Hey, no. The bike featured here is not the new Indian model with its new reengineered engine (read below.) Again, you will have to wait until this Summer. But the “Indian Motorcycle Experience” exhibit is on tour with a pit stop in eachIMS (International Motorcycle Show), next one in Minneapolis (January 11-13) then New York City (January 18-20) then Chicago (February 8-10). (tickets and more information at Motorcycle Shows)
Representatives from Minneapolis-based Indian Motorcycle and parent company Polaris Industries will be on-hand to showcase the entire lineup of 2013 Indian Motorcycle models (Kings Moutain successors), including the just announced Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition which commemorates the previous era of Indian Motorcycle. The display also features a sound booth where attendees can experience firsthand the rumbling power of the upcoming, all-new Indian Motorcycle engine.
In each IMS Show, the all-new “Indian Motorcycle Experience” exhibit chronicles some of the brand’s most important and historic achievements and highlights select vintage motorcycles and military vehicles. It includes a 1942 Indian Model 741B Army model on loan through the National Motorcycle Museum representing the company’s commitment to the military in WWII, and an MV 850 militarized ATV representing Polaris Industries’ current products built for the U.S. Military. Also featured will be the 1935 Indian Chief purchased by Polaris in 2012 on the HISTORY Channel program “American Pickers.”
The company will also showcase an exact replica of the Floyd Emde Indian “Big Base” Scout (picture above) that dominated and won the Daytona 200 beach race in 1948. The perfectly restored motorcycle represents exactly how the machine would have appeared on the starting line of the race. The sound of history will reverberate throughout the convention hall as this extremely rare motorcycle will be started up several times over the weekend (Friday – 6:30 p.m., Saturday – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Sunday – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.)