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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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There are a few online discussions around some photos of what's said to be the 2019 Polaris Indian Chieftain. The saddlebags look more Harleyesque and squared off generic compared to the original Polaris Indian saddlebags. They have a one piece hinge like the Victory used. Plus the Polaris Indian fairing seems to have been made less polarizing as well. It's a hoot reading what some of the Polaris Indian owners have posted in their forums. They all start out mostly hating these changes then it quickly morphs into a Harley/Street Glide/clone debate.

If the photos are correct, it seems Polaris Indian went from copying decades old Indian design cues to copying current H-D design cues.

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From the photos I saw, it appears as though the "futuristic" styling of the Victory bikes is coming through. YMMV

Can't say I don't like it...

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It does look similiar to a HD Street Glide! I thought it was funny when I googled Indian Chieftan to find the photos the first thing that popped up was the link to the Indian site and it said "Followers Need Not Apply", kind of funny I thought. Makes me glad I took the leap and bought a brand I had even heard of in 2012 and got my XR. Sucks Polaris dropped the brand but IMO there is nothing better out there.

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Looks pretty much the same to me but I don't have a discerning Polaris Indian eye.


This does look more Harleyeque. I don't like the lack of front end rake angle. Looks too squished in to my non discerning eye.


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This is one of the lengthy threads with pictures etc.


https://www.indianmotorcycles.net/th...n-pics.275798/


Here are the actual photos making the rounds: http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com...eftain-9837578

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Indian Motorcycle Introduces Selective Cylinder De-ActivationIndian Motorcycle has introduced rear cylinder de-activation when the engine is idling, on certain 2019 models.

By*CarAndBike Team*on*Sep 04, 2018 03:21 PM

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Certain models of the 2019 Indian Motorcycle range will have a rear cylinder deactivation system

HighlightsThe rear cylinder is shut off when the bike is at a standstillThe cylinder is turned on and full power is available with throttle inputRide-by-wire oiffers three riding modes - Tour, Sport and Standard

Indian Motorcycle*has introduced new changes to certain models in the 2019 year range. The new*Indian Chief,*Springfield, and*Roadmaster*cruisers all feature a new cylinder de-activation system that turns off the rear cylinder when the bike is at a standstill. The idea is that when the rear cylinder is de-activated and shut down, the rider will not feel the heat from the cylinder closest to his legs, particularly in hot weather, or when the bike is at a standstill, like at a stop light. The v-twin Thunder Stroke motor turns the cylinder back on as soon as the rider opens the throttle, for smooth acceleration from standstill.

(The 2019 Indian Springfield and Roadmaster feature a new dash and the addition of ride-by-wire and three riding modes)

The bigger Indian models now have three selectable Ride Modes which can be switched on the fly. The three modes are Tour, Standard, or Sport, with each mode having individual throttle maps. Tour is softer with throttle response dialled down low and suitable for highway use. Sport is crisp and features a sharp and aggressive throttle response, while Standard sits between the other two. Also new is a customisable touch screen infotainment system, and new details, with the lower fairings on the 2019 Roadmaster re-designed to improve airflow to the rider as well. The revised sound system is also new, and the tweeters have been separated from the mid-range speakers for more sound clarity. A dynamic equalizer has also been added which is fully customisable, and it automatically adjusts volume at different vehicle speeds to keep sound quality consistent.

(The 2019 Indian Roadmaster has adjustable lower fairings for better airflow)

The biggest change is of course, the rear cylinder de-activation which is designed to lower engine heat at low speeds or in stop-start situations in traffic. When the engine reaches operating temperature and the ambient temperature exceeds 15 degrees Celsius, the rear cylinder will automatically deactivate when the bike is at a standstill, letting the front cylinder keep the motor running. A little throttle input will fire the rear cylinder with full power at the rider's disposal. Expect Indian Motorcycle to introduce the new models in India as well, in a few months from now.



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I think you are looking at a customized bike, I don't think that is what the new Indian is going to look like.

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I just went to http://www.indianmotorcycles.com and got this:

[EDIT] LOL That pic has a 2016 copyright date on it
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UPDATE: The website is updated. The 2019 Chieftain pics are up.
https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/chieftain/
https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-...ftain/gallery/



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That fairing and bags do look less ostentatious. I wouldn't say Harley-like but not so 'Studebaker'. On second thought; the side plate on the saddlebag does look Harleyesque to me as well as the shape.



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