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WILL INDIAN MOTORCYCLES RETURN TO STURGIS?

In 1936, Clarence “Pappy” Hoel purchased the Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis South Dakota and formed the Jackpine Gypsies that same year.  Two years later, in 1938, the Sturgis Rally was born with 19 participants.  Originally called the “Black Hills… Continue Reading

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Long Strange Trip for Indian

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Editor Scott Cochran –  It occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been. But, at least I’m still riding. Ok…I stole that first line from the Grateful Dead’s song, “Truckin.” Written by the band and released in 1970,… Continue Reading

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Indian Ink; Wearing the Brand

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In honor of Tat Tuesday, (also known as Fat Tuesday) we wanted to bring you this story of a unique tattoo. Lonnie Hannah has been riding Harley-Davidson’s for a long time and he’s been a loyal customer. But, his connection… Continue Reading

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Indian Auction Benefits Local Y

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The Indian Motorcycle Engineering, Design and Development team as well as Scott Wine, CEO of parent company Polaris Industries have all signed a one of a kind Indian Chieftain gas tank. This piece of history is being auctioned to benefit… Continue Reading

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Indian Motorcycle Unveils The Big Chief Custom

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At the Indian Motorcycle display inside the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) at the Javits Center in New York City, Indian Motorcycle®,  revealed a fully customized, Indian Chief Classic conceptualized and designed by Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team. The “Big Chief Custom” is… Continue Reading

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE HONORS U.S. MILITARY at PROGRESSIVE® INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN NYC

New York, NY — December 9, 2013 — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced a series of compelling reasons members of the U.S. Armed Forces should make plans to visit the International Motorcycle Show this Saturday, December 14 at the Jacob K. Javits… Continue Reading

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What You’ll Hear When You Test Ride The New Indian

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Most brands don’t give you a full fledged sales pitch at the demo rides.  Indian, on the other hand, takes advantage of the opportunity to inform their prospective customers of  the benefits and features of the brand.    As the… Continue Reading

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Loud Pipes! Take our Poll on the New Indians

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In 2011, Polaris bought the Indian brand.  Then they moved the plant from North Carolina to Spirit Lake Iowa and began gearing up for production.  This past March, in Bike Week they released the engine and now in Sturgis they’ve… Continue Reading

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Indian Motorcycle reveals Spirit of Munro short film

Photo Credit Barry Hathaway - SoM 34 with Robert Pandya and Todd Eagan

Hello to my friends in the Powersports Industry. One of my most proud career moments is upon us – the release of a short film that captures the enthusiasm, work ethic and commitment by those connected to the Indian Motorcycle… Continue Reading

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Pricing on New Indian Chief Signals Intent To Compete For Larger Motorcycle Share

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 Indian Motorcycle, announced it will release the first new Spirit Lake era model during the 2013 annual Sturgis  motorcycle rally, and it will retail for $7,000 less than previous models.  “We are honored to make today’s important announcements at this… Continue Reading