the Vintage and Vintage DH and the Roadmaster still have the valanced... the base Chieftain is only available in the 111 this year... and what the hell is this kick with all the matte paint? and basically the Challenger just changed VINs to 2021... which I suppose is to be expected I did hope for a different color tho… I do like the Roadmaster Limited but if I went the Roadmaster route it would still be the classicChieftain Classic is now gone from the line up with it's classic fairing and valanced fenders, only Indian with Valanced fenders is the Springfield.
Recently read a post by a Chieftain owner that said the newer fairing does not offer as good of wind management as well as the Chieftain Classic fairing does.
If Indian is trying to phase out the classic Roadmaster, they have a funny way of showing it. Six colors including three icon colors? That's the same as the CDH. Only the Scouts have more.They did what I feared. The Chieftain Classic is gone. Expect the Road Master with the Classic fairing to be gone in a year....or maybe two.
They won’t be making two styles of fairings too much longer. Two expensive. I like Indian a lot but you can really see the cost cutting going into effect over the years they have been in business. I was told they did the same thing with Victory.
They are in the business of making money.
except they copied hardly's design so yes it's new to Indian but the design has been around for decades... the Challenger, Scout and FTR are original designs and other than the FTR are selling well.. and as far as the original Chieftain goes it was very original other than the Valanced fender... first Indian with a fairing and first Indian with hard bags... in 2017 they came out with the Limited to appease the so called masses on the love it or leave it fender... I've said it a million times if they would have kept the turn signals in the fairing it would have been enough to be a "original" design..What is funny here is many people talk about how Harley is stuck in the past and hasn't embraced "new" designs etc and how customers are holding them hostage.
The cooling basically counters the engine heat. I consider it a win. The stock rm saddle was torture for me. I’m 6’2” and it just feels like it pushing me into the gas tank. Unpleasant. The Corbin is firm. I didn’t think it would be comfortable, but after doing some 6-8 hour rides I really appreciated it. Corbin also tells me it won’t really break in for a month or two.I was looking at the Corbin for my 2017 Roadmaster how’s the comfort? Does the cooling option really work good?
Thank you for the info! That’s what I’m looking for. Will be making the purchase!The cooling basically counters the engine heat. I consider it a win. The stock rm saddle was torture for me. I’m 6’2” and it just feels like it pushing me into the gas tank. Unpleasant. The Corbin is firm. I didn’t think it would be comfortable, but after doing some 6-8 hour rides I really appreciated it. Corbin also tells me it won’t really break in for a month or two.
The new ones were shown on face book.Got a notification on Facebook the other day from my local Indian Motorcycle dealer about a demo event this weekend, the notification said "2021 Line-up". Interesting to me since we've heard nothing about any potential changes for the 2021 model year. Anyone have any info? I'm curious.
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I hope you are right. But with every year fewer bikes have the classic fairing and now they are down to only one model.If Indian is trying to phase out the classic Roadmaster, they have a funny way of showing it. Six colors including three icon colors? That's the same as the CDH. Only the Scouts have more.
Well, two things: 1) It seems to me (from the forum anyway) that the RM Classic is more popular than the Chieftain Classic. Maybe that will change with the RM being offered in Dark Horse and Limited models, but it still seems like a fairly popular bike. 2) Yes the Chieftain Classic came in 5 colors last year, three of them icon, but you could sense the company was winding that model down when they offered it in only two standard colors AND did NOT put the 116 in it like they did the RM Classic. I think this latter point is more telling than the colors actually; it takes more effort and engineering to add a bigger motor than a new slab of paint. Not adding the 116 to the Chieftain Classic when they added it to every other Chieftain, the Springfield DH, and the RMs said to me “yes we’re likely gonna dump this model.” In that regard, I think the Springfield Classic could be the next to go, before the RM Classic anyway.I hope you are right. But with every year fewer bikes have the classic fairing and now they are down to only one model.
People made the same comment when the chieftain classic was offered saying it showed they were going to continue offering the classic fairing as an option in the Chieftain (I just bought a Chieftain with the classic fairing and in an icon color), but now that’s gone.
Only time will tell but since it costs more to make the classic fairing, I don’t think it will be around much longer.
Remember in 2020 they offered the Chieftain Classic in five colors and three were in the icon colors! And now it’s gone.
So it looks like just because they offer it in multiple colors it isn’t an indicator that the are keeping the model. In fact, looking at last year it can be seen as an indicator that it is going away.
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