Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
If it were my money, I'd go take a look and 'sit' on both. I've taken the Indians out for their 'demo' rides, and LOVE them! The one I liked best was the Vintage, for 'style', power, braking, handling, cornering, and just general 'feel'. I thought it was the best of everything! It handled around corners like a much smaller, lighter bike, but had more power than I'd ever need to take off, and stopped like a smaller, lighter bike, unlike the bigger Classic, which was a little 'soft' in the braking department. Didn't get to ride the Chieftain, but figure it should be somewhere between the Classic and Vintage from what others told me of their rides. Fit and finish on all the Indians was super! Even the little Scout! That thing just about ripped my arms off when I first cranked the throttle hard! The Vintage was as good or better, though! If I had an extra $23k lying around, that's where I would put it!!
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke,
tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"