2022 Indian Scout Rogue & Scout Rogue Sixty - First Look

John Burns
by John Burns

Mini-ape hanger or mini ape-hanger?

What’s going on with the 2022 Indian Scout Rogues is this: blacked-out trim, a quarter fairing, mini ape-hanger handlebars, a “sport-style” seat, and a 19-inch front wheel. We were big fans of the Scout when it got here, enough so that we made it our 2015 Motorcycle of the Year. At the time, we liked the portent Indian had established with a few new bikes in as many years, as well as the Scout being a direct shot across the Sportster’s bow: No doubt the new Sportster competitor was one of the factors that motivated H-D to get off its, ah, laurels.

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In the ensuing seven years, Indian brought out Scout Sixtys (60 cubic inches instead of 69), Scout Bobbers, and Scout Bobber 20s – all of them variations on seat and handlebar themes. If you were expecting something different for the Scout Rogue, you’ll be a bit disappointed. Then again, the original liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin was so good, what do you want? Cruiser riders don’t demand more horsepower and new tech every year. They want cool, and the Scout Rogue does deliver that. A power cruiser with Indian’s FTR engine, though, would be even cooler.

Indian Press Release:

Powerful, Reliable, Comfortable & Agile – New Scout Rogue Offers the Most Aggressive Style & Performance-Minded Expression of the Iconic Indian Scout

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 1, 2022 Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today unleashed the most aggressive iteration of its iconic Indian Scout with the launch of the new Scout Rogue and Scout Rogue Sixty. Packed with attitude and edge, thanks to its aggressive styling and performance-minded features, Scout Rogue exudes performance, begs for more throttle, and is ready for whatever comes its way.

The Scout Rogue is available in Black Metallic, Storm Blue, Sagebrush Smoke, Black Smoke, Black Smoke Midnight and Stealth Gray – starting at $11,499.

Combining iconic design with contemporary style, the Scout Rogue demands attention and inspires riders to express a bolder sense of self-expression. A lineup of new features give Scout Rogue its edgy, hard-riding demeanor, including a quarter fairing, mini ape-hanger handlebars, sport style seat, blacked-out fenders and valve covers, and a 19-inch front wheel. The proven Scout and Scout Sixty powertrains pack serious punch with loads of low-end torque for snappy acceleration.

Indian claims 100 horses for its 69-inch (1133 cc) 60-degree 8-valve V-twin, and 78 for the 60-inch (1000 cc) 5-speed version.

“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. “It’s an attitude that can only be found on a motorcycle, and it creates a totally unique level of camaraderie and community, and that’s what Scout Rogue is all about.”

Your Scout Rogue Sixty is available in Black Metallic, Titanium Smoke and Bronze Smoke – and starts at $9,999.

The introduction of the Scout Rogue and Scout Rogue Sixty add two more Scout models for riders looking to stand out from the crowd. Starting at $9,999, the Scout Rogue Sixty opens the door for even more riders to join the crew. Each model inspires rider confidence with a low seat height and manageable wheelbase, while a lower center of gravity provides superior handling for all riders – regardless of experience and skill level.

Would some kind of Rogue’s gallery caption be inappropriate here? No photos of the left side of the bike are known to exist.


Riders looking to personalize their ride can do so through countless Indian Motorcycle accessories that enhance the bike’s performance, lighting, style, and comfort.

Performance Accessories

Riders can achieve a smoother, more comfortable ride with increased suspension travel from Adjustable Piggyback Rear Shocks. Using twist knobs, riders can easily dial-in their compression and rebound damping settings.

Lighting Accessories

For superior nighttime visibility, the Scout Pathfinder 5.75-inch Adaptive LED Headlight activates 15 individual beams based on the bike’s lean angle. The upgraded headlight utilizes patented technology that projects light farther and improves the overall light spread in front of the bike.

Style Accessories

To add personalized, custom-inspired styling, riders can add Smoked LED Turn Signals and an Auxiliary Tachometer with Shift Light. Rather than amber and red turn signal lenses that can distract from the bike’s style, the smoked turn signals feature clear lenses, but still provide bright, easy-to-see amber LED lighting in front and bright red LED lighting in the rear.

Mounting next to the standard instrumentation, the Auxiliary Tachometer with Shift Light keeps the rider aware of the engine’s revolutions per minute (RPM) and enhances the bike’s high-performance style. An LED shift light illuminates to indicate recommended shift points.

Comfort Accessories

Whether riding solo or two-up, exploring a town or crushing miles, Indian Motorcycle offers a host of comfort and touring accessories. Scout Rogue riders can personalize their ergonomics with the Rider Comfort Seat. The Syndicate 2-Up Seat and Syndicate Low Profile Passenger Backrest add comfort for passengers.

If packing gear, riders can add the black Saddlebag, Solo Luggage Rack, and a black, water-resistant Solo Rack Bag.

New Accessories

In addition, the Scout Rogue’s stock quarter fairing and sport style solo seat are now available as added accessories for Scout and Scout Bobber models. The Indian Motorcycle Quarter Fairing delivers custom style in a high-profile location at the front of the bike. The fairing encircles the headlight and creates a look that is both classic and sporty. The Quarter Fairing can be color-matched for Scout Rogue models, Scout models from 2015-2022 and Scout Bobber models 2018-2022.

The sport style Indian Motorcycle Syndicate Solo Seat provides long-riding comfort, as an upraised rear lip creates a comfortable bucket that keeps riders planted during hard acceleration. The interior padding provides an ideal blend of comfort and support, and the black, leather-like vinyl seat covering provides long-term, all-weather durability. The Syndicate Solo Seat fits Scout Bobber models 2018-2022.

It is more important to look good than to feel good. Say, aren’t those Sk8-His?

Complementing the Scout Rogue is the Indian Motorcycle Rogue clothing and gear collection. The Rogue Collection personifies blacked-out styling and has been designed for men and women looking for simple, clean lines with tones of black and gray. Riders and fans can shop the full Rogue Collection at www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/apparel/collections/rogue/.

The 2022 Scout Rogue and Scout Rogue Sixty will begin shipping to Indian Motorcycle dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada in early 2022. Riders can learn more at their local Indian Motorcycle dealership, by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com, or by following along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  • Imtoomuch Imtoomuch on Feb 09, 2022

    Good looking Indian Low Rider S. I mean Victory Octane. At least that shade of blue is beautiful! The exhaust is terrible though. Hang some orange flags on the mufflers so you don't get rear ended.

  • Nickolas Henry Nickolas Henry on Apr 27, 2022

    About the only things I like about these motorcycles are the handle bars and the engine