Let's start with the dealer. Andrew at Indian Motorcycle of Charlotte is the best guy I ever dealt with. In order to make up for the long delay and the fact that Indian screwed up my VIN number in the last moment he invited myself and my family to an apparel shopping trip, on top of the custom embroidered leather jacket I will get in a few days. 10 thumbs up for that dealership.
OK, now the bike. All the pictures you have seen do not do it any justice. This bike is truly a work of art. The motor takes your breath away. I just want to comment on some 'issues' other test riders have seen instead of regurgitating all that is perfect with the bike.
Kick stand position: OK, you have to get your foot a little further back to hit it, but no problem after you are used to it.
Ride by wire: smoothest accelerater I have on any bike. It might just take a millisecond to respond, but then you suddenly have to hold on, because the 119ftlbs are right there.
Cruise control: it doesn't get any better than that. You disengage it by turning the handle slightly forward and the rpms do not drop, but pick up right where you are and you do not feel any interruption. Again, smoothest cruise control I have on any of my bikes.
Seat position: I rode 160 miles on the interstate in 39 degrees. Other than my fingers being numb, I have no complaints. Your legs are not being pushed out by the wind and I could have done another 160 miles or more. But only with bigger gloves.
Other than that, this thing is about as perfect as you can get it. Clutch is amazing, shifting is a breeze, torque coming out the a$$. Riding along at 45mph in 6th gear, a quick pull on the throttle and off you go. There is no big vibration in the lower RPM range or any hesitation. This thing just goes.
I have bought this bike sight unseen and I am as happy as it gets.
Now the only downfall is the fact that cagers want to strike up a conversation with you on the Interstate and have a tendency to drive beside your for a while. During the three hour ride, I talked to 8 people in a traffic jam, got 14 thumbs up and even had a 70 year old grandma look three times. But hey, that is what you get if you ride a bike that you don't see to often and sounds amazing. But I definitely have to invest in the stage 1 with fishtail exhaust.
I am going to keep it short, because I have to ride my dream machine.