Indian Motorcycle has just unleashed the most aggressive iteration of its iconic Indian Scout with the launch of the new Scout Rogue.
Although we have not ridden one as yet, it certainly looks to be packed with attitude and edge, thanks to its aggressive styling and performance-minded features.
Combining iconic design with contemporary style, the Scout Rogue certainly demands attention and no doubt will inspire riders to express a bolder sense of self-expression. A line-up of new features give Scout Rogue its edgy, hard-riding demeanour, including a quarter fairing, mini ape-hanger handlebars, sport style seat, blacked-out fenders and valve covers, and a 19-inch front wheel. The proven powertrain packs a serious punch with loads of low-end torque for snappy acceleration.
Aaron Jax, Indian Motorcycle Vice President, tells us: “For so many motorcyclists, riding carries a rogue spirit – a bold statement of freedom and individuality that brings riders together – and Scout Rogue delivers that in spades. It’s an attitude that can only be found on a motorcycle, and it creates a totally unique level of camaraderie and community, and that’s what Scout Rogue is all about.”
The introduction of the Scout Rogue adds a Scout model for riders looking to stand out from the crowd. The Scout Rogue inspires rider confidence with a low seat height and manageable wheelbase, while a low centre of gravity provides superior handling for all riders – regardless of experience and skill level.It is possible to personalise the ride, thanks to Indian’s countless ccessories that will enhance the bike’s performance, style, and comfort. A smoother, more comfortable ride with increased suspension travel can be achieved from Adjustable Piggyback Rear Shocks. Using twist knobs, riders can easily dial-in their compression and rebound damping settings. For extra custom-inspired styling and additional performance information, riders can add an Auxiliary Tachometer with Shift Light. Mounting next to the standard instrumentation, the Auxiliary Tachometer with Shift Light keeps the rider aware of the engine’s revolutions per minute (RPM) and enhances the bike’s high-performance style. An LED shift light illuminates to indicate recommended shift points. Whether riding solo or two-up, exploring a town or crushing miles, Indian Motorcycle offers a host of comfort and touring accessories. Scout Rogue riders can personalise their ergonomics with the Rider Comfort Seat. The Syndicate 2-Up Seat and Syndicate Low Profile Passenger Backrest add comfort for passengers. If packing gear, riders can add the black Saddlebag, Solo Luggage Rack, and a black, water-resistant Solo Rack Bag.
In addition, the Scout Rogue’s stock quarter fairing and sport-style solo seat are now available as added accessories for Scout and Scout Bobber models. The Indian Motorcycle Quarter Fairing delivers custom style in a high-profile location at the front of the bike. The fairing encircles the headlight and creates a look that is both classic and sporty. The Quarter Fairing can be colour-matched for Scout Rogue models, Scout models from 2015-2022 and Scout Bobber models 2018-2022.
The sport-style Indian Motorcycle Syndicate Solo Seat provides long-riding comfort, as an upraised rear lip creates a comfortable bucket that keeps riders planted during hard acceleration. The interior padding provides an ideal blend of comfort and support, and the black, leather-like vinyl seat covering provides long-term, all-weather durability. The Syndicate Solo Seat also fits Scout Bobber models 2018-2022.
Complementing the Scout Rogue is the Indian Motorcycle Rogue clothing and gear collection, personifying blacked-out styling, and has been designed for men and women looking for simple, clean lines with tones of black and gray.
The Scout Rogue delivers 70kW (94hp) by way of a liquid-cooled, 1133cc (69 cubic-inch) V-Twin motor and is available in Sagebrush Smoke, Black Smoke Midnight and Stealth Gray. For new riders, the Scout Rogue will also be available in A2 compliant specification.
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NB: If the Gods are kind to us we hope to have the opportunity to ride one soon, so we’ll keep you posted and load you with bags more editorial, images and video! – Mike
- Images courtesy Indian Motorcycle | They show the North American model and may have accessories fitted. International models may vary (just so you know!).