Indian Motorcycle Plans Set for International Motorcycle Shows

Indian Scout by Dirty Bird

Indian Motorcycle at IMS

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows heads this weekend (December 12-14) to New York City’s Javits Center. NYC IMS – the second city on the schedule of the famed motorcycle show – will also be the kick-off for a series of major showings by Indian Motorcycle.

The Indian Motorcycle staff will be on hand to help show attendees experience the 2015 Indian Scout, the Indian Roadmaster luxury touring model, the Chief Classic, the Chief Vintage, the Chieftain custom bikes, vintage models, and 2015 Indian Motorcycle apparel and accessories.

If that weren’t enough, there will be vintage bikes on-hand including a fully restored 1935 Indian Chief, the board-tracker inspired Roland Sands “Track Chief” Custom, and the Indian Scout Custom 101 as ridden on the Wall of Death in Sturgis.

Also on display will be show-only features such as the Thunder Stroke 111 and Scout Engine Cutaways and a chance to hear a Thunder Stroke 111 in action kitted with accessory pipes run through the gears.

The Thunder Stroke 111 will be run at the following times:

  • Friday – 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday – 12 p.m., 2 p.m.

Custom builder and Bonneville Flats land speed record holder Karlee Cobb of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles has created “Outrider” inspired by the rough and ready attitude of the new Scout model. Outrider is a bike that pumps up the attitude of the 100 horsepower bike and it will be on display.

Also being revealed for the weekend is “Scout 42” designed by John Shope, owner of custom shop Dirty Bird. The Scout has long been recognized for its sporting heritage framed by racing wins, world records and performances on the fabled “Wall of Death.” The custom work on John’s “Scout 42” was done to highlight that legacy and give his bike an almost sportbike aesthetic, while not detracting from its core handling package.

Both bikes will be unveiled before the press on Thursday, December 11 at the Javits Center, and will be on display for the reminder of the 2015 IMS tour. Karlee Cobb and John Shope will be signing autographs in the Indian Motorcycle exhibit on Friday from 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. – Noon, 2-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.

The 2015 casual wear collection will be on display, including hats and gifts for sale and attendees get a free 2015 Indian Motorcycle calendar with a $75 or more purchase.  Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessories will also be on-display, including an array of quick-release Indian Scout accessories.

Attendees who stop by the exhibit and get their picture taken on an Indian motorcycle will receive a free gift, and Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group members who show their membership card at the booth will receive an exclusive 2015 patch.

“With a starting price of $10,999 and a perfect blend of power, balance, and handling that appeals to virtually every rider, we know the 2015 Indian Scout is the perfect holiday gift for the motorcycle,” said Steve Menneto, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle.

“With the holidays fast approaching, we’re delighted to be in New York City sharing the affordable new Scout and the rest of our 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup with our fans in the Big Apple.”

Indian Motorcycle will take part in the remaining 2015 International Motorcycle Shows, including Washington D.C. (January 9-11); Miami, FL (January 16-18); Dallas, TX (January 23-25); Cleveland, OH (January 30-February 1); Minneapolis, MN (February 6-8) and Chicago, IL (February 13-15).

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