My issue with Indian is very few dealerships.
And that's the rub.
I really like the Indian Scouts and would be hard pressed to talk myself out of buying one when the time for a new bike arrives. Recently I went so far as to look up the local dealerships and...there ain't none.
Since I like to travel a lot on my bike, it's comforting knowing that there's an extensive dealer network in case I need one when I'm far and away...somewhere in towing distance. At the least, I'd like to know I have a dealership somewhere near where I live.
HD has this aced. Honda dealers are common enough, too.
My Honda dealer is 12 miles away. The nearest HD dealership is 8 miles away and I have several more to choose from.
Indians? I live near a major metropolitan area and the nearest dealership is 50 miles away. The next three closest dealerships are in the next state.
So Indian is not an option right now. This may change by the time I'm looking to buy, so I'm hopeful.
Still, I'd be happy enough with another Honda.