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Red face indian scout

not the sixty but the 69ci.

anyone own or ride one? of course I ask this to those that own ride a boulevard(c50)

much quicker?
more comfortable(smaller framed bike, I'm 5'8 155lbs)

I sat on the scout and it fit me perfect but $15k....no
EFI. throttle by wire. abs. aluminum frame...I like it though

just curious to know what others thought of it that rode the vl800 bikes.
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I've never ridden one myself, would love to but haven't had the chance. It's an 1130cc engine, so no doubt it would be quicker than the 800cc in the Suzuki. They're great looking bikes, and if they run anything like the Cheiftan that I did test out, the ride has got to be good on them.



If $15k is in your budget and you like the fit, I'd say go for it.

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The Scout is night and day better than the VL800. Same weight, but substantially more HP (100 vs 44), more torque (72 vs 49), front and rear DISC brakes, ABS, traction control, much more agile, 6 speed transmission and a slew of other features that Suzuki doesn't offer on the venerable VL800.

The single downside to the bike is the fuel capacity. Polaris only have it a 3.3 gallon tank, which with it's average fuel economy of around 45 mpg, means you will only get 110 miles before your low fuel light comes on and you are into your reserve.
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You can buy a nice used Street Glide for $15k

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The single downside to the bike is the fuel capacity. Polaris only have it a 3.3 gallon tank, which with it's average fuel economy of around 45 mpg, means you will only get 110 miles before your low fuel light comes on and you are into your reserve.

This would be the reason why I have never looked at one seriously. My KTM Duke only has a 3 gallon tank, but it gets about 60mpg if I ride it like it's stolen and can get around 75mpg if I ride it like a sane person.

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Yeah, that's what keeps me off of one too. I love the power, love the comfort, love the handling. I just don't want to have to stop every 100 miles for gas... I found out that I have a 225 mile butt thanks to the CTX...
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I have ridden one.
Fit me all wrong. Yes it is more powerful.
The ride angle was horrible for my bad back.
And I had a difficult time getting my boot between the peg and the shifter.
Not the right bike for me.
Guess that's why ya gotta test ride any bike you are considering.
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You can buy a nice used Street Glide for $15k
You can buy a super nice Chieftain for under $15
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I know there's a lot of people out there still pissed at Polaris, but I love my Victory, and would be happy to take an Indian for a test drive.
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