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Scout Sixty
Starting at $9,499 US MSRP
2019 Indian Scout Sixty Thunder Black is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 477.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike Bought the bike mid July already have over 3000 km on it - super comfy, handles amazing & fast.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from totally in LOVE! put my first 500 miles on and I am totally in love with my Scout 60!
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sound machine I bought this 6 weeks ago I've always wanted an Indian motorcycle I'm so glad I made the purchase
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Very happy with the Scout 60- smooth and easy to ride!
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike for the money I used to own a Yamaha v star and the Indian is such a superior bike I’m very happy with it
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment Very impressed with the looks and the way it handles. I can’t wait to see what the upgrades look like.
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ride! I just love this clutch compared to my last bike. It really goes!
Date published: 2021-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bike for an old man I had a 2014 a Vintage wish I loved but it being a struggle to get in and out of the garage so I sold it and bought a this scout 60 being 300 lbs lighter it’s much easier to move around. But I gave up comfort for ease of handling. The scout is a 1 hour seat than a brake
Date published: 2021-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great at what its meant to be Own a ‘21 scout sixty and absolutely love it. It is easy to handle making it great for any level of rider. Power is great for the size. Long trips are rough on the body without significant aftermarket upgrades and passengers wont like it, period. Exhaust is weak and is laughable but some slip ons change that no problem. Overall cant ask for anything more for $9400 and its surprising you get as much as you do.
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bike Have owned the scout 60 for a little over a month and am extremely satisfied with it. Added a tank bag, 21 inch quick release wind screen, and footboards to replace the stock pegs. Slight adjustment on the shifter to allow foot under the shifter and all was good. Excellent handling and ease of use. Power is good making throttle response and acceleration feel lively. Sound is muted but removing the baffles cured that issue. Overall look is beautiful and the accessories are available to make it your own.
Date published: 2021-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked the balance Lock the balance and the ride is greatI bought this bike over a month ago and still waiting for my saddlebags to come in
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my scout I've had several other bikes over the years, but this one fits me perfectly. I've had trouble with center of gravity on other bikes, and being a senior, and a short one, at that, I'm so pleased with my 2021 scout. It just glides wherever I go.
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect Outstanding sales rep and mechanic at Bestline in State College PA made my purchase a pleasant one. I would offer two suggestions to Indian: 1. Provide a gas gauge. Please! 2. A slightly lower first gear would be welcome. Starting out on gravel or grass often results in either overly slipping the clutch (irritating), or stalling the bike (embarrassing). The snap on one of my otherwise gorgeous tan saddle bags is not sewn properly, so that the flap does not lay flat. Not a big issue, perhaps, but for bags that cost over one thousand dollars…!?
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Handling and Fun to ride I traded in a larger bike and I am so glad that I did. The Scout Sixty is perfect for me. It has a low seat and low center of gravity. The main thing is how nimble and easy to handle it is. I also love the look of it.
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bike I purchased my Scout Sixty about a month ago. I looked at several brands of bikes, and the Indian is my preference of choice. Service at my local dealership was outstanding.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressed Moved up from a Honda Rebel and wish I had gotten something like this early. Plenty of power for any road or speed. Bike looks beautiful and gets compliments everywhere. I thought the forward controls might bother me, but I like them a lot now. Handle bars are a bit forward though, but I like the aesthetics.
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lines like my Dads from 1937 picture I stopped in to see what my Dads bike was from 1937 pic and ended up buying one two days later.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Motorcycle I'm very pleased with every about the Indian Scout Sixty
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike! Perfect for a senior rider.This is the best balanced and easiest ride I have owned, definitely extending my riding years.
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome 1st bike I am a first time rider and wow am i loving the motorcycle. Easy to handle, very comfortable and when i need a little kick its there!
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bike I bought this bike for my wife. She couldn’t be happier. Feels safe and comfortable and handles the road well.
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the looks. Always wanted an Indian. My salesman and the staff at shreveport cycles have done an amazing job.
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bike I bought this seven weeks ago and have put 2,000 miles on it, almost all on country roads. It handles beautifully and has plenty of power in all gears.
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and nimble Plenty of power, excellent cornering, smooth shifting, nice retro look, all around fun bike.
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy With My Scout Sixty I’m new to riding after a long break. This bike is at a decent price point where I can add on and customize it. I am still waiting on some accessories like saddlebags and a sissy bar. So far, I’m very pleased. I did add some slip-on exhaust as the bike was very quiet.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE my Scout Sixty Just over 1600km on the new bike and I can honestly say it is the perfect bike for me. As a new rider it is very smooth, handles well and is very forgiving. The low saddle height and centre of gravity make it very manageable. Extremely comfortable and plenty of power. I love it!
Date published: 2021-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great motorcycle This is my first cruiser and it's so comfy. Went from sport bikes previously. Still has considerable power when needed. Now that I'm getting older I need the ride over the speed.
Date published: 2021-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scout Sixty I bought this a couple of months ago and love it can’t wait for warmer weather.
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing pice of technology! I’m so pleased to have my Indian Scout 60 ABS...everyday I’m getting in love with my motorcycle ...simple perfection!
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike ever to ride I naught this bike a month ago and been riding every where
Date published: 2021-05-02
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Scout
Starting at $11,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Scout Indian Motorcycle Red / Thunder Black (ABS) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1061.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to ride Got this bike in August, put about 1,700 clicks on her. This bike is awesome. Fits my riding style perfect. I use it to commute to work and back. It handles so nice and the power... makes it really fun to ride. Being so low to the ground gives it extra stability which comes in handy for working your way through long lines of traffic through an intersection.
Date published: 2021-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 Indian Scout - I LOVE IT! I fell in love with the Indian Scout when I sat on it at a Toronto Motorcycle show. I bought a 2019 Indian Scout Sixty and loved it but felt like I was missing a gear so I traded it in and upgraded to a 2021 Indian Scout for the six speed transmission. Best motorcycle I've owned and I've been riding since 1981. I'm 5'2", I love the low seat height. The Scout is well balanced, handles great and is very comfortable to ride.
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not be happier I waited only 37 days from order to delivery. My dealer, Cycle Country, kept me informed me every step of the way. They made the process so easy. Then I got on the bike to ride it home and it was like driving a recliner. comfortable and fun to ride.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and Fast It's the "Cadillac" of Motorcycles. The Indian Scout ABS ICON is my motorcycle dream come true.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great! Rides great! i had originally bought the Scout 60. While I was waiting for it to come in I had the opportunity to get the Scout instead and took it. I am more than happy with it and so glad I made the decision to go with the Scout.
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They call it the cloud I got my scout and every rider I know wanted to ride around a little on it. Every person called it a cloud. Runs smooth, looks sleek and gets compliments EVERYWHERE.
Date published: 2021-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth I bought this bike a month or so ago. Hard for me to say because I feel like I’ve had it forever. It fits me perfectly and responds to my every thought it seems. Still exploring the endless power. No problems yet and I am at 2000 miles in the San Diego backcountry, no freeway. I like the bike alot so far and look forward to spending at least a couple hours a day.
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I love the bike for a73 yoa rider. Great balance and weight and power.
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's amazing Love this bike. Best money spent and don't regret it either.
Date published: 2021-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I love the color and the quality however this being an ICON should have had something special besides the paint job to make it stand out as a numbered bike. Also every Indian motorcycle should come with the war bonnet on the front fender, that's what makes it an Indian.
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power and nimble So, about 500 miles gone and I am consistently amazed at the handling and power of my Scout. The power almost catches me off guard when powering out of a turn as it really pulls when the rpm’s climb. And true, it’s not a sport bike, but it handles the turns much better than any other cruiser I’ve ridden. I’ve made a few modifications to make it my own but people immediately spot it as an Indian. Silky smooth power and a great handler, what’s not to like?
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a joy to ride i had a honda vtx 1300, there is no comparison. the scout is more powerful, and takes far less work to ride.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Experienced rider enjoying retirement I need a low center of gravity motorcycle that corners easily with the natural leaning action that comes from years of riding woods bikes and snowmobiles. The Scout is all about that. The position of the foot pegs Is perfect for my height (5’9”), and the handlebar bend works well. The Scout feels solid and sturdy on the highway, nimble and quick on back road curves, with the quick power to get me out of trouble if I need it. It’s a sweet ride!
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ride Very pleased so far took ownership two months ago.
Date published: 2021-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Indian scout First ride after getting home with the new Indian scout. Fun
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She’s ballsy! I bought this bike before it hit the showroom floor. I always wanted an Indian and this is my first bike ever. I was super terrified to drop her at first but she rides herself. She’s well balanced and this summer will definitely not be long enough.
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivers the goods! Absolutely fantastic bike. Great styling, well balanced and power to spare. A comfortable ride even with 2-up. This one's a keeper! Everywhere I stop, someone always stops to look at my bike or just wants to chat. A definite attention magnet.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Very solid machine so far, handles great, very nimble in city setting
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic style This is my first purchase and I’ve waited years for it. It was worth the wait! Beautiful Classic Look!
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2021 Indian Scout ABS I purchased a 2021 Indian Scout ABS about a month ago, and must say I absolutely hate it. It feels comfortable for 20 minutes or so, basically long enough for a test drive, then the seat becomes absolutely painful. At first I thought it was just me, so had 2 other friends try it out, and they came to the same conclusion. Not sure if it’s just the factory seat, or what, but I would not buy this bike again. Power and handling are good, but when the seat gets too painful to sit on after 20 minutes what’s the point.
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of horsepower I bought the bike in April. I was torn between the Scout and the Scout Bobber. I landed on the Scout due mainly to the more upright rider position. I felt it matched my own style a little better. I love the power of the bike, and I also love how many people start up conversations with me about it.
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike, change exaust immediately. The bike is comfortable and very fast, endless power. It sits low and is easy to get on and off for the driver and the passenger.
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd bike Had my first Honda CBR500r for 6 years before I bought my Scout. The ride is smooth and comfortable. No more numb hands!
Date published: 2021-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike I've owned Glad I had decided to upgrade from a 700 to a 1100 Indian Scout. Much more power and style and sits a little lower to the ground. Pretty sure this will be my forever bike. I have already made some upgrades and love it.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great this is a great product easy in every aspect! handling
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth shifting rides great I’m a little older and hadn’t rode in a few years and wanted to get back into riding and didn’t want a super big bike to start again and the water cooled really caught my eye
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from In for repairs I was able to ride My new scout about 100 miles before the engine light came on. It’s been at the dealership ever since.
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you for making a bike for short girls She turns heads wherever we go. She is the perfect weight. We did have to lower a tad bit because I am 5’0. First time I have ever been completely flat foot on my bike.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 Indian Scout I purchased this 2021 Indian Scout machine and it's a complete blast to ride. Only thing I've changed was the exhaust system which I had Daytona Beach Indian Motorcycle install. This machine has incredible pick up and handling. Being 65 years old it's a perfect machine for me.
Date published: 2021-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An upgrade for sure. Put about 1000 miles on my Scout. It was a Demo model so had about 125 miles when I got it. I absolutely love it. But the front brake squeaks from the day I bought it and the throttle isn't as responsive as I'd l like.
Date published: 2021-05-15
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Scout Bobber
Starting at $10,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Scout Bobber Thunder Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 578.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like all the modern features. Wrecked my Scout Bobber and got this new Scout Bobber Twenty. Also got a windshield, passenger seat, and floorboards. But the passenger seat and floorboards aren't in yet.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oil leak next day of purchase Paid the money and brought m/c home. Next day saw coolant leaking. Since then it has been 6 weeks and m/c is in for repair. Filing for lemon soon.
Date published: 2021-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ride! A wonderful ride and a motorcycle I will grow into and ride for a decade or more!
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A look and feel unlike anything else. I bought this because of the look and quality Indian is known for. The bike has a classic feel to it's look. When I seen it, it reminded me of a WW2 bomber's engine nacelle. It has just the right amount of chrome, a real leather seat and a finish that isn't bland or boring! I get tons of compliments. The bike is quick and responsive in all manners. It handles better than any bike I've driven. It does ride just a bit harder then I expected, long rides are a little harsh. My only real issue I have with the bike, is the availability of official accessories and the building of a bike. I'm not sure why, it costs so much more for changes to be made, especially since the bike is being built. I really wish, this could have come with the handle bars I wanted. Some how, that would have costed me way more at the time of build? Why? So I got it as is. I feel Indian missed the boat on this.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New adventures I never rode a road bike in my life. All I ever ridden was atvs and dirt bikes. I wanted my first road bike. So I looked at both dealers of harley and indian. I wanted a beginner bike but at the same time grow into it and the scout bobber like is what caught my eyes the most. What one me over is the affordability of owning one compared to the harley line. Plus almost everyone has a harley. So I wanted to be different from everyone else and got myself a indian. Not just indian... a scout bobber twenty. I like they way it feels even just standing still. The bike is simple and reliable.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike First of all, the lines on this thing are smooth. Second of all, the power is there in every gear.. very glad i made this purchase. Last but not least, the folks over a Chesapeake Cycles in Annapolis are the best to deal with.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome machine Just put the first 500 miles on it ,absolutely love this bike, so much fun to ride.
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the performance and look. I bought the bike 2 months ago. I love the power and forgiving clutch.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to ride! I did not think I would be a good fit for the low stance. I'm 6 ft tall and it was like it was made for me
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indian Scout Very nice bike. Still waiting on windshield that is backordered. Understand the issue.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My other favorite motorcycle ☺️ Well, I've had this moto for about 8 weeks now... 6,000 and some hundred miles later, I still love it. I have two other motos, and I love them all. So my INDIAN Scout Bobber 60 is one of my other favorite motorcycles.
Date published: 2021-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Simple clean and nice power. Handles very well with no terrible vibration like hd bikes.
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike .. but there are a few things I love the bike. The engine is sublime. The seat however is horrible- ask any owner. Why not skip the stock seat and make the comfort saddle standard? Sad that you discontinued the reduced reach handlebars. A mid-control option would be great also.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for that price It’s Indian, the history. Beautiful bike. You won’t find that in HD.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything is perfect I’ve had several bikes over the years and this is hands down my favorite. It’s a perfect height for those of us who aren’t that tall. It rides like a dream. The acceleration is fun and I love the retro look. It makes the bike stand apart from others.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite bike I’ve owned. Bought about a month ago, and since mile 0 it’s been a blast to ride! Got the stage 1 air intake and man it moves!
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great futures The best choice i ever made buying this motorcycle
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love my new baby! Switched from a sports bike to the bobber and I love the chilled vibe and ride. I purchased it in Sagebrush - a cool camo tone. Love the Chrome finished mixed with the matte black. Its an easy ride and looks smokin. Love the lightweight and handling - I am a 5'5" female and feel at ease on my new ride
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream bike Was able to buy the bike of my dreams, did not disappoint, the style, power, and quality are unrivaled in my opinion. Excellent machine.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bike ever test ride it at Daytona and it was love at first sight. the quality is un match. awesome bike
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first bike and purchase Bought this in June and couldn’t be happier for a first time rider and Indian owner happy about the features and looks of the bike. Get compliments everywhere I go and solid performance and handling.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike I have had this bike for about 2 months now lover everything about it . The only thing I don't like is you can't get accessories for this bike .I have been able to find all the accessories I wanted online
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Head turning bike! I love it but the battery keeps dying. Will take it in to get the issue resolved
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun ride I got this Bike 7 weeks ago and almost hit 1k miles. Great fun and turns like a dream.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun to ride Other than the uncomfortable seat it comes with. This has been a fun bike to ride. Lots of compliments wherever I go.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks, ride height Love my bike, looks bad xss,very manageable,fun to ride
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised of the power Happy I bought the bike just wished it was assembled right and had temp tag so I could ride it more
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great bike I have had nothing but fun on this new motorcycle. I did have to modify it a bit because I am tall and it is not built right off the showroom floor for tall people but I have had to modify all of my motorcycles so that was expected. I really wish Indian offered a lot more options for taller people than they do but with some searching online I got this bike to be a perfect fit and I couldn't be happier with my purchase now.
