The first Indian Scout was produced in 1919 as the G-20 model for 1920. On the cusp between 2019 and 2020, Indian Motorcycle is now gearing up to celebrate the iconic Scout’s centenary next year by announcing two new models: the 2020 Scout 100th Anniversary and the 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty. These will join the existing Scout, Scout Sixty, and Scout Bobber which will all remain in the lineup sporting new brakes for 2020. All the scouts are powered by a 1,133 cc V-twin rated to make 101.4 PS and 97.7 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The limited-edition 2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary pays tribute to the original, 606 cc 1920 G-20 Scout designed by Charles B. Franklin, who also developed the first 1922 Indian Chief and 1928 101 Scout. The 100th Anniversary model wears a heritage-inspired paint scheme in Iconic Indian Red with Gold pinstriping as a throwback to the 1920 G-20.
The 2020 Scout 100th Anniversary edition also comes with a 100th Anniversary badge, genuine leather solo saddle, gold-pinstriped black rims with chrome wire spokes, Pirelli Night Dragon rubber, chrome handlebars, and a chrome luggage rack. Only 750 units will be sold, priced at US$16,000 each.
The 2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty is also a centennial tribute of sorts, but instead of receiving one exclusive paint scheme, it comes in three color options: Thunder Black, Sagebrush Smoke, and Burnished Metallic — with the brand's recognizable Native American motif.
To differentiate the Twenty model from the regular Scout Bobber, the Twenty model receives a floating solo saddle, rolls on black rims with chrome wire spokes wrapped in Pirelli MT60RS rubber, sports chrome exhaust tips, and features higher mini-ape handlebars. The 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty is priced at US$12,000.