Two of the most popular makers of American motorcycles are without a doubt Harley-Davidson® and Indian. Both of these motorcycle makers offer a range of models in various configurations.
If you are looking for a great middleweight champion, either the 2021 Indian Scout or the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S are worth considering.
Reviewing the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S
If you are ready to join Harley-Davidson®'s latest Sportster® movement, the 2021 Sportster® S is definitely worth considering. This motorcycle represents an all-new chapter in Harley-Davidson®’s iconic Sportster® saga. This is a legend in the making with roots that stretch all the way back to 1957. Effortlessly out-performing the competition, this totally rebuilt motorcycle is ready to blow you away!
The Sportster® S is stout and muscular with large tires that round off and give it a buff appearance. This motorcycle has a short front Midgard that has been inspired by the Bobber bikes of days gone by. The tail section of this motorcycle is accentuated by a premium high-mounted exhaust system. This sculpted exhaust is a distinguishing feature that adds a feeling of charming individuality! It has a single seat and is somewhat similar to the Harley-Davidson® XR750. It comes in three chic street-ready paint color packages.
We love the all-new iconic design of this motorcycle. It has an aggressive look with an agile frame and a set of high-mount exhaust pipes like nothing else on the road. Somehow managing to balance charm and futuristic innovation, this motorcycle has a stretched riding position and a low stance. This makes it great for effortless cornering in an urban environment. It also comes with forward-facing foot controls and nicely designed handlebars. You will also enjoy a unique round LCD display gauge. This digital gauge allows you to select ride modes, connect with Bluetooth, and so much more.
The epic dual-purpose powertrain of this motorcycle is included as a structural component of the chassis. This eliminates the necessity of a traditional frame and allows you to enjoy lightweight agility and precise handling! Plus, this dual-purpose powertrain has an all-new Revolution Max V-twin 1250T engine. This engine also has a liquid-cooled design and double overhead camshafts. You will also get variable valve timing for ample torque and instantaneous powerband control. Tuned to maximize your control, you will enjoy an adrenaline-inducing ride like never before.
2021 Suzuki Boulevard M109R Specs
The 2021 Suzuki Boulevard is a 4-stroke motorcycle with a liquid-cooled V-twin engine. This motorcycle has a compression ratio of 10.5: 1. It also has a fuel-injected system with SDTV.
This bike has a distinctive and angular headlight and nacelle that Suzuki fans will appreciate. This headlight and nacelle combine with the angular slope of the bars and paint job to make the 2021 Suzuki Boulevard look almost insect-like. With a singularly Japanese look, this bike is angular and symmetrical. It comes in red or blue paint colors.
Reviewing the 2021 Indian Scout
The Indian Scout has ABS and a 25.6-inch seat height. This motorcycle also has an old-school design with angular features and a liquid-cooled 1,133 CC V-twin engine. It comes with a six-speed transmission and offers 72 pound-feet of torque with 100 horsepower.
It weighs 561 lbs. Many compare this motorcycle to the Victory Octane. It also includes some great modern equipment and has a signature teardrop tank and engine cooling fins. The low-slung stance of this motorcycle gives it a Neo-Bobber look.
2021 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® S vs 2021 Indian Scout: Our Side-By-Side Comparison
When you stack up these two motorcycles next to each other, you will immediately see some huge differences. We'll go right out and say it, the 2021 Sportster® S dominates the Indian Scout in essentially every category.
With Harley-Davidson®’s latest Revolution Max 1250T powertrain, the Sportster® S offers 121 horsepower as well as 94 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the Indian Scout’s 100 horsepower and 72 pound-feet of torque, the Sportster® S is definitely a higher-performance motorcycle.
Additionally, the Scout weighs almost 60 pounds more than the Sportster® S. Therefore, when it comes to straight-line acceleration and speed, the Harley wins as well. With a fully adjustable USD fork and a sophisticated Monoshock, the Sportster® S can also outmaneuver the Scout.
Which Bike is the Better Option
No bones about it, the Sportster® S is clearly the better option for those who want power, torque, style, and agility. However, if you like old-school design elements, the Indian Scout is a good bike to consider. In the end, it will all come down to what you as a rider prefer. To help you make up your mind, we are happy to hook you up with a test ride on the 2021 Sportster® S! At our Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® dealership, we will do everything we can to help you find the best motorcycle for your needs! Call today to book a viewing or test ride appointment.