2014 Daytona Bike week. Huge Presence And Multiple Activities Of Indian Motorcycle.

IndianClassicIndian Motorcycle parties, demo rides, giveaways, celebrity guests, special events, and much more will take place March 8-15 in Daytona Beach, Florida for all fans of the brand

Indian Motorcycle Demo Rides @ Daytona International Speedway (Enter at Gate 70) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Indian Motorcycle will feature demo rides for the first time in recent history at Bike Week. Since the historic launch of the all-new 2014 Indian Motorcycle lineup in August, overwhelming media and rider praise have set the industry abuzz, and eager Daytona attendees will have the chance to ride. The Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Chieftain will all be available for solo or tandem demo rides throughout the week’s events. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

IndianLifestyleIndian Motorcycle Display @ Daytona International Speedway (Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the 2014 Indian Chiefs models plus the Spirit of Munro tribute streamliner, a collection of vintage motorcycles, and a unique “naked” display bike that gives fans an inside perspective on the unparalleled engineering prowess that makes every Indian such a solid and reliable road bike. Fans can also take in the “Big Chief Custom,” the first custom Indian Chief created around the 2014 models designed to highlight their limitless customization possibilities. Additionally, on Saturday, March 8, attendees can stop by to meet Mike Wolfe from the HISTORY Channel’s “American Pickers” series, who will be at the Midway signing autographs from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach Kick-start Party; Saturday March 8 – 9:00 p.m. – 11:00p.m. at Full Moon Saloon on Main Street
Fans of the brand are invited to join Indian Motorcycle for the unofficial kick-off to Daytona Bike Week at the hottest bar on the beach. Full Moon Saloon will host the party for Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts and owners – both current and future. Mike Wolfe, star of “American Pickers”, will be on-hand with plenty to celebrate as Indian Motorcycle gives away tons of swag and the opportunity for one lucky winner to enjoy an “Epic One-Year Demo Ride,” giving them the keys to an Indian Chief for a year-long lease. Riders can sign-up throughout the day at Full Moon Saloon and the winner will be drawn at 11 p.m. on stage – must be present to win.

IndiandealerMust-See Location: Indian Motorcycle Main Street Store – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, 506 Main Street
Located in the heart of downtown Daytona Beach, the Main Street store will feature a full collection of Indian Motorcycle apparel including riding products, casual apparel lines, and gift items. The official commemorative Indian Motorcycle Daytona Bike Week 2014 T-Shirt will also be on sale.

Must Experience: “Destination Daytona” – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Ormond Beach
Throughout the week’s events, Bike Week attendees are encouraged to stop in to Destination Daytona to experience both the rich, legendary 113-year history and the exciting future of Indian Motorcycle. Fans can explore a collection of heritage engines and vintage Indian motorcycles, plus a cutaway of the all-new Thunder Stroke 111 engine, and much more. Stop by to get up close and personal with the 2014 Indian Chiefs and check out a selection of 2014 Indian Motorcycle apparel for sale.

Classic-with-1948-Chief-5All-Indian Motorcycle Bike Show – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, Corbin Saddles, 1433 N. Hwy 1, Ormond Beach
Indian Motorcycle owners past and present are encouraged to bring their bike and take part in a special bike show to celebrate the rich 113-year history of the brand. Participation is open to all Indian and Indian-based motorcycles from 1901 to 2014. Admission and registration are free and registration is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with judging from 1-3 p.m. and a special awards presentation at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to a wide variety of classes. Prizes will include trophies, a variety of Indian Motorcycle gear and gift certificates from Corbin Saddles. The Bike Show is just one of the special events Indian Motorcycle owners can enjoy throughout the week, and current owners can receive a special commemorative pin throughout Bike Week by showing their key fob at any Indian Motorcycle location.

Indian Motorcycle Owners’ Tribute Activities – Ongoing, Various Locations:
Owners of new and older Indian motorcycles will receive VIP treatment throughout the Bike Week! A special owner experience will be offered at the “Kick-start” party on Saturday night, March 8, and other unique activities will be available during the week for Indian owners only. Owners are encouraged to watch their email and social media for additional information and invitations.

13 Responses to “2014 Daytona Bike week. Huge Presence And Multiple Activities Of Indian Motorcycle.”

  1. 1 Bill Feb 22nd, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Good for them. These bikes really are nice, lighter than they look as well. Really well balanced motorcycles. Competition in this segment is a great thing.

  2. 2 Bob D. Feb 22nd, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I have a Triumph and a cafe racer Honda, so I’m not exactly a died-in-the-wool American iron guy, but these new Indians draw my eyes every time. Can’t wait to see a Scout or other smaller, lighter model. Keep it up, Indian! As noted above, everyone benefits from a little competition.

  3. 3 Blackmax Feb 22nd, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Well Done to Indian !!!
    Wish I was going to be there for another demo ride
    Give credit where credit is due
    they are one heck of a motorcycle & a fantastic effort in just 2 short years
    Competition is good, no, is GREAT !!!!!

  4. 4 SIGFREED Feb 23rd, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Bob D,

    The Indian “Bagger” (Chieftain or is that CheifTRAIN) is the one that makes me go a bit squint (being a dyed-in-the-wool HD dude) versus an HD Road Glide (I like the idea of the frame mounted fairing, it takes strain off the arms, as a proper ‘tourer’ should).

    I will take the ‘CHIEFTRAIN’ in pitch black please – ie the “Midnight Train to Georgia..”

  5. 5 Rodent Feb 23rd, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Indian at Destination Daytona! Harley must be flipping out!

  6. 6 JackS Feb 24th, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I’ll be riding my Street Glide in from TX. First rally stop not related to alcohol: Daytona Speedway, where I’ll pick up my HOG pin (don’t know why, I just do) and then walk over to sign up for an Indian demo ride. Gotta check out the Thunderstroke 111.

  7. 7 Chingon Choppers Feb 24th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Notice how high the floorboards are. This sucks big time for tall riders. I test drove one at the Long Beach Moto Convention and was amazed at the quality, power, ride and weight. However, my knees were not too far from the grips. I wouldve traded in my 2001 Indian in a heartbeat if it was’nt for the high floorboards. Hopefully theyll have an option for tall riders in the future.

  8. 8 BobS Feb 24th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Tall riders fit Victory much better.

  9. 9 Chingon Choppers Feb 25th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    @ BobS,

    Yes I know that. The only issues I currently have with VIctory is

    1. They still have cable throttle compared to Fly By Wire.
    2. No hydraulic clutch
    3 The clutch arm near at the primary is disgusting
    4. Would like to see a 200mm rear tire. I think they currently have a 160mm.
    5. A nicer dash display similar to the new Indian.

    All in all. I see the cross country being my next bike.

  10. 10 BobS Feb 25th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Can’t help you with the dash or the throttle by wire but a company called Witchdoctor’s has the hydraulic clutch and the clutch arm covers. The Cross bikes have a 180 rear. And a 2000 dollar cam + intake + timing and tune upgrade will put you 30-40 hp higher than a Street Glide or a Chieftain and you still wouldn’t have spent as much as their stock bike. The Harley and the Indian both do some things nicer than Victory, but for a big guy that likes to ride hard in comfort….no brainer.

  11. 11 Terence Tory Feb 25th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Chingon Choppers,200 rear tires are about useless if you actually want a bike that steers well.

  12. 12 Chingon Choppers Feb 25th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Good info. Thanks guys

  13. 13 Tom H. Feb 25th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Looking fwd to showing off My new Cheiftain-743 during Bike Week and spreading the word.. Living locally I get into Daytona pretty regularly so am really excited about all the activities.

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