2015 Indians getting two tone paint

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I would like to see them offer a more stripped down look. I know that is venturing a bit close to Victory territory, but I have never been a fan of bags, windshields, and the other add ons. It would be cool to see a "hot rod" Indian. Still vintage in styling, but a bit more aggressive.
 

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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
looks.....Ummm.....Comfortable...
Agreed. But I still love their classic look. If I was looking for American Iron, these would be it. Everyone and their brother has a Harley, but I like to blaze my own trail. The Indian Vintage model in blue and ivory with the tan leather, swap whitewall spokers for the Classic's cast ones w/ blackwalls, snip all the fringies off the leather seat and bags and I'm there. As a 2nd bike. The Multistrada ain't leaving.
 
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Originally Posted By: Robenstein
I would like to see them offer a more stripped down look. I know that is venturing a bit close to Victory territory, but I have never been a fan of bags, windshields, and the other add ons.
It looks like they do offer one with fewer do-dads on it. http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/chief-classic-motorcycle
It is a basic cruiser but still not "Hot Rodded" in the 50's to early 60's way. I would like to see skinnier forks, maybe even a springer front end, and trim a little off the fenders and add some better exhaust. No complaints about the engineering though, the reviews on the bikes have been very positive. I would definitely take one of these over a comparable softtail if I was shopping around.
 
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Originally Posted By: Robenstein
It is a basic cruiser but still not "Hot Rodded" in the 50's to early 60's way. I would like to see skinnier forks, maybe even a springer front end, and trim a little off the fenders and add some better exhaust.
Now were talking. I'd love to see a post WW2 Rat Bike made from this platform.
 

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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Im sure those jeans are "Relaxed Fit" as well.
I see fat f__ks on sport bikes all the time where I live. But if you're saying the styling caters to the over 40 set, I'd agree. But then I'm 51... and ride a Ducati. And would still own one of these Indians in a heart beat. They look very classic and timeless. The headlight nacelle alone is a work of art.
 
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Not a big cruiser fan, but I really like the 'enclosed' look of the bike. I know one of the appeals of a big V-twin is being able to show off the engine, but I think it'd be cool to take the whole enclosed concept even further and put cowls over the engine, with forced air cooling. Go for a sort of 30s/40s 'futuristic' look.
 
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I haven't warmed up to the Indians with the bigger fairing. Otherwise, I really like them, and the 2 tone paint looks great. To those wishing for more and different models, give them time. Look at the diversity of the Victory line. I'm sure Polaris has more models coming.
 
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That or it would be cool to see an inline 4 cylinder model. Maybe take away the "biggest engine" crown from the Triumph Rocket III down the road if the brad does well.
 
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I think they have done a good job with the styling for the most part, I've yet to see one in person due to dealer sparsity, but there are a couple of detail items that bother me as they look out of place, they are things that I don't believe Harley would have let slide. Whatever you think of Harley the styling and details usually hit the mark, and there aren't things that look incongruous. I hope they sell, as competition will improve both manufacturers motorcycles. I see it as more of a Touring bike competitor than a Softtail competitor though... Interestingly I like the Vintage best and the corresponding Harley would have been the Road King Classic which is discontinued ostensibly due to lack of sales. I understand you can still buy the leather bags for a standard Road King, but that may not bode well for the Vintage.
 
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