Sheit, I hope Indian riders don't start "blending" in with every other HD owner/rider!!! I like the exclusivity of riding a bike that hardly NO one else had! But this is a good thing! Tell your buddy welcome to the tribe!!
I bought a 2014 Vintage new in November 2013. Since then, three of my riding buddies have bought Indians. One rode a Harley, one rode a Yamaha, and the third hadn't ridden a bike in 20 years or so, and now owns a Scout and a Roadmaster. Oh yeah - I also bought a new Scout in 2016, and a new Challenger last March. They're not only contagious, they're also addictive.
I swore off American bikes after 25 yrs with several Hd's.My brother got a Roadmaster and I was impressed with the build quality and innovation I saw while installing some accessories for him.Then the FTR came out and I had to have it.