Iron Pony in Columbus had Indian demo days yesterday, and today. I rode over today for a ride on the new Scout, my wife is interested in one (she is working)..
First the negative (really only one for me) I don't care for forward controls, that's the only real complaint I can find....
I am most impressed with the engine, it's a claimed 100hp, and 72ft-lbs of torque...i believe it. It's very smooth with linear power (no Harley here)..
The brakes are good, much better than any Harley i've had, but not as good as my Versys, or Vstrom. They claim 538lbs/550 wet...The bike feels very light.
The seat height caught me off guard at first, after being in my toes on the Versys, the ground was a ton closer, at 5'9" with a 29" inseam my legs were bent. The seat was very comfortable (at least for a 20 mile ride).
All in all I thinks it's a winner, and should put Indian on the map, the price seems reasonable to the competition, with much better everything..
I could ride it to the west coast with no problem..