Interesting. I were looking at possible comfort mods the other day and came to the conclusion the Triumph bobber foot pegs were about 5" to far forward for the riding style the clip-ons I had fitted require. The clip-ons certainly give the bike a slimmer feel for threading the tin tops......the Scout with the forward foot control wasn't very comfortable for me. After a week I'm not yet totally comfortable with the Triumph but it should get better with practice!
I owned an Octane. It is a very nice bike. I picked it over the Indian due to tire size. I put a 2" larger rotor on the bike to aid in stopping. I prefer the Bobber. The motor is not as powerful but i love it just as much. The Bobber handles a bit better. The Octane was good but the Bobber has it beat. The Octane also had a small tank. I have an extra sittin in the garage. The Bobber feels more refined.I really wanted to buy the victory octane which is the same as the scout but different body lines, but when I finally was able to make it to a dealer that had one in Oregon they wouldn't let me test drive it because it was wet outside. Later that day we went to the triumph dealer to look at a Thruxton for my wife and left with two bobbers lol. I didn't like the scout to begin with because of the body lines, but it looks better now, just needs a different exhaust and there are plenty of aftermarket ones out there.