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

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  1. muz

    muz Bronze Member

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    NOW, NOW, NOW, check my new post
     
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    Yeah, that is kinda screwy. The only thing I can figure is that they did it as kind of a placeholder, so they don't have to produce another model of this bike for quite awhile.
     
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    Maybe they've just learned a thing or two since the original FTR roll out
     
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    I don't think the new Chiefs are exactly meant for touring. That's why we have our RM's, Springfields, Chieftains, etc.
     
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    I think they look great, and are exactly the size of bike I'd always hoped Indian would produce; but I'm with those who are put off by the tiny fenders. Even on a dry ride in the UK, at some point you will usually have to ride through some standing water, and neither the front nor the rear fender provide enough protection from the spray. For me, even the front fender on the Scout was a disappointment because it didn't continue far enough forward; in the end I replaced it with one from Klock Werks. And as for the special gap in the rear fender under the seat of the Scout to guide road spray all over the electrics... that's a special feature that Triumph adopted for their Bobber (correction: Speedmaster) and Harley adopted for their M8 Softail range (although they have the excuse of the rear monoshock, it's still a horrible design)... so disappointing in what are otherwise great bikes.
     
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    "And finally, Indian Motorcycle offers the Super Chief, Limited with saddlebags and a windshield, it offers a bit more versatility and begs riders for longer miles and even bolder escapes." [EMEA Press Release]

    Sounds like touring to me.
    At first glance the size and weight of this bike should make it an ideal touring bike for the types of roads we have in the UK and countries like NZ. Those fenders though.
     
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    we should buy new chiefs and put long ass risers on them with a straight bar and bikini fairing and wear baggie jeans and wear huge white t Shirts and have long ass chains on our wallets and wear bandanas and wear white tennis shoes.
     
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    Wait a minute, I’m not doin’ any of that shit without a flat brim ball cap and a Slayer T-shirt. Oh, and a pair of jorts instead of jeans.
     
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    Maybe we're all riding Grand Touring (GT) bikes.
     
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    I'll have my SOA shirt on....and bringing one for @Baldhead_J too....
     
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    The club guys from the 80s and 90s are rolling in their graves, or prison cells.
     
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    I think it really depends on ones body size...kinda like a Scout too....
     
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    New MC, Chiefs of wannabes
     
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    100% correct. Europe and New Zealand touring = perfect for the correct sized rider and pillion. Interstate USA and Australia, if your of the bigger size, head to the big baggers.
     
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    I fixed that horrible Scout rear guard problem by stealing one of Stephanie's garden buckets a while back, cut it to shape, fitted and used Sealastic sealer to seal and hold it in place,.....no more wet electrics,.....
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    Agreed,.....I think like you Rodd, it is going to be more popular than the current big sisters that are available down here at the moment. It is a good middle weight that even I could handle if only I had a Lotto win,.....
    Alpal
     
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    ... and I followed your example :) Sadly, the fenders on the new range are so short that they would need something more drastic to make them work; I really don't understand the fashion for fenders that are too small to be useful. Must be an age thing!
     
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    Agreed here too. Apart from the fenders, they look absolutely ideal for our roads.
     
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