The next Chief! What is NEW at Indian

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by jmlmjmjm, May 13, 2013.

  1. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I saw cruise control and a left side muffler and that's a much lower price than predicted!!

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  3. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

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    Here it is embedded:
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  4. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    Can't wait to see it!
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  5. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I hope it does well so they will make a cheaper Scout for about half the price. I'd like to ride an Indian but not for $19K.
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  6. dom1104

    dom1104 Been here awhile

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    Meh. It doesnt rustle my jimmies.
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  7. 131unlimited

    131unlimited Been here awhile

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    Really looking forward to it !
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  8. Randy

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    Did I miss something? All I saw was an engine, some emblems, a handlebar control pod, and what appeared to be an Indian fender thingy. Oh yeah, and a "STARTING AT $18999 price tag".

    How can anyone say whether they like it or not? Although, from what I saw, I'm pretty sure I can say that it isn't my cup of tea. Not into the whole chrome and nostalgia thing....

    But, on another note, I hate to be a naysayer but... How many times has an unsuccessful attempt been made to bring back "Indian"? Is this a good economic time to try to start up a company like this, selling a high end, high priced, disposable income "toy"? I mean it's one thing for long established manufacturers that have a customer base and a name already established. But, an upstart with an unproven product and a name that has been associated with debacles and failures several times over the last couple of decades?

    I wish them luck, but they won't be getting my money. Not for a new bike, or as an investment opportunity. Hopefully I'll be wrong, but history says I'm probably not...


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  9. 131unlimited

    131unlimited Been here awhile

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    So dont get one and feel free to spend your time online bitching about how much it costs or not seeing what the big deal is. I'm looking forward to seeing a new Indian Chief with a new drivetrain being produced !

    My Grandfather was an orphan during the great depression and started out as a carpenter, he did not have enough money for a car, but he scraped up enough cash to get a Chief. He met my grandmother, dated her and got married to her all while riding that Chief. Indians have a special place in my heart because of that.

    You stay happy and run whatever you want. I'll stay happy and run HD's and mabey get lucky enough to also get a new Indian as well !
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  10. Gham

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    I don't know about half the price but I'm with you on the scout idea!:clap
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  11. Randy

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    Well, like I said, I don't want to be a naysayer or piss on anyone's parade. I with them luck. And I wish you luck as well if it's what your heart desires. And then I'll extend that wish in that you can find a dealer and parts for it in five years time. History just doesn't bode well for new motorcycle upstarts, especially with the name of Indian. And in THIS economy?

    Hopefully I'm wrong. New motorcycles are a good thing, even if they aren't what I personally want. Who knows, maybe one day my taste will evolve and I may decide that's just what I want. I mean, until late last year I'd have never dreamed that I'd want a H-D but now I'm enjoying mine very much. :thumb

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  12. 131unlimited

    131unlimited Been here awhile

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    Enjoy it ! :1drink
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  13. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

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    Not even close to an "upstart."

    Polaris has lots of dough, manufacturing know how, and an infrastructure already producing modern, reliable, powerful, motorcycles, ATV's, military vehicles, and various other transportation devices.
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  14. Randy

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    Well, I stand corrected! I have been known to stick my foot in my mouth on occasion. :D Guess I shoulda looked into it a bit before commenting huh? I guess after the past fiascos I just turned a blind eye and deaf ear to anything related to the Indian name. I didn't realize that Polaris had acquired the Indian name and was behind the venture. At least it has the backing and dealer network already in place, which is A HUGE hurdle already overcome. Is to be produced alongside their Victory line? Or possibly replace it at some point?

    Well, now that I'm more informed I'll retract my prior negative remarks and be watching this space with more interest. :thumb

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  15. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

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    My understanding is that Polaris will market Indian as a "Heritage" brand with iconic styling. Victory will be more forward looking in regards to styling, markets & products.

    All speculation at this point. I imagine some spirited discussions within Polaris on marketing these two "brands."
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  16. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Me too.

    To quote the little girl in the commercials "we want more. we want more!"
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  17. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I have my eye on this. I hope its not just a road king / Electra glide knockoff, and has some actual suspension and ground clearance....if its a nice riding bike, I may end up with this in the garage...unless the new KTM Adventure beats it to it.... :evil

    Two awesome bikes, opposite uses...but only enough moolah for one new bike at a time....
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  18. Mobiker

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    This is the best shot at a resurrection that Indian's ever had. I'm in the local Victory dealer on and off (they sell other brands too) and Polaris knows how to build some nice motorcycles. If they ever build something lighter and more standard-ish I might be there. As it is I'm not interested in 700-900lb motorcycles. Would love to see a successful Indian brand tho...
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  19. OConnor

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    Now if they would just cover the RACING heritage part... :deal
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  20. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I have to agree with this.

    The Judge comes close, but they need to take it one more step to make it more standardish.
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