Oof, this thing is heavy. Cumbersome, even, at low speeds. But as I pull out onto the track and start to pick up speed, its grunty torque assures me we’ll manage a respectable pace. Nevermind we’re being passed by sport bikes on the twisties of Chuckwalla Valley Raceway; the Indian Chief Vintage is holding its own. The tight S-bend at the back end of the track proved a little tricky, but only slowed me down a little. Leaning off the bike felt odd, as I’ve never ridden a bike that big on track. Those Loaded Gun Customs rearsets helped improve ground clearance, as I wasn’t dragging any parts, meaning I could have leaned further. The bowl (a banked, almost 180-degree turn at Chuckwalla) on the other hand, was a fantastic and fun experience on the Vintage, making me want to twist that throttle even further, and really let the engine howl.