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New Chief - Indian Releases New Bike

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  1. VSprocket

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    Just when you think you e seen the ugliest motorcycle ever...Indian Motorcycles say, “Hold my beer”.
     
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    Not liking the look of the tank and it is only 4 gallons. Fail right there. Says it competes with the softail line, most of them have 5 gallon tanks. They should of put the PP108 in it at least. 111 doesn't compete with HD M8 either.
     
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    Unless they are still trying to convey heritage with using the TS111 I think they may have missed the mark with this one.
     
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    Yet another Harley copy. This is just stupid at this point.
     
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    I think it looks like the Gunners ugly cousin. No offense to the Gunner.
     
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    Here is a picture I got from another site.
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    The gunner has a mono shock way more advanced. Looks like someone put a thunderstoke 111 in a Honda Reble.
     
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    Too chunky. Looks like a kids' toy motorcycle.
     
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    5DAA99EA-D2B2-4AC3-BA62-34996994CF31.jpeg I’ll take a used gunner for 5000 Alex.
     
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    @theshank I read a similar comment comparing it to a Honda Rebel but with a larger engine and $6K+ more. I don't think they are targeting those riders though. I believe this it targeted directly at MOCO.

    @jayleav The Gunner would be my pick as well. And still competitive in that class.

    I'm seeing generally positive reviews thus far on the styling. It will interesting to see how how many units get sold.
     
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    Um, no. No thank you!

    These are aesthetically challenged Chiefs. IMHO, they just don’t flow, at all. They look like assembled motorcycle parts rather than an actual designed motorcycle.
     
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    I went to the site and did a configurator version with the options I would want:

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    This came out to be $21,759.00. Stage 2 kit with Heated Grips, Mid Bars, Windshield (Quick Release), Bags (Removable), Extended Reach Seat, Passenger Seat with Sissy Bar package (Quick Release), and Forward Controls with Running Boards.

    I mean, it doesn't want to make me puke. But... I bet the front fork is weak, I hate that it has a single disc brake in front, the rear shocks do not appear to offer much in the way of travel and I bet they are weak and unadjustable, the tank is too small and 22K is too much for this. The bike started at $15,800.00, so extreme rapeage with the accessories.

    I don't think I will be buying one.
     
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    I priced one out as well and came out with similar pricing numbers. I guess that's Polaris business model. Get you on the product for what seems to be a competitive price then "get you" on the add-ons. (Got me a few times).

    I'd like to correct my earlier statement about going after the Softail crowd. This new offering looks more like they are targeting the HD Dyna line. This bike being slightly larger than Scout would appeal to those riders that felt the Scout too small and Chieftain too large.

    While I have no inside knowledge about forthcoming products, I'd bet Indian will come out with another steel frame bike to compete with the Softail's. Not old school looking. I'm thinking a more modern looking bike that is slightly larger than this model. Perhaps with the PP 108, inverted front forks and dual-disks up front with a starting price right around $18500.
     
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    A dealer I used to buy a lot of Vic stuff from and follow on FB posted a bunch of pictures and my God yes, that thing does make me want to puke. But since it’s winter time And I’m tired of not talking about bikes, two observations in addition to others mentioned already. One, steel tube frame? Two, it looks like they ditched the fake heritage down draft exhaust. I get ditching the fake old exhaust, that only served to hurt performance. But why the new frame? They should have called it the Indian Butter Face, calling it a Chief is an insult to real Chief’s.
     
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