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Discussion in 'Indian RoadMaster' started by Baldhead_J, Jul 24, 2022.
Woah! That beast looks pretty cool.
Paint job is interesting but that isn't a Roadmaster.
Definitely a RM.
I'm pretty sure it is a Road Master. Just the newer models that now come with the Chieftain fairing instead of the older, way sexier, locomotive-looking ones.
I've argued the anesthetics time and time again. I'll say this, I DO NOT miss the chrome blinker bezels in the legacy fairing. I always found it a tacky ca back to The Fast and The Furious taillights.
There, I said it.
It would be nice though that they had both options for the fairings, so that everyone could have the one they prefer.
They used to make the "Classic" line of models. I think a couple of years of runway was provided to get everyone transitioned to the new design language.
Yeah, I get that they want a more "modern" look, but it kinda set the Chieftains and Roadmasters apart for a while. Then again, it's just a matter of personal preference, of course, since both fairings are very good at what they have to do.
But it'll be a sad day for me when they change the oldie-looking hardbags of the Springfield for the newer model, like they already did with the Dark Horse version.
This forum had a spirited discussion like this one about the waning skirted fender.
I can see why. I'm a big fan of the skirted fenders, but I can see how some people would not like them.
I just feel that, once the fender is no longer skirted but open, the hardbags are no longer roundish but slanted and squareish, and the fairing is no longer curved but blocky and batwingish... you just have a Harley Davidson. For me, those changes remove some of the identity of the bikes as Indians.
Now, I'm not against those designs, they look cool and modern. I just wished they kept both designs as options for those of us wanting a more classic, vintage look.
All that said, I own a Scout and love that the liquid cooled engine doesn't have fake fins, so...