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ride This is my first bike, and I'm very happy with it. The styling is exactly what I was after, and it had plenty of power and performs well.
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Indian Love it so far. Have been staying calm till I get the 500 miles on it and have the 500 mile service completed. I have the lower line model so some features and power just are not available so 4s are given.
Date published: 2021-08-08
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Scout Bobber Twenty
Starting at $11,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty Thunder Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 578.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like all the modern features. Wrecked my Scout Bobber and got this new Scout Bobber Twenty. Also got a windshield, passenger seat, and floorboards. But the passenger seat and floorboards aren't in yet.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oil leak next day of purchase Paid the money and brought m/c home. Next day saw coolant leaking. Since then it has been 6 weeks and m/c is in for repair. Filing for lemon soon.
Date published: 2021-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ride! A wonderful ride and a motorcycle I will grow into and ride for a decade or more!
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A look and feel unlike anything else. I bought this because of the look and quality Indian is known for. The bike has a classic feel to it's look. When I seen it, it reminded me of a WW2 bomber's engine nacelle. It has just the right amount of chrome, a real leather seat and a finish that isn't bland or boring! I get tons of compliments. The bike is quick and responsive in all manners. It handles better than any bike I've driven. It does ride just a bit harder then I expected, long rides are a little harsh. My only real issue I have with the bike, is the availability of official accessories and the building of a bike. I'm not sure why, it costs so much more for changes to be made, especially since the bike is being built. I really wish, this could have come with the handle bars I wanted. Some how, that would have costed me way more at the time of build? Why? So I got it as is. I feel Indian missed the boat on this.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New adventures I never rode a road bike in my life. All I ever ridden was atvs and dirt bikes. I wanted my first road bike. So I looked at both dealers of harley and indian. I wanted a beginner bike but at the same time grow into it and the scout bobber like is what caught my eyes the most. What one me over is the affordability of owning one compared to the harley line. Plus almost everyone has a harley. So I wanted to be different from everyone else and got myself a indian. Not just indian... a scout bobber twenty. I like they way it feels even just standing still. The bike is simple and reliable.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike First of all, the lines on this thing are smooth. Second of all, the power is there in every gear.. very glad i made this purchase. Last but not least, the folks over a Chesapeake Cycles in Annapolis are the best to deal with.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome machine Just put the first 500 miles on it ,absolutely love this bike, so much fun to ride.
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the performance and look. I bought the bike 2 months ago. I love the power and forgiving clutch.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to ride! I did not think I would be a good fit for the low stance. I'm 6 ft tall and it was like it was made for me
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indian Scout Very nice bike. Still waiting on windshield that is backordered. Understand the issue.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My other favorite motorcycle ☺️ Well, I've had this moto for about 8 weeks now... 6,000 and some hundred miles later, I still love it. I have two other motos, and I love them all. So my INDIAN Scout Bobber 60 is one of my other favorite motorcycles.
Date published: 2021-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Simple clean and nice power. Handles very well with no terrible vibration like hd bikes.
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike .. but there are a few things I love the bike. The engine is sublime. The seat however is horrible- ask any owner. Why not skip the stock seat and make the comfort saddle standard? Sad that you discontinued the reduced reach handlebars. A mid-control option would be great also.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for that price It’s Indian, the history. Beautiful bike. You won’t find that in HD.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything is perfect I’ve had several bikes over the years and this is hands down my favorite. It’s a perfect height for those of us who aren’t that tall. It rides like a dream. The acceleration is fun and I love the retro look. It makes the bike stand apart from others.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite bike I’ve owned. Bought about a month ago, and since mile 0 it’s been a blast to ride! Got the stage 1 air intake and man it moves!
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great futures The best choice i ever made buying this motorcycle
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love my new baby! Switched from a sports bike to the bobber and I love the chilled vibe and ride. I purchased it in Sagebrush - a cool camo tone. Love the Chrome finished mixed with the matte black. Its an easy ride and looks smokin. Love the lightweight and handling - I am a 5'5" female and feel at ease on my new ride
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream bike Was able to buy the bike of my dreams, did not disappoint, the style, power, and quality are unrivaled in my opinion. Excellent machine.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bike ever test ride it at Daytona and it was love at first sight. the quality is un match. awesome bike
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first bike and purchase Bought this in June and couldn’t be happier for a first time rider and Indian owner happy about the features and looks of the bike. Get compliments everywhere I go and solid performance and handling.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike I have had this bike for about 2 months now lover everything about it . The only thing I don't like is you can't get accessories for this bike .I have been able to find all the accessories I wanted online
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Head turning bike! I love it but the battery keeps dying. Will take it in to get the issue resolved
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun ride I got this Bike 7 weeks ago and almost hit 1k miles. Great fun and turns like a dream.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun to ride Other than the uncomfortable seat it comes with. This has been a fun bike to ride. Lots of compliments wherever I go.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks, ride height Love my bike, looks bad xss,very manageable,fun to ride
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised of the power Happy I bought the bike just wished it was assembled right and had temp tag so I could ride it more
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great bike I have had nothing but fun on this new motorcycle. I did have to modify it a bit because I am tall and it is not built right off the showroom floor for tall people but I have had to modify all of my motorcycles so that was expected. I really wish Indian offered a lot more options for taller people than they do but with some searching online I got this bike to be a perfect fit and I couldn't be happier with my purchase now.
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ride This is my first bike, and I'm very happy with it. The styling is exactly what I was after, and it had plenty of power and performs well.
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Indian Love it so far. Have been staying calm till I get the 500 miles on it and have the 500 mile service completed. I have the lower line model so some features and power just are not available so 4s are given.
Date published: 2021-08-08
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Scout Bobber Sixty
Starting at $8,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Scout Bobber Sixty Thunder Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 578.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like all the modern features. Wrecked my Scout Bobber and got this new Scout Bobber Twenty. Also got a windshield, passenger seat, and floorboards. But the passenger seat and floorboards aren't in yet.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oil leak next day of purchase Paid the money and brought m/c home. Next day saw coolant leaking. Since then it has been 6 weeks and m/c is in for repair. Filing for lemon soon.
Date published: 2021-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ride! A wonderful ride and a motorcycle I will grow into and ride for a decade or more!
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A look and feel unlike anything else. I bought this because of the look and quality Indian is known for. The bike has a classic feel to it's look. When I seen it, it reminded me of a WW2 bomber's engine nacelle. It has just the right amount of chrome, a real leather seat and a finish that isn't bland or boring! I get tons of compliments. The bike is quick and responsive in all manners. It handles better than any bike I've driven. It does ride just a bit harder then I expected, long rides are a little harsh. My only real issue I have with the bike, is the availability of official accessories and the building of a bike. I'm not sure why, it costs so much more for changes to be made, especially since the bike is being built. I really wish, this could have come with the handle bars I wanted. Some how, that would have costed me way more at the time of build? Why? So I got it as is. I feel Indian missed the boat on this.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New adventures I never rode a road bike in my life. All I ever ridden was atvs and dirt bikes. I wanted my first road bike. So I looked at both dealers of harley and indian. I wanted a beginner bike but at the same time grow into it and the scout bobber like is what caught my eyes the most. What one me over is the affordability of owning one compared to the harley line. Plus almost everyone has a harley. So I wanted to be different from everyone else and got myself a indian. Not just indian... a scout bobber twenty. I like they way it feels even just standing still. The bike is simple and reliable.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike First of all, the lines on this thing are smooth. Second of all, the power is there in every gear.. very glad i made this purchase. Last but not least, the folks over a Chesapeake Cycles in Annapolis are the best to deal with.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome machine Just put the first 500 miles on it ,absolutely love this bike, so much fun to ride.
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the performance and look. I bought the bike 2 months ago. I love the power and forgiving clutch.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to ride! I did not think I would be a good fit for the low stance. I'm 6 ft tall and it was like it was made for me
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indian Scout Very nice bike. Still waiting on windshield that is backordered. Understand the issue.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My other favorite motorcycle ☺️ Well, I've had this moto for about 8 weeks now... 6,000 and some hundred miles later, I still love it. I have two other motos, and I love them all. So my INDIAN Scout Bobber 60 is one of my other favorite motorcycles.
Date published: 2021-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Simple clean and nice power. Handles very well with no terrible vibration like hd bikes.
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike .. but there are a few things I love the bike. The engine is sublime. The seat however is horrible- ask any owner. Why not skip the stock seat and make the comfort saddle standard? Sad that you discontinued the reduced reach handlebars. A mid-control option would be great also.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best for that price It’s Indian, the history. Beautiful bike. You won’t find that in HD.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything is perfect I’ve had several bikes over the years and this is hands down my favorite. It’s a perfect height for those of us who aren’t that tall. It rides like a dream. The acceleration is fun and I love the retro look. It makes the bike stand apart from others.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite bike I’ve owned. Bought about a month ago, and since mile 0 it’s been a blast to ride! Got the stage 1 air intake and man it moves!
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great futures The best choice i ever made buying this motorcycle
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love my new baby! Switched from a sports bike to the bobber and I love the chilled vibe and ride. I purchased it in Sagebrush - a cool camo tone. Love the Chrome finished mixed with the matte black. Its an easy ride and looks smokin. Love the lightweight and handling - I am a 5'5" female and feel at ease on my new ride
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream bike Was able to buy the bike of my dreams, did not disappoint, the style, power, and quality are unrivaled in my opinion. Excellent machine.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bike ever test ride it at Daytona and it was love at first sight. the quality is un match. awesome bike
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first bike and purchase Bought this in June and couldn’t be happier for a first time rider and Indian owner happy about the features and looks of the bike. Get compliments everywhere I go and solid performance and handling.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike I have had this bike for about 2 months now lover everything about it . The only thing I don't like is you can't get accessories for this bike .I have been able to find all the accessories I wanted online
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Head turning bike! I love it but the battery keeps dying. Will take it in to get the issue resolved
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun ride I got this Bike 7 weeks ago and almost hit 1k miles. Great fun and turns like a dream.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun to ride Other than the uncomfortable seat it comes with. This has been a fun bike to ride. Lots of compliments wherever I go.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks, ride height Love my bike, looks bad xss,very manageable,fun to ride
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised of the power Happy I bought the bike just wished it was assembled right and had temp tag so I could ride it more
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great bike I have had nothing but fun on this new motorcycle. I did have to modify it a bit because I am tall and it is not built right off the showroom floor for tall people but I have had to modify all of my motorcycles so that was expected. I really wish Indian offered a lot more options for taller people than they do but with some searching online I got this bike to be a perfect fit and I couldn't be happier with my purchase now.
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ride This is my first bike, and I'm very happy with it. The styling is exactly what I was after, and it had plenty of power and performs well.
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Indian Love it so far. Have been staying calm till I get the 500 miles on it and have the 500 mile service completed. I have the lower line model so some features and power just are not available so 4s are given.
Date published: 2021-08-08
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Reviews
Cruiser

CRUISER

Timeless look. Modern machine.

Indian Vintage
Starting at $20,499 US MSRP
2019 Indian Chief Vintage Thunder Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 627.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Style I dreamed about owning a a vintage Indian chief...the styling is instantly recognizable and timeless in my opinion. I was lucky enough to find a 2010 kings mountain vintage chief, basically a barn find with next to no mileage in 2020. However I wanted a modern version of the same bike I could ride with confidence. I bought the bike online from a dealer 500 kms away as there were few in stock. my new 2020 is beautiful and probably the most appreciated update is the cruise control, paint, fit and finish.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool bike I wanted to buy exactly that bike since it came out and couldn’t do it for personal reasons but when I finally got it I’m now on cloud number 9 . Did my first 1k miles on it and hopefully not gonna have probs going forward as planning to ride it not keep it as a souvenir
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love bike great ride Bought bike love it. Just wish seat was more comfortable
Date published: 2021-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bike Was looking to trade my 2016 Ultra Limited on a Springfield or Vintage...went to the local Indian dealership and they did not have anything new that I wanted...but the salesman asked if I have seen the used Vintage outside...One look and I knew it was mine..AND for a 2016, it only had 1900 miles on it so I was getting a brand new bike with TWO SEATS at a GREAT Price and with my Trade, I paid cash and walked away with the title..That was 2 Weeks ago.. Got a big ride with the boys today and will put it over 1200 miles in two weeks, I can't stay off this thing! I get LOTS of thumbs up!
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reliable I bought a chieftain 2019 model was a test ride bike got it last winter so finally got to go on a long ride about 150 miles the motor started shutting down at different speeds anywhere from 40 to 70 mph took it in they had know idea what was wrong. I used my common since and found the problem. Took it on a 1100 mile trip rand fine but lost the rear seat bolt and the heal shifter pad the replacement cost was outrages. So far not real happy with the bike. By the way if they want the fix for the motor shutdown it will cost the price of a new Harley.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full Send I've wanted a Vintage since I first saw one. You can keep your murdered-out club-style baggers, I like the timeless beauty. Literally everywhere I stop someone comes up to admire her lines and tell me I've got a sweet bike. She's got chrome for days and the go-fast fringe on the bags adds at least a couple of horsepower. Speaking of go-fast, she does alright. Even though I'm through the break-in period, I still haven't really pushed the envelop on what this bike delivers. I just haven't felt the need. She doesn't corner like my sporty, but she is surprisingly easy to lean. I never feel like I have to fight this bike. The acceleration is effortless and the braking is more than adequate. I went with the stage 1 slip-ons and hi-flo air cleaner and am happy I did so. I rode it stock for about a month before the switch and the difference is noticeable. I'm not just talking about the low, growly exhaust notes either. Would I recommend this bike? Is a big bear heavy? Of course.
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 Indian Vintage I can’t wait to ride it everyday. The accessories of heated grips and comfortable seat make long trips a pleasure. Highway pegs added yesterday and now fully able to extend my legs. Just waiting for mini floorboards for the passenger to be installed.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've ridden I've ridden street bikes for almost 30 years. Started on sport bikes, then HD, now this new Indian Vintage. Have ridden a lot of makes and models. The comfort and power of this bike is outstanding. Low end torque rivals my old CBR. Great range and amazingly responsive throttle. Visually it's artful, I get compliments constantly. I'd lost a lot of my interest in riding the past few years. It's back in spades.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Over the years, I’ve tried all the major brands and narrowed my search down to a bagger as this addresses all my needs. It finally came down to the RK or the vintage chief. One ride was all it took to make up my mind! I pulled the trigger and in a few weeks I turned over the 3000 kilometre mark! Incredible ride, handling, performance and......well, what can you say about the looks. “She’s right purty”! There’s no going back now! Thanks Indian!
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 Indian Chief Vintage...Love It! Got it early Sept 2020. Balance & fit are perfect.
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior ride, comfort, iconic styling. After 45+ yrs. I switched brands. I'm glad I did. Never too late.
Date published: 2020-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking bike. Saw the bike online and had to pull the trigger on it. Classic style with plenty of power to get you there in a hurry. I really love the quality of the leather and the saddle is as comfortable as my recliner. Really glad I got the heated grips have had a couple of rides in the 50s and they worked awesome.
