Indian Motorcycle Unveils Long Beach IMS Plans This Weekend In Long Beach, California

Scout-family4Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its itinerary for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif., which takes place November 14-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Riders in southern California are encouraged to be among the first in the nation to take a demo ride on the very much talked-about new 2015 Indian Scout, motorcycling’s hot new middle-weight cruiser, the ultra-premium luxury touring Indian Roadmaster and the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup.

“With Scout reservations exceeding all expectations and inventory expected in dealerships by year end, we’re excited to give our fans in California a chance to be among the first in the country to take a demo ride on this beautiful new machine,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “It’s a bike that delivers quickness, power, precise handling, balance and comfort, and at a starting price of $10,999 we think just about everyone who rides this bike will want to own one.”

mini-IMG_8479Test Ride the Entire 2015 Indian Motorcycle Lineup.

Long Beach riders are encouraged to test ride the all-new 2015 Indian Motorcycle line-up. Riders must be 18 or older, provide valid motorcycle endorsement and wear proper riding attire. Demos will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Indian-Motorcycle-Lifestyle-4Experience History and History-in-the-Making at the Indian Motorcycle Exhibit

Visit the Indian Motorcycle booth to discover what Indian Motorcycle has been up to including a close-up look at the 2015 Indian motorcycle lineup, the Thunder Stroke 111 Engine Cutaway, Scout Engine Cutaway and more. They will have eye candy galore for bike lovers, including a beautifully restored 1935 Indian Chief as seen on “American Picker” on HISTORY, a Roland Sands Custom Indian Chieftain, the Indian Scout Custom 101 as ridden on the Wall of Death in Sturgis, and much more.

Apparel, Accessories & Giveaways

Check out the company’s 2015 casual wear, hats and gifts for sale and get a free 2015 Indian Motorcycle calendar with a $75 or more purchase. Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessories will also be on-display, including a Scout sporting an array of quick release accessories so riders can easily find the right fit. Attendees who stop by the exhibit and get their picture taken on an Indian motorcycle will receive a free gift, and Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group members who show their membership card at the booth can receive an exclusive 2015 patch.

19 Responses to “Indian Motorcycle Unveils Long Beach IMS Plans This Weekend In Long Beach, California”


  1. 1 Sharkey Nov 11th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Interesting machines and can’t wait for a test ride myself BUT “America’s first motorcycle company”?

  2. 2 stsn Nov 12th, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Indian seems on a roll with fine products, but the ad copy is getting older than Roy Rogers saddle fringe.

  3. 3 Rodent Nov 12th, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Gotta agree with stsn

  4. 4 C. Johnston Nov 12th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Sharkey. Yes, Indian is “America’s First Motorcycle Company”. 1901.

  5. 5 TJ Martin Nov 12th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Gotta agree with stsn as well . Their ad copy is starting to amount to ” Much Ado About Nothing ” or the celebration of the inane of late regardless of the product on offer .

    As far as Indian being the first US M/C company ? Errr …. not hardly ! Here’s a hint . Look towards the ones that fell by the wayside … not the one [ and only one ] still in existence or the one recently revived … well … sort of . Fact is there were at least three others [ 1900 ] successfully manufacturing and selling M/C’s in existence well before Indian ever hit the scene . Ahhh … revisionist history and popular myth . Rapidly supplanting the historical record and the facts at hand all in the name of mass marketing here in the 2010’s 😉

  6. 6 BobS Nov 12th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    No skin off my nose if they want to claim first status, but did they change the name to “Indian Motorcycles, America’s first motorcycle company”? Seems like every ad copy and press release begins with that. Also, “ultra-premium luxury touring”…couldn’t figure out how to squeeze “super-duper fantastic” in there too? I think we all know that Indian Motorcycle is a very old brand and the new bikes are very nice machines. Sometimes when you try too hard you do more harm than good.

  7. 7 C. Johnston Nov 12th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    If it was not true they could not say it. It’s the oldest American brand name still being manufactured in the USA. Period. You are just a bunch of whiners.

  8. 8 TJ Martin Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Mr Johnston – In case you hadn’t noticed … ‘ Truth in Advertising ‘ became a thing of the past decades ago . Which in essence means anyone can [ and does ] say anything they want about the products and services they offer with zero consequences .

    So in conclusion ; Do the research . Read the history . Indian was not the first motorcycle manufacture in the US nor were they even the first to be successful . More like the tenth or eleventh in line as a matter of fact !

    As far as ‘ still ‘ being manufactured in the US ? No slur intended towards the ‘ new ‘ Indian’s products what so ever .. but …. No …. the name has been ‘ purchased ‘ and ‘revived’ for marketing purposes by a company with zero connection to the company or its past .Therefore there is no ‘ Still ‘ about them . As far as M/C’s are concerned those fine folks in Milwaukee has that honor …. hands down 😉

  9. 9 Woody's Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Please add me to the official whiners list CJ. Yes, they now own the rights to use the Indian name. Are they the oldest MC company in the US? Hardly, and they insult many folks’ sensibilities by hammering the “America’s first motorcycle company” boilerplate into every fucking ad. Enough already. So they picked up a prestigous name from the dirt floor of history, wrote a big check, and slapped the name on a new Polaris line of bikes. Enough already. First MC company? also the 200th+ company, the 202+ one, the 204+ one the 208+ one….

  10. 10 C. Johnston Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    And why, if it’s not Indian, none of you is mentioning the oldest American motorcycle brand still being produced in the USA.? Because you disagree on who it is? Ha, ha. I wait for the name(s)

  11. 11 Ronnie Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    TJ Martin. You say Polaris had no connections to the old Indian company. So what? And AMF had a connection to Harley? Same for Royal Enfield and others.

  12. 12 BobS Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Of course while bashing the company for exaggerated claims we should also bash the riders who complain about them a little too loudly too. Are you really going to make a 20k dollar motorcycle purchasing decision based on what that company was or was not doing in the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s? If all you got is your favored brand while being bought, sold, and bailed out various times throughout it’s history also managed to keep production continuous…if that’s the only thing that your brand can brag about, it must be a pretty crappy motorcycle.

  13. 13 Shifter Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I have the strong feeling that some of the whiners may be people working for Harley…

  14. 14 BCinSoCal Nov 12th, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Give em a break, they never use the word continuous. Same as the Booze Fighters. Be glad you have another American bike to choose from.

  15. 15 Seymour Nov 12th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I’m probably like a lot of people here, love the new Indian, impressed and wish them the best going forward. But don’t claim a history that is not your own. I will always refer to them as the New Indian.

  16. 16 Iron Horse Nov 12th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I like the Chief engined custom with the leaf spring front end and high exhaust.

  17. 17 James just another crazy Kiwi Nov 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    It is all semantics really these statements are not aimed at grizzled old Bikers who know the history it is aimed at others who don’t really care as long as it it is made in the USA, looks good and goes well.

  18. 18 Seymour Nov 12th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Under this logic Will Sasso could claim that Moe and Shemp Howard were his brothers?

  19. 19 Cris Jan 11th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I plan on reviving the american Orient-Aster motorcycle brand, founded circa 1896ish, Then I can claim to be the oldest U.S. motorcycle manufacturer. Worked for Polaris.

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