Indian Motorcycle has launched its new Scout Rogue cruiser variant, which will sit atop its Scout line-up priced from $23,995 rideaway.
The Scout Rogue joins the entry-level Scout Bobber ($21,995), Scout ($22,995) and Scout Bobber Twenty ($23,495), distinguished by a front fairing, higher-spec suspension, unique styling elements among other unique features.
At the front of the bike, the new Indian Scout Rogue wears a quarter fairing housing a small windscreen and adaptive LED headlight, alongside a 19-inch front wheel and ‘mini ape’ handlebars.
Also new for the Scout Rogue is rebound- and preload-adjustable piggy back rear shocks, as well as a sportier vinyl seat with a raised rear lip that ‘keeps the rider planted during hard acceleration’.
Finally, a small external tachometer with a shift light is included next to the standard intrumentation.
The new Indian Scout Rogue is expected to hit showrooms shortly in five colour schemes: Black Metallic, Black Smoke, Black Smoke Midnight, Sagebrush Smoke and Stealth Grey.
All Indian Scout variants are motivated by an 1133cc V-twin engine that generates 70kW of power and 97Nm of torque.
For comparison, the rivalling Triumph Bonneville Bobber ($21,890) generates 57kW/107Nm from its 1200cc parallel-twin engine, while the recently-released Harley-Davidson Sportster S ($26,495) outputs 90kW/125Nm from its new 1252cc V-twin platform.
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