For a vehicle to complete a hundred years and still be in production is a big deal. For context, the Rolls-Royce Phantom – one of the most revered names in automotive history – still has six more years to complete its century. The Indian Scout moniker turned 100 years old this year as the iconic American brand launched the very first Scout motorcycle back in 1919. The celebrate the important milestone, Indian announced its 2020 Scout line-up, which includes two new models: The Scout 100th Anniversary and the Scout Bobber Twenty. Indian Scout 100th Anniversary, as the name suggests, is a limited edition model that has been created as a tribute to its hundred-year-old history. The special edition motorcycle takes styling cues from the original Scout from the 1920s and gets a beautiful classic red finish with gold trim and 100th-anniversary badges. It is powered by the same 1133cc water-cooled v-twin engine as the standard Bobber that makes 94bhp, along with featuring the same chassis. The special edition comes with black wire wheels, a ‘desert tan’ solo leather saddle, beach bars and a luggage rack. Only 750 examples of the special edition will be made for sale around the world.
The other new model to join the line-up is the Scout Bobber Twenty that also pays homage to the original 1920 machine. What’s different is its retro-styled aesthetic which is inspired by old school bobbers, which includes a lot of chrome and blacked-out parts. It also gets wire-spoked wheels, a single ‘floating’ bobber seat and ape hanger bars. The Scout Bobber Twenty will be available in three colors: Thunder Black, Sagebrush Smoke and Burnished Metallic.