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2016 Indian Springfield – First Ride Review

The Springfield’s snug steering geometry, aluminum chassis and generous cornering clearance make it a pleasure to hustle through curves.

Engineer Oscar Hedstrom, who would come to be known as the Medicine Man for his mechanical ingenuity, and bicycle manufacturer George Hendee, who became affectionately known as the Big Chief, created a prototype motor-bicycle in 1901, which was tested on the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts, including Cross Street hill, the steepest in the city. Mass production began in 1902, and ...

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Indian Announces Plans for 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week

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Indian Motorcycle once again has a full schedule of events for the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, which will take place March 5-12, 2016, in Florida. These events include demo rides, new models, vintage and custom bike displays, racing, organized rides and much more. “Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first Bike Week race, our team is inspired ...

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Custom Indian Scout ‘Spirit of Sturgis’ will be Introduced Friday in Minneapolis

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Indian Motorcycle will present the “Spirit of Sturgis,” a custom Indian Scout built by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota, during the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour stop in Minneapolis on Friday, February 5, 2016. “Spirit of Sturgis” is a modern day interpretation of the Indian Scout owned by J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, founder of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. ...

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Iconic Brands Partner to Create Collector’s Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage

2016 Collector’s Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage

Indian Motorcycle has joined forces with the Jack Daniel Distillery to create a limited-run, collector’s-edition Jack Daniel’s-branded 2016 Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle. The partnership brings together two of America’s most iconic brands who share a mutual commitment to independence, originality and American craftsmanship that dates back more than a century. The collaboration commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel ...

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Indian Motorcycle Fans Can Vote for their Favorite Project Scout

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From now through Friday, February 19, Indian Motorcycle fans can vote for their favorite Project Scout by visiting indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/project-scout. Launched in November, the “Project Scout: Build a Legend” competition  is giving dealers from around the globe a high-profile forum to showcase their passion for Indian Motorcycle and their team’s talent by building a custom Indian Scout. There are no restrictions ...

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2016 Indian Scout Sixty — Road Test Review

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Now that Indian has been successfully reborn with the debut of the Chief series in August of 2013 (under the auspices of Polaris Industries, Inc., which also produces the Victory brand), the company has been rounding out its lineup with additional models. After leading with big-inch cruisers based upon its classic heritage (the original company was founded in 1901), Indian ...

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Indian Motorcycle Kicks off Dealer Custom Program

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Indian Motorcycle has announced its ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom program, which gives select dealers a high-profile forum to showcase their passion for Indian Motorcycle and their team’s talent by building a custom Indian Scout. A total of 40 dealers will compete over the course of 90 days in a global Indian Scout custom build contest with fan voting ...

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2016 Indian Scout — Road Test

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Our first review of Indian’s bold new Scout cruiser was way back in the November 2014 issue, and it was based on the 2015 model’s introduction at the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, so this full test of a production Scout here at home is overdue. First there was a production delay, then we got into our busy test season, ...

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2016 Indian Scout Sixty | First Look Review

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Since its acquisition by Polaris Industries, Indian Motorcycle has steadily filled out its lineup. It started with three Chief models—Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain—for 2014. The following year Indian added the Roadmaster luxury tourer to the Chief family and introduced the Scout, powered by an all-new liquid-cooled, 1,133cc (69ci) 60-degree V-twin with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder that ...

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Retrospective—Bobber: 1945 to Present (1947 Indian Chief)

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Look up “bobber” in a conventional dictionary, and the definition talks about a float on a fishing line. Try Wikipedia: “A bobber is a custom motorcycle that usually has the front fender removed, the rear fender ‘bobbed’ (made smaller), and all superfluous parts removed to reduce weight.” Conventional wisdom states that motorcycle bobbers originated after World War II, when returning ...

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