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Indian Motorcycle Kicks off Dealer Custom Program


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


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


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)


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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2015 Indian Roadmaster | First Look Review


Although Indian lays claim to being American’s first motorcycle manufacturer, in this group the Roadmaster is the new kid on the block. After the original company was shuttered in 1953, years of darkness and confusion were followed by a couple of wobbly resurrections until Polaris finally bought the company in 2011. Backed by a multi-billion-dollar powersports behemoth, Indian was re-launched ...

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Indian Motorcycle Announces its 2016 Lineup


Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicking off next week, Indian Motorcycle has announced its 2016 model lineup, which includes the Scout and five models on the Chief platform. 2016 Indian Scout (ABS) Powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder 1,133cc (69ci) 60-degree V-twin that makes a claimed 100 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque, the Scout, ...

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Indian Motorcycle Announces Plans for 75th Annual Sturgis Rally

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Indian Motorcycle is announcing its power-packed itinerary for the upcoming 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Started in 1938 by Indian Motorcycle dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, close to 1 million attendees are expected this year in recognition of this important milestone for the Rally, which formally runs August 3-9 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Join Indian Motorcycle in celebration of all riders ...

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Indian Motocycle Day is Sunday at the Springfield Museums

The Springfield Museums in Massachusetts will present their sixth annual Indian Motocycle Day on Sunday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event continues a long-standing tradition honoring the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city from 1901-1953. Last year, over 1,000 people attended the event, which featured over 60 classic Springfield-built Indians owned by local collectors. ...

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Indian Motorcycle Hosts 'Great American Summer Cookout' at Dealers Nationwide on June 13

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Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced its inaugural “Great American Summer Cookout,” taking place at Indian Motorcycle dealerships across the country on Saturday, June 13. The nationwide party celebrates the kickoff to the summer riding season and the run-up to the 2015 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. With the historic 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally fast ...

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