It is my job to report the news as they come to me, good or bad. And it was quite depressing for you and me when negative news overwhelmed the good ones during these last 4 recession years. So, today everybody should enjoy reading that despite an economic downslide the New Indian Motorcycle Company is experiencing healthy sales and dealer growth. With the launch of the new 2011 Indian Blackhawk, a model that I like very much because of its Art Deco styling, Indian is entering its third model year since its resurrection into the market in late 2008.
“We are delighted with our retail sales growth, expanding dealer network and enthusiastic customer base” said Chris Bernauer, General Manager for Indian Motorcycle Company. “Retail sales are growing each and every month and year-over-year retail growth is extremely strong. With the sales growth, an expanding dealer network and the best customers in the world, our future is looking extremely bright. With Indian’s year-over-year sales up over 80% in a still-shaky US economy, Indian’s future looks extremely bright, indeed. The month of May saw the strongest growth, with retail sales up 214% from May 2009″
Indian Motorcycle currently has 29 dealers open worldwide, with more on the horizon. Indian expects to have 35 dealerships open worldwide by the end of 2010. Indian Motorcycle’s entire 2011 Indian Chief Motorcycle lineup is on display in Sturgis for the 70th annual motorcycle rally. Indian Motorcycle will display the new 2011 Chief Blackhawk , as well as new color options for the Chief Dark Horse to the public for the first time at the 2010 Sturgis Rally. Indian Motorcycle accessories will also be on display and apparel will be available for purchase. The event truck is located at 4th and Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis.