I'd like to see them fit the scout engine into a standard configured bike as an alternative to the feet-forward, low-butt, cruiser it's in now. I like the 1100 engine, but the rest of the machine leaves me cold. I have a 2000 Vulcan now, and that's enough 'cruiser' to last me a lifetime, I don't want to fill the garage up with the things.
Hopefully, once Indian has the traditional basics covered, they'll show some creativity (as well as gonads), and bring out some machines that diverge from the 'traditional cruiser' template, something that Harley-Davidson lacks the courage to do.
The Indian dealership in Sturgis is owned by the Eide family, and they're something of an auto-motorcycle dealership dynasty in South Dakota. There always seems to be a large number of used Harleys in their inventory there, but I do know that they bring in Harley trade-ins from their other metric motorcycle dealerships in Sioux Falls to the Sturgis location, seemingly to make it appear that they have more HD machines traded-in on Indians that they actually do. At least that's my theory for there being so many Harleys there.
Regardless, though they've only been out for a couple years now, I bet there have been very few Polaris-built Indian Chief's traded-in on Harley-Davidsons during that time.
Last edited by JCBacklund; 01-22-2015 at 12:13 AM.