Indian Motorcycle Hits The Streets Of Los Angeles And New York And Beyond

ims1Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its plans for the International Motorcycle Shows in Long Beach, Calif. and New York, NY which run respectively from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8 at the Long Beach Convention Center and Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The shows mark the debut of the new Indian Motorcycle exhibit which offers attendees multiple ways to interact with and experience the volume and awesome power of the Indian Motorcycle brand and its new 2014 lineup.

Past and Present Indian Motorcycles
Stop by the all-new exhibit to check out the entire line of 2014 Indian Chief models including the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage and the Indian Chieftain. Indian Motorcycle will feature a host of historically significant motorcycles including the ‘Spirit of Munro’ Streamliner, a one-of-a-kind custom vehicle built by Indian to pay homage to Burt Munro who famously rode into the history books on an Indian in 1962 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Attendees will also enjoy “Springfield Row,” a line of fully restored pre-1953 era Indian bikes including a 1935 Indian Chief originally featured on HISTORY® Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ series, a 1948 Vintage Indian Chief, and more. In Long Beach, heritage vehicles will be on loan from the personal collection of Paul Greenstein, an Indian Motorcycle collector and LA’s top neon artist and restoration specialist. In New York, heritage bikes including a 1926 Scout are on loan through Michael Baer of Easthampton, MA in conjunction with the Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, MA, which houses an extensive Indian Motorcycle collection.

ims2Hear the Roar of the Thunder Stroke 111 Engine
Throughout the event, Indian Motorcycle will highlight the inspiring design and power of the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the heartbeat of the 2014 Indian Chiefs. The exhibit will feature a cut-away version of the new engine to demonstrate the engineering prowess behind the new power plant, and attendees will hear the roar of the new engine through the accessory Stage 1 exhaust available for all 2014 Indian Chiefs.

Explore the 2014 Lineup of Indian Motorcycle Apparel and Accessories
Selections from the new 2014 Indian Motorcycle apparel line will be available for purchase, including casual wear, hats and holiday gifts. Fully accessorized bikes will also be on display highlighting the array of accessories for the 2014 Chiefs.

Long Beach Only: Unveiling of the ‘Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home’ Custom Bike to Benefit the U.S. Military
On Friday, December 6 Indian Motorcycle will reveal a one-of-a-kind custom bike it has created to benefit U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families. In support of Jack Daniel’s ‘Operation Ride Home’ program, the company pulled the ‘No. 7’ serial number Indian Chief Vintage out of the first 1901 numbered motorcycles from its assembly line and partnered with the talented artists at Klock Werks in Mitchell, SD to create a special motorcycle. The bike will be on-hand throughout the Long Beach and New York City shows before it heads to the Scottsdale, AZ Barrett-Jackson auction in January in support of Operation Ride Home and U.S. military families. The low ‘No. 7’ serial number will be a desirable collector’s motorcycle, which Indian expects will benefit the Operation Ride Home project with a strong donation. At the Long Beach and New York IMS shows, attendees who wish to contribute to Operation Ride Home may donate in a special Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel inside the Indian Motorcycle display.

ims3Long Beach Only: Get up Close and Personal:  Take a Demo Ride on the all-new 2014 Indian Chiefs
Licensed motorcyclists at Long Beach are invited to experience motorcycling’s most exciting new bikes with a demo ride on an all-new 2014 Indian Chief. Demos are offered Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Riders must be 18 years of age and must provide proof of endorsement along with a helmet and appropriate riding attire.

New York Only: See the Brand-New Custom Indian Chief Classic
Attendees at the New York IMS show will be treated to a special new bike: A custom 2014 Chief Classic designed by the Indian Motorcycle Industrial Design team led by Greg Brew. Incorporating a number of accessories currently available for the Chiefs as well as a custom paint scheme and several unique features, this bike is sure to inspire the custom builder in everyone. The bike will be unveiled before the press on Friday, December 13 at the Javits Center, and will be on display for the balance of the IMS tour.

New York Only: Stars & Stripes Saturday sponsored by Indian Motorcycle, Saturday, December 14
In recognition of the dedicated men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Indian Motorcycle is offering free admission to the New York IMS show for any individual with a valid military ID on Saturday, December 14. Military personnel simply show their ID at the Javits Center box office for complimentary admission courtesy of Indian Motorcycle. In addition, trumpet player Dr. Jesse McGuire will play rousing renditions of patriotic-inspired music throughout the day in the Indian Motorcycle display.

