2019 Indian Scout Bobber Thunder Black is rated out of 5 by 181.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mayjourio from INDIAN FTR 1200 S RACE CARBON My god! What a bike! The FTR wasn't listed so I chose the next best option but this is a review of the FTR. Lemme start by saying, frankly, there was never a single product in the Indian portfolio that would get me into one of their showrooms. That all change when I first saw glimpses of this magical beast. Upon going to the demo, I must say I am quite smitten. The balance, the power, the ergos... Just WOW! You boys did WORK! Phenomenal! The gobs of torque on the low end was guttural and the bike just pulled like a locomotive! I haven't smiled so much at a demo in years! Indian is officially on my radar and I look forward to what comes next!
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRC1 from Best bike I ever owned Bought the bobber in February. It was the best decision I ever made to sell my Harley and buy a Indian. Bike is so smooth, plenty of power and incredibly good looking. Im 6'4" and after I installed the extended reach controls and the mini apes I fit perfect. The only complaint I have is the seat. After a hour the seat is extremely uncomfortable.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve 42 from That darn seat!! I bought this bike about 6 months ago. From the very first ride home from the dealer, people were stopping me to ask about my bike. As other reviews have stated, it starts a lot of conversations. This bike has great power and looks. The only problem for me is the seat. After about an hour or two, my butt is cramped up and I can't wait to get home. There are after market seats available but they are expensive and the prices are rising fast. I suppose if Indian does not have alternative seat, I'll have to spend the money. After all, what's the use of having such a cool bike if I cant ride it.
Date published: 2019-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by skidoo90 from Demo Days Rider 8-30-19 Thunder White Smoke little bobber!! If you haven't had the joy of riding a Scout Bobber,Your missing out. My 2nd year riding in a Demo days and rode a lot more bikes this time. Springfield, FTR1200,Scout Bobber, Scout and Cheiftain.This bike I rode twice. Like them that much. These little bobbers are so agile and a complete BLAST to ride. Great power and handling. If my son ever starts riding(He wants too learn), Gonna make him buy one of these just so I can ride it too. ONLY reason I have a regular Scout is its 2-up, Which I need for the wife to ride with me. Only fault the bobber has is the seat is not as cushy as the regular Scout.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chefbri68 from Great Bike! My wife & I bought 2 Scouts this past February from Paul Blouin’s in Augusta, Maine. I love my bobber, smoke black, changed the exhaust to rinehart, & solo pan seat. My wife bought a Scout add bags & a windshield to hers. She loves the bike how it handles, ride & weight. I love the Bobber, performance, handling, & ride is awesome. Nice weight to handle too. Will extent the controls. And the exhaust sounds better than HD. We have owned Softails, Street Glide, Heritage, Electra Glide & Road King and I have to say this is the best bike I have owned, its not a touring bike but to ride on back roads, around town & to put 200 miles on a day it is great. I test rode all the Indians and went back to the Scout. Suits my needs well. Our dealership is great too.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by Noneya from Seat like a cinder block I wanted to ride a touring model but the wait was to long so I tried the Scout Bobber. My back still aches two days later. No spring in seat whatsoever. Hit a bump in the road and you're thrown several inches up out of the seat which could cause lose of control, not to mention like getting punched in the kidneys. I've ridden ridged frame bikes that were less harsh. When I mentioned this to sales rep he couldn't agree more with my riding impression. Other than a cruise around the block, I don't see many that would be up for any distance on this model.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lorena Bobber from Unreal appearance! Bought my Bobber in October and absolutely love it. I get compliments every time I ride it. The only thing I have been frustrated with is the difficulty in customizing it, which was a large part of the marketing for it. I just got the 10” apes and brake lines, and was never told I’d need new mirrors and grips. Haven’t exactly been pointed in the right direction for what mirrors and grips will work with the new handlebars.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteadyEddie from Pleasantly Surprised HD Rider for Decades, never even considered an Indian. Caught in a YouTube Vortex and found the Scout Bobber. Test Rode the next day......and rode it home. Wild little Motor that REALLY comes to life over 5K in the Revs (odd for a twin) and goes to about 8K. That 100HP comes out up top and the 72 FPT gets it moving from a stop nicely. Love this little ripper and could not be happier.......Full Exhaust goes on tomorrow :-)
