yet, stop by the dealership at 800 N Rogers Road, Olathe, Kansas 66062 and check them out for yourself!

Mike Schweder

Editor-in-Chief - Kansas City, MO

Mike is the original founder of Cycle Connections Online Motorcycle Magazine and an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has been riding for over 40 years, belongs to several local and national motorcycle organizations and travels to numerous rallies and events throughout the US each year. Mike has been a writer and editor for many years and has a passion for sharing his motorcycling experiences and stories with you. Contact Mike at