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It's being marketed as a Performance Bagger. I spent a few hours on a stage 1 Challenger.

The motorcycle is fun and very fast. It's not pretty in pictures, I give you that. I forgot all about how big that faring was once I got comfortable in the saddle. All those YouTube guys on demo rides giggling every time they get on it..... that's legit.

I'm personally not stuck on the looks of the Challenger being the one and only reason I would choose to get in the wind. I like to ride motorcycles. The Indian Challenger is a blast to ride. My Gilroy is like a 69 Corvette I once owned. Beautiful to look at. Sounds awesome Goes like hell. Stoped and turned like shit. Basically ... heater and keys!

The #IndianChallenger is like a new Corvette. Fast, fun and full of creature comforts.

Thankfully the new motorcycle design team has been in place for more than 12 months now. If we believe the gossip, Polaris is fresh out of old Victory engine designs.

They (Polaris) are designing from the ground up a new inline 4 engine to allegedly be placed into the next version of the Slingshot. They are dumping the GM engine. Big R&D budget required for something like that.

 

Slingshot sales are just like the discontinued Chief Classic. All done. So if we are to believe Polaris is throwing good money after bad, I predict they will indeed build an inline -4 motorcycle based off the engine already in development and using the Slingshot platform as a test mule. A new revamped Slingshot is coming. How many can they possibly sell. Everybody who wanted a new and different kinda toy bought one. The same goes for Full Fendered Chiefs. The sales are clear. 4-1 open fender vs valenced ( skirts)

That outa get the 5-6 thousand Nostalgia bandwagon panties in a bunch. There has been a lot of noise about building an inline-4. Very tough to recreate a bike like that with a clear nod to the original pre-53 design and create something called a profit. No way they sell more than 10,000 units. We are the targeted buyers. Heavyweight Cruisers market is stagnant.

 

Should Indian Motorcycle of Spirit Lake be a "loss leader " for a now ...$6 Billion dollar public entity?

That's what I'm hearing.

 

Polaris bought our beloved Indian Motorcycle brand for #StreetCred. We all know it.

How can they create real shareholder value by treating Indian Motorcycle as a boutique brand?

I would like that. Hope it happens. Doubt it.

 

Porsche is now a SUV Company. They used to make sports cars.

 

Polaris is a ORV Company. They used to make Victory motorcycles.

Wait till the Nesses get a hold of it!

 

Can you say 8Ball or Jackpot?

 

CrossCountry or Vision?

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I mean... come on people... it looks like a snowmobile from the front. The engine looks like my Ingersall-rand air compressor. Big ass radiator. Squared off tanks and bags. Just hideous. Gut the des

The challenger blew up and killed 7 astronauts. Maybe the “Hindenburg “ or “Titanic “ would be more appropriate?

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Wait till the Nesses get a hold of it!

 

Can you say 8Ball or Jackpot?

 

CrossCountry or Vision?

 

 

The Ness Family is out. Lost their Indian dealership status :)

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https://youtu.be/b5w4F6ak2Kk

 

Why The F*+K don't my youtube videos show up in here GRRR>>>>>

 

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Cyril. Tell us about the process by which Polaris concluded to go first the Indian Chief route, not the Scout, not the Indian Four or other platforms? Did you belong to this decision making process? What are the marketing rationales for such a decision?


Greg Brew: At the beginning there were many different opinions and options, everything was open as far as possibilities. As you know there are lots of really smart guys at Polaris Industries, Inc. that know tons about bikes. I learned a lot. Plus we can build anything you want as far as powertrain, frame material, whatever. It was a time of open possibilities, big discussions, debates, campaigning behind the scenes. We had a huge discussion at our dealer meeting in Las Vegas. The whole team was there. We talked about an Indian 4, about a V-twin, about the American motorcycle. We had a few beers in us so it was pretty animated. It was very Polaris. It felt to most of us that the best path to acceptance was to do a Chief first as a v-twin


circa 2013


http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2013/08/03/exclusive-how-the-new-indian-chief-was-created-by-greg-brew-polaris-head-director-of-industrial-design/


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Great Video from Llyodz, The Challenger seems to be a Love it or Hate it from what I have seen and read about.

At this point the Engine is the only thing that I like about the bike, although I was under the impression that cams could be

changed without moving the engine. I just don't understand why Polaris would design a bike like that, having to be disassembled

for repairs. I'm guessing more chargeable hours for the dealers WTF This seems to be typical for Polaris.

My Chieftain has the same problem with the engine needing to be dropped down and when I changed oil on the forks I had to

remove the fairing to get to the top pinch bolt. I'm waiting 4 more years before I get a new bike, planned on riding the Chieftain

for 10 years and I can only hope it makes it.

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Yeah.. that one CD99

 

thank you..

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On 1/12/2020 at 10:00 PM, badndn said:

Its still ugly as fuck.

And fast as fuck....

‘I just close my eyes when I throw a leg over it....

‘but when I get on it...

‘it’s a beautiful thing....

so much fun to ride...

* NOW WITH MORE SEAT OF THE PANTS POWER....


 

Lloydz Garage aka Lloyd Greer now part owner of Charlotte Indian.....

‘has cracked the ECU code on the Challengers. Removed or raised the speed limiter, and added 15%

more torque and hp.

#KingoftheBaggers

CRT-V1 tune

#ModernEraIndianMotorcycles

*whether we like it or not

 

 

 

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Riding fish guy is WOKE

 

 

 

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Embrace the snout !

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LLOYDD'S LATEST VID IS FROM A YEAR AGO

 

nEEDS A =N UPDATE NO?

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On 3/11/2021 at 4:19 PM, CHIEF DOC 99 said:

LLOYDD'S LATEST VID IS FROM A YEAR AGO

 

nEEDS A =N UPDATE NO?

he's not a social media guy... his assistant Amanda does all the marketing on facebook.

#LloydzGarage

They built a new tuning shop at the Buffalo Chip and had a tuning shed at Daytona Bike Week.

#CRTV1tune

 

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he's not a social media guy... his assistant Amanda does all the marketing on facebook.

#LloydzGarage

They built a new tuning shop at the Buffalo Chip and had a tuning shed at Daytona Bike Week.

#CRTV1tune

 

 

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On 3/11/2021 at 4:19 PM, CHIEF DOC 99 said:

LLOYDD'S LATEST VID IS FROM A YEAR AGO

 

nEEDS A =N UPDATE NO?

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On 3/27/2021 at 2:09 PM, Harleynot said:

he's not a social media guy... his assistant Amanda does all the marketing on facebook.

#LloydzGarage

They built a new tuning shop at the Buffalo Chip and had a tuning shed at Daytona Bike Week.

#CRTV1tune

 

nO LIKEY fACEBOOK

RARELY GO THERE ANYMORE

not that I'm anti-social or anything

Challenger is the Victory in warbonnet

That's cool.

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On 3/28/2021 at 11:32 AM, CHIEF DOC 99 said:

nO LIKEY fACEBOOK

That's cool.

got it....

You gotta ask questions......

if you want answers....

 

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