Indian’s New Scout on 100-City Show ’n’ Ride Tour

Riders will be able to try out the machine for themselves

That's our own Jon Langston trying out the Scout recently at Sturgis 2014.

Indian Motorcycle is taking its new Scout on a coast-to-coast tour to its dealerships across America to show off and promote the new 2015 Indian Scout.

The road trip starts now and runs through mid-October and will touch down in 100 cities.

The full schedule of dates and times can be found on the Events section of the Indian Motorcycle website.

The new 2015 Scout was unveiled August 2 at the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

First All-New Scout in 70 Years

The bike is the first new Indian Scout manufactured in nearly 70 years, and many will say it exemplifies one of the most famous, decorated and storied motorcycles in history.

The "Scout's 1st Run Tour" is designed to let Indian Motorcycle fans across the country see and ride the new machine, which has a starting price of $10,999.

The tour will also promote the availability of the "Scout's 1st Run" program, a opportunity for riders to be among the first secure their own 2015 Scout for delivery in late 2014.

Participants in "Scout's 1st Run" also receive five years of warranty coverage, and a commemorative "First to Own" kit to honor the model’s storied past.

Building Positive Buzz

Early reviews of the machine have been largely positive, with praise going to its new engine — a 100hp, water-cooled twin — and its poise and handling. The scoot comes with other nifty features, like a lightweight chassis and cast aluminum frame coupled with a low 25.3-inch seat height.

The bike weighs 558 pounds wet, which makes it light in its class.

Indian says these attributes will likely appeal to new riders and female riders, though performance and handling will also appeal to experienced riders.

About Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc.and lays claim to being America's first motorcycle company, founded in 1901. Polaris manufactures a range of powersports machines and had annual sales in 2013 of $3.8 billion.

See Indian Motorcycle for more information.