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shock from Less is more I took part in a demo ride. I really enjoyed this bike. It is obviously not meant for touring. It is a very cool looking bare bones ride. It was easy riding. Had plenty of power when needed and easy to also just take it easy and cruise. The weight is low on the frame which I think makes cornering even easier. May not be as comfortable for a tall rider but easy to fix with mini ape handle bars. I would also recommend upgrading the exhaust. Indian offers affordable upgrades.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by jayuup from Sexy in black, scratch that...plain sexy I bought this motorcycle at the end of September and I took my time making sure that I had the right experiences to make sure I gave the right review. First of all, as the title alludes, this bike is sexy. It gets looks everywhere. I've been stalked in Starbucks locations across the state. "Hey..is that your bike out there?" A long conversation usually ensues. Most common of the queries are from true motorcycle enthusiasts whom usually own Harleys. This bike gets looks, even from devoted fans of other brands. Lets talk positives. First of all, the reports of the engine being a beast are spot on. I do not find myself regretting this, in fact, a Scout 60 bobber would still be a sexy sexy beast if they ever came up with one. Just saying, but I am glad it came with the 69 because my riding style is all about fast accelleration then cruising at speed. This thing flies (when you let it). One time at a stoplight I accidentally let it rip a bit too hard, I think it was a "lean back and the grip rolled with it" kinda moment and had an instant torque yank that set be back in the saddle as far as my arms would let me. It startled me a bit, but I recovered. This isn't a toy. I have always wanted a power commander, so I bought one. Did it need more power, no. But I got one with the stock pipes just in case I wanted to change things up. I must say, throttle response and as far as I can tell thus far, fuel mileage has improved. Jury still out on mpg but the quality of the bike on a power commander is worth considering even if on stock pipes. I was worried about cornering. Fat tires, heavier and lower suspension bike than I have ever previously owned had me babying it. After a few rides, I realized that the only thing holding me back was me. I dont lay into turns or scrape pegs, but I do accelerate into turns and roll it over as much as I have on previous bikes. The mirror placement is perfect (upright) for me. I cannot see myself, as cool as it would look, putting the mirrors down. As far as ride quality, well, no bike is perfect. My riding style is more of a short cruise variety. My typical rides are around 30-50 miles around the "island" (I am in Hawaii). Occasionally I hit 70+ miles but that's the exception not the rule. I also do a lot of point to point riding on this bike, just getting around. Going to to the movies, coffee, dinner, meet friends in town. From literature, it appears that my type of riding is exactly the market, as far as riding style, they were looking for. However, I think they sucked it down just a tad to far in the comfort vs. look/cost tradeoffs. Perhaps others are fine with it, and generally I am the type of rider that adjusts me before I adjust the bike as I figure the engineers know better. But his being my 4th bike, 2nd brand new, i was disappointed in how uncomfortable the bike was off the floor. Almost from the first ride, I realized I needed to make some adjustments. First step was preload. That made a huge difference. I think many dealerships overlook this step, but when you buy it, have the dealership adjust the preload IMMEDIATELY for your use. That did not occur, perhaps because the shop was closed by the time my transaction was completed, but it didn't get done and the ride home was a bull ride. This is extremely important as we will discuss in the next section. The suspension system, although an improvement over the standard scout previous models, still is sub par (being kind). If your municipality is full of horrific rough roads as mine is, please do yourself a favor and plan to upgrade suspension from the get-go. The preload helped a ton, but occasionally there's a spine jarring bump that made me question my choice of bikes. Proper preload helps, I cannot stress this enough, but I will be investing in a better suspension system as soon as enough reviews come out to distinguish which will best fit my needs. The seat is uncomfortable. I struggle with this the most because that's possibly the most iconic eye catching item on this bike (aside from the bar end mirrors). The seat sets it apart from other Scout models and i fell in love with it at first sight. However, its not built for long rides. Can I make do with this seat, yeah. absolutely, But if you tend to sit on your bike longer than I do, you will definitely be looking for other options in this area. In this, every professional review I read on this seat was spot on. Best for tooling around town, not so much for long cruises. Indian, you should put together a "Bobber Pro" model with better brakes, shocks, and seat. I would have bought it in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by twarn737 from bad rear shocks rear facory shocks are horrible. im 6'1 237 lbs, and they bottom out even on smallest bumps.,now i see fox makes shocks for the rear, sold by indian, to help take care of this problem, why didnt they just put the fox shocks on to start with.. the way the bike is now its unbearable to ride..so my bike just sits till i have 900.00 dollars for the new shocks
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Duke 6 from A real head turner. I purchased this bike last spring after seeing it online. It's one of those bikes that the second you see it you know you just have to have it. The matted out look is definitely for me and adds tremendously to the attitude of the machine. The performance is superb and meets all my needs. This bike gets looks from bikers and public alike. Best purchase I have made in a long time!
