2014 Indian Chieftain Questions.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by HappyForNow, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. HappyForNow

    HappyForNow Banned

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  2. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    1) personal preference. The sales numbers will tell. I, personally feel Polaris has dumped DUMPTRUCKS of cash into this, and still, will only sell a few copies. BIG loser, investment wise.
    2)It's easy to make quiet pipes that meet noise regulations AND flow well... but they won't be COMPACT ENOUGH for a motorcycle. Compromise must be made... and styling rules, so flow is compromised.
    3) same thing as loud pipes... self absorbed asses will blare them at stoplights. Others may just enjoy them in moderation.

    I like the bike. I just don't think there are enough people who appreciate the Indian moniker to pay the bills.
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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  4. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    NO. Government Regulations will not allow it. :deal
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  5. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Beauty is a relative thing, I personally think all cruisers look like throwbacks to the 1940s - i.e. a period distinctly lacking in style.
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  6. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    $24k can also buy this http://www.kia.com/us/#/sorento

    but is it a better value?
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  7. Savoir-Faire

    Savoir-Faire Powered by Hate

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    Hey man...if I had to explain it, you wouldn't understand.

    :rofl
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  8. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    You may not like it but the 1940's were certainly not "distinctly lacking in style".

    1947 Indian Chief
    [​IMG]

    1947 Vincent Rapide
    [​IMG]

    And there's plenty more.
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  9. El Pescador

    El Pescador Been here awhile

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    Ummmmm. I think MOST would disagree.
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  10. tapdiggy

    tapdiggy Been here awhile

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    No, but this is a better value, at ~$24,200:
    [​IMG]
    Or, for less money than either the KIA or the motorcycle:
    [​IMG]
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  11. acejones

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    The forty's definitely lacked style.
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  12. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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  13. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Ugly bathtub fenders, tasteless whitewall tyres, seats that look like they belong on a tractor, centre stands and girder forks that look like they belong on a baby's pram! etc., etc.. :eek1

    Yep, you're correct - sadly there is plenty more.
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  14. gspell68

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    An 1800+ cc engine puts the starting price at $15K for almost and brand.
    Add:
    Standard ABS.
    Keyless ignition.
    Hard-side saddlebag lock control on the tank.
    Wind tunnel tested, thumb adjusted fairing.
    Leather seats.

    Here, this is from a mag review and will make it easier:
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  15. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    The PT Cruiser of motorcycles...

    :rofl
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  16. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    going to test ride one today!!! :evil:evil:evil
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