Rogue is the latest version of Indian Scout’s platform offers a club-style bike for the cruiser group and is the most active iteration of the Scout to date.
The Rogue gives the Scout a more modern design aesthetic, with a quarter rim around the headlights being the most obvious difference from other Scouts. Another difference is that the 19-inch die-cast aluminum front wheel replaces the 16-inch type on other Scout models.
Its attractive design looks more stylish and modern, creating a vertical flow of the bike. Almost every component is blackened, except for a few flashes of light on the engine. The chrome hand levers inside the black recesses are a gentle imitation. The drop-down mirror from Bobber lowers the Rogue’s silhouette, and the chopped fenders reduce the vehicle’s visual weight.
The Rogue (codename: Anarchy) continues with the same powertrain as the previous Scouts. Its 1,133cc V-Twin tore out 100 horses thanks to a dual overhead cam system with four valves per cylinder and an aluminum frame that keeps the Rogue at 545 lbs with a full 3.3-gallon tank.
Aaron Jax, Vice President, Motorcycles India, commented: “For so many motorcyclists – a bold statement of freedom and individuality that binds riders together – and Scout Rogue brought it on on a whim,” commented Aaron Jax, Vice President of Motor India Company. a coastal surf town in Southern California.
Rogue is familiar but different. A mini-ape handlebar from Bobber Twenty places the rider’s arms significantly higher than the Scout Bobber, ending in a few inches of shoulder height. Also worth noting are the new sporty solo seats with extended backrests, which are more comfortable than the Bobber and help keep the rider in place when touching the 69ci V-Twin’s 100 horses.
Ventura’s laps around city streets proved the suitability of the taller 130/60-19 front tyre with benefits beyond style. Its wheel/tire combination is almost 1.5 lbs lighter than the Bobber, and its sharper profile gives the Rogue new-found agility compared to the 130/90-16 flip rubber on the wheels. Other Scouts. The bike feels lighter on its feet, both around town and on canyon roads.
The note from the black flat exhaust is pleasant in its own right, beating faster and smoother than traditional narrow-angle V-Twins like the Indian Chief and any air-cooled Harley. Most everything except the design of the engine is old-school similar – no steering, traction control or IMU, just a throttle that doesn’t respond exactly as intended. The cable-drive clutch requires a little more effort to pull than the hydraulic one, but it offers precise and predictable versions.
The last time we tested the Scout’s engine, it made 85hp to the rear wheels, hitting 8,100rpm, just before its rev limit. Torque peaks at 5,700 rpm with 64.5 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers translate to admirable speed potential at the throttle, ready to pull from lower revs and accelerate to hit the redlines.
On the highway, the Rogue’s side seat and fairing wind protection treat the rider better than the Bobber. However, the tiny 2-inch rear suspension’s travel created a few jarring moments due to the harsh expansion joints. The Rogue, on the other hand, rolls serenely down the highway, with the vibes from its counterweight engine never turning nasty. Measuring equipment is basic. Circular analog speedometer with LCD panel showing gear position, time and three laps odometer. Self-destructing headlights and 12-volt charging ports are unexpected conveniences on such a bare bike.
Once out into the canyons, the Rogue’s dynamic handling is enhanced by the height of the mini-ape handlebars, which encourages aggressive riders to steer into corners. As usual, the Scout’s sturdy chassis is resistant to flex and feels fully reached (and sometimes exceeded) the 29-degree tilt that is freely exercised by pulling on the kickstand, and after it’s the lower silencer of the shotgun exhaust.
Still, there was a lot to be excited about when it came to toppling Rogue, and our team of reporters sped up the magnificent Highway 33 in the inland mountains from Ventura. Premature scrapes are rarely a concern for many cruisers, but your mileage may vary. Brakes are a weak point, more efficient but not as sharp as the latest brake hardware on the market. In terms of performance, the Rogue’s most limiting factor is the relatively modest amount of suspension travel.
Sure, a low seat height is nice, but we’d be happy to swap out the taller seats for an extra inch or two of wheel travel and a few more degrees of lean angle. I want to fit a set of shocks that are fully adjustable with extra travel. India’s accessories division sells a 3-inch travel pair for $829.99. And if you want to carry a passenger, Indian offers $215 worth of seats and footrests ($199.99). The Rogue’s crank can be fitted to other Scouts, retailing for $350 for one unpainted or $530 when painted.
The accessory line also includes a multitude of seats, handlebars, luggage, exhaust system and speedometer with integrated shift lights. Perhaps the most intriguing accessory is the Pathfinder adaptive LED headlights, which replace Rogue’s halogen lamps. The $530 headlight activates 15 individual beams inside the light’s 5.75-inch housing based on the bike’s tilt angle, using patented technology that’s claimed to project light farther and has spread is improved.
Takin ‘It Home
Rogue’s West Coast style adds a fun and engaging option for those looking for an American cruiser. If you’re looking for a moveable medium cruiser and like the Rogue’s styling, it offers strong value.
The Black Metallic version retails for $11,499, which is the same price as the Bobber but $1,000 less than the standard Scout including passenger accommodation. ABS is a $900 surcharge unless ordered in color options like Smoky Black, Sagebrush Smoke, or Storm Blue, each retailing for $12,899. The two-tone Stealth Gray version is priced at $13,399.
Players on a tighter budget can opt for the Sixty version of the Rogue, which retails for just $9,999 and closely resembles its larger sibling. Like the previous Indian Sixty, it uses a smaller engine (61ci, 999cc) and its transmission is gearless than the regular Scouts, with a 5th gear ratio between the top two gears. of Scouts 6 speed .
Indian says the Sixty engine produces 78 hp and 65 lb-ft of torque at its crankshaft, not as powerful as the 1,133cc engine, but it certainly doesn’t feel underpowered, especially especially when stepping on the gas all the way is a rare occurrence. . The Sixty is a viable option for riders who don’t mind bright headlights or regularly “work offensively” on deserted highways.
Base version Black Metallic costs $9,999 without anti-lock brakes, optional $900. The Titanium Smoke and Bronze Smoke colors include ABS and retail for $11,399. Of the American-made cruisers, the only cheaper one is the Scout Bobber Sixty, which retails for $9,499.
2022 Indian Scouts Specifications
Basic price: $11,499
Price as checked: $12,899-$13,399 (color with ABS)
Engine type: Liquid cooled, 60 degree horizontal V-Twin, DOHC with 4 valves per cyl.
Transposition: 1.133cc (69ci)
Diameter x stroke of piston: 99.0 x 73.6mm
Horse power: 100 hp @ 8,100 rpm (claimed)
Torque: 72 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm (claimed)
Transmission process: 6-speed wet clutch, cable drive
Last drive: Belt
The standard long: 62 in.
Rake / Trail: 29 degrees / 4.7 inches.
Seat height: 25.6 inches.
Wet weight: 545 lbs
Fuel quantity: 3.3 gals.