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by NickJ at Mar 12, 2014
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Hershey, PA (March 10, 2014) The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum proudly announces its newest upcoming exhibit, Indian Nation: The Indian Motorcycle and America. This captivating exhibit comes to life with more than 22 Motorcycles on Friday, March 28th and continues to roar through October 24th, 2014.

The story of the Indian Motorcycle Company closely mirrors the history and attitudes of America. Indian was founded by two driven young men: George Hendee, an American bicycle racer and builder, and Oscar Hedstrom, a Swedish immigrant and machinist. The two first met in 1899, when Hendee took notice of a motorized bicycle that Hedstrom had modified. They developed a plan to form a company and produce their own “moto-cycle.” Indian was chosen as the company name, signifying an entirely American product and as a reminder of America’s pioneer tradition. Their combined ambition and genius pioneered the path of motorcycling in America and around the world. The Indian experience is one of exploring unknown territory, of pushing established boundaries, and of reacting against self-generated and external crises. The Indian Motorcycle Company witnessed both capitalism’s glory and greed, and understood dizzying success and painful failures. Indian has emerged as a tenaciously enduring symbol of America which refuses to be forgotten. The Indian legacy remains synonymous with freedom, power, and visual appeal. It embodies an ever-changing idea of what America was and continues to be.
This educational and entertaining exhibit presents the Indian motorcycle as both an aesthetic object (work of art) and as material culture (possessing meaning and a story). Indian Nation will also interpret the saga of Indian motorcycles through Indian’s history and responses to the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, and post-war American...
by NickJ at Mar 10, 2014
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Nominate a Member of Your Community as a "Hometown Hero" for the Chance of Nationwide Recognition and a One-Year VIP Loan of an All-New Indian Chief Motorcycle
MEDINA, MN--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2014) - Indian Motorcycle(R), America's first motorcycle company, today announced "Two-Wheel Salute for a Hometown Hero," a contest that encourages community members across the nation to nominate their local heroes to salute their heroism and possibly garner nationwide recognition. Indian Motorcycle will honor the three selected finalists with a one-year VIP loan of one of the all-new Indian Chief motorcycle models.

Indian Motorcycle recognizes that many local heroes go unsung. In response, the company is aggressively seeking stories of those heroic men and women across the country who are passionate about helping others in their communities -- and passionate about motorcycles and motorcycle riding. Three hometown heroes will be selected and offered a VIP loan of an Indian Chief Classic, Chief Vintage or Chieftain for a year. Should their nominee be selected, the person nominating that local hero will also be recognized with a $1,000 cash prize.

"We see reports of heroes in the news every day, yet in today's fast paced hectic world we don't often take the time to fully recognize these selfless and heroic acts," said Rod Krois, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. "We wanted to find a way to celebrate those local heroes who have directly impacted their communities in a positive and meaningful way. It's a nod to the brave men and women of our military, fire and police departments, as well as teachers and those in other service positions whose heroic work demonstrates their passion for others and represents the best in their communities. All of us at Indian Motorcycle are honored to play a role in thanking them for their heroism."
Nominations will be accepted via an online form on the Indian Motorcycle website and...
by dascrow at Mar 3, 2014
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Did everyone see the commercial Indian Motorcycle created to describe the arrival of “choice in American motorcycles”? It’s brilliant. Hundreds of Harley riders stream down a two-lane highway, while at a crossroad a mini pack of Indian riders waits patiently. Finally, one appropriately wizened Harley guy stops the herd, examines the new bikes, then, after a theatrical pause, offers the Indian riders an approving nod, which gives them the right-of-way.

When reintroducing the California 1400 Custom, Moto Guzzi didn’t create a commercial to announce its threat to the establishment. As Italy’s oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer, it’s a brand that drips history and clout. And like most things Italian, it’s sneakily sexy: Versace, Bolo*gnese, Donatello, Aprilia. Blame it on cultural pheromones.

Continue Reading @ H-D Softail vs. Indian Chief vs. Guzzi California- Cruiser Comparison
by NickJ at Feb 7, 2014
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The Demo fleet of Indian Motorcycles are getting prepped as I type so that the tour can commence on February 15th in Miami, FL. Get your helmets out and get excited to swing a leg over the latest incarnation of America's First Motorcycle Company. I have been lucky enough to see a Classic out in the wild, and witness it cut a swath through the generic and hum drum parking lot of one of our local motorcycle haunts. It was awesome. I cannot wait to see the Indian Truck pull up and put its wares on display for the general public to marvel at.

If the tour is rolling through your area, and you get a chance to check the new motorcycles first-hand, please take a camera, and be sure to give us your ride reports!

The full tour is below:

FEB 15, 2014MIAMI, FLIndian Motorcycle of Miami3850 S. Dixie Hwy
FEB 22, 2014OCALA, FLIndian Motorcycle of Ocala3920 N US Hwy 441
FEB 28, 2014LADSON, SCIndian Motorcycle of Charleston679 Treeland Drive
FEB 28, 2014ODESSA, TXBlack Gold Indian Motorcycle4306 N Andrews Hwy
MAR 07, 2014EL PASO, TXBarnett Indian Motorcycle8000 Gateway Blvd East
MAR 07, 2014HOUSTON, TXIndian Motorcycle Gulf Freeway10222 Gulf Freeway
MAR 14, 2014BEAUMONT, TXIndian Motorcycle of Beaumont1220 1H 10 South
MAR 20, 2014LAS VEGAS, NVA-Team Indian Motorcycle4020 Boulder Hwy
MAR 21, 2014GREER, SCIndian Motorcycle of Greenville1700 South Hwy 14
MAR 21, 2014HOUMA, LAIndian Motorcycle...
by NickJ at Jan 24, 2014
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Not feeling confident in pulling the trigger, and picking up a first generation Indian Motorcycle with Polaris at the helm? Try this one on for size. Indian Motorcycles is so confident in their first offering under the new management, they are offering 5 years of coverage! This includes a year limited warranty and an extended service contract!

How do you like them apples? IF something goes wrong with that new scooter of yours, all it is going to cost you is a $50 deductible, and there is no mileage limitation at all. You can ride that thing to the moon and back and any mishap will still only cost you $50.

They will guarantee you a trade in value when you come back to the dealership in 2 and 3 years later. That is unheard of!

You also get a full year of roadside assistance that spans the whole gamut of things that can go wrong out on the road. Fluids, flat battery, and emergency transport. Now that is service!

If you are on the fence, you needn't be! Indian Motorcycles has you covered!

Log on to check it out for yourself: 2014 Indian Chief Classic Motorcycle : Offers