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by JIM18 from Excellent This bike hits everything right on target, except one thing, so far... Performance, looks, price, cost to maintain: excellent. Only thing lacking with the bike is the seat. I can only stand the stock seat for about 30 miles at a time before I start losing feeling in parts of my body. Yes, the parts that just came to your mind are what I'm talking about, among others. Currently I'm justifying to my wife the need for a $300 to $500 replacement because, "The stock seat feels like someone strapped a $5 baseball glove on a cinder block." I'm like 5'11" 3/4, and weigh 200lbs. Other than that, I had a couple questions about the bike's matte finish, someone in customer service was supposed to reach out, but no one ever did. This is a review about the bike, though, and this bike is a lot of fun. I'm a very happy first time Indian-owner.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by lots of fun from nice throttle response Nice looking bike. I ride a scout sixty, like them both. I felt myself leaning over the gas tank just slightly. A different type handle bars May be more comfortable.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Fun/style/quality Great bike. Fun to ride and has great power. The fit and finish is quality. The sound stock is too quiet, but a stage 1 or Maverick Crushers fix that. The suspension is good out front but the rear is a bit harsh, feels well planted though. Plenty of aftermarket and factory accessories to make it your own. I've had fun doing that. Only wishes are: -fuel gauge -cruise control -factory fly screen for Bobber
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaw7429 from Absolutely amazing I bought this bike a week ago at Ohio Valley Indian, in Mineral Wells, WV. Have ridden it every opportunity since. I had been in contact with the dealership for several months prior to my purchase, and the staff were great to deal with. Sales floor was immaculate. About the bike. It rides great, a little rough, but that was expected. Very clickable. A monstrous amount of power. The factory exhaust sounded very anemic, not fitting for such a powerhouse of a bike. I upgraded to crusher maverick slip-on, and do not regret it. It sounds perfect now, maybe on the loud side, but the tone is perfect. Brakes are very responsive. Transmission is smooth. Clutch feels great. Paint, and fit of the bike are perfect. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate recommend this bike to anyone! It is just that good!
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dark Scout from Slick design Indian did a great job putting this together. I added the bars and seat.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by skidoo90 from Demo rider June 29th and 30th. WOW!! First impression riding this is SOLID and feels to be quality built. I believe this had the Stage 1 kit factory installed on it.Sticker on tank said so.This Red and Black beauty was a dream to ride.Wish the Scout base felt solid like this too,Unfortunately it didn't. This bike has that "GET IT BOY" response that reminds me of a Sport bike I used to have.The torque will pull you back in the seat. The only cons are, Again ,Stock seat could be more comfortable and I need a 2 up for my wife to ride with me.Indian-PLEASE make this in a 2 up model in Jade Green.Thanks!!!
