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Got a Scout 60 for my wife... It has a few goodies like pioes, a/c and a tune. Gee it's quick!
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I got to ride it a bit and have been totally blown away by it! Awesome bike....

Got back on my cammed, tuned Chieftain...
What a dog!
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I couldn't stand not having my own little rocket, so my buddy made me a deal I couldn't refuse on his. Brought it home today.
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This one has 100 ponies at the rear wheel...and DANG! It's fast!
I haven't been "in love" with a bike in a long time--- and boy, am I smitten with the Scout.

I have a full new suspension on the way here and some other goodies.

Seriously --- what a bike!
I can't believe I had listened to all the b.s. comments about the Scout and totally ignored it.

I bought 2 amazing bikes for a total of $12k with a combined mileage of 7000 miles all new tires, etc.
 

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Anything under 6 lbs/HP is fun to ride. For me, that's the threshold of exciting throttle response. You done good, my friend.
Larry, honestly, I thought of you and your Kingpin when I was out riding.
I remembered your reference to hp:weight -- hence the title of the post

You're so right.
My Ducati had a better power to weight ratio (Ducati S2r about 400 lbs and 85 rear wheel HP) maybe it's my imagination, but this Scout has much better low end torque.

It will pull from 2000 rpm without a complaint, although that's not where I'd ride it.

It pulls hard all the way to 8000 rpm. 2nd and 3rd gear are exciting and all you need for a great time. The pull and kick in the pants at 60 mph was startling --- just didn't expect it at that speed.

The Ducati I had would out handle it, but this is a no-frills motorcycle, and I like that. No abs, ride modes, traction control, etc. Just me and an engine.

It came with brand new Dunlops and where the pavement was damp, just twisting the throttle would spin the tires , so I had to be gentle.

I should have the new progressive suspension installed by the weekend. (Amazon says everything will be here Thurs.)
That should make a difference.

One other thing I appreciated is the $$. I can do alot and have a lot of fun for relatively little money. The big bikes are money pits.
 

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I enjoyed my Scout for the 2 Years I had it .. But being a First Run did have a few problems , most that have been corrected .. Doubt I own another but did have a lot of fun on it ..

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Indian adressed everything in 2017. My wife's 2017 is an amazing ride.

I like the headress on your tank.
 

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Congrats Notaharley. I remember your conversations some months ago about wanting a scout and telling you, you would like it, especially on the great riding roads you have their. Very sharp. Interesting to see what you will do with yours.
 

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Congrats Notaharley. I remember your conversations some months ago about wanting a scout and telling you, you would like it, especially on the great riding roads you have their. Very sharp. Interesting to see what you will do with yours.
Thanks. You were more correct than I thought. I've been down the highway in traffic at 70-80 and it's not the bike my Chieftain or Vision is. Definitely can do it, but not nearly the same ride.
 

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this is a no-frills motorcycle, and I like that. No abs, ride modes, traction control, etc. Just me and an engine.
You're speaking my language there.

It's a trade-off (like anything else). It's going feel 'busy" at higher speeds on the highway, but... it's right in the meat of the powerband too, so acceleration is 'right there'.

These are nice on a Scout.... gives you some utility...
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Larry, honestly, I thought of you and your Kingpin when I was out riding.
I remembered your reference to hp:weight -- hence the title of the post.
Scout weighs 578 wet so at (modified) 105 HP it's 5.5 lbs/HP. Torque is around (modified) 80, so 7.22 lbs/ft-lbs. Based on this...

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I'm at 5.12-ish on lbs/HP and torque is 4.89 lbs/ft-lb. Nothing like inches for making torque, but that 8000 rpm thing gives the Scout a leg up on horsepower making potential. Gotta spin it to win it? That, and gearing... she's quick!

I've seen an Octane with minor mods running mid 11s thru the 1/4 mile. That is damned respectable and in the ballpark of what I do.
 

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Congrats on the new rides. H-C nailed it before when he said there was a magic threshold once you drop below 6 lbs per pony. Something just changes about how much authority the bike accelerates with. Enjoy!
 

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Hmmmmmmm........

Lbs / hp

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You're speaking my language there.

It's a trade-off (like anything else). It's going feel 'busy" at higher speeds on the highway, but... it's right in the meat of the powerband too, so acceleration is 'right there'.

These are nice on a Scout.... gives you some utility...
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Thanks. I like those bags. I ordered a tail bag, but I guess I could use some saddlebags for day trips, errands, etc.

Just got back from an hour and a half on the Snake. I have to keep my heels up on the pegs, or my heels are going to be sanded down, lol.

Lots of fun for little $.
 

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Thanks. I like those bags. I ordered a tail bag, but I guess I could use some saddlebags for day trips, errands, etc.

Just got back from an hour and a half on the Snake. I have to keep my heels up on the pegs, or my heels are going to be sanded down, lol.

Lots of fun for little $.
What wears out first, the rear tire of a pair of boots?
Same thing with the Goldwing I rode a lot. I'd kill a pair of boots first for sure.
 
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