|The Chieftain’s fairing is inspired by Streamliner trains.
It is also quite train-like in size!
That, and I’ve got a bike that can fit in such tight spaces. I’m pretty confident I could have cut the same line through traffic on a Bonneville. I might have been able to do the same on a Harley-Davidson 883. But had I been astride a Chieftain, I would have been several miles back, waiting in line with everyone else.
It got me thinking about what bike Indian will next produce. There are rumours that a new Scout is on the horizon, though only one website has reported the rumour. And there’s no idea of when it might exist or what it might be. I know I’ve talked about this before, but my deep, abiding hope is that Indian will produce a machine to rival the Bonneville and 883 –– a machine that I could actually ride in Britain.
If they don’t, I’ll have to keep buying Hondas…