The new-for-2022 Indian Scout Rogue is the most aggressive iteration of the Scout platform yet, and it does look pretty cool. But rather than an all-new model, it’s basically a Scout Bobber with higher bars and a taller front wheel, plus the addition of a quarter-fairing and a few other bits and bobs.
The mini-ape handlebar from the Bobber Twenty places a rider’s hands a few inches lower than shoulders, and footpegs are positioned moderately forward. The 19-inch aluminum front wheel contrasts with the 16-inchers on all other Scouts.
The most obvious distinction for the Rogue is its decently sized fairing that should take some sting out of highway travels. Also new for the Rogue is a sport-style solo seat with Indian embossed on the backrest portion, as well as blacked-out fenders and valve covers.
As with previous Scouts, the Rogue uses Indian’s liquid-cooled V-Twin, available in two displacements. The Rogue Sixty comes with a 60 cubic-inch (999cc) motor producing a claimed 78 horsepower. The Black Metallic version retails for a reasonable $9,999, but ABS is a $900 option. Titanium Smoke and Bronze Smoke colorways retail for $11,399 and include ABS.
Riders who are hungry for power will want to upgrade to the non-Sixty Rogue, which is fitted with the 69 cubic-inch (1,133cc) motor that is said to produce 100 horsepower, rated at the crankshaft. When we recently tested the Scout Bobber with this engine, it spat out 85 horsepower to the rear wheel, arriving at 8,100 rpm. Torque peaked at 5,700 rpm with 64.5 lb-ft of twist.
Its MSRP starts at $11,499 for the Black Metallic base model, in which ABS is a $900 upgrade. ABS is factory-equipped on Storm Blue, Sagebrush Smoke, Black Smoke, Black Smoke Midnight and Stealth Gray versions, with MSRPs starting at $12,899.
“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,” said Aaron Jax, Indian Motorcycle Vice President.
Indian also touts its line of accessories for the Scout range. Perhaps most intriguing is the Pathfinder adaptive LED headlight, which activates 15 individual beams inside the lamp’s 5.75-inch housing based on the bike’s lean angle. The $500 headlight utilizes patented technology that is claimed to project light farther and with an improved light spread.
Other accessories available include adjustable shocks ($800), a tachometer with shift light ($300), seats, luggage, and smoked turnsignal lenses. The Rogue’s fairing can be fitted to other Scouts, retailing for $350 for an unpainted unit or $500 when painted.
The 2022 Indian Scout Rogue and Scout Rogue Sixty will begin shipping to Indian Motorcycle dealers in early 2022. More info at IndianMotorcycle.com.