38 years old, 5-10, nine years of riding experience, currently own a Victory 8 ball, and a Honda Valkyrie. The Indian Chief is my favorite all time motorcycle, and I am excited that Polaris is now making them. Polaris hits home runs with their Victory motorcycles. I highly anticipated test riding an Indian Chieftain in Daytona last month. Pros: All models of the Chief looked awesome. .......The bike handled very well.........the bike was comfortable.......Polaris did a good job of advertising the Indian around bike week events. The 6 speed was nice. Cons: I was disappointed with the engine performance and the sound. The representative said the the demo motorcycle had Stage 1 pipes. I do not like loud rides but my 2005 8ball with a Stage 1 setup has a much better sound. I am not a speed demon but the Indian did not have the getty-up and go that I expected from an engine that size. IMO, the Indian Chief is a special bike. The performance wasn't bad, but it was nothing special to match. A few years ago I test rode Victory bikes in Daytona and walked away with the "Wow Factor," and a smile. The Indian simply needs better engine "Umph"and a sound that let's the rider know they are on that special bike. And finally, is a new motorcycle really worth spending +$20,000?