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Indian Scouts Are Looking Great

I took a break from the computer for a few days. We had around 60 degree days in January in Central Ohio. Needless to say, I rode.

Indian Scouts On The Showroom Floor

Here’s what I ran into at a stop on a ride to Columbus, Ohio. Beautiful Indians.

Indian Scout motorcycles on the showroom floor.
Indian Scouts shining on the showroom floor.

I’m really pulling for this company. My reason for not supporting them by buying one yet is that they just don’t have anything comparable to a Goldwing. It’s all comparable to Harley-Davidson. Beating HD is all fine and good, but until they get competitive with a Goldwing, they’re just pretty motocycles.

Indian is making a stunningly beautiful motorcycle. I’ve haven’t ridden one yet. That’s another ding on Indian. Their dealers pretty much ignore me. Maybe I’m just not what Indian is into either?

What I Like About Indian Motorcycles

Modified Indian Scout motorcycle.
Modified Indian Scout

I really like the new Indian motorcycles and I’m noticing that parts are coming available to modify them. The exhaust on this one sounded incredible. The retro styling works pretty well with the modern motorcycle.

I ran into this one at The Angry Bull in Zanesville, Ohio while on a poker run for a fallen biker who worked at Jugz in nearby Newark. It was a cold day, but the owner was nothing but smiles. No fairing and 50 degrees usually does not produce the smile he had. There might be something to this Indian than it just being cool.

What I do find odd is the advertising. They’re trying to rely to much on the brand name that really doesn’t have much to do with the motorcycle that is being sold today. They don’t speak of company practices from the old days that are used or anything of that nature. Other than a few styling queues, there’s nothing much to do with the motorcycle of days gone by.

I’m considering one. Just not sure if I want to pay for the showpiece factor and the nostalgia or if I should just by a Victory. I have more to learn about this company’s motorcycles.