It’s open throttle time as Community Blood Center enters the final month of the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” with a chance to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Everyone who has registered to donate with CBC since May 26 has been entered in the drawing for the motorcycle. There is still time to enter, but the Sept. 2 campaign finish line is coming on fast.
The grand prize “Scout Sixty” in Indian’s signature racing red has been sitting patiently this summer in the giant showroom of Pony Power Sports in Westerville, waiting to be claimed by the winner of the “Scouting for Donors” drawing.
This particular Scout Sixty is a spirited 983 cc bronc that has never been busted. It will draw its first fiery breath when it’s prepped for delivery to the “Final Drawing” event Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Dayton CBC. Ten computer-selected finalists will choose identical envelopes, but only one will contain the “golden ticket” for the keys to the Scout Sixty.
The Indian Motorcycle of Columbus dealership is just part of the Pony Power Sports megastore of high-octane road warriors. It’s nearly the full length of a shopping strip mall, with section after section devoted to the biggest brands in jumbo touring cruisers, flashy Batmobile three-wheelers, off-road four-wheelers, Italian motocross racers, and Japanese supersports.
The Indian Motorcycle line, American-born and bred with the Scout Sixty as a proud descendent, holds its own.
The company dates back to 1897. Indian rolled out the revolutionary Scout in 1920 and it became one of the company’s most successful models, making its name by setting land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
The Indian Scout Sixty was introduced in 2015 as a well-balanced, mid-weight cruiser. It’s Indian’s entry level bike, which is like calling Ohio State football entry level to the NFL. The name comes from the engine’s 60 cubic inch displacement. At 983 cc and 78 horsepower, there are no apologies for the strength and speed of the Scout Sixty.
“That’s a lot of horsepower,” said Sales Manager Lenny Baker. “It’s not a little bike. It’s a middle-weight. They don’t make a lightweight bike.”
The Scout Sixty gives up little in strength to the heavier full-size Scout with 100 horsepower. But Baker says the Scout Sixty’s nimbler size and weight make it attractive to newer riders, women, and experienced riders looking for more versatility.
“We’ve noticed people who bought heavier-weight bikes buying a Scout Sixty for a second bike,” said Baker. “They’re using it for urban riding, back-and-forth to work. It takes up less room. The bike’s a lot of fun!”
Come Sept. 2, one lucky donor will have won a lot of bike in the Indian Scout Sixty. Free from the showroom and ready for the open road, there will be no holding it back.