Pop the bubbly, it’s time to celebrate 100 years since the Indian Scout’s debut. Designed by Indian Motorcycle racer and engineer Charles Franklin, the “G-20” made its public debut in October 2019 but was officially a 1920 model. The OG Scout had a 606cc engine and was “America’s only V-Twin to use a geared primary drive” says Indian peeps. Many think the Scout was the best motorcycle to come out of Indian Motorcycle Co., and you’ll still find venerable old Scouts spinning perilous laps inside “Wall of Death” motordromes or kicking up dirt in vintage motorcycle races. The new Scout has been a big seller for the company and continues to honor the model’s racing heritage in hooligan flat track races all around the country. In honor of its 100-year anniversary, Indian Motorcycle Co. has released two special Scout models, the 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty and the 2020 Scout 100th Anniversary.

“The Indian Scout has stood the test of time as one of the most influential, iconic and recognizable motorcycles in the world,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President for Indian Motorcycle, in company PR. “100 years is an incredibly special milestone, and it made perfect sense to honor Scout’s history and legacy with these two heritage-inspired 2020 models.”

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary 

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary

The 2020 Scout 100th anniversary is a limited production model imbued with signature Indian Motorcycle traits, from the iconic Indian red paint to gold striping on the fenders and tank to full-length fenders. A special Scout 100th anniversary badge resides in the center of the air cleaner. A tan leather solo saddle complements the bike’s gold trim well. The 2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary is kitted with a chrome beach bar and chrome luggage rack and the cast wheels of the standard Scout have been swapped out for black wire wheels. Dynamically, it runs the same revvy 1133cc engine and cast aluminum frame. Limiting production numbers to 750 ensures its exclusivity and bumps up its price as the 2020 Scout 100th Anniversary lists for $15,999, $4,500 more than the production Scout.

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty 

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty

While the Scout 100th Anniversary is glitz and glam, Indian took a different approach for the 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty. The Scout Bobber Twenty features a 10-inch black apehanger handlebar and less shiny stuff. The wire wheels and floating saddle are descendants of the original “G-20,” and the Twenty in its name is a direct nod to the Scout progenitor. These subtle changes blend well with the traits carried over from the stock Scout Bobber, including chopped fenders, small black air cleaner, black headlight housing and trim. Unlike the Scout 100th Anniversary, the 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty isn’t a limited production model, and is offered in Thunder Black, Sagebrush Smoke and Burnished Metallic. The Thunder Black version is offered with or without ABS, the non-ABS version priced at $11,999, while all ABS-outfitted models will cost an extra grand.

2020 Indian Scout, Scout Sixty, and Scout Bobber

All three current Scout models return for 2020, albeit with new floating rotors, calipers and master cylinders. The 2020 Scout sees a new sport seat and the addition of fold-down passenger pegs. Scout Bobbers meanwhile will now roll on new Pirelli MT60RS tires.

One of the most notable additions to the Indian Scout factory accessory line is a color-matched, quick-release fairing with a low-rise, two-inch windscreen. Semi-rigid quick-release saddlebags in the Indian parts and accessory catalog also aim to boost the long-range capabilities of the Scout. On the performance side, it’s all about the pipes as there’s a Stage 1 Shorty Slip-On Muffler kit and a new 2-into-1 full exhaust system.