Indian Motorcycle Announces New Activities And Surprises During 74th Annual Sturgis Rally

RoadmasterblackAfter revealing last Sunday the the new Indian Roadmaster luxury touring motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle is adding new events and motorcycling celebrities to its Sturgis Rally activities. First, the Roadmaster will be a featured demo ride motorcycle in the demo fleet located at Exit 30 of Interstate 90 in Sturgis. In addition the full palate of 2015 two-tone, Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain motorcycles will be available for demo rides.

RSD-Custom-IndianRoland Sands has built a stunning custom motorcycle that will be revealed on stage at the Buffalo Chip between concert acts on Sunday August 3rd (appx 9:30-10:00 pm). Roland is keeping details close to the vest, but offers you a sneak peak at is custom Indian bike.

John Munro, Son of legendary Indian Motorcycle racer Burt Munro will attend the rally on behalf of Indian Motorcycle. John Munro has worked to keep his father’s legacy alive with events such as the Munro Challenge in New Zealand. Traveling from Invercargill, New Zealand, Munro will meet fans and tell stories of his father’s travels, exploits and dedication to his beloved 1920 Indian Scout. John will see the “Spirit of Munro” Tribute motorcycle for the first time live in the Michael Lichter display at the Buffalo Chip. Munro is also in Sturgis to kick off the Munro Collection of Apparel that will debut in Sturgis.

RSD-Indian-Custom-terMunro will join the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group ride on Sunday August 3rd and appear in several locations including:
· Saturday 8/2 – Autograph Session – 1-4pm 3rd & Lazelle / Indian Motorcycle Display
· Sunday 8/3 – Michael Lichter Event – Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Lichter Gallery – 6-9pm
· Tuesday, 8/5 – Event at Indian Motorcycle Sturgis Dealership (2106 Lazelle St)5-7pm – Autograph Session
· Friday, 8/8 – Autograph Session 1-4pm, 3rd & Lazelle / Indian Motorcycle Display.

JohnMunroMotorcycle artist Lee Bivens will be on hand in the Indian Motorcycle display completing an original painting commissioned by Indian Motorcycle that depicts the historic reveal of the 2014 Indian Motorcycle line up last year. Bivens is commemorating this important event on canvas that will be donated to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum during the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame breakfast on August 7th. Bivens will appear at the Indian Motorcycle display in Sturgis on the following schedule:
· Wednesday 8/6  3-5pm
· Thursday 8/7  – 9-5pm
· Friday 8/8 – 9-5pm

The Indian Motorcycle display at 3rd and Lazelle will feature a complete display of the new models including apparel and accessory displays and will host the American Motordrome that features vintage Indian 101 Scouts and is the most authentic “Wall of Death” show on tour. Daily shows will thrill audiences as they have done for decades as the vintage motorcycles defy gravity and deliver heart-stopping performances.

For more information on these events, and details on other activities log on to Indian Motorcycle. Also, visit the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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20 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle Announces New Activities And Surprises During 74th Annual Sturgis Rally”


  1. 1 Blackmax Jul 30th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Hell’s Bells, if you own a Indian, Victory or H-D
    when do they expect you to find time to ride (except with their little group[s])
    I always saw Sturgis as the Mecca, where ALL bikers,
    no matter what brand they rode, were able to ride in the beautiful Black Hills & get along
    I guess I’m wrong again ????

  2. 2 Blackmax Jul 30th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Sorry for the double entry
    No patience in my old age
    Anyway I’m still betting on a Scout model to show up
    Taking bets on the engine size 900-1100, 1300 on up ….

  3. 3 Shifter Jul 30th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I also bet for a Scout. If yes, hope they didn’t screwed up the design (and price) because it’s going to be a Sturgis tragedy. LOL.

  4. 4 Greeco. Jul 30th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Cyril. At what time you will post the new Indian to be revealed this weekend?

  5. 5 Donnie Respery Jul 30th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    It’s gonna be red, black or blue. Ha, ha. Make your choice.

  6. 6 Charles Greenwood Jul 30th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    If a Scout, hope they didn’t recycle the parts of the Chief. Should be brand new design.

  7. 7 Jacob Hesselschwardt Jul 30th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    When the Indian Scout is finally revealed, I personally would love for it to be a sub 1000cc cycle based on the Victory Core concept bike with a leaf spring style front end. I know I’m dreaming here, but I sure would love to see it. I believe that it would sell well and it would be very unique.

