The Indian Motorcycle Company is recalling 18,367 motorcycles today, for an ignition issue that may see unburnt fuel pass through the exhaust system during a misfire, which could result in the exhaust temperature increasing and potentially causing a fire.
The recall affects basically all of Indian’s motorcycles that use the Thunder Stroke 111 engine, built between 2014 and 2016.
Specifically, the recall affects the Indian Chief Classic, Dark Horse, Chieftain, Roadmaster, Vintage and Chieftain Dark Horse motorcycles that were manufactured between April 15, 2013 and June 16, 2015.
It should be noted that the Indian Springfield is not a part of this recall, being the newest bagger in Indian’s lineup.
To remedy the situation, Indian will notify affected owners, and Indian dealers will update the ECU on these aforementioned machines.
This recall is expected to start in July 2016. Concerned Indian owners may contact Indian customer service at 1-877-204-3697, and reference recall number, I-16-02.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.
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Some of you may remember the first Indian sponsored Veteran's Charity Ride from last year. Well this year is going to be bigger and better! We're talking more veterans this year, riding together on the beautiful back roads of America on Indian Motorcycles, in Champion sidecars and on specially modified Indian Trikes. Vets will share their experiences of serving in the military with one another, creating a bond, veteran to veteran, to help each other heal from the trauma and experiences of war.
This unique life changing program takes hand selected wounded and amputee veterans on a nine day Motorcycle Therapy adventure from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota in order to help the healing process that is needed after serving in combat. Motorcycle Therapy is getting our veterans outdoors, riding the open road with the wind in their face, getting much needed space that clears their head, and talking about their experiences while serving in the military so they can experience life and living again.
Where folks can meet up with the ride, everyone is welcome:
July 30th, Los Angeles
July 30th, Las Vegas and Jean NV, escorted ride into Las Vegas
Aug 4th, Craig CO
Aug 5th, Denver CO
Aug 6th, Hot Springs SD
Aug 7th, Sturgis SD, Grand Entrance
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING ANNOUNCES HISTORIC RETURN TO AMA PRO FLAT TRACK
MINNEAPOLIS (June 14, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its re-entry into the AMA Pro Flat Track series with its first full-factory racing effort since the 1950s.
AMA Pro Flat Track is highly competitive and has evolved into a demanding, technical and specialized event that typically sees bar-to-bar action and sublime motorcycle control at high speeds on varied dirt surfaces. The Indian Motorcycle Racing Team will contest the series with an all new and proprietary liquid-cooled 750cc four-valve V-Twin competition engine specifically designed for flat track and engineered into a specially built chassis.
Indian Motorcycle has a significant history in flat track, at one time dominating the sport with legendary riders and motorcycles. Perhaps best-known was the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew, consisting of Bill Tuman, Bobby Hill and Ernie Beckman, who won race after race and carried the message of power, balance and quality that lives on in today’s Indian® Scout®.
Multi-time AMA Grand National Champion Jared Mees will join the Indian Motorcycle Racing Team as a test rider in 2016. Mees, 30, won the AMA Grand National Twins Championship in 2009, AMA Grand National Singles Championship in 2012, and the unified AMA Grand National Championship (GNC1) title in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
“We are very excited to return to the AMA Circuit,” says Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “We have established the new Indian Chief and Scout series as the cornerstones of our production line-up, and now is the time for us to return to racing in a big way. We know that fans of Indian Motorcycle have been anticipating this announcement and can’t wait to see Indian Racing...