Is the Indian Scout better than a Harley Sportster?

Without a doubt, the Sportster® S is more powerful than the 2021 Indian Scout. It has more horsepower, torque, and 1200 cc’s of power compared to the Scout’s 1000 cc’s. The Indian Scout has a design that is far more subtle than the Harley Sportster.

What is the Indian Scout equivalent to?


2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S 2021 Indian Scout
Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1,252cc V-twin Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1,133cc V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 105 x 72.3mm 99 mm x 73.6 mm
Transmission: 6-speed 6-speed
Performance: 121 hp/ 94 lb-ft 100 hp/ 72 lb-ft

Are Indian better than Harley?

In terms of raw performance, Indian often has the advantage over Harley, but typically by what are negligible amounts, though H-D does produce models with spec sheets that best their Indian-made direct competitor.

What is the Harley equivalent of Indian Scout bobber?

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
Scout Bobber Vs Forty-Eight – Which model is Cheapest?

Summary Indian Scout Bobber Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
Manufacturer Indian Harley-Davidson
Body Type Cruiser Cruiser
Mileage 14.00 Km/l 20.00 Km/l
Power 94.00 bhp 60.00 bhp

Does the Indian Scout have enough power?

Indian Bobber Engine The 5-speed transmission is smooth and not off putting with intense power. The 5th gear acts as an overdrive cruising gear but does not lack any oomph either. The engine certainly has enough power to grow with the rider as confidence increases.

What is the difference between a Harley and an Indian?

Where the Sportster’s 883 cc engine resides, Indian places a modern 1000 cc liquid-cooled engine (61 cubic in) that makes substantially more power than the Harley’s motor. The Indian is longer, lower of seat, better suspended and therefore more fun to ride for most of us.

How many miles do Indian scouts last?

How Many Miles Can an Indian Scout Last? An Indian Scout can last well over 80,000 miles if appropriately stored, ridden, and serviced per the intervals and broken-in per the instructions Indian outlines in the owner’s manual. Responsible owners have Scouts that are still on the road well past 80,000 miles.

Is Indian Scout fast?

Top Speed: 115 mph (Est.)

How long do Indian scouts last?

How Long Do Indian Motorcycles Last? There are well-maintained Indian motorcycles on the road with over 100,000 miles on them.

What is the difference between the Indian scout and Harley-Davidson forty-eight special?

The Indian Scout has a roomier feel, despite the pulled back bars, due to it being a more stretched out motorcycle with a wheelbase 2.6 inches longer. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special feels a bit smaller, even with the tall bars.

Why buy a Harley-Davidson forty-eight special?

The 61.5-inch wheelbase discourages fast lane changes, and the motor is smooth at lower rpm and revs out very nicely, should you find the room to do so. Also, the clutch pull is lighter on the Indian. With a rubber-mounted air-cooled motor, the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special provides a much more visceral experience.

What is the difference between a scout and a Harley-Davidson?

While both have abbreviated seats with little wiggle room and the pegs are mounted at the front of the engine cases, the Harley-Davidson has mini-apes, while the Scout goes with low sweptback handlebars. There’s no confusing the two.

Should you buy a 2019 Indian scout or a 2019 Harley-Davidson special?

So, as is often the case, it comes down to your philosophy of riding. If you like stability, smoothness, and the neo-boardtracker look, the 2019 Indian Scout will be in your garage. For those who favor a more authentic retro experience, plenty of low-end muscle, and classic styling, your choice will be the 2019 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special.