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Discussion in 'Indian Scout' started by crosscountryla, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. crosscountryla

    crosscountryla Well-Known Member

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    This is the only picture of this Scout that I found on FaceBook.

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    IMHO, I think leather bags would look better on a scout .
     
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    Yeah i like the look of that . Looks right .
     
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    A Bobber with bags ?
     
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    Why? Bikes like Scouts/Octanes, Sportsters, Bonnies, have a purpose. Kinda like sport bikes and dirt bikes have a purpose. As do baggers. Making a bagger our of a Sporty makes about as much sense as trying to turn a Street Glide into a dual-sport. If you want a bagger, buy a bagger. Buy a bike that’s good at something, then turn it into something it’s not good at. Makes no sense.

    Or...am I just mistaken that “Bagger” means a bike set up for long distance touring? If “bagger” just means a bike with a windshield and saddle bags then ok. Of course that means a BMW GS is a bagger...
     
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    Bagger means bagger. No trunk / possible windshield or fairing. XC XR. Baggers.


    Tourer means tourer. Trunk, bags, lowers, fairing, shield ...... at least that’s the way I see it.
     
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    I probably wouldn’t even actually call this a bagger. A bagger typically has large hard bags integral to the design of the bike, but often people will add removeable bags and a removeable windshield to a cruiser so that the bike can be temporarily setup for longer rides or an overnight trip. I personally have a Hammer that has quick release bags to hold things when needed but sit in the garage when I’m just out enjoying the weather but returning home; I think this scout leans a little more in that direction than a true ‘bagger’.

    Also, the entry price to a bagger vs a smaller cruiser with some mid sized bags and a wind shield can vary greatly, especially if someone is set on buying a new bike.

    I am not a huge fan of smaller cruiser lines being modified this way, but to each their own. I have seen some real hack jobs to achieve this result and this one appears to be fairly well done from the one available picture.
     
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    For those of us who own only one bike, saddlebags are a necessity (imho)... I don't like wearing a backpack, and I need to be able to either carry a few things when I head out, or be able to pick up a few things on the way home.
     
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    I agree with you. :headbang: On this Scout the hard bags look much better than leather bags.
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    I don't have an issue with this bike. The integration is pretty well done. I don't mean any offense to anyone, but this is a nice option for a smaller person who likes the idea of a touring rig but can't handle, say, a Vision or a Wing. Arlen rocked something similar I think, so they definitely work!
     
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    The first picture looks better in that the bags and fairing look more integrated and designed in. Though I'd be surprised if this was a Polaris design in that the bags don't match the back of the bike quite right. The second picture (video) looks like someone simply added on aftermarket parts from JP Cycles catalog or something similar.

    I was at a Polaris Indian dealer last week and a returning rider in his 40's wanted to get a new motorcycle. The guy was simply too short to be comfortable at a stop on any of the 111 Polaris Indians. He was either on his tip toes or had to slide off the seat and hold the bike up with one leg. Neither option is advisable. The various Polaris Scout models fit him just fine. It simply makes sense for Polaris to build one with a 'touring' option.

    But I was a bit surprised at the Scout prices. Some of them were over $15K for just the bike. Yikes. The guy I saw looking at those Scouts should really be looking for a Victory Octane.
     
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    I think it is great, and bet its not to much trouble to remove the bags if you want to just put around.
     

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