Date published: 2020-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colors I brought the bike But haven’t ridden just yet, waiting for spring.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you do not like attention, get a Harley One day I was out with my fiancé riding our Goldwing with a bunch of other bikes. When we pulled up to a light there was the most beautiful bike in front of us. Since we were in full face helmets (and did not have our comms in yet) we did not say anything to each other. When we got to our destination, we immediately started talking about the bike we had just seen. It took me awhile to find out it was an Indian Chief Vintage in Willow Green and Cream. After we saw it, we were on a mission to find one. We finally found one at A & A cycle in Latrobe Pa. We bought the bike in September and picked it up in October after customizing it. This bike draws attention EVERYWHERE we go! I cannot take it out without someone saying how beautiful the bike is. I have had people stop traffic, yell from cars, take pictures of it. When I ride with my friends (mostly Harley's) my bike is the only one that gets comments. You cannot say enough about how beautiful this bike is. This is also a nice riding motorcycle. My first ride was 5+ hours on it, enjoyed the whole trip. I own five (5) motorcycles and it is hard not to take this one out every time. I love the attention it draws. So much so, that we bought the Scout in the same color.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY DREAM BIKE My first Indian was a 2017 Vintage (after riding a HD for 12 years) and loved it. I saw that the rake angle was reduced on the 2020 Vintage to the same degree as the other big bikes, which I had test driven, and the handling was significantly better. So I traded up, for that reason. The 2020 also had some other upgrades that put the icing on the cake: Ride Mode, Rear Cylinder Deactivation and Air Adjustable Rear Shock. I got the Patriot Red/Pearl Icon paint which just POPS! I have never had so many looks and compliments! The stock pipes were too wimpy so I switched those out for some deep rumbling aftermarket turndowns and also put on the stage 1 Indian ram air box. Now it sounds as good as it looks and handles. I got the bike on May 15 and put on 6500 miles this season! I could not be happier.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality I have been a Harley guy my entire life. I have owned every model. I wanted something different. Everyone has a Harley and you hardly ever see an Indian. I bought an Indian Chief Vintage. It's what an Indian has always looked like. This is a quality motorcycle. It has everything I wanted in a bike.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike! Love the bike. Wish Indian made all available accessories a little bit easier to come by. Many aren't even on the website but are available if you ask the dealer for the full catalogue... Overall great products.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent Bike! The feeling of this ride is marvelous...so glad I took the plunge!
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheif vintsge After riding HDs for 45+ years, I was ready for a new bike. After test riding several brands, I was completely overwhelmed by the New Indian Chief. I just couldn't believe how GOOD this bike is. It was a "no brainer"! Everything I expected and THEN SOME! Power, comfort, handling and good looks to boot! I am very happy I decided on this bike.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good looking Traded a HD trike, for it Indian is so smooth, best trade I've ever made
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sexiest bike ever! Rides and handles like a dream ,havent had this much in decades. Its the greatest looking bike I've ever seen ,straight throwback from the 1940s.
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay I bought this bike a couple of months ago, I have three Harley Davidsons and I have only had HD for over forty years now. Really not to sure about this Indian. Checking the oil is a nightmare, sometimes you get NO reading on the dipstick even after a ride? They say its okay? I plan on testing the first oil and verifying the actual amount of oil I take out.
Date published: 2020-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Classic I’ve had my bike Indian Vintage for over a month. Everywhere I go people comment on how beautiful it is. It has all the style of an old bike with all the ride and comfort of a modern one.
Date published: 2020-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy! Happy! Happy! I went to the dealership to purchase a Scout. I was all but ready to do so, but I kept getting drawn to the Chief Vintage. My wife and I ended up buying the Vintage. I could not be happier with this purchase. I’m having the time of my life. This motorcycle is FANTASTIC and beautiful besides. It’s funny, on days we can’t ride, we sometimes just stand in the garage and look at her! In addition, I’ve entered her in two motorcycle shows and won them both including Best of Show in one. I’m VERY happy with my Indian Chief Vintage!
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I’m 58 years old and have been riding motorcycles since I was 10. I have owned several dirt and street bikes and this is by far the best. Looks great, rides great, and is the most American made bike you can buy (sorry Harley). Will stick with Indian until I get too old to ride.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poor unpredictable roll in on the power at low RPM Beautiful design. Meticulous assembly resulting in perfectly matched components. Stitching on the leather components is an example of quality craftsmanship. The paint is a bit soft leading to light scratches but the quality of the finish is superb. Unfortunately, the power at low RPM and lower gears tends to surge at the worst possible moments. It can be managed with excessive clutching but it is in essence, a safety issue that needs to be addressed. This should not be the price of a digital throttle. The next question is "Would you recommend this bike to your friends?" If the power issue were addressed, then a resounding yes! As it is, a no.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bike!!!!!! I bought this bike about 6 weeks ago and couldn't be happier with it. I love how it handles, looks and rides. I cant stop anywhere without people comin up to me to admire it and ask me all about it. Thank you Indian!!!!!!
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just a thrill I have 1,020 miles on it after a month of ownership. I've ridden Harleys for over 40 years and this is my first Indian. It's a great motorcycle! It reminds me of riding a vintage motorcycle, (maybe that's why it's called a vintage), with a modern day engine and electronics. Loads of torque when needed. Just a pleasure to ride and gets compliments whenever I take time to park. It's loaded with chrome and I like chrome. Comfortable, good seat, good suspension. It could use bluetooth handlebar speakers as an accessory, but I got one for my helmet.
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy Owner After a test ride a few years ago I purchased a 2019 Chief Vintage. It is a joy to ride and a work of art. I have only 2 complaints: Indian accessories are crazy expensive and stopping for gas usually takes some time because so many people are curious about the bike. People want to photograph it !!
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still sweet 5 years later I love my 2015 Vintage. This motorcycle is a work of art as far as styling. The engine has a grunt that Harley riders are jealous of. Stage one exhaust and intake make it a beast.
Date published: 2020-09-17
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Reviews
Indian Vintage Dark Horse
Starting at $19,499 US MSRP

Reviews for this model coming soon.

Indian Chief Dark Horse
Starting at $18,499 US MSRP
2019 Indian Chief Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 351.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Bike I took ownership of my Cheif around 2 months ago and let me tell you what a great purchase it was. This bike has plenty of power and the suspension is great for a non touring type bike. I would highly recommend this bike to anyone looking for a sick cruiser
Date published: 2021-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike ever owned!! I bought this bike about a month ago. Every time I ride, someone always stops me to check it out!
Date published: 2021-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it all I bought my 2022 Indian Chief Dark Horse in July 2021 and I couldn't be happier. The bike's performance has exceeded my expectations. It has a lot of power, its very responsive and also very nimble. It handles like a bike that weighs much less than it actually does. My only cons are that stock exhaust is embarrassing. For the price point of this motorcycle you should at least be able to hear the exhaust when you roll on the throttle. Seems like a ghetto ploy to make the exhaust upgrade a must. Also for some reason my Ride Command keeps bouncing back to the starting menu while I am riding. I am not overly concerned as I am sure its just an update that can be fixed. Other that those two items the bike has been a blast and looks very aggressive. Also be aware after market parts for the Chief are essentially none existent which I am now learning. If you plan to do some mods to your bike do some research and make sure those products are made for the Indian Chief.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Bike -- 2022 Chief Dark Horse Received my 2022 Chief Dark Horse in early July after a 6 week wait. Beautiful bike! Was tender with it for first 500 mile break-in period. Since then have driven the bike in all kinds of situations and it has performed flawlessly. Stealth Grey is a great color that elicits many positive comments wherever I stop and even some jealous looks from H-D drivers. A very enjoyable bike to drive as its handling is superb and power unmatched. Just a super bike all around.
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rides perfect! I've been riding this bike for a month or so now and I've loved every moment of it. My only nitpick is the location of the horn
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike Does everything well and looks great. Wish the performance parts were more readily available.
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a awesome machine My birthday present and father's day gift. I wanted it when I saw the reviews
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great New models are always gonna have bugs to work out. No excepting to the new Chief Dark Horse. Clutch is still engaged way out there at the end of finger tips, throttle has a latency til you're moving. Then you have good response but at low speeds you'll feel the gearing jogging in and out. Seat is getting broken in but still hard on lower back/upper butt on longer rides. Will definitely be changing that out. And lastly, rear suspension is hard. Great for cornering but be ready to get bucked around on harder bumps as you hit them straight on
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2022 Chief Dark Horse - Awesome Amazing combination of look, technology, power and ride! Also loved my last bike, an Indian Springfield, but this one is better for me personally since it's a lot lighter as a cruiser but not too light for touring if desired. Will be even better for touring once I add the numerous accessories I want. They are all backordered until late 2021, so that's the only bummer - especially since I had to pay for the accessories up front. Still 5 stars because this is primarily about the bike and the engine.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight VERY nice bike except for the rear fender.. could have done something a bit better
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its A 2022 I'm loving the 2022 Chief. Just got it this spring but can't stop riding it.
Date published: 2021-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2022 Dark Horse I bought this 2022 Chief Dark horse about a month ago. So far I really like it. Ive put about 1400 miles on it and its been flawless. It has a lot of power and handles well. I enjoy it a lot. The headlight may need to be adjusted as its seems aimed a bit low for night time riding. The exhaust is to quiet, as all factory bikes are when you first get them. I plan to upgrade the exhaust in the future.
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Completely in love! I bought my bike a few months ago as someone who’d never ridden. I spent a day figuring out how to pick my feet up and rode around in first gear. Since then I’ve passed my motorcycle safety course and can’t wait to get back home from WY to LA to my bike. My only complaint so far is the seat is very uncomfortable!
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent motorcycle!! The Chief Darkhorse is my first venture into the American V-twin market. I *almost* went with a model from the other big boy on the block (the orange and black gang), but the Indian appealed to me across the board - power, tech, good looks, price, and the salespeople don’t call you “dude” and “bruh” while “Born to be Wild” blares throughout the dealership. The Chief isn’t perfect, but I’m sure it’ll smooth out after it’s been out for a year or so. Pros: awesome torque that makes power no matter your rpm’s; comfortable riding position; solid gearbox; the ride command is awesome; classic, nostalgic styling; beautiful motor; quality parts throughout; infinitely customizable. Cons: the wait to get one……; the complete lack of Indian branded aftermarket parts (EVERYTHING is on back order); the grab point of the clutch lever is too far out (makes friction zone slow stuff challenging); THE RIDE COMMAND PHONE APP DOESN’T COMMUNICATE WITH THE RIDE COMMAND ON THE BIKE; the Bluetooth connection is a little wonky (phone/headset connections come and go); the factory exhaust note is weeeeaaaakkk (my wife told me it needed a new exhaust when we got home from the dealership). Overall, yes, I’d definitely buy the bike again without hesitation. I’m a little miffed it was released before the cons were ironed out, but I’m sure it’ll happen soon. When the bugs are worked out I’ll raise my score to 5 stars!
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Beautiful bike with lots of power! Stock pipes are pretty quiet. Needs a stage 1 up grade.
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the color I bought my bike because of the size I’m 5’2” and the bike is lighter and handles great
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2022 Chief DH for 6' tall guy I got the DH over the DH bobber or Super Chief because i liked the rims and Jade Smoke the most. When I ordered the bike I also ordered the Stake 1&2, higher seat and forward controls. (Would have got the Super if they had the color and rims I wanted). None of the parts came in with the bike. Wont be here until August (got the bike in May) but that another issue with Indian for another time. I am 6' tall before boots. I am a bit squished feeling on the bike. I have to reach pretty far forward for the bars and the mid controls arent comfortable after a few hours. The extended reach bars and the forward controls are going to fix any problems I will have with fit. My gf is 5'3" and she has even harder time reaching the bars but loves the controls and weight (she has a '13 softail slim). The look is perfect. I get compliments everywhere I go. I cannot stop taking pictures of it . The engines..... I am a newer rider but I've ridden the HD 103ci and 1100cc VTX and 750cc Shadow. This bike is much better in turns, easier to ride and the power is AMAZING. I haven't even put it in sport mode yet. Not sure I need the stages but go bug or go home right! The GF rode the DH to compare to the Softail Slim and said the DH will be here next bike for sure. Converted another from the dark side. In summary, if you're taller get the forward controls and the extended reach bars or the Super Chief. Leaving HD in the dust, priceless!!!! *Did not the the DH Bobber with mini apes
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bike plenty of power I've had the bike a little over a month, it's a great bike looks gorgeous and handles so much better than i expected! Was originally looking scout bobber but with the wife's interest in 2 up trips put the chiefs in my cross hairs and i'm glad i waited for it because this bike is everything we could have wanted and still everything i wanted in terms of performance!
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right bike I have dreamed of owning a motorcycle for years. Once I saw a vintage Indian I knew I would someday own an Indian bike. I read the books and took the training classes. I got my endorsement and started shopping bikes. Finally my finances were in order and I was ready to make a purchase. The owner of my local Indian dealership took his time to show me many models and features, including a bike similar to the Chieftain I had seen all those years ago that put me on this path. After hearing me talk, and seeing what I was interested in, he guided me to the new Chief. Sitting on it felt just right. The lighter weight was a big buying point, while still being a bigger bike. I am a 300 lb guy and the smaller Scout just didn’t feel right for me. I opted for the Dark Horse for the electronics upgrades and the bigger engine. The ride modes gave me some confidence in being able to use tour mode until I was ready for a sportier shift and acceleration. The bike handles very well quickly giving me confidence taking off and making turns. For as elaborate as the electronics are, they are not confusing or distracting. I will probably open up the exhaust later for a little louder sound. The bike is clean and simple, yet grabs attention for its perfectly balanced style. I am definitely looking forward to some of the optional accessories to be available. I am still learning, as I would imagine everyone is to some degree. I couldn’t have picked a better bike for me to start this adventure on.
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike! I bought this in April and took it on a couple in state rides. Very happy with the bike all around. Exceeded my expectations!
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Ride Bought my Chief from work (Indian dealership) and the assistance was GREAT! I love the power, the comfort, the looks! Great maintenance and easy to work on. I do not like that the accessories are taking to long to arrive. One thing I would improve is the design of the handle controls; The buttons are too far apart and the signal button leaves a discomfort sensation on the thumb if not wearing gloves. Overall, amazing ride!
Date published: 2021-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from CHIEF!!!! Bought mine over a month ago. Absolutely love it except for the availability of the accessories. Can't get a straight answer on their availability, it keeps changing. Started with May and now they are telling me August.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's amazing. I bought the bike 3 months ago, I absolutely love it. Parts are hard to get for the moment but it doesn't feel like it needs anything. I'm in love! 10/10 recommend it for experienced riders.
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bike! I preordered my Chief Dark Horse in March and received it in the middle of April. I upgraded from a Harley Sportster and the two bikes aren’t even in the same universe. The Indian is superior in every detail and feature. It rides and shifts smoother, has all the features for riding long distance, and has plenty of power. The only thing I would change is a deeper more throaty exhaust. The stock exhaust is too quiet for me.
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this bike I’m fortunate enough to of been able to ride some of everything in the few short years I’ve been riding. Indian has been gunning for HD hard the last couple years, but this bike is coming at the performance cruiser market as a whole. It’s going to take a couple years but I think the Dyna is going to be unseated as the go to platform to build off of. I’ve already done some mods to my bike and it’s an incredibly easy platform to work with. Well done with this one Indian.
Date published: 2021-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ride! My Chief Dark Horse Is a joy to ride; has great handling characteristics and the 111 Thunder Stroke has power to spare.
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s my ‘37 Chief with modern technology. This bike is my favorite of the over forty bikes I have owned or restored.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Head turner Lots of fun to ride. Really enjoy the feel and the lines of the bike
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly balanced bike, great power, great sound! I bought mine like two months ago and can’t stop riding it! it rides so smooth and has great power when taking off or passing!
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My 2020 Chief Dark Horse I have 1700 miles on my 2020 Chief Dark Horse and I look forward to every ride. I ride for pleasure on weekends and I'm having a great time.
Date published: 2020-10-04
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Indian Chieftain Classic
Starting at $25,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Chieftain Classic Thunder Black / Ivory Cream is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Bought it 11/17/2020 love it for the time that I’ve been able to ride it handless like a charm it’s unbelievable love it
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jury still out Good power but not a confortable seat for 6 feet rider. 700 miles now and gear indicator is out and bike wont start unless it s in gear.
