The Indian Scout and New Zealand have one heck of a connection with Invercargill's most famous resident, Burt Munro.
Made a household name with the release of the 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins as Munro, Kiwis have a unique affinity with the model like no other.
Now 70 years after the last Scout came off the line, Indian have announced the return of the iconic name to the lineup with the all-new Indian Scout to arrive in the latter end of this year.
Weighing in with a fully fuelled weight of 253kg and powered by an all new, 1133cc liquid cooled V-Twin punching out 73Kw (100hp) and 98Nm the new Scout will be the most easily approachable Indian model in the lineup.
"Over the course of 30 years of countless innovations, racing wins, world records and industry firsts, the Scout has earned its reputation as a versatile, multifaceted bike that appeals to just about every rider and every riding style, with superior handling, balance, performance and craftsmanship," said Peter Harvey - Indian Motorcycle New Zealand Country Manager.
"Our designers and engineers have taken that heritage and those characteristics
and fused it into the 2015 Indian Scout, and we think just about everyone who rides this incredible bike is going to feel like it was built just for them."
The new Scout will also be the most affordable way to get onto an Indian, with pricing starting at $19,995 when the bikes arrive later this year.