Indian Motorcycle will take part in the remaining 2014 International Motorcycle Shows, including Novi, MI (January 3-5), Washington, D.C. (January 10-12), Minneapolis, MN (January 17-19), Phoenix, AZ (demo only – January 24-26), Cleveland, OH (January 31-February 2), Chicago, IL (February 7-9) and Seattle, WA (February 14-16). All shows will feature the Indian Motorcycle display, with the exception of Phoenix where attendees may take advantage of free demo rides. For more information please visit Motorcycle Shows

14 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle Hits The Streets Of Los Angeles And New York And Beyond”

  1. 1 Rodent Dec 3rd, 2013 at 10:36 am

    The Jack Daniels bike should be auctioned off by some other auction house rather than Barrett-Jackson. Mid-America, Bonhams, are more deserving of having this cass bike intheirauction. All Barrett-Jackson is, a carnival with a TV show. The TV show does not represent a fair cross section of vehicles offered . And more importantly they are not a motorcycle specialist like other houses.

  2. 2 Shifter Dec 3rd, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Cyril. Do you have some Indian sales number?

  3. 3 G. Brennard Dec 3rd, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Will visit the NY IMS. Test rides?

  4. 4 Woody's Dec 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Rodent-have there been pics released of the JDaniels bike yet? Just curious since some customs we’ve seen for fund-raising SHOULD be sold at carnivals 😉 No dog in this, I’m thinking whichever auction house would likely bring in the most buyer & funds for this genre of bike would be the “correct” one.

  5. 5 Rodent Dec 3rd, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    You’d think than Indian and Jack would support the auction houses that support the motorcycle industry!

  6. 6 BigWave916 Dec 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Rodent, just curious if you’ve ever been to a Barrett-Jackson auction. and if so, which one?

  7. 7 Rodent Dec 3rd, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Yeah, I was there this year and it was disgusting. Beds, Pianos, stock market hustler inside and outside it was like a carnival. All it needed was a Ferris wheel and a merry go round. To see the article go to
    Barnett,Rodent,Barrettjackson. I was most disappointed. Goodings, Bonhams, are much higher quality auctions.

  8. 8 BobS Dec 3rd, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Rodent, which auction do you suppose will create the most pub for Indian, JD, and Operation Ride Home?

  9. 9 Woody's Dec 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    @ Rodent, I understand, was only looking at it from the standpoint of whomever could draw the most attention and highest amount of bidders, etc. Kind of like how many people watch certain “reality shows” over a Nat Geo Special 😉

  10. 10 bartskky7 Dec 3rd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    The new Indians are nice but every time I see pictures of them I’m struck by how much better the bikes would look with if only they had taller front wheels, there’s too much spagce between headlight/triple tree and the fender…..just sayin.

  11. 11 roscoe Dec 3rd, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Would putting a 19″ tire in place of the 16″ make it look better? Would the front fender fit on a 19″?
    Might be worth looking into. Maybe an aftermarket company can come up with something.

  12. 12 Boris Dec 4th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I test-rode a Chief Vintage and just loved it. I plan to buy one at some point in the not-too-distant future. The only change I’d make in the bike would be to have a 26- or 27-degree rake on the Classic and Vintage instead of the stock 29 degrees (the Chieftain has a 25-degree rake). I think low-speed handling would be improved a bit.

  13. 13 BigWave916 Dec 4th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Barrett-Jackson auction charity vehicles, many times will bring in more money than the actual value of the vehicle and the high rollers like Rick Hendrick, and other celebrities run the bids up because it is for a good cause and they can afford it.

    The purpose is to support Operation Ride Home and U.S. military families, not reward an auction house for its loyalty to motorcycles, motorcyclists, or motorcycle companies.
    I’m sure that Indian and Jack Daniels chose Barrett-Jackson to get the most PR exposure while raising money for a charity. We all know it is the motivation behind these “good corporate citizenship” strategies.

  14. 14 bartskky7 Dec 4th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Roscoe, yes a 19 inch front wheel would look way way way better. Have a look at the original and see what the best looking wheel to frame ratio is supposed to look like…..the new one looks like it’s wearing a little superbike wheel….

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