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful motorcycle This is my second Chieftain Classic. Put 81,000 on my 2016. Looks like 2020 is the last year for this model. Don’t know why they changed it so much in 2021
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Best bike I’ve ever been owned!! Would take something special for me to ever buy other than Indian.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic ride and detail I get comments every where I go for a ride Such a classic look
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New look and built in options that are standard Wanted another Indian with a new look. Harley was ok but I wanted something new and more comfortable
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ride with awesome features!! This is my third motorbike and my first Indian and I couldn't be happier or more impressed!! On my very first ride, my bike notified me that my gas was low and would I like the nav to direct me to the nearest gas station!!! The sound system is awesome and automatically lowers the volume at stops, the automatic windshield is fantastic!! I love the locking saddle bags (hardshell)! The seat is extremely comfortable which allows for a longer more comfortable ride. The bike is so well balanced it practically drives itself!! The only downside to this bike is that I have trouble reaching the kickstand but Indian offers an extender that I will invest in. I am so glad I finally bought an Indian motorbike!! Cant wait to get back on it!!
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harley What I could not ask for a better riding bike. Easy to handle perfect fit for me as I am not the tallest person.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Motorcycle - wish I'd bought one sooner I rode to Sturgis from the East Coast, liked the bike I rode. But, it developed some issues on the ride. Met up with some friends who rode Indians; they could not have been more happy with their bikes. Went to the dealership. Test rode a Chieftain, loved it. Returned to the dealership, looked at bikes more similar to what I'd ridden up. Decided I liked the upgraded features of the Chieftain so I bought this one. LOVE IT. The best part for me is, it handles so much better than ANY motorcycle I've ridden in the past
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First bike ever. Absolutely amazing experience First time bike owner and couldn’t be happier with my selection
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The first 1500 miles / report I have not had any problem with the bike as far as operation. In fact it has out preformed my expectations. The only problem so far is the whistle I get some times on acceleration. I have been told it is caused by the air intake cover. I am enjoying the bike too much now to worry about that now. The only other problem I have had with the bike is having all kinds of people stopping me to look the bike over.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Ride The features are exceptional. The ride is like a glider. Sadly, the seat is the worst. Working on replacing or modifying it.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bike Traded in my springfield for a model with radio and gps and full fairing
Date published: 2020-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around great bike. I love the power of the bike. Even though its a touring bike the acceleration is incredible. The ride command system is awesome. The audio quality, the navigation, and all the screen options make the experience that much better. Also you can't beat the ride and the styling.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the way it handles. I bought mine about two months ago and absolutely love it!!!!
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike I ever ridden I purchased this MC a month ago after first visiting a HD dealer and test riding 3 of their bikes. So happy I decided to visit the Indian Dealer right after those test rides. This bike rides like a dream, well balanced, shifts smoothly and doesn’t look like everyone else’s bike (HD). Love the Design and outstanding Engineering of their machines that my wife purchased a Scout the same week
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It been backfiring left the dealership they didnt have time to adjust the shifter it was a little to low for my toe so when I got home I went to adjust it i noticed it was bent i called the dealership they don't keep pets in stock
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First ever brand new bike Great bike and the ride is fantastic. It’s a great mix of retro styling and all the goodies.
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome smooth riding bike For a big bike it’s the best one I’ve ridden for comfort, cornering, handling. You can throw this thing around the corners, kick it down and fly out of it!
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could be great, but Keeps breaking down. I’m having to put it in the shop again for the 4th time in 2.5 months. Hopefully it’s just a gremlin they find this time. When it works it’s awesome.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the look and features. Bought this 2mo ago. Enjoy the ride but it gets to hot.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Motorcycle! Excellent Motorcycle! Great handling and extremely comfortable ride. I especially Like the power windshield and the Ride Command. I also find the sound system to be exceptional. I would purchase an Indian again without reservation!
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 Chieftan Classic I purchased this bike in late May and it is awesome. This bike suits me like no other bike I have had in the past. It easily is my favorite ride compared to the Harleys and Goldwings I have had. Great bike
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally!!! Outstanding fit and finish! Been eyeballing fairing bikes for many years now and was finally able to pull the trigger on my beautiful, glossy black Chieftain Classic!
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Icon Wonderful ride, this bike gets looks everywhere you go.
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great motorcycle i bought a month ago and i'm very happy, i get "nice looking bike" all the time
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy Overall, But.... I have had the Chieftain for a couple of months now and overall I'm happy with the bike. The bike did develop a vibration I can feel in the right floor board after the first 1000 miles that I also notice in the mirror (blurry vision) between 2500 and 3000 RPM. The dealer felt it was normal (subjective of course) but it wasn't as smooth as it was during the first 1000 miles. This is a little disappointing to me because I bought the bike for touring and comfort. I wish I could give it 5 stars, but the vibration is an issue.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I stopped in at Indian of Springfield for the first time. Shortly after I traded my Street Glide for a Chieftain Classic. Never intended to but sure glad I did!
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power..... smooth ride I trading my Harley Davidson Street Glide on this Chieftain Classic.So much smoother than the Harley and seems like it has a little more power
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than ever exspected I bought it in March and if its above 40 im on it. The wife added a few thing to make her more cumfy on the back and now she is planning road trips
Date published: 2020-04-14
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Chieftain
Starting at $21,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Chieftain Thunder Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 662.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Fun Love this Baby! Handles perfectly. I switched brands from a well know established brand. So fare I can say I won’t be returning to the old Iron. The balance and engineering is impressive.
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2nd Indian is even better than my first! I've had a 2015 Vintage since late 2015. Absolutely loved the bike and rec'd many compliments. But after test driving the 2021 Chieftain it was an easy decision to upgrade. The shorter wheelbase, improved handling, better seat, ride command and advanced electronics make for an amazing riding experience.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I made the move to an Indian Purchased back in May 2021. Love the power and handling along with overall appearance. Wish the accessories weren’t so overpriced.
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I've had my bike a little over a month now and love it. it is so much better then my old bike which was a Yamaha V-Star 1300.
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bike For ME!!! I waited over 20 years to get my bike. I was convinced I was going to buy a HD Street Glide. A friend told me to check out the Indian before I made the purchase. I walked in and my Baby was sitting in the middle if the showroom floor. It had the Stage 1 and Stage 2, LED headlamps and rear shifter installed. I talked to the family and bought it the next day. It was the best experience you could’ve imagined for the purchase of your first bike. I am on it every chance I can get. Everywhere I go someone stops and looks at the bike. They all think its a SG until they see the Indian and they can’t stop smiling or asking questions. Indian makes beautiful, fun to ride machines that handle like sport bikes. If you want to stand out in a crowd, BUY AN INDIAN!!!! It will be the best decision you can make and you will not second guess yourself.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome ride experience. En entirely awesome ride experience. Extremely comfortable, quick and cuts corners with ease. That, and the spacious storage space an storage options, is a must for long rides.
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chieftain Stoped by the Indian dealer just to browse on the way to the HD dealership. Found a left over 20 Chieftain and went for a test ride. Absolutely loved it! I had already test rode the HDs and found this to be a better handling and balanced bike. The price compared to the options that came with it, made this a no brainer to me. Bought the Chieftain and haven’t looked back at all. Several of my friends are now looking to make the swap to the Indian line. The accessories are a little higher price wise, but they all seem to be high quality built to last. The dealership really made the deal also, very friendly and knowledgeable people there. Treated me like they wanted to help me find the perfect fit for me. The other brand made me feel like they were doing me a favor by talking to me. All around a great experience.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, smooth, fit and finish, performance This bike is a dream ride. Every time I go out on a ride it is a whole new experience.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love love love this is the best riding motorcycle I’ve ever been on! i’m A 5 foot 3 1/2 woman and I can handle this bike easily coming off of a HD heritage .
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a way to down size Took one for a test drive, came in and said to find me one. Does nothing but pull threw all the gears. Great ride. So much lower than last ride. Feel much safer on it. Plain and simple. Got few things to add on. But loving it so far. Why only 4 stars, Only God and family get 5 stars.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ride!!! Indian Cheftian 116 bought in march 2021. Love the look, ride and power.
Date published: 2021-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around bike Love the bike wish some of the features were a little easier to use like CarPlay and the installed navigation system. Other than those small things great bike great sound system
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome indian I traded my scout in on my Chieftain. It wasn't an easy decision because I loved my scout. But with the bags and other features was the reason for my decision. And it was a great decision. Rides so smooth and sounds amazing. I love it. Nothing better then wind therapy with my Chieftain. Thank you indian.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome motorcycle I bought it February for my birthday. Once you ride and Indian your in love!
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first new motorcycle I bought this 2021 Indian Chieftain in February 2021. I just put 500 miles on it. This motorcycle has plenty of power and torque. Lots of extras. Radio, cruise control, adjustable windshield, I was looking at a HD before I bought this Chieftain. Harley dealer wanted to sell me a lower end street glide with no extras for $4000 more. I am so glad I ended up with this motorcycle. Best decision ever.
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp Looking! Great handling for a big bike! I traded my 2014 Vintage in on this bike. It is noticeably quicker and seems to handle better. I'm a smaller frame guy and really like the way this bike fits me.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bike Lots of power, handles great, super comfortable. Has all the bells and whistles I want.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dream bike!!!! I bought this bike a couple of months ago and could not wait to get it home. It did not disappoint! The ride home was the best ride of my life, so far. Smooth and perfectly balanced. Having the radio ans cruise control made it even better.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the bike! Light weight easy to handle, well b Great bike! Complements everywhere I go, love how it rides!
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked looks and performance I want to try Indian over Harley ,heard lots of good reviews on Indian performance
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality control Bought the Chieftain in November and by December it was in the shop . It was having intermittent valve train tapping like the lifters weren't pumped up . Took a video of it and the dealer wasn't able to replicate it. Overall I loved the bike just hate that it was having issues at 600 miles .
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Issues Bought my Chieftain Classic Nov., 2018. After many long trips and over 17,000 miles, no major issues. Dealer installed Stage 1 performance kit with fish tail endcaps, heated handgrips and seat. Runs good. Still no issues. Its a keeper. I expect to put on over 100k miles and more. Ride the dang thing. Let's roll!
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great handling Had a classic. This makes riding even better brand loyal
Date published: 2020-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 Chieftain I bought this Chieftain late September and love it.
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from smooth ride Excellent ride. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable. Only have had 1 issue & it was fixed ( navigation upgrade ).
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bike I needed a bike for longer rides and want to ride it cross country. So far it’s a really easy bike to ride
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike!! Bought the bike during Elkhart Indians open house!! 1 1/2 months ago
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike. The radio has quit working a few times and currently does not work. The clip holding down the dash storage compartment broke the first week. Ergonomics could improve. Handlebars could be moved back, along with floor boards. Backrest is a must for long rides. I found the pipes drag often. I adjusted the rear shock and it still drags leaving my driveway and when cornering. Plastic side panels below the seat need better fastened. The left one blew off riding down the road. I luckily caught it when it flipped up.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the bike This bike has been amazing. But that being said some features weren’t there that I was told were with my model. That was a bit frustrating. The CarPlay option is also a joke. I hope in coming months they do a better job making it available. After first service was done I get error codes almost every ride now. Check engine light, chassis fault error, battery flashing. Dealer suggests just turning it off and back on says it’s normal after first service. I’d rather no what’s causing these things to through errors but Oh well
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I’m sure its nice if I ever get it. I bought this bike 3 months ago and still don’t have it. Made 3 payments and watched the beautiful riding days slip by. Went to Minnesota to pick it up and 10 miles later it stalled and would not start. It’s been back at the dealer ever since.
Date published: 2020-10-12
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Indian Springfield
Starting at $21,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Springfield Thunder Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 353.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well balanced and nice ride I bought it 4 months ago or so and I like it does what I wish it to do power when I need it and nice ride
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall cycle I love the bike. I've always liked the Vintage/Springfield styling. Haven't really got very many miles on it yet but the few minor 3 or 4 hour rides the wife and I have done it meets my expectations. Most of the Nic Picks are just me getting used to a "Heavy" bike. Well that and it's been 20 years or so since I've ridden a street bike. Never had a wind screen before so I was ready to move up to one. The electronic dash takes a little getting used to. The handle bar dash switch's are too close to the edge so every time you adjust your hands you change the readout. 45 years of driving a semi it's hard NOT to look at the tach. I also wish the speedo was farther toward the front of the tank dash assembly. I have to look down from the view to look at the speed. If Indian was to reverse the gauges so the speedo was towards the front and the two lesser used gauges closer to you I would be a happy (ier?) camper. I guess that's what aftermarket is for, the fine tuning. The ride itself is great. The graph for the air ride seems to be right on for the two of us. The ride for the wife on the back is fine. She's happy with the OEM 12" back rest. Stock pipes are a little loud she says but ok when at cruising speed. So far the stock seat is ok but we really haven't been on a long enough ride to really see how either does on the long haul. All in all I would buy it again.
Date published: 2021-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid ride Only 170 miles but love it so far. Can't wait to take our trip to Key West later this year.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality, Power Great handling, Comfort okay for having long legs,
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bike. picked it up May 17 this year. extremely happy with it so far.
Date published: 2021-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only 400 miles but everything good so far. Weather and work have not allowed me to ride as much as I would like but I am totally satisfied so far.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After 20 years, I Bought Another I bought my 2021 Springfield in April. It has been a great ride, as most Indians. I previously rode a 2000 Chief. The Springfield took a little getting used to but as so happy I made the purchase, It handles great. Having hard bags took a little getting used to and again love them. Highly recommend others to test ride the bike and consider it.
Date published: 2021-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Springfield rules Upgraded from my Scout to the Springfield. Even though I really enjoyed the Scout, I’m enjoying the range and comfort of the Springfield. I like the open feel of the bike.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Phantom 1077 is a smooth operator! I went into the dealership thinking I would seriously look at and maybe purchase a Roadmaster . . . One look and ride at this beauty and I was hooked for life! Smooth ride, great center of gravity, and comfortable. A few mods to accommodate my 6' 2" frame and she is perfect!(12" Apes and the heat/cooling seat from the Roadmaster, added luggage rack for more storage for long rides). Love this bike, 2200+ miles in my first 6 weeks! Looking forward to many, many more miles to come. Highly recommend this scoot for anyone looking for a great ride with beautiful lines and the heart and soul of Indian motorcycle without too much technology, makes it a joy and easier to go ride!
Date published: 2021-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike First v twin had crotch rockets 23 years ago. Nicely balanced great power feels lighter then the 846lbs. Would definitely recommend this machine
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable handling! In addition to my Indian Springfield, I currently own a 1984 HD FXST (first year Softail). I have also owned a 1982 Honda VF750F, a 1979 HD FLH, a 2000 HD Roadking, and a 2006 HD VRSCR. Other riding experience includes various dirt bikes, and a week on a rented 2014 HD full dresser. With all that time on two wheels, I can attest that I am more comfortable diving deep into turns on this Springfield (just over 1000 miles in 6 weeks) than any other machine. The handling is superb! In addition, it does not feel as massive and as heavy as it is. I can literally thrown it around at normal backroad speeds (35-50 mph) as a bike weighing half as much to get around those Pennsylvania potholes. I don’t know how Indian got the frame geometry right, but it is a thing of beauty to ride this machine. With the Stage 2 installed, the torque is ample, and there is plenty of pull in the midrange for pleasure riding. I can easily keep up with my son’s Indian Challenger (also Stage 2) until he hits the horsepower at round 4000 rpm. (He’s got some 130 to my 100 hp.)
