I agree the V is a step up in quality from everything I've owned, but I can not understand why they used some of the softest bolts on almost everything. I've stripped so many bolts while replacing things. Pretty much if I plan on replacing something with a aftermarket or even HD part I also buy new bolts to replace the cheap ass ones they use.It looks like it is a top notch effort to do it right this time. At lest money is not a problem this time. I welcome them into our world of two wheels. Maybe HD will bring quality back up a little. In my opinion from what I have owned the past few years the air cooled bikes have slipped some in quality. The VRod has high quality.
Well look at you!! I agree though. Sad as it is, the '99 through '03 Indians are just not reliable enough to really ride unless you know how to wrench. Harley has perfected their engines to where they are relatively trouble free. I didn't want to sell my 01 Spirit....black and red .....but I never rode it.I sold my 00 Chief last year to buy a RK.
The Chief was nice looking but the rk is a way better bike.
Still I hope Indian makes it.They are beautiful.