Roadrunner Magazine named the Chieftian, motorcycle of the year. The pic on the cover is at a lean to the left and you can see the underneath of the right saddle bag is not painted. Some have complianed about this.
I agree with most of your post so what bike other than the Indian would be the best of the year in your opinion? I dont see another that comes even on par.16437 said:Really? Do you believe everything you read? I find this to be a little bit of a bold statement considering this is a brand new bike off the assembly line that does not have a proven track record for Polaris. Please make the check out to...........I'm just skeptical in that department since there have been no long-term reviews on the bike as yet. I'm sure someone out there will log close to a 100K on the bike in the next year and then we will see. I remember all the hype with regard to the Vision and being the most 'advanced and futuristic' motorcycle on the market. I think they got the futuristic part down with regard to the dress, but there is nothing advanced or anything that hasn't been done before on the Vision in addition to a belt drive vs shaft drive and no ABS standard on the earlier models.
They have the Indian demo ride scheduled the weekend of Nov 15th at my neck of the woods. I plan on going on Sat with friends, killing some time, throwing down some burgers, and seeing for myself, but I don't have an interest in purchasing anything in the Indian lineup. I think they did a good job with the styling all the way around that would appeal to the hard core 'old school' Indian fans. I think the motor looks very yummy and Indian is on par as far as pricing. I think the bike will appeal to HD folks in addition to Victory fans also.
I'm very big into the meat and potatoes of things, utility, function, as opposed to styling, marketing, and hype of anything out there. I'm also not sure how the Indian would hold up in the hands of someone like myself who will log anywhere between 15-20K on a bike in a year not to mention my cruising speed is 75-85 mph. That all remains to be seen. I will leave that to someone who has deeper pockets and similar riding style like myself to put the bike throught its paces. It's a good think that hopefully Indian is here to stay with the Polaris backing. Maybe way back when if Indian obtained the military contract as opposed to HD, everybody would be riding Indians instead? If Polaris is on a roll, there are other extinct motorcycle brands that I would like for them to revive. Any suggestions out there?
I think the Crossroads LE is probably the best looking bike I have seen in some time.11222 said:Cant take anything that serious, the so called best is all over the place here is one for example. In several other Motorcycle reviews the Vics and HD's no where to be found, clearly there is a Bias.
The judge was my first real Vic I ended up with the XR because I love the classic look and this particuler one could not pass up the deal. Also had bad problems with the Judge.2009 said:I think the Crossroads LE is probably the best looking bike I have seen in some time.
Myfirstvic, if you look at the post you make and don't see what you are riding right mouse and refresh. Look left at your profile pick of the XR. So have you traded that for the Judge you say you are riding?
I had to change my name when I got rid of my Kingpin. I still miss it but dont miss the problems.11222 said:Dont agree its just like you will always have that first girl. Ok maybe have to change to my third Vic, in 15 years it will change again to my 7th Vic.
3406 said:It, s like brushing your back teeth right ! Waist of time nobody ever sees them anyway. Whos going to see under the bags!
Wow they must have pulled that out of a hat.... One of the worst cars ever built...1424 said:How about the 1971 Motor Trend Car of the year:
1424 said:How about the 1971 Motor Trend Car of the year: