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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 08:14:43 AM »

Interesting read, very closely rated. 
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2019, 09:44:06 AM »

Good Read!!!!
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2019, 09:49:58 AM »

Generally I take these "shootouts" between competing brands with a grain of salt.  Motorcycle publications make their money on advertising and they're not going to alienate companies that advertise with them.   
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2019, 09:55:52 AM »

Bottom line - Harley needs to refine the suspension further.  What is not noted is that Harley needs to resolve the engine sumping issue.
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2019, 12:02:11 PM »

Bottom line - Harley needs to refine the suspension further.  What is not noted is that Harley needs to resolve the engine sumping issue.



What sumping issue??    :vrolijk_9: :vrolijk_9:
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 02:23:43 PM »

One would think that a Challenger/ Goldwing comparison would be more accurate considering the liquid cooling on both of them.

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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2019, 03:20:21 PM »

One would think that a Challenger/ Goldwing comparison would be more accurate considering the liquid cooling on both of them.

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Add to that comparison the BMW K1600B or Bagger. Also water cooled.

A great shootout comparison would be the Harley Roadglide Special, Indian Challenger, Honda Goldwing, Yamaha Venture and BMW K1600B or Bagger. All different approaches to the Bagger market. Take them all on a 200+ mile ride, compare suspension, handling, comfort, performance, brakes, features, overall enjoyment of the ride. All 2020 models.

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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2019, 10:43:01 AM »

Add to that comparison the BMW K1600B or Bagger. Also water cooled.

A great shootout comparison would be the Harley Roadglide Special, Indian Challenger, Honda Goldwing, Yamaha Venture and BMW K1600B or Bagger. All different approaches to the Bagger market. Take them all on a 200+ mile ride, compare suspension, handling, comfort, performance, brakes, features, overall enjoyment of the ride. All 2020 models.

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While the new IM Challenger has gotten glowing accolades in media reviews, I don’t see it or the Road Glide coming close to the BMW K1600B in a head to head comparison.  About the only thing the BMW would lose on is the somewhat outdated dash/gps.
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2019, 10:48:42 AM »

Yes, while it is a good v-twin comparison,  this is arguably a competition for 3rd place in the broader bagger market.
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2019, 11:34:12 AM »

Yes, while it is a good v-twin comparison,  this is arguably a competition for 3rd place in the broader bagger market.
Sadly, you are correct. May even be 4th place. A real market wide bagger comparison would be informative.

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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2019, 11:48:35 AM »

Sadly, you are correct. May even be 4th place. A real market wide bagger comparison would be informative.

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Seeing as how my next bike will be my last........I want something that'll not take so much effort to keep running.
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2019, 12:32:42 PM »

Seeing as how my next bike will be my last........I want something that'll not take so much effort to keep running.
I'm on my last bike, decision was based on comfort, suspension, performance, availability of certain options like reverse. The overall enjoyment/wow factor during the test ride. Tempered from owning 12 new Harley's including a CVO over 28 years.

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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2019, 01:17:44 PM »

I'm on my last bike, decision was based on comfort, suspension, performance, availability of certain options like reverse. The overall enjoyment/wow factor during the test ride. Tempered from owning 12 new Harley's including a CVO over 28 years.

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IMO, it’s going to be hard beating shaft drive, intuitive head-lighting, traction control, cornering ABS, reverse, 160 hp, heated seat and grips, adjustable electronics suspension, hill-stop control, clutch-less up and down shifting, variable ride modes, water cooling, great handling, suspension, braking, torque, & power.  I’m sure I forgot a few things.  Oh, and a silky smooth ride.
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Re: Indian VS Harley
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2019, 01:40:37 PM »

IMO, it’s going to be hard beating shaft drive, intuitive head-lighting, traction control, cornering ABS, reverse, 160 hp, heated seat and grips, adjustable electronics suspension, hill-stop control, clutch-less up and down shifting, variable ride modes, water cooling, great handling, suspension, braking, torque, & power.  I’m sure I forgot a few things.  Oh, and a silky smooth ride.
Very hard. Especially the engine. It's a beautiful thing. Especially for the price.

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