Initial Ride impressions review: I’ve been riding bikes since I was 6/7 years old. I’ve owned four different Indians since there re-emergence in 2014. A 2015 Chief Dark Horse, 2016 Chieftain DH (pvcx/remote tuned) and 2018 RM Icon w/loydz 558 cams and pvcx/tuned for a total of 70k plus miles on them combined. I thought I’d give you guys and gals my impressions of my new Chief Dark Horse after the first 250 miles. Thinking since I am coming from a Roadmaster it might be of interest to others that are thinking of making the change. At some point in the next few months I’ll be doing a trip probably 2500-3000 miles. I’ll make another post after that trip. 250 miles in impression: Ride home from dealership. First 60 miles was just to get comfortable with the bike. Didn’t push it, just felt out the handling and new ride command. Today I took new scoot for a good spirited shakedown ride. I do not baby my bikes so I saw speeds from 0-95+ and rpms up to right at redline. This ride was 150 or so miles up into Alabama and back to NW Florida. Like it a lot, but definitely need the mid rise bars. Did a little 4 lane and a lot of backroads. Suspension is good, not nearly as plush as RM or Chieftain but comparable to my original dark horse. Seat is surprisingly decent, didn’t get uncomfortable until the last 20mins. Think the change of bars and seating position will make that better. Drag bars have me wanting to lean forward to much. Found some decent twisty spots and now I can’t wait to get this thing on some mountain roads…. Also punched the plugs out of the stock mufflers. Not a big difference in sound. I’d say a bit less noticeable than the big bikes with same mod. Did find that the collector where the cat is located has what looks to be an added piece of plate steel to the out side. I suppose that is an attempt to reduce heat to your calf when stopped with feet on the ground. Nav on the ride command works well and has voice prompts if you have a headset connected. Super simple pairing my iPhone and PacTalk to the bike and able to use bikes volume and audio controls.