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Default Difference between Chief tour and vintage

what is the difference between these 2 models. Anyone out there have dealings with Indian motorcycles of Calgary? Good place to deal?? yes? No?
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The Vintage has a windshield, distressed leather bags and seat, and a 29-degree rake. The Chieftain has a full fairing, locking saddlebags, and a 25-degree rake.

Those who have ridden both say the Chieftain is easier to steer, but the Vintage was an enjoyable ride.


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I have ridden both multiple times. The Vintage is absolutely the most enjoyable and comfortable ride of any bike out there. I wish I had this fact figured out before I got my XC. Don't get me wrong, the XC is a good all around bike, but not in the same class as the Vintage. And now that I have probably spent much more on my XC including all add on accessories over the last year, the Vintage would have been a bargain.

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WHAT?

Why wouldn't you to Indians web page and read about the two bikes and read there spec sheets.
You one of those lazy ass they don't want to get educated.
You want us to do it for you. Yes guys like you piss me off

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I have ridden both multiple times. The Vintage is absolutely the most enjoyable and comfortable ride of any bike out there. I wish I had this fact figured out before I got my XC. Don't get me wrong, the XC is a good all around bike, but not in the same class as the Vintage. And now that I have probably spent much more on my XC including all add on accessories over the last year, the Vintage would have been a bargain.
But the Vintage has no fairing and stereo. Wouldn't you be comparing the XC to the Chieftain? And a XR to the Vintage?

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I have ridden both multiple times. The Vintage is absolutely the most enjoyable and comfortable ride of any bike out there. I wish I had this fact figured out before I got my XC. Don't get me wrong, the XC is a good all around bike, but not in the same class as the Vintage. And now that I have probably spent much more on my XC including all add on accessories over the last year, the Vintage would have been a bargain.
You are probably correct "Don't get me wrong, the XC is a good all around bike, but not in the same class as the Vintage".

It is way above it

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But the Vintage has no fairing and stereo. Wouldn't you be comparing the XC to the Chieftain? And a XR to the Vintage?
Ah, but one of the Vintage models I tested, had the stereo add on with MP3 connect, as well as driver backrest, leather grips, pouches, etc. THAT is the version I would get.

Regarding Fairing, or lack thereof on the Vintage, I had as good of wind protection and comfortable cockpit with their stock shield setup, as I do on my XC with fairing and Madstad system.

So yes, I am directly comparing the Vintage to an XC for overall rider satisfaction.

I hate that fugly fairing on the Chieftain. But I do like the remote locking bags though.
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You are probably correct "Don't get me wrong, the XC is a good all around bike, but not in the same class as the Vintage".

It is way above it
Have you taken a Vintage on an extended highway ride?
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Have you taken a Vintage on an extended highway ride?
From Vegas to boulder damn, still just a edsel

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I hate that fugly fairing on the Chieftain. But I do like the remote locking bags though.
I like it and planning to add a Chieftain to my stable this very summer! I also like the lockable bags, the TPMS and the adjustable windshield, and personally am not a fan of leather bags and spoked wheels, but luckily Indian built a bike for every taste.

There is also an aftermarket fender for the Cheiftain, made by DirtyBirdConcepts (http://www.dirtybirdconcepts.com/sho...t-fairing/179/), for $850.
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