Date published: 2021-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first road bike - and it's an absolute winner! I just turned 56 this year and I felt it was time to achieve the longtime dream I've had of owning a road bike. I used to ride dirt bikes when I was younger, so I knew I could handle a larger bike, especially with my 6'2" frame. I also knew that the bike would be American made. I had two choices basically. A Harley, or an Indian. After checking out both lines, I just could not keep my eye off of this new 2019 (old stock) Springfield. It appealed to me more than I can explain here. I did a lot of research, through reading and watching videos, and I ultimately concluded it was the perfect fit for me. After making my purchase, I quickly learned all that was necessary to ride the bike safely, and to have fun at the same time. I have to tell you that it lived up to all of my expectations. It's not only beautiful to look at, but the power, control and overall feel are outstanding. Now on to my minor complaints. First, I was getting horrible buffeting while riding at highway speeds, especially directly into the wind. I learned that installing the small wind deflectors near the forks would eliminate this issue, and they did - completely. Honestly, these deflectors should be standard! Next, one of the screw holes for the seat mounting bolts was not fully cut, preventing the bolt from being fully screwed in. But the dealer where I had my first 500 mile checkup fixed that. I've added a lot of things to my new bike, including aftermarket pipes (which really brought out the sound of this bike), brighter LED headlight and passing lights, engine heat shield, extra LED brake light strips, and a few other things to "dress" my baby up. Needless to say, she gets a LOT of attention, especially from the HD riders! People compliment her all the time. I have to tell you that if you are a tall person and want a bagger, you just can't pass up the Indian Springfield. It's smokin' hot and riding it is like a dream come true.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING BIKE GOT ABOUT 1300 MILES ON MY 2021 VERY PLEASED AND IMPRESSED
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loads of chrome Was happy to find a difficult color, put 500 miles on getting used to the ride. Had first oil change at 550 miles brought it home and now I wait for warranty work. That’s right 600 miles won’t start, turns it’s power on all by itself. Has a short some where low tire, chasis warning and ABS warnings stay on. I’ll wait on any recommendations.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 springfield Really love the handling Great look That classic look
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2021 Springfield I bought my Springfield back in February, have had it out 4 times already this year. I had a Scout and was looking for something bigger. I put on the 12 inch apes and extended reach seat. Have been very impressed with the handling and power of the Springfield.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit Bought this bike after looking at a RoadKing. I had owned a Scout before and was impressed with the fit and finish and reliability of the bike. Also owned a RoadKing and wanted another one but the reviews weren't good on the newer ones.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike except I am generally very happy with this bike say for one thing. Probably the hardest least comfortable seats I have ever had, they look good but fail for comfort.
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ride I’ve ever owned! Wanted an Indian motorcycle all of my life. My Grandfather always rode Indians. I started with rice rockets in my early 20’s but always wanted something more stylish and laid back. Thats where my new Indian Springfield comes in. The dream come true.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth ride I bought this bike about five weeks ago. I’ve been riding mainly sport bikes for the last 40 years and this is my first cruiser. I checked out Harley Davidson before a checked out Indian. After riding both brands and buying an Indian I can say that the fit, finish, accessories and handling are superb. Anyone looking for a cruiser bike, I would not hesitate to recommend this ride, it’s comfortable, great power and surprisingly nimble for it’s size.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the retro look without all the "stuff" I got my for fathers day with roadmaster package and stage 2 package.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bike I was going to buy the Scout. Opted instead for the Springfield. Couldn't be happier was the choice. It's extremely comfortable. The locking side bags are large enough to carry everything I need and are very convenient. Removable windshield is great cause I can take it off on shorter rides and get that "complete freedom" with the wind in my face, but it also snaps on quickly for longer rides. Driving modes are awesome. Supreme power when I want that rough feeling and also easy going when I just want to cruise. Love the bike.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Standard, sport and tour. Very very smooth ride! I had two HARLEY Davidson road kings. Power wise a little shy, but over all performance, looks and sound A+. Affordable too!!
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love (Almost) Everything About It My new 2020 Indian Springfield is my dream bike. It's my ideal cruiser: big engine, great sound, plenty of storage and plenty of gleaming chrome. It's been my dream bike for years and I love it. Maybe the only downside so far is that the engine isn't quite as smooth as I'd hoped. After hearing and reading about people going crazy about how smooth the engine is I was disappointed to find that my bike was the exception to the rule. Smooth overall but at certain RPMs (around 2,250 -2,350 for months, now recently changed to around 1,950-2,100 for some unknown reason) it runs very roughly and causes enough vibration to numb your foot. Oddly enough it can be felt much more on the right side than the left. I took it to the dealer and it got a clean bill of health. I seems that these are just the engine harmonics of my particular bike. I'm trying not to let it bother me but I'd be lying if I said that it doesn't. Other than that it's just about perfect.
Date published: 2020-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ride great features Purchasss the bike at the end of the riding season, put in a quick 500 miles and put it up for the winder after its 500 mile service, now I’m missing it badly! I really couldn’t tell any difference between this and the chief except for the looks (bags and rims).
Date published: 2020-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bike I bought the Springfield and am so please how balanced, nimble the handling is . the bike feels lighter than it is. the bike has awesome power smooth running engine ans smooth acceleration.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Purchased 3 bikes this year. There are all impressive purpose built machines. Exquisite styling and performance.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect versatility I originally came looking at Indian because I liked the Vintage. My wife liked the idea of a trunk and more comfy backrest for long trips. If I could have 2 bikes, I might do a Roadmaster and a Vintage, but the Springfield really covers a ton of ground, and was the best middle ground. It can be fit with the trunk, or a regular sissy bar, or quick release that and the windshield for a low mean look. I don't miss the fairing electronics, we have bluetooth in the helmets and I have a perfectly good phone mount for nav. As for the Springfield, it rides better than anything I have ridden. Plenty of power, the handling is great for the size of the bike, and the weight distribution is perfect. It really is the perfect bike for me.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Motorcycle! Absolutely love everything about my new Indian Springfield. After researching all the options for a long time I chose the Indian. Made the correct choice!!
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs and handles great ! I have been riding 26 years and have only owned one brand until I purchased my Indian Springfield about six weeks ago. So far I’m loving it !
Date published: 2020-10-11
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Chieftain Limited
Starting at $27,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Chieftain Limited Thunder Black Pearl is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 233.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Riding in Style Very stylish and well made motorcycle. Fun to ride and comfortable. The infotainment system is fantastic, as are fit and finish. I chose the Chieftain over the Challenger because the Chieftain is much more my style. But the stock 116 is lacking. Like all V-twins it has a incredible torque. But, horsepower is a function of torque @ rpms and this delivers power only at the low end of rpm range. In fact, it's pretty much gutless after about 3500 rpms. Happily, all that torque makes it very quick for roll on power if you're rolling along at a low rpm - even in 5th. I know you're thinking "just put on a Stage II kit and all your problems are solved". It should have left the factory with a Stage II kit then. It's also long and low, which is super cool looking. But it's so long, it's not exactly nimble. And, the Dunlop E3 in the rear has broken loose on wet pavement a few times when it really shouldn't have (I hear E4s are far superior). It's strange to me too that a bike this expensive doesn't have traction assist and linked brakes. All in all, I was looking for a fantastic looking bagger for long comfortable rides that I'll have for years to come and I'm happy with it. I chose to buy a slower bike because I'm old. But if the Challenger engine was in the Chieftain frame . . .
Date published: 2021-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2020 couch corvette This bike is comfortable, fast and smooth, I’ve ridden a lot of bikes and I feel like this chieftain is a good balance between comfort and performance, I get a lot of compliments on this bike . What can Indian do different? Not much. The rear cylinder does get warm but if you are moving and just cruising you don’t notice it that much , the hot cylinder will be welcome in the winter months. For as heavy as this bike is, it doesn’t feel like an 800 pound bagger
Date published: 2021-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Bought several weeks ago put 480 miles and have turned it in for a 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special. Bike, dealer, service and customer service are the worst ever.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I really like this motorcycle. It has way more power than I imagined.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 Chieftain Limited - Extremely Satisfied ! Had my 21 Chieftain Limited for over six weeks now and couldn't be happier. No issues what-so-ever. With just over a thousand miles on the clock this bike is everything I expected and more. And that's saying a lot as my last ride was a 2015 Goldwing. I especially like the Ride Command feature and the ability to log into my Ride Command account, create routes and easily, within seconds, download them to the bike. The 7" nav screen is great! Engine wise, there's plenty of power - couldn't be happier. The rear cylinder de-activation works great and keeps the heat away from my legs at stops and the gear spread on the six-speed trans is the best I've had. Handling is completely neutral, fit and finish is super and Polaris has done an A+ job of keeping the Indian tradition alive with the bikes styling. I'm also fortunate to have a great dealer although I wish there were more of them so they weren't so few and far between, especially for traveling cross country. That being said, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat!
Date published: 2021-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Bike!! Finest engineered motorcycle on the planet!! Love it!!
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King of the road Haven’t found any negatives to the bike. Gotta spend a little time to understand all the bells and whistles.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Logical step from my Vision Bike is good, a little cramped compared to my Vision. Seat hurts my butt, the advanced technology is impressive.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At 1000 miles and very satisfied so far Really well thought out bike ...love the fit and finish and styling
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice color Love this bike the people at Oklahoma city are very helpful and lesen to you win looking for a bike and help you find the one that fits you well
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike! Love this bike but for the love of Pete please get more vibrant colors. I have a 2019 Chieftain Ltd in Dark Walnut and am looking into pinstripping to give it a pop because it’s boring!!! Also your seats hurt please redesign them.
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fully Loaded This bike is a great one! I have owned a few and this is a grown man’s bike for sure. I could not be happier with my Indian Chieftain Limited.
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I have a 2019 Chieftain Limited in Kona Brown Metallic. Beautiful bike. When I bought the bike I had the dealer install the Stage II kit along with a heal/toe shifter and the upgrade stereo system. The bike is very well balanced and corners like no other V-Twin. The transmission is extremely smooth and quiet. The air suspension is a great way to customize the bike to your load. No complaints at all. You manufacture one fine motorcycle!!
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 Month Review Bought early April - First 700 miles of riding my Chieftan
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the info stereo center I’ve always had Harleys and I still love them. But I’ve always wanted an Indian and I can truly say that I love everything about it.
Date published: 2021-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handles great, feels light, balances great, but... It handles great, feels light, balances great, rides smooth, looks great, and feels powerful. Overall I like it, but have a few issues with it as well. Ride command does not upload any of my ride data and vehicle information, like it should. The engine runs very hot, under your left leg and drops to single cylinder mode often, even in the cool weather that I have been riding in. Does some odd things where it does not come back down to idle every once in a while at a stop light, or stop sign, sitting there revving about 2K rpm for about 5 to 10 seconds. Along those lines, sometimes it drops down too much, and nearly dies, then continues to surge up and down at idle. It’s not very consistent. Has a lot of engine noise, where it ticks quite loudly at certain RPM’s. Dash rattles a lot at certain RPM’s as well. USB music, it always starts over from the first song, each time you start it, unless you have scuffle on. There is no option to select folders or have I figured out how to make playlists. Also, randomly drops out, or suddenly says no media, even though I am using the USB flash drive it was supplied with. Radio reception is quite terrible, where I can’t use it in my area. So, find myself needing to use Bluetooth audio as it is the most consistent. Dash gets confused if it is daytime or night, switching from black to white background. Even had it mix partially black and white once, depending on the screen you were on. Auto brightness is also an issue, where I need to override it quite often, as I can't see in in the day, or stays full brightness at night. Hopefully they can fix some of the radio issues in an update.
Date published: 2021-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Engineered Picked this this bike up a couple of weeks ago and it is everything I thought it was and more. The handling is awesome it really instills confidence. I can throw it around in the curves and yet it is comfortable on the freeway. I cnt wait to take it on a long haul.go on a long haul. I added a 12 in Klock works windscreen , which is perfect for me , as well a set of saddlebag crash bars and a heal shifter, which really should be standard. The after market is growing slowly so the factory accessories are expensive,
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cheap Chrome, No Top Emd Less than (1) one year old. The bike is and has been waxed weekly and kept in an enclosed building. Already chrome is pitted terribly, CHEAP CHROME,VERY THIN. it is registered to 200 MPH. will barely do 110 wide open. No Top End at all.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike! I bought this bike about a month ago and just hit 2000 miles. I wanted a heavier bike that I could be flatfooted on and where the weight was distributed so that I didn't have to fight it at low speeds. This bike is all that and more. It is very well balanced and handles the road beautifully. It has more than enough power. The bags are a great size for weekend trips. The RideMaster is great once you learn how to use it. I was a little disappointed that there were not more detailed instructions that came with the bike. The link between the RideMaster and computer is a little hit and miss. I've had a number of tracked rides that would not come up on my computer. The handlebars are more of a reach for smaller persons. I had to order reduced reach bars so I wasn't leaning forward so much. The other thing I really didn't like was the kickstand. For those of us with shorter legs you literally have to kick the kickstand 2-3 times to get it all the way forward so the bike is secure. I had to order a reduced reach kickstand as well. I love the keyless ignition and ability to lock my bags. And the fact that you can still start your bike should you lose your fob while out and about. I had to order the taller windshield because at highway speeds my head got whipped around by the wind but I was expecting that with the small windshield. Bottom line, this is an awesome bike. I changed 3 things on it to better fit me and by far the best bike I've ever owned!
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ride I love the bike it rides great and you get so many more options for the price over a Harley glad I went this direction
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The nicest motorcycle I have ever purchased! Been riding for 40 plus years
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this bick bought this bike 1 month ago can't wait for summer.
Date published: 2021-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New 2019 Chieftain Limted Bought this bike new about 6 weeks ago. Been riding Harley's pretty much for 40 years, so far I love the feel and just overall performance of the bike.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Navigation system the power of the bike the comfor I bought it two months ago me and my wife took a trip we was not tired after riding for a long distance comfortable seat
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features on chieftain After 300 miles of riding two up the seat could be better and the windshield could be a couple of inches taller and less distorted.Other than that the chieftain is a good riding bike .
Date published: 2020-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love At First Test Drive Absolutely made the right decision when I purchased my 2020 Chieftain Limited. Not my only motorcycle but the one I choose every time to ride.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bought it a month ago and I can't ride it enough. Way to much crappy weather
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike Sweet ride great customer service awesome features and good price
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very smooth ride I m so glad I bought this bike.. It has grace and style
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall performance My overall experience with this company and dealer is great.
Date published: 2020-10-08
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Chieftain Dark Horse
Starting at $27,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Bronze Smoke is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 396.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hate Ride Command Ride command needs work the screen options suck and you want to charge us for an upgrade after paying 30K for the bike. My 2018 Dark Horse that I should have kept out preformed this 2021. I'm seriously thinking of trading it in on a new Road Glide.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike Bike is great . Even sounds decent for factory pipes. Sport mode is definitely a difference.
Date published: 2021-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Indian Motorcyle Ruby smoke is the coolest looking color ever! After installing Rinehart exhaust it is the best sounding bike out there!
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sporty bagger Tried a Harley but was not comfortable, so test rode an Indian
Date published: 2021-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Suspension I bought this 2021 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse replacing my 2014 Harley Streetglide The Indians suspension is exceptional smooth and very responsive with great overall handling.
Date published: 2021-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ride I love the handling of the bike and the power that it has
Date published: 2021-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome smooth ride First Indian I have ever had and absolutely love it
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around Love the bike even more than I thought I would awesome power comfortable and a great look
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grown Man Bike I went from the Scout Bobber to the Chieftain and so glad I did. This is the bike you want to go on trips with. Comfortable, powerful and just mean as hell looking Dark Horse..
Date published: 2021-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Upgraded from a 2016 Scout Sixty after 10300 miles. The handling is unreal. I went to test ride the Chief and while on the ride decided to just try the chieftain. As soon as I got on I knew it was a done deal and no need to wait on a chief arriving.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ride! This bike is awesome! It is beautifully styled and has a perfect color combination to turn heads!
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bike I upgraded from a 2016 Victory Cross Country that I thought could never be matched but I was wrong. Indian/Polaris really stepped up their game on these machines.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great performance and tech is good too I did a test ride on street glide and Chieftain dark horse the same day and liked the chieftain way better in terms of performance snd tech is pretty much the same. Street glide had better buttons and build on the fairing components and handlebar but that is the only area where HD had one up on the chieftain which easily wins hands down!
Date published: 2021-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark Horse Review I bought my 2021 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse about a month ago. I rode this bike on my 1K in a Day challenge and it performed perfectly. It rides and performs like a dream. Super well balanced and easy to control.
