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The Indian Scout 101 adds something the brand’s entry-level liquid-cooled lineup could use to keep up with the Harley-Davidson Sportster S: power. Enter the 2025 Indian Scout 101 and its extra horsepower. For the first time in the Scout lineup, the Sportster S has a rival from America’s first motorcycle company. 

The Indian Scout is back for 2025 with a 111-horsepower Scout 101 variant to challenge the Sportster S

For the 2024 model year, motorcycle fans could hop on an Indian Scout with 100 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque at 5,900 RPM. However, the 2025 Indian Scout bumps its numbers up for the new year; the new liquid-cooled Speedplus 1250cc V-twin engine produces 105 horsepower and nearly 80 lb-ft of torque. 

Better yet, the Scout has a new range-topping offering: the new Scout 101. Moreover, with 111 horsepower on tap, the Scout has never been closer to the king of the new liquid-cooled Sportster lineup, the Harley-Davidson Sportster S. 

ModelHorsepowerTorqueStarting price
Indian Scout 101111 HP82 lb-ft at 6,300 RPM$16,999
Harley-Davidson Sportster S121 HP93 lb-ft at 6,000 RPM$16,999
A rider takes a Harley-Davidson Sportster S on a cruise.
Harley-Davidson Sportster S | Harley-Davidson

However, even with the new Speedplus 1250, the range-topping Scout 101 doesn’t best the Sportster S’s power output. Specifically, the Sportster S’s liquid-cooled Revolution Max 1250T V-twin engine produces 121 horsepower at 7,500 RPM, 10 more than the new Scout 101. 

What’s more, the Sportster S increases the gulf regarding torque, producing 93 lb-ft to the Scout 101’s 82. Beyond the engine specs, the Sportster S has a slightly more accommodating available lean angle. The MoCo says the Sportster S will lean 34 degrees in either direction, one more than the new Indian Scout 101. Moreover, the Sportster S is lighter than the Scout 101 by around 47 lbs.