Schneider crafted Rogue to suit hard riding style

Riley Riley

The man behind Hardnine Choppers, Danny Schneider, has revealed his latest custom build at EICMA, Milan  — the Indian Scout Rogue.

With its distinctive paint scheme inspired by the factory’s King of the Baggers racers, stripped back front end and performance parts, Schneider’s Rogue is an eye-catching addition to the Indian lineup.

As a former FMX star and award-winning vintage custom builder, he has a rep for creating exciting, performance orientated customs and is no stranger to working with Indian Motorcycle.

In fact, the build he credits as his best ever was his 1931 Indian Scout, the bike that started his love of Indian Motorcycle, a love that was cemented with the launch of the FTR.

“Ever since then, I’ve been hooked,” he said.

When he first laid eyes on the Rogue, Schneider wanted to craft it to suit his own hard riding style.

“We started out with the Öhlins front forks and Öhlins rear shock, suspension is the most important thing for me coming from a motocross background.”

Modifying the triple trees to accept the Öhlins front forks, the handlebar has been replaced with a 22mm higher ProTaper unit fitted with ProTaper soft grips and the Scout Rogue’s mini-fairing adapted to work with the new bar placement.

The stripped back, racing feel is also enhanced by miniature turn signals and the removal of the front fender.

The racing look and spec continues with performance tracker wheels from Roland Sands Design allowing the use of twin OEM discs grabbed by dual Beringer calipers operated by a Beringer master cylinder/lever.

Schneider created bespoke adapters and mounts for the wheels and the braking system.

For performance gains during starts and gear changes, the clutch lever is also by Beringer with a Dynojet quickshifter ensuring the slickest of shifts and a one-off 2-into-1 exhaust by Jekill and Hyde ramping up the soundtrack.

“I’ve added some custom touches, by cutting down the primary cover to the minimum that’s still safe but making it lighter and giving it a more performance look and I’ve also added wider footpegs to suit my riding style.

“But, look closer and you’ll see the gold leaf applied to the iconic insignias on the engine and the gas cap, the gold stitching in the seat which all complement the awesome paint by Vince Customs.

“Now it’s just a case of setting up the bike, dialling in the suspension and going for a ride. Riding to me is everything. It’s absolute freedom.”

Indian Scout Rogue is priced from $25,995 rideaway.


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