2012 Indian Chief Vintage vs. 2012 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe Motorcycle…

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Styles come and go, but there are some designs—seemingly in time—that remain classic the years. The two classically-styled motorcycles we here are such animals. both new 2012 models, but this Indian Chief on the and one could easily mistake it for its skirted-fender predecessor.

The U.S.A.’s brand, meanwhile, has always close to its roots, and the Harley-Davidson Deluxe is no exception; it’s the of classic Harley styling. We to take these ultra-retro from America’s two oldest and storied marques for a spin to see how visages play in the real

As you undoubtedly know by now, Motorcycle was snatched up Polaris last year, so the 2012 have a limited production Units will be numbered 008 – in honor of Indian’s 110-year and special badging and certificates accompany these first rolling off the line under (Frank and Patti Heiland of purchased the very first Polaris Indian sold to the SN# 008.) For the 2013 model production numbers are projected to be 300, and for 2014 the Indian will debut an all-new thus ending the PowerPlus (due to the rocker covers’ engine era.

Polaris has already shut the Kings Mountain plant and Indian production to Spirit Iowa; Blackhawk and Roadmaster have likewise been for the near future. This the Chief Vintage, the Chief Horse and Chief Classic to flesh out the current offerings.

its whitewall tires and fabulous fit and this bike really is the of modern vintage

The Vintage is a big but even with 753 pounds to move around, the 105 c.i. engine does a good job the mass. By the way, that engine uses no counterbalancers, so get the sensation of vibration.

Fuel economy isn’t anywhere but I get the feeling it’s in the mid 30’s; with a 5.5 gallon tank, hitting the 200 mile may be difficult. I didn’t get to spend my 1000 miles on this bad but in my short time, I found it well, with respectable angles. Slow-speed handling sluggish—no doubt due to the relaxed rake—but the floating-rotor, dual-caliper brakes up front were firm and responsive.

The clutch was a workout on the Vintage, but all the controls are you’d expect, right up to the console knob. The six-speed offers a comfortable rpm at freeway with no surprises and no letdowns maybe for the persistent vibes). The (and easily detachable) did its job nicely.

With its whitewall and fabulous fit and finish, this really is the pinnacle of modern from the fringed leather saddlebags and massive teardrop to the intricate Indian head ornament. Wearing a classic motorcycle jacket is mandatory, a passenger pillion is optional.

Indian is America’s oldest brand and reams of documentation are on its iconic past. Polaris is close attention to that and, no doubt, to Indian’s And what about that With the many changes for all motorcycle manufacturers from and the EPA come 2014, well, who I’ll see my dream of getting on a 200 inline-four water-cooled Indian that’s just me.

There’s no that whatever Polaris do will be done with consideration to the heritage of this brand.

This bike well, has lots of power and great.

Don’t Call Me

The 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail may not bring the same over-the-top nostalgia as the Chief, but make no this FLSTN is all retro. Key that set this motorcycle the Classic category include chrome front brake covers, whitewall tires, wheels, a chrome oil tank and a luggage rack snaking off the back of the passenger pillion. And not forget that classic tailight.

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The Softail Deluxe really like it was snatched right out of an H-D book, yet it also comes adorned with modern

New for 2012 for the Softail is the counter-balanced Cam 103B powerplant, offering ft-lbs. of torque at 3000 Electronic Sequential Port Injection provides a lively and punch that you’ll when passing, climbing or rolling with a passenger. rpm is also now lower, so you ride smoothly, with less vibration and supposedly better fuel economy. Power is to the rear wheel via a 6-speed Drive Transmission.

Personally I am a fan of the 103 and on a motorcycle that’s 84 pounds than, the Road King the Softail Deluxe feels punchy. But I’m probably a bit too throttle as I struggled to get near the claimed 42 mpg economy.

One of the most confidence-inspiring of the Big Twins, the new Deluxe features an extremely low with collapsing sides, handlebar atop a tall and a new extended, easy-reach kickstand. addition of the new Security Package also means riders the choice of adding anti-lock giving even more to all this form.

Softails always been a favorite of because of their solid and agile feel. The passenger looks like an afterthought, but the Indian Chief, this is probably best ridden

The New Cost of Lookin Old

The most of these modern classics is the Harley; it’s a motorcycle you can across town or across The Indian Chief Vintage, on the hand, is hands-down the more of the two—but at $35,999, it’s far more expensive (Stablemate Chief Classic ($26,499) can be had for

Both bikes sport looks and vintage style to modern technology. So what are you willing to spend to look CR

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