2014 Indian Chief - Page 4 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > Not directly V-Strom Related > Other Motorcycles


Other Motorcycles Forum for you to discuss anything about any other motorcycles. Good place for former (and soon to be) V-Strom owners to keep on the site even though they are without a strom.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 08-18-2013, 07:05 PM
seppel's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sierra Mountain foothills
Posts: 105
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe S. View Post
Just out of curiousity why is it that you think that?
I don't see that many people wanting to spend that much, but mostly just a hunch based on history.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #32  
Old 08-19-2013, 01:40 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seppel View Post
I don't see that many people wanting to spend that much, but mostly just a hunch based on history.

You act like they cost more than any of their competition. Starting at around 19k, they're right in line with the other American large displacement cruisers.

Personally, I love the Victory bikes, and have ridden them all during demo events. I really love the technology, the styling, and frankly, that they're not HD. I don't care much for the Indian looks myself, but I'm sure for some people that have been looking for an American alternative to HD, but not liking the styling of the Vics, Indian could be an option for them.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-19-2013, 07:44 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oregon
Posts: 2,051
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xGunslingerx View Post
You act like they cost more than any of their competition. Starting at around 19k, they're right in line with the other American large displacement cruisers.

Personally, I love the Victory bikes, and have ridden them all during demo events. I really love the technology, the styling, and frankly, that they're not HD. I don't care much for the Indian looks myself, but I'm sure for some people that have been looking for an American alternative to HD, but not liking the styling of the Vics, Indian could be an option for them.
I'll ride almost anything someone will let me demo. I love the Yamaha Roadliner too and enjoyed demoing it but I didn;t buy one, apparently not many other people do either jusdging by how few there on the road.

So the question is, as much as you loved it, did you or will you buy one? Thats what counts to the companies.
__________________
Joe S.
'14 HD FLHR
'12 Concours
'11 DL650
'01 HD FXD
'09 HD XR1200
'79 BMW R100
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-06-2013, 10:45 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Kansas
Posts: 56
Default

I rode a Chieftain twice at Sturgis, along with most of the '13 Harleys, several Victorys, the new FJR, and even a Can Am RT. I rode to Sturgis on my Heritage as it was only 670 miles. First - I saw no orange peel on the paint. Second - the motor/transmission is money. Best shifting big bore bike I have ever ridden. Great torque - you can go from 35 to ??? in 6th gear with absolutely no shake, shudder, stumble or hiccup. Minimal vibration. I also looked at the average fuel economy on my last demo bike. An indicated 43 mpg. Not too bad for 111 Cubic Inch motor ridden like it was stolen all day long. Rake and wheelbase is shorter on the Chieftain compared to the other 2 models which helps turn-in. Biggest difference, to me coming off a 670 mile ride on my Harley, was the fox air shock in back. There is not a stock Harley currently sold that takes the bumps, expansion joints, or potholes as well as that Chieftain - my opinion. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and it was a little cramped for me (so was my Wee) but the cornering clearance is way better than my Softail (duh). A cruiser is not for everyone, but I view this as a wake-up call to the Motor Company and believe we will see many other models large and small from Indian in the next 5 to 8 years.
__________________
2013 Passat TDI 6 sp Manual
1993 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner
1997 BMW 318 IS, 200,000 miles, traded & missed
1997 F250 XL 4WD 5 speed - Farm Tow vehicle
2006 Buell Ulysses
2011 Harley Heritage Softail Classic ABS
[I]I'm not an environmental activist - I'm an active environmentalist[/I][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-06-2013, 10:56 PM
middleage crazy's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Joliet
Posts: 432
Default

I've always thought the older Indians were cool looking bikes and this bike is no exception. This could be the only cruiser to take up a spot in my garage.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-07-2013, 12:12 AM
Big B's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 5,379
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KS_Jetta View Post
I rode a Chieftain twice at Sturgis, along with most of the '13 Harleys, several Victorys, the new FJR, and even a Can Am RT. I rode to Sturgis on my Heritage as it was only 670 miles. First - I saw no orange peel on the paint. Second - the motor/transmission is money. Best shifting big bore bike I have ever ridden. Great torque - you can go from 35 to ??? in 6th gear with absolutely no shake, shudder, stumble or hiccup. Minimal vibration. I also looked at the average fuel economy on my last demo bike. An indicated 43 mpg. Not too bad for 111 Cubic Inch motor ridden like it was stolen all day long. Rake and wheelbase is shorter on the Chieftain compared to the other 2 models which helps turn-in. Biggest difference, to me coming off a 670 mile ride on my Harley, was the fox air shock in back. There is not a stock Harley currently sold that takes the bumps, expansion joints, or potholes as well as that Chieftain - my opinion. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and it was a little cramped for me (so was my Wee) but the cornering clearance is way better than my Softail (duh). A cruiser is not for everyone, but I view this as a wake-up call to the Motor Company and believe we will see many other models large and small from Indian in the next 5 to 8 years.
Great honest write up and very well done. I wish them the best of luck, hopefully it will last this time, however I am a skeptic for now.
__________________
BRIAN

2006 SV650 2006 DL1000 "HODOR"




Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-07-2013, 11:20 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: oregon
Posts: 2,051
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KS_Jetta View Post
I rode a Chieftain twice at Sturgis, along with most of the '13 Harleys, several Victorys, the new FJR, and even a Can Am RT. I rode to Sturgis on my Heritage as it was only 670 miles. First - I saw no orange peel on the paint. Second - the motor/transmission is money. Best shifting big bore bike I have ever ridden. Great torque - you can go from 35 to ??? in 6th gear with absolutely no shake, shudder, stumble or hiccup. Minimal vibration. I also looked at the average fuel economy on my last demo bike. An indicated 43 mpg. Not too bad for 111 Cubic Inch motor ridden like it was stolen all day long. Rake and wheelbase is shorter on the Chieftain compared to the other 2 models which helps turn-in. Biggest difference, to me coming off a 670 mile ride on my Harley, was the fox air shock in back. There is not a stock Harley currently sold that takes the bumps, expansion joints, or potholes as well as that Chieftain - my opinion. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and it was a little cramped for me (so was my Wee) but the cornering clearance is way better than my Softail (duh). A cruiser is not for everyone, but I view this as a wake-up call to the Motor Company and believe we will see many other models large and small from Indian in the next 5 to 8 years.
Did you think the cornering ability was good? One first ride report thought it was a bit sluggish on turn in.
__________________
Joe S.
'14 HD FLHR
'12 Concours
'11 DL650
'01 HD FXD
'09 HD XR1200
'79 BMW R100
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2