Despite being a relatively heavy cruiser (778 pounds claimed curb weight), the Indian’s handling, suspension, and braking are quite good. Straight-line tracking is solid, and the bike turns in with precision normally reserved for sportbikes. Or, at least, sportier bikes than the Chief. This is likely due to the rigidity of the modular forged-aluminum frame. The geometry works well, and the resulting handling requires no man-handling to keep the bike down into a corner or to pull it up at the exit.