Indian Announces Schedule of Activities at Daytona

Indian Motorcycle demo rides at Daytona Bike Week
Indian will host demo rides, custom bike displays and much more at the 2018 Daytona Bike Week.

Indian Motorcycle has announced its scheduled activities for this year’s Daytona Bike Week, which takes place March 9-18. The lineup includes demo rides for 2018 models, custom bike displays, an exclusive rider’s group experience, a Scout FTR750 photo opportunity and more its main footprint on Main Street.

Read our 2018 Indian Scout Bobber first ride review

Also, following one of the most dominant seasons in flat track history, Indian Motorcycle Racing will kick off the 2018 season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. The Indian Wrecking Crew of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, who finished first, second and third respectively in 2017, will be joined by privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and others for the 2018 season.

“We are thrilled to offer attendees a dynamic and unique Daytona Bike Week experience, including an exclusive look at Carey Hart’s custom bikes, the Scout FTR750, FTR1200 Custom and all of our 2018 models,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director–Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle. “Daytona also marks a special time: the return of American Flat Track and a chance to watch the podium-sweeping Indian Wrecking Crew and new crop of privateers who have turned to the Scout FTR750 for this highly anticipated 2018 season.”

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

Indian Scout FTR750
Indian’s display on Main Street will include a photo opportunity with the AFT championship-winning Scout FTR750.

Display at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
Check out Indian Motorcycle’s 2018 lineup at the Main Street display along with custom Scout Bobbers from the Brooklyn Invitational and performance accessories. Get an up-close look at Carey Hart and P!NK’s Chieftains, custom-built by Hart, as well as his custom Springfield and sidecar that were featured in the Hot Bike Tour. There will also be a photo opportunity with AFT championship-winning bike, the Indian Scout FTR750. The display will also feature the Scout FTR1200 Custom. The Main Street Display will be open Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2018 lineup of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout Bobber and Indian Chieftain, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Group demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire. Demo rides will be running daily during Bike Week, Saturday March 10, to Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytona TT Flat Track Race (Daytona International Speedway)
Come early and get your favorite rider’s autograph from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, and then watch the Indian Wrecking Crew return to the track for the first race of the 2018 AFT season. The 2017 AFT champion Jared Mees will be joined by teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker as they look to dominate another season with flat track’s most dominant motorcycle, the Indian Scout FTR750. Privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and Jeffrey Carver, among others, will also be riding the Indian race bike for the new season. The season opener takes place on Thursday, March 15, at 6 p.m. EST.

Indian Motorcycle Riders Group Exclusive Event (Daytona International Speedway)
Join us Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Daytona International Speedway including the track, pits and paddock. After that, members will meet with the 2018 Indian Wrecking Crew race team and a get a premium photo experience in the pits. VIP Parking and complimentary tickets to the Daytona TT are included. IMRG members can learn more and visit to sign up.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
Open daily, visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach to check out Indian’s full 2018 lineup and take individual demo rides of your favorite models.

Klock Werks Kustom Cycles at Destination Daytona
Stop by Klock Werks and get an exclusive look at a new limited-edition motorcycle.

Broken Spoke Saloon (1151 U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach)
Check out the Indian Motorcycle on Tour display at the Broken Spoke Saloon on U.S. Highway 1 and get a close look at the 2018 Indian Chieftain models.


  1. Would like to demo Indian bikes during bike week 03/12 or 03/13 please advise how I can setup a date. Also have another person who will want to demo equipment

  2. After doing this many, many, years, Daytona Bike Week for 25 years; Biketoberfest 18 years….HD owner and rode 57 years… you go:

    They DO NOT RESERVE TIMES. Go to your desired ride; sign up ( disclaimers and waivers) bring your GEAR. You need full jeans at a minimum, wear a jacket and gloves and boots are preferred. DO NOT FORGET EYE PROTECTION.

    Once your ride is ready, be there and familiarize yourself with the bike. Brakes, turn signals, on/off switch …
    They roll quickly and there are cars on the routes. Your full attention on an unfamiliar machine is YOUR CHALLENGE. Once rolling, you are not getting any advice.
    Seems they always have accidents every year. You have signed you life rights to ride.
    LISTEN to the route so you know where to go.
    I will be there myself signing and riding, fully geared up. Don’t be a statistic.


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