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by CKofKC from Almost there I bought a 2019 in February and put RSD mids, exhaust, speedo relo, pro-taper bars, and a Mustang seat on it. The motor is ridiculously good. Indian should do better with the stock saddle and the rear shocks are mediocre at best. The rest is all good. Mine is matte black and is my city bike.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Combs1 from Sits nice, fast, handles good. Smooth transmission Test rode today, part of a group ride at the dealership. Overall, satisfied. The turn signals and display buttons are quite small especially when wearing gloves which I do. Handle bars / grips are small diameter which is a little different for me as well.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hahner from Great motor! Great fit & finish! Stiff ride As a very happy owner of a 2015 Roadmaster with just shy of 20k miles, we recently took advantage of the Indian Test Ride at our local WI dealer to check out the Scout Bobber as a new addition to our garage. I was very impressed with the overall look of the 2018 bike. Fit & finish is top-notch. Motor is just fantastic! Clutching and shifting is smooth and effortless. Very smooth throttle response as the bike gains RPMs from idle up to around 3000, which is where it really starts to sing! Ride is a little stiff and would look to soften it up if possible and would probably change out bars to accommodate a taller rider (6-1"). The Scout Bobber is definitely in the running for that spot in the garage next to our Roadmaster.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike 580 from Great bike Bought this bike in October the only day I regret it are days the snow and cold won't let me ride it.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by Alexintenn from Great Motor The Bobber has a great motor, but nothing else about the bike stood out to me. BUT you could take this platform and build a performance cruiser that would lure some 30/40 year olds off their sport bikes and on to something more comfortable Mid controls, dual front brakes, standard riding position is all you would need. an "R" version with adjustable suspension would sell too. I don't why manufacturers think that a power cruiser won't sell. There are plenty of riders out here who are waiting for a good one!!
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveB from Put Springs under the Solo Saddle I tried a bobber today. It was equipped the way I would order one: solo saddle, extended reach controls, 10" apes. Lots of power, handling is superb, it's nimble, and feels light on it's feet (I normally ride a Springfield). Brakes are excellent, and, in this configuration, ergonomics are great for my 6 foot height. I have only one complaint: put some springs under that solo saddle to take the kick out of the bumps. It's like riding a rocket powered block of concrete. I could see even some neoprene bumpers under the saddle making a difference.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandon01 from Must Ride! I have been looking at this bike (Bobber) on line and went to Indian of Monmouth in Neptune when the demo truck arrived. I took the Demo ride which was not just a cheese ride around the.block, but rather a decent 20 min ride which was on the highway, and with a group. I loved the bike ride. The Bobber handles well and has plenty of power. I would strongly recommend test riding it and decide for yourself. As for me i'm sold!
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Harp907 from Awesome power Really enjoyed the engine I think most of all. Bike loved to rev and was exstreamly smooth. I would definitely change the seat as it was pretty hard to keep my butt from sliding off the back under hard acceleration but that’s a good problem to have. I do wish they had an analog tachometer and digital speedo. The small digital screen is hard to read as the RPM’s are climbing. Other then that loved the bike.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by K1300 from Great engine! Regardless what gear you are in the Scout pulls hard. The throttle is like a rheostat....just dial on more power. Brakes are adequate, an additional disc would make them great but esthetics would suffer. The seat is a medieval torture device especially when mated with the forward mounted foot controls. But to be fair this is bike to be seen on not to take part in Iron Butt rallies. Seat height is low and will appeal to even the most vertically challenged. The clutch engages smoothly and the tranny requires only a light touch to change gears. Handling is what you’d expect from this type of bike...it’s no sport bike but when you bend it into a corner it’s stable and predictable. Ground clearance isn’t great but this won’t be a problem for most riders. The exhaust note is quite pleasant. Seating ergonomics aside, I enjoyed my ride on this bike. The engine is definitely the highlight.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott_Pgh from Feels much lighter than it actually is I test drove the Scout Bobber from the Indian demo truck, because this is the one that I've had my eye on. It has nice low end power and is a fun bike to ride. The available colors are great, as well as the list of available add-ons. The bike was really smooth, and one of the first things that I noticed was that the mirrors were very usable and I didn't notice much vibration at all in them. I normally ride super sports and wanted to say that this is one of the best feeling cruiser style motorcycles that I have ever ridden.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by j_vasilak21 from Amazing bike but... I’ve been on a Kawasaki Ninja 300 for almost 2 years and I’m ready to upgrade to a cruiser like bike. This is a big contender for me. Saw Indian at americase this past weekend and decided to give a demo a shot. AMAZING BIKE AND SUPER COMFY AND LOTS OF POWER AND GOOD LOOKS! Personally, I felt the prices for the bobber are a little much, with add on features and everything come out to almost 16k! Need something comfy for the lady too. We tried a scout 60 and she said lots of vibrations. Need to look more into it...
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by TeamRace from Sore bottom I bought my bobber in july last year...it should have come with a disclaimer regarding going long distance. I can only ride it for about 100 miles before i have to get off and walk around...luckily thats close to me running out of gas, so it works out in a sore butt kinda way.
Date published: 2019-03-30