Yesterday Friday evening, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, motorcycle industry VIP’s and celebrities gathered for a Daytona Bike week kickoff party and to witness the unveiling of 6 custom builds based on the Indian Chieftain. 3 from Carey Hart, Paul Yaffe, and Brian Klock, and 3 others built by Indian dealers. Because it was very difficult to photograph all these bikes in full at night, I will release new complete photos in the coming days.
Before introducing each builder and their creations, President Of Indian Motorcycles Steve Menneto confirmed intensive plans to release many new models during the next 2 years. Because 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro setting in Bonneville the Indian record of 183.59 mph or 305.89 km/h in the under 1000 cc class, be ready for very special Indian events, celebrations and models during the second half of the year. Can’t tell you more right now…(photos @ H. Roesler, M. Graf, R. Spring)