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreams do come true!! My wife and I have been dreaming about buying a new Indian for several years. We window shopped the dealer for fun several times while we were in Idaho falls. A few months ago I caught myself on Indians web site and came across the new dark horse chieftan. It speaks volumes of attitude and style! Everything about this bike was appealing to us. Decided to make a phone call and check it out. Long story short, we drove one home shortly after!! We are busy people, self employed for close to 40 years. This bike was well worth the wait! Everything about this bike has exceeded what we wanted out of it! Incredible power and drivability, smooth as silk ride. The whole package of this bike was engineered masterfully! Real pleasure to ride!
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Darkhorse I bought my bike over a month ago. I’ve been wanting a bagger for some years now and was initially considering and Harley Street Glide. I went with the Indian Chieftain Darkhorse because people said it was so much better than the Harley. I love the look. The ride quality is great (can’t compare it to the Harley because I never road one). I put an Indian Stage One kit on it and it sounds awesome. It’s like the tune isn’t great though because it goes dead while idling sometimes. Very embarrassing and annoying. The Ride Command with Apple car play sucks. Sometimes it won’t play at all even with Bluetooth connection. I have to turn the bike on then back off for it to connect. I expected more. I’m over 35K into this bike with the upgraded audio system and the Stage One kit
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic bike! Excellent handling bike, great power, ergonomics and ride command are excellent. Just a fun bike to ride.
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly is better in every way I traded a 2017 Road King Special with a full Stage 1 in for a 2021 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse. While I did like the RK, with the potential engine oil sumping and transmission to primary oil transfer issues, I just did not trust it. Also, I could not justify spending the amount of money that it would take to make the bike trustworthy. With that, I decided to sell it so I posted it up on crackbook. Within 15 minutes, the GM at Savannah Indian reached out to me. I took the bike to them, and with the best customer service that I have ever experienced, I rode home on my new Chieftain Dark Horse. I did have them swap the handlebars for midrise bars but other than that, it is a stock 116. My opinion of the bike? Better than the RK in every way! More power with better power delivery, better brakes with more feel, better suspension with better handling and a better ride, and a more stock features than HD is offering. The bottom line is that HD as a company forgot about customer service a long time ago. The cost of their parts and labor is ridiculous and their dependability isn't that great. Indian is not only making better machines, they are treating their customers properly. As long as they don't get full of themselves like HD, they'll have me as a customer for life.
Date published: 2021-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing motorcycle! Had this a little more than a month, traded in my 19 scout sixty. It's really been a goal, dream for me to own a bagger and to be honest with how hard it's been to get motorcycles this year I lucked out. Yes, it's quite a bit more in cost but the ride makes it worth it. This machine handles like a dream, has power for days and is really comfortable. My first trip was 230 miles and they were easy, enjoyable miles. The bike has a ton of features! If I were to offer Indian a suggestion it would be update the radio with ANDROID AUTO...lol please...I really don't have any cons other than that. Go test ride one and you'll see what I've been talking about. Thanks Indian for making this 51 year old man's dream come true!
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Motorcycle I bought this motorcycle a month and a half ago. Already did the break I’m service and finally been able to experience the bike at its greatest. This machine in a beast! It’s an absolute joy to ride. It’s smooth and comfortable.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chieftain I love this bike! Traded Harley road king in for it and couldn’t be happier!
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike. Bought it about 6 weeks. Ultra smooth ride. I wanted one for years.
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Handling! I bought a few months ago and love it! I thought buying a bagger i was giving up on performance and fun or at lest cornering. This bike has plenty of power and corners almost as well as a road bike.
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT MOTORCYCLE I TRADED IN CHIEFTIAN 2018 FOR 2021 ,GREAT CHOICE!
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I love everything about this bike. After much research about Harleys, I derided I have owned enough of them and wanted to try something different. I am happy with the choice I make. Lots of rider features such as GPS, TPMS, Bluetooth etc. I have put 2,000 miles on it I’m just over a month. it truly is a great bike.
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great decision! I’ve been riding Harley’s for the last 15 years and didn’t think that would ever change, however one test ride on a Chieftain changed all that. So far very good. It’s got the power and the looks that I expect.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I had looked at getting another HD after not having a bike for 12 years, a friend said to me that he didn't think he would buy another HD and mentioned Indian, I looked at what they offered and found a local dealer that had the exact model and color that caught my eye, one ride and I rode it home that day
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME POWER AND RIDE! VERY NICE ON THE ROAD AND THE POWER IS AWESOME! I LOVE THE LOOK AND SMOKE BLACK COLOR.
Date published: 2021-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bike! I bought my first Indian back in April! Best bike I ever owned. My Chieftain Dark Horse is smooth riding, powerful and looks awesome!
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike Loved my 1st chieftain this one's even better than the 1st one
Date published: 2021-06-13
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Chieftain Elite
Starting at $34,999 US MSRP
2020 Chieftain Elite Thunder Black Vivid Crystal/Wildfire Red Candy is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from motorcycle Is okay Motorcycle is fast, and a lot of people tell me how good it looks. The bags are deep I can care a good amount. The wind screen is very cool when someone see’s it go up and down they looks at me like I just invited fire or something lol. NOW THE BAD The electronics are bad and I mean BAD. The right switch behind the handlebars has not worked sense I bought the bike. It’s been to the shop 2 times now. (I don’t think anyone is trying to fix it.) And the screen is on the 3rd time I have asked for it to be looked at. Ride command is horrible the GPS takes me on the longest route. And from what little I have used it it does not re-direct a different route it makes you pull U-turns. and for get about apple car play you need a certain kind of Headset for the apple car play to work that was conveniently left out of the Conversation.
Date published: 2021-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic in every way Bought my Indian a little over a month ago send its beautiful.
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bike so far The bike is a nice bike, though I miss the ride of an 18" front tire compared to a 19" tire, also wind buffering on the Chieftains is an issue. I came off a Road Glide and wanted something a little more nimble than the Challenger, so I bought a Chieftain.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome Power and Ride Awesome Ride as with previous bikes plenty of power
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice machine Ran across a GREAT deal on this bike that I couldn’t pass up..
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red Chief / Santa's New Sleigh Fastest, smoothest ride I ever. It handles so nice on the turns, easier than much smaller bikes I have ridden. I love being able to adjust the windshield for the ride, and what a great stereo system; Wow! I Love it.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed and well built I spent two years selecting my retirement bike. I have owned it for two months and couldn't be happier with the it.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with upgrades Husband is extremely happy with Indian Chieftain Elite. Only complaint is that it is currently too cold to ride daily. Will purchase additional Indian motorcycles in the future.
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well balanced I bought this bike about 2 months ago and I am very happy I did.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the air ride and the stereo. the ride is quick and smooth turns great I love the maps and ride data on the computer screen .
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features I was forced to buy this motorcycle because I used to have a Roadmaster and had to sell it cause it kept going into limp mode and engine light coming on. Now my NEW Chieftain just started doing the limp mode and engine light is coming on. Very frustrating. If this continues I may not keep this Chieftain.
Date published: 2020-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from light weight Riding the Indian more than my 2019 CVO Street glide
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 116 Cu In engine is the bomb. Plenty of power. So Bought a month ago at Indian of Lexington Kentucky. Great sales manager. 1st service at 600 miles was smooth. Loving the bike. Little heavier than I though but I’m getting used to the weight.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic looks Nice power, adjustable windscreen on the move. The seat should be solo and the stock seat is not that comfortable to me. The infotainment has no favorite settings and restarts play list every time the motorcycle is turned off
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the best This is my second Cheiftan and wow, what an upgrade! Power, comfort, balance, features and not to mention the flat out amazing paint/color. Great bike
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bike ! I purchased this bike in March 2020 and now have over 3000 miles on it. I love everything about this bike. Easy to handle, tons of great features, great ride and the best looking Indian I have seen.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5th Indian Keeps getting better and better. Best bike I’ve ever ridden
Date published: 2020-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bike What a powerful and comfortable motorcycle,the paint job is really something else..!! This motorcycle is definitely a headturner, three Harley riders approach me the other day to admire the red details on the engine the other day...excellent job Indian..!!!!!!
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Had this for 2 months now and love it rides better then my Harley I had
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice scooter... This scooter turns a lot of heads. Especially those driving Brand X. My bride spotted it first. It was love at first sight. Good job Indian.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ride I am impressed with the progress that Indian has made over the four years and decided to take a look at the Elite. Having owned several bikes and spending thousands on accessories, the Elite offered many of the features that I usually add. Appearance: I have read concerns that the Black Hills Silver would not contrast the chrome. I must say any photo that I have seen doesn't capture the presence of this paint. When I saw it in the show room, I stood there for twenty minutes before I could turn away. The paint is stunning in the sun light. Engine: The engine is very smooth with gobs of torque. The power band is impressive, especially up to 3,000 rpm. Above 3,000 rpm the engine still pulls strongly, but not as aggressively. Transmission: Shifts are positive and clean. No loud "chunk" when you put it into gear. Controls: In 2018 the control groups were optimized. I have short thumbs and everything is much easier to reach. Ride Command: Very nice to use and fairly intuitive to find things. Response is quick at zipping through and updating the screens. Sound system: The 200 watt system is better out of the box than the competition. I can clearly hear my music even at 70 mph. The tune-able equalizer offers a lot of adjustment - very nicely done. Sounds better at highway speeds than the 300 watt systems on the competition. Handling: First thing I noticed is how easily the bike transitions off of the stand, even with a passenger on board. The center of gravity is lower and that leads me to the cornering. The Chieftain eats up the twisty roads. Driving hard into the turns is smooth with no front wheel wobble. The suspension is firm, but absorbs bumps without bottoming. Things I wish were standard on the Elite: Pinnacle hand grips, the lower fairings and more options to customize the NAV screen appearance. The Chieftain is a great bike and the Elite version is icing on the cake. I got a complement yesterday from another biker "Now that's an awesome Indian!". Yes it is and its mine.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite This is my 4th Indian I love Indian motorcycle, I have native blood on my Moms side, Indian lifestyle will always be with me, I purchased my first Indian in 2014/2015, this Elite is the best bike I have ever owned! As Far as the bike goes I’ve seen no issues and I can’t wait to complete the entire build, 116 kit once they fix the issues!
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbus, OH 1st I still own my '04 Road King which is a beautiful bike with over 45k no. This new Elite is truly a Cadillac of comfort. All the bells and whistles for $10k less than a CVO
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ride... Love this bike - everything I expected! Great power and handling...not to mention a serious attention grabber!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational Just bought the Chieftain Elite this week, the best overall bike I've had to date. Found Brookfield Indian Dealership out in Connecticut that had one available. Three days later I owned it. I commend this dealership for their outstanding customer service and strongly recommend them, even though I live in NJ. Strongly recommend it if you can find one available.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turning Heads Everywhere I Go I was talking to a friend who just bought a CVO Ultra a couple weeks ago, and I told him Indian needs to do something like this. Guess what? They did! Got the email and saw it on Facebook. I called Chuck at Falcone Powersports, and dropped the hammer. They took great care of me on my trade, and made the process easy. Thanks to Chuck, Mark, John, as well as Nick and Jim in service. You all rock. The absolutely sick paint job, useful features, and the limited number appealed to me. Picked it up Saturday and almost 500 miles later, I love this one even more than my previous Chieftain. Adding exhaust, pull back bars, and will replace the passenger backrest pad as soon as it becomes available (hint, hint, Indian). I get honks, thumbs up, and gawkers everywhere I go. Pleased with my purchase, and would recommend Indian to anyone looking for a quality. product at a decent price. The CVO Street Glide starts at $37,799 and the paint is not nearly as nice as this is, plus there will be thousands of them just like it in your area. I am an Indian rider now, and will be for the foreseeable future. Keep innovating.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freakin Gorgeous!! I just bought 3 weeks ago the 2017 Chieftain Wildfire Red/ Thunder black and put all of the goodies on it. Stage 1 performance Ram Jet air cleaner. Stage 2 cams. Freedom true dual pipes. Freedom 4.5 outlaw slip ones. It would have been nice to know this was coming out cuz this is exactly what i wanted in the first place, I would have waited for it... This bike is freaking gorgeous! I haven't even made my first payment yet on the one i just bought. Thanks Polaris........
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Geat look Great look now make the rims , tires and fender available for sale in accessories. I hope this means that the paint quality will be improving since previous paint work leaves little to be desired
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indian chieftain elite It's beautiful bike I would love to have one but that price is heafty
Date published: 2017-04-04
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Indian Challenger Limited
Starting at $27,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Challenger Limited Thunder Black Pearl is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 152.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike the gps is terrible I the the gps and phone blue thooth is terrible. I have had not much help from the dealer although they are great. I would like some assistance. It very difficult to tour with it .
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike ride and performance Brought 5 weeks ago just love it glad i brought it
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome foundation to what’s to come. The Challenge is an outstanding platform with plenty of power and tons on tech for a motorcycle this size. Nimble and easy to handle. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2021-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fast but needs refinement I bought a 2021 Challenger for it’s performance and it doesn’t disappoint. However, there are numerous details on this bike that need to be fixed.
Date published: 2021-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent handling motorcycle I bought it in June and I am very happy with it. As with anything new there are a couple of issues with it but nothing that would keep me from buying another one. Love the Challenger !!
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plenty of power, well very balanced Bought this bike about 5 weeks ago, one of the best purchases I have ever made. Love everything about the bike.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big twin with advanced technology Bought this bike 3 months ago…already have over 3000 miles. I’m 64 years old and I’ve been riding my whole life. I’ve been a Harley guy for most of that time…a Low Rider, a Road King and most recently a Street Glide. I decided to buy my Challenger because I liked the technology (suspension, riding modes, Brembo brakes, liquid cooling etc…) I went back and forth between a new Road Glide and the Challenger. I so glad I made the switch to Indian! This bike is awesome! Big, powerful, comfortable and fast. I added a Rinehart exhaust and it’s sounds great. All my Harley buddies want to ride it…who knows, I just may convert a few.
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great handling. Great features I’ve been riding my challenger for a month now From roadmaster to this is night/day difference. Better Overall handling. Cooler running. Lots of torque off the line and in the lane.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast Ride I bought this bike a few weeks ago and still in the break in period. The trim on the saddlebags started to peel off. The battery had to be charged after the second week. Had to tow it to the dealership to find that out. Didn’t know what happened. Purchased a battery tender. The command console is a little wonky. smooth suspension, great riding experience, almost popped a wheelie several times in low gear. Can’t sleep on this machine. Very responsive.
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great around great motorcycle This is my second one. Got 2021 8 weeks ago. Liked the first one. Like this one
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ride and performance One month and the ride is so amazing. I have been a HD rider for longtime this bike great.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Bike I am impressed with my Challenger Limited. The power is outstanding, range, comfort, features, Awesome. It is not, however, perfect. Every now and then, the Entertainment system fails to sync properly with my phone and thus, I lose phone functionality, and have to reset the link, by shutting the bike off. Also, the GPS has proven to be less than accurate in not being able to find the Mobile, Alabama Convention Center. It was 1.3 miles off. Fortunately, Google Maps went straight to the destination. Otherwise, the performance is second to none. Not too crazy about how intrusive the traction control is, but I do understand the need for it.
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny!! Made my purchase a month ago, 2700 miles later, the best riding experience possible!! I also have a Big Dog Custom that is Jealous sitting in the garage
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of power Had for a little over a month happy with the bike glad I got it
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the Real Deal! Rode to Sturgis this week on my 2019 RGU and went in "to look" at a Challenger after fighting the RGU suspension for 1300 miles. Traded the RG for a 2021 Challenger Limited with Aric and Matt from Sturgis Indian (great people) and rode home the next day. I stopped in Sioux Falls for the 500 mile service (Natalie in service was super and got me in right away). Rode another 900 or so miles to Memphis and it was an awesome way to break it in. I've ridden Harleys since the 80s and the Challenger is head and shoulders above the newest HD touring models (I've had 6 since 2009 so I know of what I speak) in performance, handling and technology right out of the box. Wish I would have taken a test ride sooner!
