Daytona Bike Week. Where Is Indian Motorcycle?

cyrlhuzeblogindiangastank1Indian Motorcycle has a new dealer in Daytona Beach. So, during Bike Week the factory event truck will no more sit at the International Speedway, but at the Riverfront Park, directly across from the company’s new Daytona Beach dealership located at 402 North Beach Street.

Indian will be showcasing the brand’s 2010 models from February 26 to March 6, 2010 from 10am to 6pm daily.

The lineup includes the Limited Edition Chief Bomber, inspired by WWII aircraft and featuring pin-up girl tank artwork inspired by the Bomber nose art of that era, and leather reminiscent of the feel and color of an old bomber jacket. Also, the Chief Dark Horse – a dark, sinister, mechanical looking motorcycle with a smoke “matte” finish and colored headdress on the tank. Dark components on the bike include the blacked out headlight, tappet blocks, suspension, engine components, exhaust system, and hand controls. Other 2010 models featured are the Chief Vintage, Chief Roadmaster and Chief Classic. Indian Motorcycle Of Daytona Beach.

15 Responses to “Daytona Bike Week. Where Is Indian Motorcycle?”

  1. 1 Tod T Feb 19th, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Ouch! Pricing from $25,999 to 35,499.

  2. 2 Ben Franklyn Feb 19th, 2010 at 9:30 am

    They’re hiding behind a tree . . .

  3. 3 Harrie Feb 20th, 2010 at 7:23 am


  4. 4 Axleplate Feb 20th, 2010 at 8:58 am


  5. 5 Patrick R. Feb 20th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    To all Indian Motorcycle bashers. You were all wrong when you stated in this blog that Indian motorcycle will not produce 1 bike, will not have any dealers, will not last 1 year. So, you want to continue to be wrong? I guess so. Support Indian, all Indian motorcycles, Springfield, Gilroy, KM.

  6. 6 Jonas Feb 20th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Well said, Patrick.

  7. 7 09 Indian Rider Feb 20th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    They RE-produced the Gilroy and added a few things.
    Made some things better-some things not as well made.
    Not a bad thing-just a fact.

    What they promised and promoted and what they made were worlds apart.

  8. 8 just my opinion Feb 20th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I personally wish Indian well. Indian has always been a favorite style for me. I remember seeing Indians go by when I was a child and thinking “there is a cool bike”. I do think that it would serve them well to have a entry level bike at around 12,000 I think there is alot more people that would be riding the Indian style bikes if they are more affordable for the average guy. Look at HD they have entry level bikes and they have top of the line baggers. They all sell. That is just my opinion I am not trying to tell anyone how they should run their company. Just food for thought.
    Good Luck Indian.

  9. 9 Lenny Sinnet Feb 20th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Indian is live and well in riverside California… just call Mike and Carolyn at KIWI the only true indian. the people that kept the Indian alive and on the roads worldwide…..

  10. 10 J Feb 20th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Looks like Indian is doing just fine- nice expansion of their dealer network, prolly about all they need to support their projected sales…. Hey, they have deep pockets, good for them- bashing them is just jealousy…..

  11. 11 R. Alan Feb 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 am

    My dad rode a 1947 Indian Chief in the late 40s early 50s. He and my mother put a lot of miles on that bike and I heard plenty of stories as a kid. My dad was also an exceptional mechanic in his day and loved all things mechanical. He was involved in the early days of hot rodding ,splitting cast iron manifolds on Chevy 6’s, 2 speed rear ends on hot rods, and bobbing motorcycles, very early stuff. Although he is gone, had he lived he would be extemely impressed with not only the Kiwi Indians and the Stellican Indians, but also the Gilroy Indians as well. Not everyone has what it takes to make their dream become reality. As Americans we are blessed in that any one of us can do just that with a little perserverance and vision. If you can get enough people to catch the vision you can make it happen.

    Indian is an ideology, a philosophy. It ‘s the embodiment of the American Dream, Freedom on two wheels. Yes Indian has had a tough way to go, even from the beginning, but it’s still going. Catch the vision, become part of the dream and live the legend.

    Long live Indian…

    R. Alan

  12. 12 cwglide Feb 22nd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Long Live Indian is right! Its American Icon. Stephen Julius in my opinion is doing things right this time. It took them a few years to get things back online since it was just about re-engineered all the way from the frame on up. Yeah there may be a few improvements needed but I will say much more quality product then the Gilroy days. Your right “just my opinion” they do need an entry level model like perhaps a “Scout” model with lower price point.

  13. 13 Geno Feb 22nd, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    get Michelle Smith to ride it on the new grooveeeeee show
    that will really make it cool doncha think

  14. 14 MDK Feb 24th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Over freakin priced! I own a 03 Scout and would love to have a new one but they are way to high.

  15. 15 maroco Feb 25th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Very important part of the motorcycle history!

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