“We’re trying to move the [Indian] brand away from being just a heritage brand,” said Polaris president Steve Menneto just minutes before unveiling the new Bobber to the press for the very first time. And when the cover was off, I have to admit I cracked a big smile, partly because I liked what I saw and partly because it was obvious that Indian truly was showing a lot more attitude in their new models. The Scout Bobber is the perfect addition to the platform, offering the appealing Scout performance to a broader group of riders who might otherwise shy away from the standard Scout’s heritage styling. The Bobber pricing is on point with an MSRP of $11,499 for the base Thunder Black, and Indian will be offering a short list of Bobber-specific accessories that’ll give you some custom storage options, two-up capability, and some higher bar and extended-reach foot control options. The new Scout Bobber will be in US and Canadian dealers by September of 2017 with a choice of five colors: Thunder Black, Star Silver Smoke, Bronze Smoke, Indian Motorcycle Red, and Thunder Black Smoke with ABS.