Polaris Industries announced it will launch its Indian Motorcycles brand in India on January 22, 2014. The inherently awkward naming aside, Indian Motorcycles India will be the latest brand to seek out a chunk of the world’s second largest motorcycle market. Indian Motorcycles India will offer the company’s complete lineup, which includes the Chief Classic, […]
Indian Motorcycle Rolls in to Cleveland for the IMS
This weekend the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) rolls into Cleveland’s I-X Convention Center this weekend. Following much of the same schedule that was used in the Washington, DC IMS event, Indian Motorcycle will keep the program action-packed for all attendees who visit the Indian display area.
As part of Indian’s efforts to support and honor our military, admission to Stars and Stripes Saturday Sponsored by Indian Motorcycle will be free to all military personnel with a valid military ID. Members of the US Armed Forces simply go to the VIP service center with their credentials to receive their pass. They should also stop by the Indian display area to pick up a special Indian Motorcycle gift.
Free entry on Saturday isn’t the only way that Indian is supporting our troops, the company’s Honoring Heroes program offers incentives to military service members on a select line of Indian Motorcycle models. Service members don’t have to stop by the show to benefit from this program, they can also check the Indian website for more information.
All show attendees in Cleveland will be able to see the full line of 2014 Indian Chief models and the 2014 Indian Chieftain. Indian’s “Past and Present” show of historic Indians will be represented by a selection of fully restored pre–1953 representatives of the marque. Look for the 1935 Indian Chief that fans of the History Channel’s American Pickers series may recognize. Of course, the crowd favorite “Spirit of Munro” Streamliner will be on display, and if your timing is right, you might even get to hear the engine in the homage to Burt Munro’s 1962 record at the Bonneville Salt Flats started and run for a few minutes.
For people who like to see the way things work, a cutaway of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine will show that a stylistic reflection of the past can be thoroughly high-tech at the same time.
Finally, what event would be complete without an opportunity for Indian Motorcycle’s fans to buy some branded gear for both on and off the road? Stop by the I-X Convention Center in Cleveland now through Sunday.
[Source: Indian Motorcycle]