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Discussion in 'Indian Motorcycle General Discussion' started by Gator Mcklusky, Jul 24, 2020.
Indian Making Plans For A New Water-Cooled Tourer
Based on the drawings, to it looks to me like the TS 111/116 engine is history.
I’m not trying to be an @sshole, but two steps forward and one step back...in my humble opinion.
That's the only thing that would redeem it.
If they don't make one with a Barcalounger back seat, the Executive Department won't let me have it.
I understand. I've still just got a little bit of wildness that I need to let play its course.
I'll keep my 17 RM for as long as I can. If I buy any more bikes they will be on the smaller end of the spectrum like a Royal Enfield. I also like the idea of a US handmade (as much as practical) bike like the Janus Halcyon. I have a '17 a '19 so the survey says I am due an addition in'21...
This is EXACTLY what I thought. Apparently Indian doesn't believe the "Defund" mantra will catch on.
Although, this "it’s worth noting that while only published recently, the patent seen here was filed back in 2017." when combined with the timing of the Guardian name patent, seems disjoint. This might have just been the Challenger chassis patent.
It does seem inevitable that the ChiefGlide will get the Power Plus while the "Classic" might retain an air cooled V-Twin (maybe VVT?) to maintain a "heritage" line.
By the way, nice scoop Gator. Neither I nor @NickJ spotted that one!
Totally agree,.......For Gods sake,......Build a light weight bike to get the young newbies into biking!!!!!
So do I. For that I use cayenne pepper and think about eating kimchee.
It’s must be a demographic thing. I read about the riders today want smaller bikes. But where I live about 20 miles outside of downtown Chicago it’s baggers and more baggers. Whatever bike hang outs I stop thru. And I’m talking in a 200 mile radius of my home. No matter it’s baggers 10 to 2. And age makes no difference 20,s to 70 major majority on baggers. The smaller bike think is not popular at all in my area. Hell I can honestly ive seen at best 3 to 5 scouts since they’ve been released. Where are all these riders with smaller bikes ? Not even many softails anymore it seems. I see Road Glides ultras Electra Glides chiefs chieftains and Roadmasters Roadkings always the majority. Maybe because the places I frequent have always been Harley gathering places ? But still even while traveling at work which is a 350 mile radius daily mostly baggers. Personally I’m liking this new idea they have. I’m not a fan of the challenger just not my style bike but love the drivetrain. Always said love my 18 limited nothing out there works for me like this bike. But that motor in a chieftain may get my attention for sure. And I’ve read many others saying the same. If they build it I could be wrong but I think it will sell. There’s a big draw out there to the drivetrain. I’ve heard other riders say it. Love the drivetrain but need it in a different bike. I guess we’re gonna find out. Still love my 111” does a great job I’m still good for now. Now as far as a midsize between a scout and the others it would be a great addition I think. But that wouldn’t be considered a small bike but yes a smaller then the majority say.
Mike....I agree. But, I do see lots of Triumphs and sportbikes. I don't see that crowd buying a small expensive Indian.
Note: I do see an uptick in the Scout population, though.
A artist vision of a Indian Sport bike based on the FTR platform
What Would Happen If Indian Made A Sportbike?
Not my style at all a 800 mile day would kill me. BUT ! I could see that selling honestly especially with the sport crowd. Actually pretty good looking for what it is.
I'm with you @Ny Mike. That's a young man's bike based on the age group that rides them.
I think it would sell.
There was a homebrew one built and unveiled at Sturgis 2018. Remember? I believe a dude named Christian.... Pretty sure I posted it here somewhere.
That would sell,.........
They are in Burtland Mate,.....You do make a good strong point with regards to the big sister bikes Mike,...America is so blessed with beautiful and straight roads,....BUT!,.....as soon as Covids is over, jump on a plane, cruise down to Burtland and we will take you for a spin,........Thats when you may begin to see why so many people are asking for a smaller bike than the big sister types,......yes, we have the Scout but can you imagine a bike slightly bigger than a Scout but much smaller than a big sister with the Challenger powertrain in it?,.....Holy Snapping armpits!!!! .......What a bike that would be on Burtland roads!,......Any Burtland road!,......Yes we have lots of big sisters here but almost all of Burtland roads are like the tail of the dragon.,......Can you imagine riding a six hour day through roads like the Tail?,.....I expect you would be feeling a little tired at the end,.......And yet,.....there are Kiwis' who would say,......Fudge off Alpal!!!,.....I'll ride my big Harley/ Honda/ Indian/ BMW/ Triumph Rocket anywhere!,......And love it!,...Which I guess is saying we all have a point of view and each of them is right in their eyes,.......