  8. 8 Drive The Wheels Off Jul 31st, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Roland’s about to unveil the widest board track racer ever seen based on the thunder stroke engine, which is a very wide vtwin

  9. 9 Chris Cope Jul 31st, 2014 at 5:58 am

    The presence of John Munro, son of the most famous Indian Scout owner ever, certainly hints at something. As does the deliberate mention of the Spirit of Munro bike, a machine dedicated to the most famous Indian Scout owner ever. And the fact that they are releasing a line of apparel inspired by the most famous Indian Scout owner ever. And with all due respect to John, I doubt he is a big enough draw on his own to merit three autograph appearances during the week. But if he were helping to promote something big, however…

    Add to this the fact Indian has brought in a Wall of Death show that uses the old Indian Scout.

    More and more I find myself agreeing with those who predict an Indian Scout reveal. I am just really, really, really hoping for something that is affordable. I’d like it to be something on par, in terms of size and aura, with the H-D Iron 883 and the Triumph Bonneville. Something relatively light and flickable and fun, with ABS and all kinds of accessories to help individualise it.

  10. 10 Sportster Mike Jul 31st, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Yes please NEW Indian Scout

    Have just seen very nice 1934 one at Poole Quays Bike Night in Southern England
    so something similar but modern please ie suspension both ends, good brakes and handling etc whilst still looking groovy

  11. 11 BobS Jul 31st, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Problem is what you see in these comments are 5-7 years ahead of their time. We’re smack dab in the middle of the big wheel bagger craze right now and nobody is buying lightweight performance cruisers. I’m guessing in about 5 more years the bagger craze will subside and more people will be getting back into fun bikes. But until then, if Indian releases the Scout that we want the Scout to be, that’s a whole lotta R&D spent on a bike they might sell 1000 units of. Or for a fraction of the investment release a flat painted blacked out version of the Chieftain, call it a Darkhorse, and sell 5000 units.

  12. 12 Rodent Jul 31st, 2014 at 8:15 am

    The PR guys at Indian must of studied the life and times of that great showman P.T.Barnum, great going!

  13. 13 Woody Jul 31st, 2014 at 11:12 am

    @ Rodent-“Step right this way and see the Great Egress!”

  14. 14 Jacob Hesselschwardt Jul 31st, 2014 at 11:26 am

    BobS – You wrote, “Problem is what you see in these comments are 5-7 years ahead of their time. We’re smack dab in the middle of the big wheel bagger craze right now and nobody is buying lightweight performance cruisers.”

    I agree that the big wheeled bobber craze is still in full effect; however, I, also, believe in setting the trend. What marked the Indian of old was not that it followed the trend, but that it sat the trend. Why not honor that legacy?

    Not everyone wants a big wheeled bagger. There is still room in the market for cut down, sporty style bikes. The type of bike that has been shown to appeal to the young at heart — the new generation. If Indian is going to make a name for itself and stay in the market, it will need to appeal to all segments of motorcyclist, not just those who ride baggers.

  15. 15 Jacob Hesselschwardt Jul 31st, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Please note in my last comment that in the second paragraph I wrote, “big wheeled bobber craze”. This is not what I intended to write. Instead this should read, “big wheeled bagger craze”. I guess you can see where my preference lies.

  16. 16 Rodent Jul 31st, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Woody, Is the new Scout before the Great Egress or just after?

  17. 17 BobS Jul 31st, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Jacob, I’m with you 100% in spirit. I’m just thinking that if it was my money what would I do, take a gamble on setting a trend, or cash in on something closer to a sure thing? Me personally, I’m interested in a bike that performs like a Hyabusa but is comfortable enough to be ridden all day. That’s exactly what I think the Scout deserves to be and I would be first in line to buy one…if it indeed outperforms my current bike. I just don’t realistically think there’s currently enough guys like me out there who would buy one. If Indian execs are thinking along the same lines then we’re not about to see one unveiled.

  18. 18 Woody Jul 31st, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    @ Rodent-ya gotta walk through the door to find out ☺

  19. 19 Rodent Jul 31st, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Woody, the late, great PT would be proud!

  20. 20 Septic the Sceptic Jul 31st, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Indian always refer to their product as “motocycles”? How can this new entitiy “Indian Motorcycles” claim the heritage of the original marque?

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