Nothing to laugh about with the new Indian. For the first time since the original manufacturer went bust in the 50s, somebody (Polaris) is doing it right.
If they stick to classic design themes and first-rate quality they will have discovered a formula of success already enjoyed by H-D.
An interesting point that someone has already brought up is the Victory line. This current marketing campaign about "finally a choice," sort of slaps their own Victory lineup!
I agree with it, though. The outlandish Arlen Ness-inspired designs of the Victory models have never appealed to me. So, to that degree, for me, there has not been much of a choice.
The bizarre lines, forward foot controls and medieval axes are crazy and turn many people off from the Victory models. Sales have been dismal to reflect this.
The new Indian is their chance, Hope they don't blow it. Looks good for now.