2020 Indian Scout Bobber
V-twin Americana with a lone ranger attitude—the 2020 Indian Scout Bobber provides that in a low-slung style for urban riding.
For the solo rider who loves to cruise the urban jungle rather than go for a full-on tour comes the 2020 Indian Scout Bobber. With its solo saddle, bar-end mirrors, side-mounted license plate, chopped fenders, blacked-out design, and midsize 1,133cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, the Scout Bobber is a minimalistic cruiser motorcycle for prowling the streets in attractive low-slung style. A claimed 100 hp is available for passing the slower traffic too. For those who are always on the go a USB charging port allows for mobile device charging and when you do have to slow your roll, ABS is available in all color options.
2020 Indian Scout Bobber Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition
We ran the 2020 Scout Bobber on the in-house dyno to find that it spins its rear wheel to 82.9 hp at 8,000 rpm and 62.6 pound-feet at 5,700 rpm.
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We provided a first look at the tribute Scout Bobber Twenty to find that “You get that cut-down urban brawler vibe and a third less rear suspension travel, but the Twenty ups its game with a pair of 10-inch apehangers rather than the flatter bar on the stock Bobber, and you get a choice of three new paint schemes instead of the subdued options we’ve seen in the last few years.”
Harley-Davidson’s Sportster Iron 883 and Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black serve as the Scout Bobber’s competition.
Indian Scout Bobber Updates For 2020
As stated in our Scout Bobber Twenty First Look, “All the new 2020 Scouts get upgraded brake components, so you’ll see floating rotors and new calipers and master cylinders for better stopping power, and for 2020, Indian has also rolled out a new line of exhaust and muffler options so you can switch up the look of your stocker significantly while adding ponies to boot.” All Scout Bobbers will also be rolling on the new Pirelli MT 60 RS tires as well.
The base Bobber comes in a non-ABS form in Thunder Black, but otherwise is ABS-equipped with Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, Bronze Smoke, White Smoke, and Deepwater Metallic colorways. The base starts at $10,999 and goes up to $12,399 for ABS/specific colorways. The Scout Bobber also pays homage to the 1920s model with the 2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty which gets new bars, wheels, seat, and colors in comparison to the stock model. Colors on this tribute include Thunder Black (ABS or non-ABS), or other ABS-equipped colorways such as Sagebrush Smoke and Burnished Metallic. Pricing starts at $11,999 for non-ABS and $12,899 for ABS.
2020 Indian Scout Bobber Claimed Specifications
|Price||$10,999–$12,399 (Scout Bobber)/$11,999–$12,899 (Scout Bobber Twenty)|
|Engine||Liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||99.0 x 73.6mm|
|Horsepower||100 hp @ 8,100 rpm|
|Torque||72.0 lb.-ft. @ 6,000 rpm|
|Seat Height||26.1 in. (Scout Bobber)/27.9 in. (Scout Bobber Twenty)|
|Front Suspension||41mm telescopic fork, nonadjustable; 4.7-in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Nonadjustable; 2.0-in. travel|
|Fuel Capacity||3.3 gal.|
|Claimed Dry Weight||552 lb. (Scout Bobber w/o ABS)/ 561 lb. (Scout Bobber Twenty w/o ABS)|
Cycle World Tested Specifications (Scout Bobber)
|Wet Weight||577 lb.|
|Rear-Wheel Horsepower||82.9 hp @ 8,000 rpm|
|Rear-Wheel Torque||62.6 lb.-ft. @ 5,700 rpm|
|Braking 30–0 mph||N/A|
|Braking 60–0 mph||N/A|