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful looks I purchased the challenger and I like the motorcycle but had to have the ecu reflashed by loyds to get the bike to be a little smoother of idle and eliminate the throttle lag. Large improvement over stock. Work on the fuel mapping a little more and get the clutch a little smoother on takeoff from a stop and it will be near perfect
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This bike is the Truth! Purchased my 21' Challenger a month ago, after trading in my 15' Chieftain...wish I could afford to keep them both! My new Challenger is my first ever new anything and it never disappoints!
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the way it handles in turns Just no sound, and throttle doesn’t Respond like a throttle cable. There’s that Cable throttle. Otherwise I love the s#%t out of it.
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike ever I have owned Triumphs, HD and Hondas, and the Challenger is the best ride I've ever had. Performance & Technology!
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bike Is awesome! but... This Bike is everything ive ever wanted. It has everything. but with everything thats awesome here are a couple of things I dont like, 1. Ride Command is Buggy at best especially with the phone connection while using android. 2. No support for Android Auto 3. Throttle Lag there is a huge lag in throttle reaction time. (this can be fixed with the Lloyds Flash though if you wanna spend the 600 bucks for it) But other than those Minor things this bike is amazing.
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indian Challenger - Worth Every Penny I rode both the Challenger and an HD Road Glide. I was amazed at the power, handling, braking, engineering and overall fit and finish of the Challenger. In my opinion, the Challenger exceeds the Road Glide in every manner and is what the Road Glide could be if HD ever modernized it. I got a great deal on a leftover 2020 thanks to Indian's incentives, and having come from BMW, I couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst buying experience. Living in Florida i did alot of research on the Indian challenger because i wanted a liquid cooled bike for obvious reasons, Florida summers are very hot. I've been riding bikes for over 40 years. I bought my 1st bike in Florida about 10 years ago Triumph Sprint I absolutely loved this bike it was the 1st import bike I owned. Enjoyed it for about 4 years, and seen more accidents between cars and bikes ALL caused by cars running stop signs or red lights, and I personally experienced drivers making eye contact with you and still pulled right in front of me. Im 60 years old now and wanted a American V Twin.. I quickly loved the Challenger, and this is by far the most intelligent bike I've ever owned (buying a bike going into the Florida summers) was a very bad time. This bike is sneaky fast, has more options than I will ever use, that intelligent computer is awesome, the GPS even has a weather and updates traffic to allow you to avoid traffic and more importantly weather (hugh features in Florida) where thunderstorms pop up from nowhere, allowing you to avoid weather it great. I love my bike, I wouldn't recommend the dealership to anyone.
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost the perfect bike I love my challenger. Performance, handling, options, brakes, and comfort are 2nd to none. My only gripe is that there are no hard lowers available. I have bad hips, and the wind protection from hard lowers greatly increases my comfort on long rides. Also, why is it so hard to get touch up paint???
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought the Challenger Limited a little over a month ago and I am 90% pleased with it. Getting accessories is SLOW to say the least and have some noise issues that concern me but I am 90% pleased
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole different ride Rode Harleys for years and just wanted something different, and boy did I get a different ride. Love it, wife loves it, smooth fast strong and reliable.
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth Motorcycle Yes Fast fun awesome handling good power all-around nice motorcycle
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike I have ever owned Excellent power, amazing ride, handles great and so much more. This is definitely the best bike I have ever owned.
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robert That’s a 1939 Indian behind me at the American Legion
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Look! I bought the bike 2 months ago and had a 2016 Indian Chief prior. Both purchased new.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern old school bike Was sold on the test ride,engine pulls all the way up to max without ever signing off,trans has good positive shifts,excellent brakes and handling for a bike this size.
Date published: 2021-06-22
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Indian Challenger
Starting at $23,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Challenger Titanium Metallic is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 136.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Indian I am so glad I traded in my Harley in on my Challenger best ride on two wheels
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine! I’ve had the bike for almost 2 months, awesome machine, blast to ride, smooth power, can’t go wrong! This bike is a blast!
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2020 miles on my 2020 Challenger My odometer just rolled past the 2000 mile mark. Performance: check. Compliments: check. Add-ons: in progress. Comfort: not yet.
Date published: 2021-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bike I bought me Challenger a little more that a year ago, I am very pleased. It is exhilirating to ride, lots of fun which is the point of a motorcycle. I have two friends that fell in love with my bike and will be buying a Challenger as well (after they get back from being deployed). My only complaint is the paint, It's kinda soft and not a great finish.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine So glad I purchased this bike. 6 weeks and 3600kms later and still have the smile on my face. After break in period highly recommend sport mode. Handles like a dream and corners like it’s on rails!
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible bike Have just shy of 5000 k on bike in 6 weeks. This bike is everything you are looking for in a bagger. Power to spare, great torque, incredible stereo. Handles like Ginger Rogers on a dance floor, stops like a Porsche when needed, and passes others like it too. The only thing I don't like about this bike is that I will have to put it away for winter. Makes me smile every time I ride it.
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performance more horse power Nice bike! Formerly owned Harleys for many years. A lot more HP and power that my last 2 Harleys.
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike Of all the bikes I have owned over the past 30+ years this is by far the best. Could use a couple inches more leg room and the stock grips are too hard. The stock bars are a little low for my taste. All of which can be adjusted to suit your liking.
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike Definitely need liquid cooled bike in Las Vegas. It also has great handling and power. Love this bike. Wifey wants one for herself now too
Date published: 2021-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Touring bike I have had this bike for a little over a month and have 1500 km on it so far. Bike has loads of power and handles better then any bike I have owned
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic bike but...... Beast of a bike but I am having a few problems. Windshield was cracked from overtorque and the barrel nuts that secure the battery cover were both broken off their mounting bracket by overtorque Bikes battery won't start the bike if it sits for two days and the bike has to continuously be on a charger. Washed the bike yesterday and it wouldn't start afterwards until I put it back on the charger and it dried out then would start. Cylinder deactivation causes my bike to stall at every stop I have to keep it turned off. Idle is erratic at stops also fluctuations between 800-1000 rpm probably has something to do with cylinder deactivation not working. When you pay a premium price for a premium motorcycle you expect problems if any after thousands of miles not right out of the crate.
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No CarPlay Pro’s : I’m loving the bike. The thing drives itself! Con’s: I thought for a 25k bike they’d include the CarPlay instead of charging for it.The clear coat is very thin. :(
Date published: 2021-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Motorcycle Enjoying the Challenger even with couple issues. The fit and finish is not great has some flaking of paint and easily scratches. Can't use my rear cylinder deactivation because my bike dies out accelerating at a stop sign. Other than that the power is good and handling is exceptional.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indian Challenger The Indian Challener is a well built motorcycle. The technology is great and the performance is top notch. Its always a please riding this motorcycle.
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crotch rocket This bike is a spectacular motorcycle well built great looks and power all the way to redline. This bike is a joy to ride from grabing the gears getting on the freeway to the tight floor board scrapping corners all way to the relaxing straight road.
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bike on the market I purchased this motorcycle 7 weeks ago and already have logged 2000 miles. Incredibly smooth, balanced, fast, and comfortable. All of my Harley friends who have taken it around the block can’t believe how nice it is. Couldn’t recommend the Challenger highly enough
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike I upgraded from a 2013 Victory Cross Country and while I love that bike the Challenger is really just a completely different animal. The Challenger rides so smooth has all the power you would need and the wind management is amazing. I would definitely buy this bike again.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tech Love the bike and the available tech. Could use better paint!
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy Traded in my 2015 chief classic and I was a little worried as I loved it! I’m very impressed with my Challenger now that I’m used to her now, just a much smoother rider, with awesome pickup!
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unbiased review This is my 29th motorcycle in the past 23 years. Eight brands from three countries. No brand loyal kool-aid consumer here. This bike has great power and handling. Brakes are okay but will be great with a fluid change and possible pad upgrade. Calipers are second to none. The electronics are new and unfortunately suspect at times. This will probably get worked out eventually. Handling is nice with the Metzler stock tires. The overall design and platform are second to none but a few areas need addressed/upgraded. Fortunately these few tweaks will make this bike great.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great overall bike with some tiny needed changes Went from small bobbers to this big beast. The fit and finish, the controls, the design and the style is all really nice. Almost everything on the bike is really thought out and it shows. The bike handles amazing on the road and will definitely get you some looks because of the style. The major design flaw that really makes the bike suffer is the electronic throttle. When you go from not engaged to engage, it jumps. It makes it so your shifts aren’t the smoothest you’d like because you always get that slight jolt from getting on the gas again and it’s REALLY apparent when you are doing a slow turn, need to let off the throttle a little and then you get back on it. It shakes you pretty hard. Indian makes excuses for why it’s like that but it’s a pretty big component that sucks. Also Indians aftermarket parts inventory is massive but their pricing is criminal. almost $700 for a rear seat that’s just a small little cheap from and a leather cushion? Cmon Indian that’s ridiculous
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most excellent bike! I'm 43 years old, and I've been riding since I was 16. This is the best motorcycle I've owned.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bike I purchased my Challenger 1 1/2 months ago. The comfort and ridability is fantastic. Of course, that is what I have come to expect from an Indian motorcycle. The Challenger represents all the great aspects you expect, speed, power, agility. It is very difficult for me to talk myself in ending any ride that I am on. What a great piece of engineering.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from At least its fast Good bike overall. Paint quality is pretty bad. Soft clear seams to swirl for no reason. Battery dies in just a few days if not left on the tender. Throttle response is a little wacky. If you can get past that, it rides great. Tons of power and handles well.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible engine! I bought this bike a few months ago. It's been awesome. Running great handles and brakes very well. I wish there was more color options/models.
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike! Great bike overall, what I've always wanted in a bagger. Only complaint is an intermittently glitchy ride command. Other than that I love it!
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2021 Challenger I recently bought this bike and am very happy with it . It puts Harley to shame in most categories ! The only issue I have is the over use of plastic parts and I find the paint not up to HD’s . Power is awesome ! Bike needs nothing in my opinion . Indian also needs to address the loose fitting saddlebag lids that are not adjustable ! Overall a fantastic bike .
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs some work but could be amazing Had it 2 months 3000 miles came from 2012 road glide *Brass grommets in plastic (pic) *Availability of parts Cheaper tour pack I don't need a all the extras *Passenger backrest is to close to for larger passengers my wife is not huge but she pushes me forward in the seat *uniformity of dealerships *paying for 500 and 5000 mile inspections $30,000 for a bike and I'm paying for something that should be covered under warranty and finding out after I take ownership of bike left me fuming. *traction control should stay off if I select it. * better tuning *please get wider selection of gear black boots, leather jackets! I came from Harley Davidson we are getting older and indian is definitely killing it but we dress a certain way and it aint skinny jeans and tan boots. Over all great scoot
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, comfortable, and fun!! Great ride from start to finish. Fit and finish is beautiful. All around great bike. Two minor flaws. Not a fan of the throttle response. A little jumpy when in motion. The other is you can see a screw head on top of the gas tank near the gas cap. It’s the only thing that doesn’t look finished.
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike! Bought this bike a month and a half ago. It is so effortless to ride! The power off the showroom floor is amazing!
Date published: 2021-05-06
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Indian Challenger Dark Horse
Starting at $27,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Challenger Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 154.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close to perfection... so close This is my 4th Polaris (Victory and Indian) product and I will say right of the hop, this is the best one so far. I will start with my likes. The bike handles like a sport bike. It is hard to believe this bike is over 800lbs. It is nearly perfectly balanced. The adjustable windshield, the water cooled engine, the inverted front forks, the adjustable shock are all terrific. The power is immense and not for a first time bagger owner. You will pull away from nearly every harley on the road (save for a 140+ M8) HOWEVER, you almost always only remember the bad. This bike sounds like a sewing machine on the top end of the engine. It never goes away. You will have other rides ask you about it, you will hear it when you pull in for a beer and you will likely become self conscious about it. The nav unit is ATROCIOUS. It looks good, but searching for things like addresses, restaurants, etc will almost always leave you with cannot be found. It is slow to load, often connects and disconnects from your bluetooth phone. The stock throttle is garbage. There are flat spots, surges, low speed acceleration issues and to top it off there are times at stop lights etc where the rpms will bounce which has become known in the community as "RPM Searching". It has a name because it happens so much. Getting parts for these bikes has everything on back order. Finding a good shop, you don't have a choice, you likely only have one near you.
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding Ride! I bought the Challenger 117 days ago and I have over 11,000 miles on it. It handles great! It rides good with exception to the stock seat... but I use a nice seat cushion that makes up for that. In the first 5k, I had a little bit of stalling issues but it seems to have worked its way out of that. One thing that would make this bike even better... Not everyone has Apple products. I'll leave it at that.
Date published: 2021-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First bagger and I am impressed. I heavily researched baggers before my purchase and I am confident I bought the right one for me. I am not used to the luxury options it came with standard. Performance is unmatched in it's class.
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives Up To It's Billing An absolute dream to ride. Smooth, fast and agile. The Challenger DH is everything you could want in a bike. Take one for a ride today!
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike Great bike, but im not really crazy about being forced to write a review. Stars should be enough.
Date published: 2021-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the power!!! I picked up my challenger in April from the Indian dealership and have put 3500 miles on it so far. This is one of the best motorcycles I’ve ever ridden!! Power, style, and handling is second to none!
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Challemge Picked this up after accident with my Kawasaki on the road riding thru VA NC..after a test ride last year knew this would be my next bike. Bike operates great. Handling and the power wow LOVE IT. had 2 issues with bike. Ride command had malfunction and after three dealers and finally diagnosing problem still awaiting part to correct problem..till then no music. Then I assume due to pandemic accessories are on back order for months.... maybe by next year I will have it as I want.. other wise great bike can't wait to get it back on road.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bike! Had to wait for delivery but so worth the wait! Once you ride one you won’t regret it.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall its a great machine. I'm at 514 miles , love the bike !! Looking forward to booking many more miles
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow!!! best bike out the box ever. no need to upgrade engine its a screamer.
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very exciting motorcycle! 3000 fun miles and counting. Bought this bike 6 weeks ago, been very happy with the machine!
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice looking has some issues Owned for 2 months. Love the ride in regards to power and sitting position. Hate the seat terrible off idle throttle response as well as terrible loping at idle and almost dies
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best motorcycle I own The Challenger Dark Horse is amazing!! The comfort level is unmatched!! As a owner of 6 Harleys this is the best touring motorcycle! On June 22 2021 I rode 1,126 miles to Washington in 1 day and I didn’t suffer any shoulder or back pain!
Date published: 2021-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's the little things! Overall the bike has great power and ride is the smoothest bike I have ridden. Had an issue with battery running down and would not start after trying to set up Apple Carplay. When trying to remove battery cover, the 6mm bolt was so tight that the inserts begin to spin in the plastic piece. I was able to remove the bolt and insert as one piece then remove the bolt from the brass looking insert. I pressed the brass insert back into the cover then only tighten enough to hold piece in place. Not a big fan of the rubber like pieces on the bottom of the saddle bags...the two way tape is separating from the saddle bag. I will probably remove those pieces. I replaced the handlebars and in the process of removing the fairing, I found a screw that had its head torqued off. It's the little things that need attention to make this a great bike.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bike I recently purchased a 2021 Indian Challenger Dark Horse. I love this bike. I know own 3 Indians (2018 Indian Springfield DH, 2022 Indian Chief Bobber DH, and 2021 Indian Challenger DH). Each of these bikes are amazing. I love the challenger for the ride, the power, and the conveniences like RideCommand. The Apple CarPlay features and integration is simply awesome. It works flawlessly. Another really good feature is audio system. The stock sound is actually really good. At highway speeds it was loud (even with sound dampening custom ear plugs). Another cool feature is the windscreen which can go up and down. There are so many things on this bike that are not documented, which are just fun to find out about. I was parking my bike at night and when I started to put the kickstand down, an LED light lit up the underside of the bike so you could see where the kickstand was actually going on the ground. What an ingenious and simple feature. I just added the ClimaCommand seat. The stock seat was actually comfortable, but I wanted the heating and cooling option. The seat has more padding and the cooling actually works (tried in 88*F weather). Indian has outdone themselves with this bike. My only criticism would be the stock exhaust. I prefer louder and throatier sound from my motorcycles. No problem...TAB Performance to the rescue. A lot of options around exhaust from different manufacturers. This bike has all the things I was looking for in a bike. I can't wait to put some real miles on it.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost perfect After thousands of miles there are only 2 down falls to the stock challenger. The seat is to soft for rides over an hour and the exhaust is to quiet.
