A cool new addition to the Indian Scout line

We at Road Dirt have always been fans of Indian Motorcycle’s Scout line since they re-introduced it a few years back. Long, low and lean, we were impressed from our first sampling of one when our SoCal bro Joshua Placa throttled a Scout Bobber around Los Angeles for a month. Approachable and affordable for a wide range of motorcycle riders, the Indian Scout line has become among the brand’s most popular sellers in recent years. My friend Mike, a veteran motorcycle rider and retired motor police officer, traded his Harley tourer for a Scout and rode it around the south central Texas hill country last fall.

Indian recently added a pair of cool new additions to the Scout line in the Rogue and Rogue Sixty. Sporting a quarter-fairing headlight cowling, mini-ape handlebars, a taller 19-in front wheel as well as several other styling elements and farkles, the Rogue bikes slot in well with the current offerings in the Scout field. We like the sport-styled solo saddle, the blacked out front and rear fenders regardless of tank color, and that headlight nacelle is just sharp as well as looking moderately functional. This is a sweet-looking ride, sure to attract attention out on the road.

Indian’s Rogues follow the tradition of the balance of the Scout line, running a liquid cooled 60 ci (999cc) 60-degree V-Twin making a claimed 78 ponies in the Rogue Sixty, and a 69 ci (1133cc), 100 horse V-Twin in the Rogue. When Placa rode the Scout Bobber, his made about 78 hp at 8100 rpm, with 65 ft lbs of peak torque at 5800 rpm. A pleasant if not perfect urban warrior as well as road runner. As Placa once opined, “everything you need and nothing you don’t.”

We’re reading that the Indian Rogues should be arriving this winter/early spring in dealerships across the U.S. of A, and abroad soon thereafter. They will range from $9,999 to $11,399 in the Rogue Sixty livery, and $11,499 to $12,899 for the larger Rogue. Great value motorcycles, all. Indian Motorcycle already has a full line of accessories and kit for both bike models, such as the expected luggage, backrests, seat variations, and other personalization bits. They’ll also offer adjustable shocks, a tach with shift light indicator, and we found this interesting- a Pathfinder adaptive LED headlight which utilizes 15 small beams inside the housing that adjusts itself based on lean angle. It supposedly activates various beams based on the level of lean while riding, pushing light further out in the direction of turn and with a broader spread of beam. That’s a $500 addition, but fascinating nonetheless.

We look forward to getting our hands on one of the Rogues sometime this year, and give a more detailed rider review on it. We’ve never been disappointed in Indian’s Scout line, and we expect this Rogue will be a popular seller for the legendary American brand. In the meantime, check out the details, tech and specs on the Rogue and Rogue Sixty via this link-

Indian Motorcycle Scout Rogue

*Photos by Indian Motorcycle

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