I don't think they are priced to bad. They are more then the stars, and right with HDSaw them at two different locations, dealer about an hour and a half away, and then the NCY Int'l MC show. Yep like them, hate the big $$'s to buy them though
Ended up with a 2014 Stratoliner Deluxe instead, guess it was a case of Chieftain envy
Odd that you'd list those as the 'sweet' features. Most people seem to go straight for the fuel capacity and the number of gears in the transmission.But the features are sweet. Power front windshield, hard bags with electric locks, no key starting....
That was not one of them Hardley bikes, was it? If that is the case with the new Indian, then hell folks, morgage the farm and go ahead and buy a Hardley, I figger, huh? Sugar Bear sure don't get no tingle from the looks of the new Indians, the whole shootin match ain't real purty to me, I figger I will stay with the best bike for the money, the Star line of bikes
Nope. It was in an article about the new Indians. It referred to something about the "classic" feel of the engine vibrations or something along those lines. They tried to make it sound like it was a good thing. Personally, I chose the v star because it didn't vibrate. This is 2014, not 1930, right?That was not one of them Hardley bikes, was it?
Your definitely right, but for what they cost, they should at least be as smooth as our v stars. I once had a bike that vibrated like the "classic v twin" and my wife wouldn't ride anymore. I love the look of the Indians, but I was really surprised after reading the article, and they were reviewing a $30,000 bike.You want a bike that doesn't vibrate, you want to look into a Gold Wing or the new Valkyrie. Those flat six engines feel more like an electric motor than an engine. I believe BMW has an in-line six, but I don't know the model.
do they also know perfectly well how to design an engine that doesn't leak oil or need constant repairs?Many years ago I read an article, probably about the time Harley redesigned one of their engines. In that article an anonymous Harley engineer said Harley knew perfectly well how to design an engine that didn't vibrate.
I went to those first because as far as I know its the only bike that offers them. There are plenty of 6 speed bike with big gas tanks out there.Odd that you'd list those as the 'sweet' features. Most people seem to go straight for the fuel capacity and the number of gears in the transmission.
but, yes they are some really nice bikes. I'm not 100% on the styling but the engineering and the spec sheet seem perfect.