Difference between USA and Overseas Scouts . . .

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  1. JuanPoopalot

    JuanPoopalot Junior Member

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    I am very close to ordering my new Scout and from what I have gleaned from this forum, it seems that there are a few differences between the Scouts sold in USA and those sold in Europe, Australia and other places.

    Feel free to correct me, or add to the list, but a couple that come to mind are:
    • I think all Scouts sold in Australia have ABS as standard, and
    • I am told they also come with fork locks.
    Are there any other features??

    By the way, on the down-side, from 2017 the 60 is no longer available in Australia. I guess they are looking to trade us all up to 69s.
     
  2. followindgrass

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    The scout sold in Asia all have ABS,fork lock, rubber cover for rear shock
     
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  3. RBinTEX

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    They also have a kickstand switch to kill engine when the stand is put down.
     
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    And the red ones are faster,........don't forget to order a red one,.......
     
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    I could have sworn it was black.
     
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  6. RBinTEX

    RBinTEX Platinum Member

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    Speaking of over-seas bikes, some of them come to the USA to buy Indian Scouts!


    A story told to RBinTEX from a foreign visitor to Texas riding his new Indian Scout!
    Written down as best as I could remember! :rolleyes:
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    The other day I was cruising along in my brand new Indian Scout motorcycle, coming onto one of the interstates, which was very busy with inferior and very loud Harley motorcycles.

    The Indian dealer told me that if I bought an Indian Scout the world of highways in Texas would be mine.


    First off, I couldn't believe that the volume of traffic DIDN'T slow
    down for me in respect for my new Indian Scout AT ALL.

    As I came off the entrance ramp into the motorway I had to squeeze into
    a barely big enough gap between two cars in order to get onto my motorway!

    The driver of the car behind me did realize his mistake

    though and honked an apology to me with a long blast of his horn.

    Unbelievably, I had to do the same again before I could get to the Indian
    motorcycle Lane.
    He apologized too with a long honk and a friendly wave of the finger.


    Anyway, once I was in the Indian motorcycle Lane and posing along at an easy 110 mph
    enjoying the adulation that the inferior Harley drivers were giving me as I passed them.

    All of them were giving me a now familiar finger wave in tribute to my new Indian and yelling out their admiration as I passed them.
    I gave each of them a finger wave back at them as I passed to acknowledge their envy of my Indian Scout.


    Shortly I noticed another inferior Harley ahead of me which was not only in the Indian
    Lane of my motorway, but was driving at a ridiculous 70 mph!

    Naturally, I got within a foot or so of his rear fender and flashed
    my headlights to remind him he shouldn't be in the Indian Lane of
    my motorway and to get out of my way.
    Apparently he didn't know my Indian dealer?


    Of course, once he finally realized it was an Indian Scout behind him, he did just
    that, but I could hardly believe it when he pulled straight back
    out behind me as I sped by him!
    He also tried to keep up with me for a while and when he

    realized I would out-run him, he put on some red and blue lights in his
    front engine guards and urged me to get onto the hard shoulder so that he
    could congratulate me on my excellent new Indian Scout motorcycle.

    Needless to say, I was eager to oblige and when we had stopped,
    the man gave me a piece of paper confirming what I already knew -
    that my Indian Scout goes really fast because it is RED!

    Apparently he wants everyone to know what a superior motorcycle I have,
    so I had to take my drivers license to a police station to be sent
    away to have some points put on!
    (They're not free points either -

    they're $20 each and I was only allowed 3.)
    But the man at the
    police station said that because I drive a fast Red Indian Scout, it probably wont be much longer before I earn the full 12 points, and then I won't even NEED
    a driving license, so they will take it off me at that time!

    See, now THAT'S the sort of respect you get when you own
    and drive a Red Indian Scout in Texas!


     
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  7. JuanPoopalot

    JuanPoopalot Junior Member

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    Don't worry mate, red is definitely going to feature - along with some black (gotta keep Masta Kink happy too).

    A 2017 red/black will soon be on its way, inspired by this beauty:

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    JuanPoopalot Junior Member

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    It is hard keeping all forum members happy, but I do what I can.

    Please see reply to Alpal.
     
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    Too funny RB. Love it.
     
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    You'll be behind red but ahead of grey,.....that's something I guess,......
     
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    OK, so far:
    Plus side:
    • ABS - standard in Oz and Asia and ...
    • Fork lock - in Oz and Asia and ...
    • rubber cover over rear shock - in Asia and ...
    • kick-stand kill switch - in Oz and ...

    Minus side:
    • no 60 available in Oz

    Is that it?
     
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    My Scout was purchased at a dealership in Johannesburg SA. She has all of the above mentioned features.
    Note what is written on the label.
     

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    JuanPoopalot Junior Member

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    Thanks Klyphy,
    That is starting to look like ALL of the overseas model are the same, with the same inclusions...
    Would that be right?
    Cheers,
    John
     
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    I would think so.
     
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    All international models have what you have listed above. Strange that Oz does not sell the 60. They are moving very well here in Burtland.
    Alpal
     

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