Hi MDuck60, Welcome to here.
I've got 2016 Scout 60 and came off a tallish Kawasaki Versys so I appreciate the difference you are experiencing. The strangeness of the new position soon wears off. I knew I had to change the suspension before i bought it and factored that in. I've got Ikon fork springs and Gazi rear shocks. Decent suspension brings the bike back under control. The new models are said to have upgraded suspension so it's worth checking that. However, previous year models are getting special deals and it might be worth going for cheaper and paying for the suspension upgrade. The Kenda tyres that my bike came with are hard and slippy in the wet. I think I saw that the new models have Pirelli Dragons or something decent. Many people change the Kendas early and I'm planning on moving them on soonish. Indian make reduced reach bars and footpegs if you have trouble with the need for tiptoes, both probably expensive in the Indian accessory fashion. My bike has the 1920 solo seat and I've been out touring for 12 days straight without feeling worn out. It's slightly higher and gives broader support than the stock seat, even though it has very little foam under the leather. For longer rides I use an AirHawk seat on top. The tank is too small in my opinion. I'm used to larger tanks - my Versys gives me 400km and before that a Suzuki GS1000 even more. The Scout has run out at 253kms. so I fill up at about 200 these days. There is a guy on a forum somewhere who got a 20 litre tank made for $2000 or something outrageous. I imagine most bike workshops would check a used bike for a fee - probably more likely at a small independent rather than a big dealer. Other than that it's time for phone-a-friend to come with you and check it out. It's not worth buying an OEM windscreen. I got the tall one and it's stupidly bad and a waste of money. I've used a mid size and it's better for wind flow to the rider but made my ears ring with high frequency noise. I've not used the short one, perhaps it's perfect but I doubt it. Forums show lots of screen hunting by Scout riders. That should do. Once again, welcome. I hope you find your dream machine out there.
From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either) Rides a Springfield Dark Horse