What do you think of the new '22 Chief lineup?

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  1. Klyde1

    Klyde1 Bronze Member

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    You could have a very valid point. Guess we'll have to see how well they sell.
     
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    I'll still always prefer the skirted fender.
     
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    Ditto. It's funny to me because the Chief Darkhorse caused me to fall in love with Indian and now Indian turns it into Dyna with a steel frame.
    So it's a win? Maybe Jeannie's right, copying Harley really has been the plan all along.
    I had hoped that the #ChiefGlide wasn't the start of a trend. But hey, I bought one.
     
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    Definitely points to ponder..
     
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    What I like best about the new line up is probably this. I don’t have to buy a new bike ! Because nothing I see grabs me like my 18 chieftain ! LOL just Rollin on till 22 !
     
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    That looks so much better I just hate that cut rear fender rubbish it is.
     
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    I feel the same, I like unique and original, but I guess it has always been a back and forth of replication. I’m ok with it, as long as they keep producing quality products and don’t make the same mistakes H-D has made. I have a book called “The Harley Davidson and Indian Wars” and the punch, counterpunch strategy is pretty nicely illustrated. I just hope they never try to make one of those hideous FXDR things.
     
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    I'm with you on this. For me bobbed fenders make no sense at all for all weather touring.
    Will be interested to see if the Scout fenders fit.
     
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    And I wondered how that big 15 litre tank mounted on,.....Would it not be great if it fitted a Scout?
    Alpal
     
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    With 19" front, the Chieftain might.
     
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    Maybe. Knowing how Indian likes to play with us, they probably already thought it all out and the Scout or Chieftain fenders bolt right up. Then people will be scrambling, haha.
     
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    Uhm...if you don't get the 116", we might have to renegotiate our budding friendship....posting for a "friend".
     
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    Would the swing arm and everything need to be identical to the scout with a new frame may be not.
    More than likely they will morf this bike into a heritage style with that sort of rear Guard, or it would be a bolt on outrages priced part. Did Muz not poop his pants on the price of a new scout rear guard recently.
     
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    Meh....it's all in the ride. Attitude and coolness is transferable with time, alcohol and alimony.
     
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    I think there will be a bunch of the customizing on this bike. Can't wait to ride it
     
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    nice lookin trimmed down models,EXCEPT the tractor tyres on 16's! Victory bikes ran more common sizes + looked better + handled better for it. fat tall sidewall tyres is a "band aid" hardly uses to help their poor but getting better suspensions!! but overall a move in the right direction + although some prices are a bit lower they could prolly do even better IMO!!
     
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    2022 models in Feb. of 2021? Seriously? I’ll be looking for the 2023 models in July and the 2024s by Christmas. LMAO!
     
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    I sure did at $1900 New Zealand, I presume it was painted, wasn't told, didn't ask.
     
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    I think you hit several balls out of the park! When will they be on the demo truck schedule? I definitely look forward take one or two of them for a ride.
     
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