Tricia, I love your review and plain-spoken non-nerdy technical speak ... sometimes but not all the time. The Chieftain Limited was among my first love bikes. Because it's a heavy tourer, I wish it was equipped with hill start control, and gear shift assist features to give momentarily relief to the clutch fingers. As you mentioned, backing it into a parking space can be a chore...so I would make an immediate purchase if this bike had a reverse drive as well. I'm riding a Triumph Speedmaster at present but am in the market for a tourer and considering the Gold Wing given its new sleek look, the 90 pound weight reduction, and the inclusion of each of the aforementioned features I long for on the Chieftain. Tricia, keep up the great reviews and hope to pass you on the open roads.

Milt
National Harbor, MD
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Editor Response
Hi Milt,
Thank you for your kind words. I definitely understand your wishes for some of the technology you write about here. In case you missed it, I did also review the newest Gold Wing models here. Happily, the Wing is equipped with all the tech you are looking for!
Best of luck choosing your next bike. I too, hope to see you on the road one day.
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
I ride a 2018 Chieftain Limited. I bought it new in May 2018 and have more than 12,000 miles now (and that's pretty good since I live in Minnesota). I put 4,436 miles on in three weeks in July when I rode from Minnesota to the west coast and back, and this bike is absolutely comfortable for the long haul with all the bells and whistles, including the electronic cruise control, ABS brakes, and the Ride Command—music is the best!

I rode a Honda VTX1300 for 12 years and love the bike, but his Chieftain beats my old Honda hands down! I started riding when I was 50 years old and I just turned 66 this month. I hope to be riding my Chieftain Limited for many more years. It is a great bike and women shouldn't be afraid to ride this big bike. It handles like a dream—you just need to be conscious where you park as it is heavy to push backwards (and I have bad knees) but the ride is so worth it all! Thanks for the review on the Chieftain Limited...they are fabulous bikes!




Jane Cross
Blaine, MN
Monday, October 28, 2019
Editor Response
Thank you for your feedback, Jane. I'm glad you brought up the cruise control, as I inadvertently missed this key point in the review. For long distances on less-traveled highways, cruise control can be very helpful!
Best wishes for many more safe, happy miles on that Chieftain.
Tricia Szulewski, Editor