very similar bikes. I don’t think you could go wrong either way. Bigger engine in that superglide, but that 69 ci scout engine is fierce. I’d probably vote the superglide if you’re getting a good deal on it. 2012 can have some issues depending on the previous owner/s.I'll be buying a Indian scout or a 2012 Harley Davidson superglide custom. I will need to commute 130 miles to work round trip
I agree gas tank capacity is a major concern. My girlfriend rides a Scout, and she's filling up 2-3 times as often as I am.... this is the one major issue Indian needs to address on the Scout.
I own a 2020 Indian Scout Bobber and I replaced the seat AFTER springing for the “Comfort” seay that was just horrible. Almost $600 for a custom Corbin, but worth every dime. Please don’t plan on commuting that far on a stock Scout seat.I bought a 2016 Indian chief vintage I got a good deal on. Expecting to buy a cheap car expensive bike. But recently my car is dead. So I'll be selling the Indian chief and buying a small car and enough left over to buy a Indian scout or Harley Davidson superglide. I'll need to commute 65 miles one way to work also. It's all highway miles. I have a little experience in riding. I'm taking msf class this month to get license no more permit for me. I'm 6ft 2 and will be concerned about the scout. But won't be able to just go out and buy parts to make it rider friendly for me height. Thanks
Agreed, for 7,500 I think you could find a really good deal on a bike that already has the accessories you might want. I owned a Scout for 2 years and loved it. But the reason I ended up trading it in was because it wasn’t the greatest long distance rider and only has a 3.3 gal tank... the Springfields and larger have 5.5 gal (almost twice the capacity). Now that’s not to say you can’t turn it into a more comfortable cruiser but that cost more money. End of the day comes down to what you want in a bike.I'd be looking at a large metric cruiser for those kinds of miles. The Scout would be aggravating me with all the required gas stops and it is not a comfortable bike for long distance cruising right out of the box. For $7500, you could probably easily find a used metric cruiser with added bags, windshield or even a fairing.