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Blast!! Two months in and this bike still puts a smile on my face! The power, the torque, the ride, the feel!! I'm coming from an 03' Road glide, that bike was supposed to be my "forever" bike, and it was...Until I saw, then rode this, Challenger Dark Horse. The roominess, the acceleration, the stopping power, the features!! I'm hooked. Now, if only Indian could keep up with the demand for parts/accessories and make the Ride Command navigation a lot more user friendly, they would absolutely crush the competition.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent bike I like the bike at high end speeds, it preforms really well. Slow and average speeds it’s average. I prefer the looks of the harley and it’s easier to customize the harley road king. Some parts feel plastic and cheap.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike I have had this bike for two months now and I thoroughly enjoy the comfort, style and sounds of the bike. If I had a complaint it would be that it is a bit too quiet in the stock condition.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raw fun Tab performance pipes fix the sound and Lloyd's tune makes it faster. Nothing else needed!
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything from front to back is 5 stars, I have owned the Indian challenger dark horse for about 3 months now and i love it. If i could pick at anything it would be the turn signal switch is strange with right and left being in one switch on one side. I am just used to using the left hand to hit the left signal and the right hand to hit the right, but that i'll have to get used to.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Torque I’m on my second Indian, was almost going to pick up a Rocket III, but once I got the alert for the Challenger and the capabilities, I decided to go that route.
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing motorcycle I bought this motorcycle well over a month ago and fell in love with it it’s a much better bike than a Harley
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rides great, BAD electronics PROS: Enjoying the ride so far. Power is amazing, handling is untouchable from a bagger stand point (IMO). The ride is very comfortable, although for my aging back, the seat could be a little more forgiving/supportive with a little more support in the lower back area, but I guess I can buy aftermarket if need be. CONS: The Ride Command is absolute junk. Nav drops repeatedly and is always late on turns. Music. I like to listen to music on rides, especially longer ones, but this thing? Doesn't recognize my USB half the time (yes it's in MP3 format, yes it's FAT32 configured). If it does recognize it, it plays for a while, but then just stops, making me stop the ride and reset the bike (power on/power off type stuff). The music won't advance via toggle (not always, but enough it's frustrating), and it doesn't start with the settings I left off with it when I shut down. Yes, I've reached out to Indian about the ride command and they stated they're is a known problem and a "patch" was being worked on to fix the issues that would be out in a couple of "weeks", but I haven't heard a thing and that was over a month ago. My dealer on the other hand keeps telling me there is no issue. Had to show him videos and pictures for him to say that "yes, you do have an issue". I ordered lots of extras, unfortunately, none of them are on with the exception of the windscreen due to "COVID" supply chain issues. I took the bike the first week of April. Was told they "should" be here by the end of May, we'll see. Engine heat. Thing gets hot. The temp due to the water cooling stays respectable for the most part, even in 90 degrees with traffic so that's a plus and I guess I'd rather my legs heat up a little than the engine seize due to heat so I'll live with it. Overall I'm glad I made the purchase, would still do it again, but for the price I was hoping to not have the gremlins I'm having which are more of an inconvenience than a show stopper. Oh, one last thing, and this for any Indian Engineer who may read this, LOSE THE SPEED LIMITER!!
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Challenger Third Bike from Indian. First was a Scout Bobber, second was a Chieftain Darkhorse (Stage 2) and now the Challenger Darkhorse ( stage 2). The power of the Challenger is AWESOME and the handling is sweat too. The only slight gripe I have is the ride command is a touch slower than it was on my 19 Chieftain and the I cannot seem to get rides/tracks recorded on the bike to upload to the ride command webpage. The availability of accessories is a bit disappointing as well bit I don't put that on Indian. The last 12 months of COVID have really messed up the supply join which I understand as I run an aircraft maintenance business as we too have been impacted with parts delayed and unavailable. Overall I absolutely love this bike, it looks great, handles well and has power to boot.
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time To Sell My H-D’s The Challenger Dark Horse has been the breath of fresh air that I didn’t know I needed. Especially when I compare it’s technology’s against my H-D’s I have in the garage. There was nothing major that I had to upgrade other than the bars and highway bars. If you haven’t thrown your leg across a Challenger yet. You’re missing out on what a true performance bagger off the showroom floor feels like.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hold on Tight! I really enjoy the challenger and how it feels/handles. The performance is great. I do wish some of the accessories were a little more reasonably priced such as gap fillers. 4 pieces of plastic shouldn't cost $800. After all, we are just trying to make your product look its best. The bike rides great and am looking forward to putting more miles on it!
Date published: 2021-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Died 4 times, less than 5 miles from dealership. Dealership has had the bike 24 of the last 44 days since purchase. I'm not happy! Had a dead battery day of pickup. Died on deceleration 4 times within first 4 - 5 miles. Idle drops too low 4 - 6 hundred rpm's. Bike dirty on pickup.
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike, very comfortable Traded in my FTR1200s for this and it was the best decision ever.
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs work I bought a little over month and I’m hearing of one problem after another with them. My battery even died after sitting for 5 days. I’m not sure how long I’ll stay with Indian. Also my bike will die on me for no reason!
Date published: 2021-05-10
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Touring

TOURING

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Roadmaster
Starting at $29,999 US MSRP
2019 Indian Roadmaster Thunder Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1320.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the fob on my roadmaster it locks up the tr Me and my wife really like the bike much better than the ultra limited.
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate all the features. Bought on the 31st of July. I have little over 2000 miles on it. Very happy with it!!
Date published: 2021-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic ride beats all other bike I’ve ridin han Have 3k miles sense I brought the bike home July 24th love the ride!!! Out preforms the road glide I owned previously.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast!!!! Fastest most tech advanced touring bike I have ever owned.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roadmaster is right! One month and could not be more excited about our choice
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Full size Ride Great bike!!! More features than I thought. Highway pegs and it will be complete.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice balance. Handles good on wet roads, it’s fun to ride, and turns heads at every stop.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2021 Indian Roadmaster Darkhorse after 2000+ miles Bought this 2021 Indian ROADMASTER DARKHORSE 116 (smoke white) a couple months and a little over 2000 miles ago. Not a bad motorcycle so far. Overall this machine has lots of power even when fully loaded and with a passenger. It came set in the "standard" mode and that, for me is a bit much as I like it smooth all the time so I set it in tour and enjoy that setting. I'm 6-3 200lbs and coming off a Victory Cross Country, so I was used to the leg room that had and this bike is a couple inches short. Making my last 500+ mile and first long trip on this motor not as nice. The NAV very nice and easy to use.The seat could have been a little wider and that "Indian logo" on the fuel tank puts a glare on the windshield. The windshield could be a tab taller and wider. Other than that, I'm a happy camper.
Date published: 2021-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 Roadmaster Dark Horse A little over a month ago I decided that my 2021HD RG CVO was just not worth the money that I was paying for it. It ran great but there were too many flimsy plastic parts for a 45K motorcycle. I had been looking at Indians for a couple of years and the looks of the Roadmaster Dark Horse really caught my eye. So far I am pleased with the bike even though it's a bit slower than what I'm used to riding. The ride is very comfortable and the ride command is very nice. After riding HDs for around 20 years it's taking me some time to get used to the controls. Overall I am very pleased with the bike so far.
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wow I traded my 2018 chieftain classic in for this bike and wow in the pic black one is what I traded and then the white is my new one
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great balance Bought a month ago and have been enjoying the ride
Date published: 2021-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall great investment Fit is great. Paint is soft and easily marred. Rust already starting 3weeks in on ariel mount and rr top crashbar. Fairing storage latch broke 3rd day and are over priced.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance is on point!! Started the purchase process on 12 May 2021 recieved 16 July 2021 due to it having to be special ordered. But we'll worth the wait. Only paid 118k more for it then I did for my 19 Harley electra glide standard and got way more plus piece of mind with additional 7yrs of warranty and Stage 1 kit and indian offers a forever warranty on drive train. Definitely don't regret my decision to trade in my Harley for the indian!!!!
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bike I got the Roadmaster last month after waiting 5 weeks for Indian to build it. I've put about 2000 mile on it and have yet to find anything I don't like. I had to order it because no new bikes anywhere, but the stock Roadmaster had all the features I wanted and then some. It's great for long rides too.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and nimble I took possession of this bike in June 2021. 2 months later I have 6,000 Mike’s on it. My wife and I put 3,000 on a trip to CO. With all our gear and two up it handled those Mtn passes like a dream and are up the Harley riders we were with.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty darn close to perfect Comfortable seating position, good power, great handling. Ride command is a little glitchy, low speed fueling is rough. Overall very good motorcycle.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I had a Chieftin before this this and loved it, but the Roadmaster is so much better. The handling is so much easier for me.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ride Second Roadmaster I've owned, Best bike I've owned.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful detail, iconic, comfort, powerful. This is my second Roadmaster. The '21 version has some nice improvements over the '18. Softer clutch pull, rear cylinder activation and better vent placements greatly reduce engine heat. Bigger motor and better placement of the power switch and addition of the battery tender receptacle on the handlebar are nice changes. For a bike of this size and weight, a reverse option and hill start assist would be welcome. Also, Indian should consider offering a trike version of their touring bikes.
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Only bad thing. The seat is totally uncomfortable and the windshield rattles and drives me crazy. I stuffed pipe insulation to quieter it down. The shifter side is incredibly hot
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked the way it is set up. I bought it a week before and put the 500 miles on to break it in, had it serviced then left on a 4000+ mile trip to the west coast. It was a treat to be on it for the 8 days we were gone.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Road master I bought my 2021 Road Master in July I am very happy with my purchase But my hot & cold does not work on my seats and my Tire centers work some times and when I have my screen on auto for daytime and nighttime it witches back and forth from nighttime to daytime The front end seems off balance
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike This is my second Indian and I am not looking back
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome motorcycle Is purchasing early June's flawless wonderful bike the best ever
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first Indian Motorcycle With 3000 + miles I’m enjoying my bike very much and look forward to many miles ahead.
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ride quality is great, overall great bike I was in accident and totaled my street glude, test drove roadmaster and what a difference in ride . This is my first indian and would buy another one in future
Date published: 2021-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bike I traded in my 2016 Roadmaster for this one and man what a difference. Everything is so smooth.
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWER HOUSE VERY HAPPY WITH IT WILL CONTINUE TO PURCHASE INDIANS AS LONG AS I RIDE
Date published: 2021-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Best bike I have ever owned. It may be an issue with some, however I think Indian would be smart to start building liquid cooled engines. My 116 is a huge engine and runs very warm. It would be much more efficient.
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, plenty of power,great sound This is a sweet bike, have had it for about two months now and have had many compliments on it,even from those HD riders!
Date published: 2021-08-04
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Roadmaster Dark Horse
Starting at $29,999 US MSRP
2020 Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Thunder Black Smoke is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1320.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the fob on my roadmaster it locks up the tr Me and my wife really like the bike much better than the ultra limited.
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to operate all the features. Bought on the 31st of July. I have little over 2000 miles on it. Very happy with it!!
Date published: 2021-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic ride beats all other bike I’ve ridin han Have 3k miles sense I brought the bike home July 24th love the ride!!! Out preforms the road glide I owned previously.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast!!!! Fastest most tech advanced touring bike I have ever owned.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roadmaster is right! One month and could not be more excited about our choice
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Full size Ride Great bike!!! More features than I thought. Highway pegs and it will be complete.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice balance. Handles good on wet roads, it’s fun to ride, and turns heads at every stop.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2021 Indian Roadmaster Darkhorse after 2000+ miles Bought this 2021 Indian ROADMASTER DARKHORSE 116 (smoke white) a couple months and a little over 2000 miles ago. Not a bad motorcycle so far. Overall this machine has lots of power even when fully loaded and with a passenger. It came set in the "standard" mode and that, for me is a bit much as I like it smooth all the time so I set it in tour and enjoy that setting. I'm 6-3 200lbs and coming off a Victory Cross Country, so I was used to the leg room that had and this bike is a couple inches short. Making my last 500+ mile and first long trip on this motor not as nice. The NAV very nice and easy to use.The seat could have been a little wider and that "Indian logo" on the fuel tank puts a glare on the windshield. The windshield could be a tab taller and wider. Other than that, I'm a happy camper.
Date published: 2021-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2021 Roadmaster Dark Horse A little over a month ago I decided that my 2021HD RG CVO was just not worth the money that I was paying for it. It ran great but there were too many flimsy plastic parts for a 45K motorcycle. I had been looking at Indians for a couple of years and the looks of the Roadmaster Dark Horse really caught my eye. So far I am pleased with the bike even though it's a bit slower than what I'm used to riding. The ride is very comfortable and the ride command is very nice. After riding HDs for around 20 years it's taking me some time to get used to the controls. Overall I am very pleased with the bike so far.
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wow I traded my 2018 chieftain classic in for this bike and wow in the pic black one is what I traded and then the white is my new one
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great balance Bought a month ago and have been enjoying the ride
Date published: 2021-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall great investment Fit is great. Paint is soft and easily marred. Rust already starting 3weeks in on ariel mount and rr top crashbar. Fairing storage latch broke 3rd day and are over priced.
Date published: 2021-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance is on point!! Started the purchase process on 12 May 2021 recieved 16 July 2021 due to it having to be special ordered. But we'll worth the wait. Only paid 118k more for it then I did for my 19 Harley electra glide standard and got way more plus piece of mind with additional 7yrs of warranty and Stage 1 kit and indian offers a forever warranty on drive train. Definitely don't regret my decision to trade in my Harley for the indian!!!!
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bike I got the Roadmaster last month after waiting 5 weeks for Indian to build it. I've put about 2000 mile on it and have yet to find anything I don't like. I had to order it because no new bikes anywhere, but the stock Roadmaster had all the features I wanted and then some. It's great for long rides too.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and nimble I took possession of this bike in June 2021. 2 months later I have 6,000 Mike’s on it. My wife and I put 3,000 on a trip to CO. With all our gear and two up it handled those Mtn passes like a dream and are up the Harley riders we were with.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty darn close to perfect Comfortable seating position, good power, great handling. Ride command is a little glitchy, low speed fueling is rough. Overall very good motorcycle.
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bike I had a Chieftin before this this and loved it, but the Roadmaster is so much better. The handling is so much easier for me.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ride Second Roadmaster I've owned, Best bike I've owned.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful detail, iconic, comfort, powerful. This is my second Roadmaster. The '21 version has some nice improvements over the '18. Softer clutch pull, rear cylinder activation and better vent placements greatly reduce engine heat. Bigger motor and better placement of the power switch and addition of the battery tender receptacle on the handlebar are nice changes. For a bike of this size and weight, a reverse option and hill start assist would be welcome. Also, Indian should consider offering a trike version of their touring bikes.
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Only bad thing. The seat is totally uncomfortable and the windshield rattles and drives me crazy. I stuffed pipe insulation to quieter it down. The shifter side is incredibly hot
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked the way it is set up. I bought it a week before and put the 500 miles on to break it in, had it serviced then left on a 4000+ mile trip to the west coast. It was a treat to be on it for the 8 days we were gone.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Road master I bought my 2021 Road Master in July I am very happy with my purchase But my hot & cold does not work on my seats and my Tire centers work some times and when I have my screen on auto for daytime and nighttime it witches back and forth from nighttime to daytime The front end seems off balance
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike This is my second Indian and I am not looking back
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome motorcycle Is purchasing early June's flawless wonderful bike the best ever
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from