2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S vs Indian Scout

When you’re searching for a motorcycle that’s all about performance and enjoyable rides around Richmond Hill, Markham, and Vaughan, Ontario, two popular options to consider are the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster and Indian Scout. Both motorcycles are impressive, but which is right for you?

Pfaff Harley-Davidson is here to help you figure that out with our Harley-Davidson Sportster S vs. Indian Scout comparison. Read on to learn more about both motorcycles. 

Sportster S vs Indian Scout: Performance

The right motorcycle is all about performance. Both the Indian Scout and Sportster S provide impressive engine power. 

The Indian Scout has a Liquid Cooled V-Twin engine with 100 horsepower. It works with a multi-plate clutch and 6-speed transmission. 

The Sportster S also has a 6-speed transmission for smooth shifts. The engine is a Revolution™ Max 1250T with an impressive 121 horsepower. The Sportster S has an aggressive performance and sport bike-like agility for a fun ride. 

Motorcycle Design

Both motorcycles have several colour options, allowing you to show a bit of personality in your bike. The forward riding positions look powerful and keep you comfortable as you ride. 

The Scout also comes with a headlamp, tail/brake light, and turn signals. While the Sportster S has similar features, its head and taillights are LEDs, allowing even clearer sight when it is dark out. 

Do you want to keep your phone charged while you ride? The Sportster S and Scout both have USB ports to keep your devices charged. However, only the Sportster S has an infotainment system standard to let you know a bit more. You can connect to your phone via Bluetooth®, communicate with others via headset, and even play music as you ride. 

Rider Safety Enhancements

To keep you safe while you ride, the Sportster S and the Indian Scout come with a few rider safety enhancements. These features can make the road a little easier to ride. 

One such feature is the anti-lock brake system, which is standard on the Sportster S but an available add-on for the Indian Scout. An anti-lock brake system helps you steer to regain traction when an emergency happens. 

Another feature the Harley-Davidson Sportster S has is a Traction Control System. This system is designed to help you maintain traction even when road conditions are less than ideal. 

With the Harley-Davidson Sportster S, you can also have peace of mind thanks to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system tells you if your tires need more or less air. The right amount of air is key to high performance and safety while you ride. When this light comes on, take a moment to fill up the tires, and then you can safely get back on the road. 

Test Ride the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S

While both the 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S and the Indian Scout are impressive motorcycles, when you compare their performance, design, and safety features, the Sportster S proves to be the better bike. 

Riders around Richmond Hill, Markham, and Vaughan, ON, can experience the Sportster S for themselves at Pfaff Harley-Davidson. While you’re with us, you’ll experience the Pfaff Difference. Contact us to schedule a 2023 Harley-Davidson Sportster S test ride today.

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