Indian Motorcycle Events at Daytona Bike Week 2016
Indian Motorcycle is the only brand that can proudly proclaim that it's are America’s first motorcycle company. And something that the Indian brand is also known for is its deep roots in the Daytona Bike Week festivities. Indian motorcycles were on the scene and taking checkered flags at the Dayton 200 since the beginning.
So this year, at the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12, Indian will be on hand with plenty of activities to keep bike week attendees occupied. Indian has made its presence known with family friendly events that are offer up good times across the board; demo rides, new display models, vintage and custom showcases, racing and organized rides are just a few of the things in store.
"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."
Following are a list of Indian events at 2016 Daytona Bike Week:
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.
Interested in checking out an Indian? Now is your chance to get some seat time on one. The entire 2016 lineup will be available for demo rides. Included in the demo, Indian will have: The Indian Scout Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster tourer and a very special new model. You’ll have the chance to check out multiple bikes and compare them where it matters - out on the road. Demo rides are free, of course. But you will need proper endorsements and attire.
Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway (Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Daily
If you aren’t up for the demo rides, you can still check out the entire 2016 Indian line up at their display in the Midway area of Daytona Speedway. The display will have all spec information regarding the entire 2016 Indian line, engine cutaways, custom & vintage bikes, as well as all accessories and apparel. Indian will have staff on hand to answer any technical questions you might have. Also, while you’re perusing, be sure to try your luck and register to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty.
They’ll also have some goodies for anyone interested – an Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th anniversary bike week key-ring and badge will be available while supplies last.
The Project Scout: Build a Legend custom contest will also be on display. They will be announcing the winner of that contest during bike week.
Hooligan Race Night (Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., March 8
Daytona is all about the dirt track. With live music, food and refreshments, Roland Sands with the help of Team RSD racers will be putting it down aboard their RSD Superhooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. And the Project Scout bikes that you most definitely checked out earlier? Well, the winner is going to be announced at the Hooligan Race Night. Indian would also like to extend a warm invitation to their after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.
Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. - 8p.m., Daily
Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach has opened its doors to all bike week attendees. The dealership will be having a whole host of special events, exclusive to their dealership, so be sure to stroll on by and check out what Indian of Daytona Beach have to offer.
Indian Motorcycle Rider's Group & Veterans Ride (Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., March 10
Indian has been a long supporter of veterans and this year, the Veterans Ride program has organized a tour for all Indian owners that starts at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travelers over to Orlando for lunch. On hand will be Vet riders from last year’s Veterans Charity Ride, and he’ll be piloting the new custom Indian Trike. They’ll depart at 10 a.m., so don’t be late!
Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle (Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m., March 11
Put a stamp on the end of a legendary week by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to 'Celebrate the 75th'.
Bike week gets a lot of partying done, there is certainly no need to be bashful about that. So why not put a fitting capstone to the festivities by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to ‘Celebrate the 75th.’
Visit Indian Motorcycle for an up-to-date schedule. Keep up with everything Indian by checking out their website, IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.