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    I had read that Polaris was going to unveil the 2014 Indian Chief at Sturgis on Saturday, Aug 3. I just visited http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/home. It still just says "Coming Soon".

    Does anyone know when the reveal is going to happen?

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    Cyril Huze' site says 9 p.m. mountain time
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    Check Indian on Facebook. Supposed to be about 9pm tonight MDT. Don't know what time that would be where you are located. Hope this helps, Dave
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    MONDAY 8/5 on "American Pickers" show! National debut of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood View Post
    Cyril Huze' site says 9 p.m. mountain time
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    Florian Neuhauser (RoadRunner Magazine) jsut posted on their Facebook page that it'll be within the hour.
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    Just another old air cooled V-twin,.....I'm bored already and I haven't seen it. Barry

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    Very nice. looks like a 7spd? 111 cubes Bluetooth. Priced the same as the Victory bikes and F6B... 5 year warranty is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traveler46 View Post
    Just another old air cooled V-twin,.....I'm bored already and I haven't seen it. Barry
    I tend to agree.........!!!!!! AND.......how long will this re-incarnated Indian be around this time......???????
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    Don't much care for the Fairing but at least the price has come down to something approaching realistic!
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    Long ago (40s after WWII) my dad was an Indian dealer so I've always had a soft spot for them. I even bought the Kawasaki Drifter back in '99 when it came out, figured it was as close as I'd get to owning an Indian. Fast forward to 2013 and I'd thought to wait until the new Chief came out before buying another bike. Glad now I didn't, that new design lacks the good stying taste of the originals and the fairing is especially ugly and overdone. Maybe they'll fix that for '15 and I'll look again.

    As to how long Indian will be around this time, Polaris Industries, who owns Indian and Victory, is no small, underfunded outfit like the "Gilroy Indian" company was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemxr View Post
    Long ago (40s after WWII) my dad was an Indian dealer so I've always had a soft spot for them. I even bought the Kawasaki Drifter back in '99 when it came out, figured it was as close as I'd get to owning an Indian. Fast forward to 2013 and I'd thought to wait until the new Chief came out before buying another bike. Glad now I didn't, that new design lacks the good stying taste of the originals and the fairing is especially ugly and overdone. Maybe they'll fix that for '15 and I'll look again.

    As to how long Indian will be around this time, Polaris Industries, who owns Indian and Victory, is no small, underfunded outfit like the "Gilroy Indian" company was.
    That may be true that Polaris is well-funded......BUT there is a lotta bikes out there.....and a ton of competition too. AND paying that much $$$$$$$ for a 1940's front fender......is still a lotta bucks.......
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    Seriously it looks good might become a collectable if they stop making them again if they come down here I would say expect to pay $40 grand or more well see

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    Another over-priced antique air-cooled V twin manufactured by a snowmobile company? No thanks.

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    Really think the fairing is overdone, but, far better than the Victory Bozo design.

    If it was to be the 2nd bike, I'd much rather have the Chief Classic with a windscreen.
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    Cycle World has a test ride on one already---personally--I like them--am more then pleased with my F6B, but these bikes look good, good prices,and have nice extra little touches to them---Good Luck Indian!!!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XheeEX00t4

    Let's see. Bluetooth for phone and audio helmet headset, key fob with auto start, hard saddle bags that are removable for cleaning or looks, seat out of leather, full fairing and saddlebags, power windshield with 4 inches of adjustment, tpms that shows tire pressure at the flip of a switch, anti lock brakes, keyless start, all stock. I am not explaing a BMW or Goldwing but a Indian. Hummmmm


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    A lot of people here don't appreciate the lack of plastic and plastic chrome, and afraid they'll be accused of being labeled as not "real" riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laen View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XheeEX00t4

    Let's see. Bluetooth for phone and audio helmet headset, key fob with auto start, hard saddle bags that are removable for cleaning or looks, seat out of leather, full fairing and saddlebags, power windshield with 4 inches of adjustment, tpms that shows tire pressure at the flip of a switch, anti lock brakes, keyless start, all stock. I am not explaing a BMW or Goldwing but a Indian. Hummmmm


    Competition makes us all better. Honda wake up. The wing is an old design
    Competition benefits us all and the wing is, like me, getting long of tooth. Although not a big fan of V-twins (I like V4s and boxers), I hope Indian kicks some ass rather than become another collector's item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laen View Post
    Competition makes us all better. Honda wake up. The wing is an old design


    Yup! Bluetooth capabilities, real TPMS, these are all things Honda already has in place elsewhere in their corporation. I think moving them to the two-wheeled aspect of their company would be easy.

    While a cosmetic change is over due, it seems like a few "feature" changes would make the current Wing travel for a few more years. Overall it might be cheaper?

    Who knows what Honda is thinking. They play their cards close to the vest. We might all be surprised at what they put out for 2014 or in 2015 (hopefully).





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    Test rides available in Lowell, NC (right next to Charlotte) on August 23, 2013.

    I'm going. Anyone wanna meet me down there? I want to try the Chieftain touring version with the delightfully over-done Art Deco fairing.

    For all you self-hating Wing riders out there (you know who you are), the new Chieftain has an electric windshield, 6 gears, a 100 horsepower/115 foot pounds engine (about like the Wing--at least on paper) and standard ABS. I'm not planning to buy one, but love where they're going with the bike. Well done, Indian Motorcycles. (Now, if they would just add reverse!)
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    I've never been a fan of V-Twins. To me, they were always under powered and as I see in the new Indian, that trait will continue. I paid less than the new Indian for my 2nd Generation VMax with 197 hps at the crank in a 1679 cc liquid cooled V4 engine (labeled as a 1700). So my 200 mm rear tires don't last long, just under 4,000 miles. Who cares! At my age, I'm not a fan of high speeds either, but excitement in extremely quick acceleration is what makes my heart tick. When other riders speak to me out on the road, the first thing they say is, 'how fast have I ridden it?' To which I reply that it is more like 'how quickly I go fast!

    I wish Indian all the success and hope that all the riders that purchase this bike are happy with their acquisition. It is good to see competition. The new Indian just does not excite me!

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    They have a winner in this new lineup.........The Chieftain is a winner.....I am familiar with Polaris and their research and testing and it is the best. I would now look seriously at this bike.

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    The engine is anything BUT an old antique V-twin. At least it looks like a motorcycle and not like the starship enterprise like our wings do. Old technology is a Wing design that started In 1975 and has barely changed in all these years. Park the Wing next to this new Indian and NOBODY will find your Wing attractive except people that love Motorhomes. Sam
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    I am a fan of many different styles and types of motorcycles v- twins being one of my favorites, I think Polaris have done a wonderful job with the new Indians. That being said, I don't understand why some feel it necessary to criticize the wing. Some say the wing is old and dated tied to its 1975 roots while other brands are free to embrace there 1930's and 1940's heritage. Others say the wing looks like a spaceship with all the plastic and buttons, while the fastest growing segment of motorcycling sport and sport touring also include plastic body panels not to mention the amount of plastic used in modern automobiles. I am not against technology or improments. I don't wont blutooth if it forces me to buy a certain brand of helmet and communicator, I don't want a electric windshield if it don't protect me as we'll from the elements, I don't want keyless start if a loss key fob cost me a 1,000 dollars , I don't want to have to scroll through menus and sub menus for basic functions, but for you all that do I'm glad there are options out ther for you. Ride and let ride.

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