Indian Announces Plans for 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week

IndianLogoIndian 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 to honor that legacy and showcase our future,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Whether you’re a cruising enthusiast or long-haul tourer, into customs like those shown in our Project Scout contest or a race enthusiast cheering on the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty bikes, we know that anybody hanging out with Indian Motorcycle will have great stories to tell.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway
(International Speedway Blvd., across from the Florida Hospital Gate)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster tourer and a very special new model. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway
(Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
A display in the Midway area will feature the entire 2016 Indian Motorcycle line-up, as well as engine cutaways, custom and vintage bikes, accessories and apparel. Register for your chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty, check out the finalists from the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom contest, see how an Indian Chieftain with performance accessories handles the dyno, and pick up an exclusive Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th patch simply by showing your Indian Motorcycle proof of ownership (key-ring, badge, etc.)

Hooligan Race Night
(Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., March 8
Enjoy live music, food and refreshments as Roland Sands and fellow Team RSD racers battle handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. Winners of the Project Scout contest will be announced at this event, and you’re welcome to join a celebratory after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach
(290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach for all of your bike, accessory and apparel needs, as well as a variety of special events.

Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group & Veterans Ride
(Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 10
Owners of Indian motorcycles join veterans from the Veterans Ride program in an organized tour that begins at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travels to Orlando for lunch. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m.

Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle (Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m., March 11
Join Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to ‘Celebrate the 75th’.

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  1. the name has been around starting in 1901-however the company died in the 50s (unfortunately)—coming into to present day, this name is making a lot of noise about not much-this NEW indian company has a lot of ground to make up.
    each year will be exciting to see what the wars bring us though,that is between harley and indian.
    harley recently matched the indian/victory 5 year warranty(thank you)-if you have a superior product then back it up. it will only gain you more future sales by supporting the brand you have bought.
    indian,you guys have a nice product, but your line up is extremely limited and somewhat a bit boring to date-keep at it though.

    this can only be better for the boys in milwaukee too as they now have someone else in the room to keep their technology progressing.
    btw,harley,please offer a factory “hot bike” via performance(v-rod does not count) from the ‘factory’ NOT the dealer!(you already offer the parts)
    another note,it would pay homeage well by incorporating the REAL indian site(springfield,ma) into your current marketing plan for a note of heritage.
    we are all staying tuned in to see what happens next.


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