2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout
Looking for a middleweight motorcycle that provides plenty of power and visual appeal? If so, you will find that there are many choices to sort through from various makers. The Indian Scout and the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S are two fantastic models to look at in the 2021 lineup. In the following 2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout review, we will discuss both bikes and compare them to one another. Let’s roll!
The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S
This gorgeous and powerful Sportster represents an entirely new chapter in the Harley-Davidson® Sportster series saga. This motorcycle is a superb choice for riders who want top-of-the-line performance and unrivaled style. This motorcycle is aggressive and powerful with excellent design features and sportbike agility. It has precision handling that must be felt to be believed. As far as aesthetic appeal goes, the 2021 Sportster® S makes a bold statement. Its design stands out among the pack, and it comes in three stunning paint colors accented by a range of well-designed finishes. Other key features of this motorcycle include its low stance and standardly equipped high-tech Reflex Defensive Rider Systems. It also features a comfortable and alert stretch riding position. You will also enjoy forward foot controls and a set of beautifully muscular sculpted exhaust pipes. Best of all, this motorcycle comes with an entirely new Revolution Max 1250T engine. This legendary V-twin engine is liquid-cooled with double overhead camshafts. The powertrain also has variable valve timing. It offers tons of torque and an intermediate surging power band. This power band has been tuned to maximize your control as you harness pure power and adrenaline. Moreover, the updated high mount exhaust system has been inspired by flat track racing motorcycles and crafted using 304 corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Choose from selectable ride modes, including Sport, Road, and Rain. When it comes time to customize this motorcycle, you will find a range of parts and accessories available for the latest Sportster® S model. These accessories include Mid-Control kits, engine guards, quick-release windshields, and more!
The 2021 Indian Scout
The 2021 Indian Scout is an entry-level middleweight motorcycle engineered for balance and simplicity. This motorcycle has a distinctive Indian look and many accessories available. ABS is optional, and you can choose from a few different subtle paint colors. This retro motorcycle has a stylish look and offers 100 horsepower and a 6-speed transmission.
How Do These Motorcycles Compare?
As you can see, these two motorcycles have some big differences. For starters, the 2021 Sportster® S has Harley-Davidson®’s latest Revolution Max 1250T engine. The Sportster produces a mind-blowing 121 horsepower with 94 pound-feet of torque! In contrast, the Indian Scout only produces 100 horsepower and 72 pound-feet of torque. On top of that, the Scout is 59 pounds heavier than the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S, weighing in at 502 pounds. Not only is the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S lighter in weight, but it can also outmaneuver the Indian Scout. The Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S has a 59.8-inch wheelbase, a sport-tuned mono-shock, and a fully adjustable fork. Alternatively, the wheelbase of the Scout is 62 inches. It then has a conventional front end with rear shocks. The new Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S is arguably easier to ride than the Indian Scout. This is due to its stretched design and seat height. Not only does it come with a range of rider aids, but it also has selectable ride modes. Enjoy traction control, standardly equipped abs, and versatile engine brake settings. The Indian Scout has optional ABS and no selectable ride modes or other rider aids.
Is the Harley-Davidson® or the Indian Bike Better?
The 2021 Sportster® S from Harley-Davidson® is unquestionably the better motorcycle when compared to the Indian Scout. Not only does it have better performance, but it comes with a range of useful rider features and amenities. Both motorcycles offer plenty of accessories, but the 2021 Sportster® S comes with more standard features. The 2021 Sportster® S outperforms the Indian Scout in essentially every regard. While both of these motorcycles are stylish and impressive in their own ways, the 2021 Sportster® S is undeniably the more powerful and capable motorcycle.
Test Ride the Sportster® S at Seacoast Harley-Davidson® in North Hampton New Hampshire
We highly recommend taking a test ride on the 2021 Sportster® S. This motorcycle is stylish, aggressive, powerful, capable, and incredibly fun to ride. At our Harley-Davidson® dealership, we are happy to answer any questions that you have about this motorcycle. Plus, our dealership has a great inventory of immaculate Sportster models. To learn more or to schedule a test ride on the 2021 Sportster® S, call our Harley-Davidson® dealership.