It is a brilliant marketing move.I think Indian is hitting it out of the park this year like never before, especially on the marketing side. Besides doing something genuinely fun and generous by inviting all of these folks out on a beautiful ride and covering their travel/accommodations, talk about cheap and strategic targeted advertising. Motovlogging has blown up on YouTube, Indian is skipping the billboard and commercial foreplay to go straight to the riders.
As for the fender, bleh, but it’s growing on me... but this bike isn’t aimed at me. They’re going after younger crowd which loves the bob. My wife really likes it.