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In the UK there is a m/c magazine called Motorcycle Sport and Leisure. One of their journalists is Alan Cathcart (Amazon quote: '<em>Alan Cathcart is the world's most-published motorcycle journalist with his work appearing in more than 40 different countries.He was also a successful motorcycle racer. Therefore, as a result of these twin talents, he enjoys unparalleled access to factories,racing teams. museums and private owners in order to make exclusive track tests for The Motorcycle Files.</em>').

He got to ride a pre-production Chief Vintage and Chieftain '<em>...months before their Sturgis launch</em>' but couldn't publish till after the launch. He went out with an Indian project engineer Nick Schafer into the hills of western Wisconsin. Some photos in the article showed the badges and warbonnet taped over. No great revelations from the test and the only criticism was was the brakes '<em>the twin 300mm discs have a slightly dead feeling, and you need to use the same size rear quite hard to stop well from high speed</em>'

In conclusion he says ' <em>There's a very welcome refinement to both Indian models which give a smooth, comfortable, luxurious ride quality which sees both bikes shrugging off obstacles like overbanding, rough joins in Tarmac or junior potholes in a way that's truly absorbing, in every sense of the word.</em>
<em>The overriding impression of these two new members of the Indian tribe is how satisfying to ride, and how well made they are</em>' .

He liked them.

tom
 
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Very cool, Tom. I agree with Mr. Cathcart on most of that but found the brakes to be very responsive. Thanks.
 
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