2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout
Two extremely popular new performance Cruiser models are the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S and the updated Indian Scout. Within the 2021 model year lineup, both of these motorcycles were fitted with an array of gorgeous features.
The Sportster® S from Harley-Davidson® is entirely new with a stunning muscular design. This Sportster® has been revealed as the latest addition to Harley-Davidson®’s updated and reinvented bikes. The 2021 Sportster® S is powered by a potent 1250 Revolution Max engine. This engine can also be found on the Harley-Davidson® Pan-America 1250. However, on the 2021 Sportster® S, this powertrain is punchier. The powertrain of the Pan-America 1250T has been carefully tuned for dynamic power in the lower RPM range. On both motorcycles, this 1250T engine is superior!
In contrast, the 2021 Scout from motorcycle maker Indian is a middleweight Cruiser series bike. This is a great choice for those seeking traditional Cruiser performance with contemporary design elements. The design of this motorcycle is reminiscent of Indian Scout bikes from nearly 100 years ago.
The Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S was Inspired by Flat-Track Racers
As a flat-track-inspired motorcycle, this bike has amazing performance. It also comes with a circular instrument gauge cluster that has a 4 inch TFT display screen and Bluetooth compatibility. Here, you can choose between a range of selectable ride modes. You can also control your Reflex Defensive Rider Systems. These advanced rider aids come standard on the new Sportster® S. Also, ABS comes standard on every single 2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S model.
This bike also has a Daymaker Signature LED headlight. This light is similar to the front headlight found on the Harley-Davidson® Fat Bob. The chassis of the 2021 Sportster® S is impressive as well. It includes a versatile rebound and spring preload adjustment feature. The rear suspension is also sophisticated. You will enjoy a floating single-piston caliper at the rear of the bike. You can choose from a range of accessories, packages, and paint color options as well.
2021 Features of the Indian Scout
The Indian Scout features a 41 mm front inverted telescopic fork system. On the back, you will get dual shocks. The front and rear independent hydraulic disc brakes come with a set of stainless steel brake lines. Anti-lock braking is optional on the Indian Scout. If you choose the Thunder Black paint package, anti-lock brakes come standard. The Indian Scout has a single disc brake at the front rather than a dual disk brake. This improves its appearance but detracts from its performance slightly.
The Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S Powertrain Advantage
The Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S is powered by an all-new Revolution Max liquid-cooled powertrain. This powertrain includes double overhead camshafts and has variable valve timing. This engine provides plenty of torque and also gives you an instantaneous power band which will enhance your control. The 1252 CC V-twin engine can produce up to 121 horsepower and over 92 pound-feet of torque.
This engine also comes with a six-speed transmission and a premium slipper clutch. One of the most unique features of the Revolution Max 1250T powertrain is its structural design. This engine has been built as part of the motorcycle’s chassis and replaces the need for an old-school frame. As such, the entire setup creates lightweight agility with a low center of gravity.
Choosing Between the 2021 Sportster® S and the Indian Scout
In the end, you will have to choose the motorcycle that works best for your precise needs and individualistic riding style. However, when it comes to performance and rider amenities, the 2021 Sportster® S from Harley-Davidson® is one of the best roadster bikes that you can get. It dominates the 2021 Indian Scout in essentially every category. With that in mind, the Indian Scout is still a great bike. It has an impressive design. For those who prefer Indian Motorcycles, the Scout is a great option.
Test Ride a New 2021 Sportster® S at Our Dealership
In our opinion, the best way to see why the 2021 Sportster® S is so popular is to take one out for a test ride personally. At our dealership, we make scheduling test rides easy and even offer appointment scheduling online. Or, call our dealership to schedule a test ride on the phone and learn more. At our Harley-Davidson® dealership, we will work hard to help you find the perfect motorcycle for your needs as a unique individual! Give us a call today.