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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Looks familiar

Donít know if itís been posted already.
Your thoughts on this new version of the Indian Scout Bobber.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:56 AM
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The only part I like the look of is the side view of the engine.
The shape of the tank isn’t bad either.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:58 AM
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Nice proportions but the exhaust is hideous.

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 02:06 AM
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Not my cup of tea (british pun intended )
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 03:35 AM
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Not bad. A bit garish looking though. The Bobber looks much classier.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 07:38 AM
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I was looking at the Indian , as a potential candidate, before going for the Triumph

I loved the engine looks , but couldn’t stand the frame’s appearance from the side

I was also dubious about the Polaris’ quality and durability, as well as resale value and whether they’d scrap the brand like they did with Victory
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 08:34 AM
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It looks better than before, and I like how they borrowed the Bobber's tractor seat, but I agree with Chico -- the pipes are fugly and about 8" too long.

The main issue with the Scout Bobber, however, was how "in your face" the radiator was. Conversely, Triumph's designers did a wonderful job making the Bobber radiator blend into the machine without any cowling or other unnecessary camouflage. Simple = Elegant.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Agree with all above especially @AusBob .

When I was looking at both, what did it for me was......
One, for some reason I just didnít feel comfortable on the Scout. I think itís the feet fwd position.
Two, the Triumph just looks better to me. I do, however, like the looks of Scout but I would change quite a bit to get it to look the way I want. With the Triumph now, I would be content with it looking stock throughout ownership.

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 09:10 AM
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Triumph hands down looks better to me. I like the modern classic look. The Indian looks "modern modern".

I still stand that the Triumph, for me, looks like post war error bikes. That's my favorite style.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:50 PM
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Theyíre making progress. Better than the 1st try. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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