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Looking at the specs in the manual I noticed 6th gear on the Scout is the same ratio as 5th gear on the 60 so no advantage cruising down the highway and the gears are spaced well on the 60 so I really dont see the reason for the extra gear unless the Scout is considered a close ratio 6 speed and the 60 is considered a wide ratio 5 speed. Same top gear
 

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The ‘20 and ‘21 Scout got a taller 6th gear, 3.810:1.

Sixty still uses the 4.087:1 (6th as 5th) from 2018 Scout.


From ‘15 to ‘17 Scout (69) had taller gearing.

Gear Ratio (1st)
10.782 : 1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
7.238 : 1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
5.841 : 1
Gear Ratio (4th)
4.957 : 1
Gear Ratio (5th)
4.380 : 1
Gear Ratio (6th)
4.034 : 1

All use final drive ratio 2.357.
 

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‘18 and ‘19 Scout/Bobber/Sixty

Gear Ratio (1st)
10.926 : 1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
7.427 : 1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
5.918 : 1
Gear Ratio (4th)
5.022 : 1
Gear Ratio (5th)
4.439 : 1
Gear Ratio (6th/5th)
4.087 : 1
 

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Looking at the specs in the manual I noticed 6th gear on the Scout is the same ratio as 5th gear on the 60 so no advantage cruising down the highway and the gears are spaced well on the 60 so I really dont see the reason for the extra gear unless the Scout is considered a close ratio 6 speed and the 60 is considered a wide ratio 5 speed. Same top gear
I think that's right. On the 60, they just left out the 5th gear on the 69, so its a slightly wider gap between 4th and 5th (top gear). Going from 5th to 6th on my 69 only drops the revs slightly. Both have the same top gear.
 

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I was just going by the info in my 2016 owners manual. I don't know about the other years. I don't miss the extra gear.
 
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