In 1900, bicycle racer George M. Hendee and engineering wizard Carl Oscar Hedstrom partnered and unveiled the following year their first creation, the 1901 Single. The trade name chosen for their innovative machine would intended to express “a wholly American product in pioneering tradition”. Indian Motorcycle created Anerica’s first love story with motorcycles. In 2011, Indian’s new owner, Polaris industries, is providing a short term support to improve and maintain production of the current product line. At the same time the company is working to offer in summer 2012 (model year 2013) a strong Indian line up remaining true to the brand’s long heritage.
Indian Motorcycle’s transitional entire 2012 motorcycles lineup and accessories will be displayed in Sturgis for the 71st annual motorcycle rally. The show truck will be located downtown on the corner of 4th and Lazelle Streets. In addition, Indian Motorcycle is inviting all 1901- 2011 Indian owners to park their motorcycles by the Indian Motorcycle Display to celebrate the 110 years of the company and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Indian motorcycle owners.
Indian Motorcycle Company is also sponsoring a breakfast and self-guided ride to the Sturgis half-mile flat track races for all Indian Motorcycle Owners. The ride will start with breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 1319 Junction Ave, Sturgis,between 9:30am- 10:30am. The ride will leave from downtown Sturgis, wind through scenic Spearfish Canyon, ending at the 1/2mile Flat Track Races in Sturgis. So, join for a fun day of riding and racing. For more information the flat track races visit Jackpine Gypsies
This is open to the public, and all Indian Motorcycle owners are invited to show off their rides and share some stories. Indian Motorcycle.