Stealthy new Scout Rogue joins Indian’s line-up with fairing and sportier stance

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Meet the Indian Scout Rogue, the fourth model in the American firm’s popular 1133cc cruiser line-up, bringing a sportier stance, new quarter fairing and a larger 19in front wheel.

Sitting alongside the naked Scout, Scout Bobber and Scout Bobber Twenty, the slicked-back Rogue cleverly fills a gap in the market left by the discontinued Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Iron, which also featured a 19in front, small screen and blacked-out aesthetic.

Although sharing much of the same architecture as the rest of the Scout line-up, the Rogue does away with its siblings’ smaller 16in front rim and chunky bobber tyres to roll on more modern-styled Metzeler Cruisetecs – tyres we loved when we tested them. You also get blacked-out valve covers, fenders and exhaust downpipes.

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Moving backwards, a new understated quarter fairing sits between a set of mini ape-hangers complete with minimalist bar-end mirrors, to provide a broad muscular look while also protecting riders from wind buffeting on the move.

It also shrouds the central single clock, which can be upgraded to feature a smaller secondary rev counter, complete with LED shift light.

A rear view of the Indian Scout Rogue

There’s also a single seat with a raised rear lip which claims to provide additional support over distance and is said to keep the rider planted during bursts of acceleration. The seat height is just 649mm, helping you to support the 241kg dry weight.

Providing the Rogue’s forward thrust is the firm’s liquid-cooled V-twin lump as found in the rest of the Scout range, producing a claimed 93.8bhp at 8000rpm and 72.3lb.ft of torque at 5600rpm. This can be restricted to meet A2 licence requirements if needed.

The Indian Scout Rogue gets a small quarter fairing

With the bike available in three colours, Indian will also sell you a wide range of accessories, including pillion seats, adjustable piggyback shocks, saddle bags, luggage racks and more. Alongside this, the Rogue’s single seat and bodywork will also be available for other members of the Scout line-up.

The Black Smoke Midnight edition will cost £13,295, while the Stealth Grey and Sagebrush costs £13,495. You can see the bike for the first time in the UK at the 2022 Carole Nash MCN London Show, which takes place from February 11-13.