2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout

2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout

2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout
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2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout

Have you been looking for a great motorcycle? Have you been attempting to decide between the 2021 Indian Scout and the Harley-Davidson® Low Rider S? Fair enough, these are both attractive and fun motorcycles. They each have their own unique features and design elements. In this helpful comparison, we’ll stack both models up side-by-side so that you can make up your mind more easily.

About the 2021 Sportster® S from Harley-Davidson®

The all-new Sportster® S by Harley-Davidson® is built like nothing that you have ever seen or ridden before. This motorcycle comes in three beautiful paint colors. Choose from Stone Washed White Pearl, rich Midnight Crimson, and deep dark Vivid Black. All of these paint colors are beautifully accentuated by hard-wearing finishes that have been crafted for durability and aesthetic appeal.

This motorcycle is the first chapter in an entirely new legacy of sports bikes. Since 1957, Harley-Davidson® has been building sports motorcycles that outperform the competition. Now, they have rebuilt their Sportster® S to blow away the competition entirely! This motorcycle has a stretched low riding position, forward foot controls, and a lowered stance. Best of all, various Reflex Defensive Rider System features, ride modes, and rider aids are standard on all newer Sportster® S models.

About the 2021 Scout from Indian

The 2021 Indian Scout Is an entry-level bike in its respective category. This motorcycle has a really great design that will turn heads wherever you ride. Although the Indian Scout doesn’t offer the performance of the Sportster® S, it is still an attractive bike that comes in some great color options. If you are a fan of Indian motorcycles, you will appreciate the way that this bike balances modern appeal and old-school aesthetic elements.

Side-By-Side Showdown

The Indian Scout is heavily based on the Victory Octane. This motorcycle has a liquid-cooled engine and a low-slung stance. Alternatively, the 2021 Sportster® S comes with an all-new Revolution Max 1250T Powertrain. This Revolution Max 1250T engine is also liquid-cooled with ample torque, a surging powerband, double overhead camshafts, and loads of horsepower.

Although the Indian Scout does have a really great design in the 2021 model year lineup, the all-new Sportster® S is a legend in its own right. The Sportster® S is simultaneously muscular, futuristic, classy, and innovative. With its double overhead camshafts and variable valve timing, this motorcycle performs even better than it looks!

Many people also really appreciate the high mount exhaust on the 2021 Sportster® S. This high mount exhaust was inspired by the glory days of Harley-Davidson®’s fast track racing motorcycles. These premium pipes are crafted out of a corrosion-resistant type of 304-series stainless steel. These stylish exhaust pipes keep heat away from your legs while deflecting exhaust to the tail section. They also make a great sound!

Finally, the 2021 Sportster® S has a modern round display gauge cluster with a digital LCD screen. These modern yet classic digital display gauges are pretty good-looking! With this digital display system, you can select from a range of pre-programmed ride modes. The Indian Scout doesn’t offer any technology like this just yet. However, it does have a nice classic-looking design.

2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout Wrap Up

There is no question about it, the 2021 Sportster® S is the better motorcycle. This premium Harley-Davidson® bike has been totally redesigned to outperform its competitors in every aspect. Unfortunately, the Indian Scout hasn’t caught up to the 2021 Sportster® S just yet. However, both motorcycles are fantastic. Which bike you should buy will depend on which bike you prefer personally. If you want something superior with a ton of features and powerful performance, the Sportster® S is the best choice. If you are a die-hard fan of Indian Motorcycles, the Scout is worth checking out.

Test Ride a 2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S at Boston Harley-Davidson®

If you still aren’t sure which motorcycle you prefer, we highly recommend coming to our dealership and taking a test ride on the 2021 Sportster® S. This motorcycle is incredible from top to bottom. Plus, with an array of high-tech rider aids, it is a great bike for those of any skill level to test out. To schedule a test ride, all you have to do is book your appointment online or call us. Our team of associates is standing by to help you now! Let us assist you as you hunt for your dream motorcycle.