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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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Indian Motorcycle Partners to Create 'Veteran's Charity Ride to Sturgis'


Full Vision Productions and Indian Motorcycle have created The Next Great Tradition: “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis.” The Ride and Campaign will raise awareness and support for wounded and severely injured veterans across the nation. Indian Motorcycle is stepping up their commitment to Veterans and Active Service members by providing wounded veterans with Indian motorcycles to ride cross-country to the ...

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Indian Honors Military, USO with Unveiling of Custom Military Scout

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Indian Motorcycle announced its Scout Inspired Custom Series, calling it “a chronology of the rich, century-long history of the Indian Scout motorcycle.” Throughout 2015, Indian Motorcycle will unveil a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and crafted by some of America’s leading custom bike builders—each designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone or achievement since its debut in 1920. ...

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Indian Motorcycle and the USO Partner To Support U.S. Troops and Their Families


Indian Motorcycle has announced a partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs, services and live entertainment to the U.S. troops and their families worldwide. Indian Motorcycle joins the USO as an Official Partner, which will help the USO support our nation’s men and women in uniform, throughout every step of their military journey. ...

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