Indian brings 1920 Munro Special, and an American Picker, to New York

Publish Date: 
Jan 16, 2013

MEDINA, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle has announced its schedule for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York City taking place January 18-20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Executives from Indian Motorcycle and parent company Polaris Industries will be on hand throughout the event to engage with attendees as the company showcases the entire lineup of 2013 Indian Motorcycle models, including the recently introduced Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition. The bike is a limited-edition model commemorating the end of one era and the beginning of another under the stewardship of Polaris Industries.

Other notable Indian show events/features:

Indian Summit Press Conference — Friday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m.
Attendees are invited to take part in the “Indian Summit” press conference featuring celebrity panelist Mike Wolfe of Antique Archeology and the History Channel’s “American Pickers” series. Wolfe and top executives from Indian Motorcycle will inform and entertain motorcycle fans and members of the press about everything from Mike’s favorite picks to the company’s plans for the upcoming launch of the new Indian. The press conference takes place at 4:30 p.m. at The Podium venue on the show floor, and is free and open to anyone attending the show. Wolfe will also be signing autographs at the “Indian Motorcycle Experience” exhibit on the show floor following the Indian Summit on Friday and from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

“Indian Motorcycle Experience”
The all-new “Indian Motorcycle Experience” exhibit highlights the brand’s historic milestones and features a collection of rarely seen vintage motorcycles and military vehicles, including an exact replica of the Floyd Emde Indian “Big Base” Scout that rode to a victory in the Daytona 200 beach race in 1948. Also on hand will be the 1935 Indian Chief fully restored by Wolfe and recently featured on “American Pickers.” The display also features a sound booth where attendees can experience firsthand the sound and power of the upcoming, completely redesigned Indian Motorcycle engine.

Firing up the Munro Special
Making a rare appearance on the East Coast, the Indian Motorcycle exhibit will feature the original Burt Munro 1920 Indian Scout (the Munro Special) that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as portrayed in the movie “The World’s Fastest Indian.” Show attendees and members of the press can stop by and listen as the Munro Special is fired up at the following times throughout the weekend:

  • Friday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m.

“We’ve got something for everyone this weekend at IMS-New York, and show attendees will definitely want to take part in the Indian Summit press conference and consumer event on Friday to learn more about what’s coming down the road as we prepare to relaunch the original American motorcycle brand,” said Steve Menneto, Polaris vice president of Motorcycles. “Our team is chartered with capturing the heart and soul of a legendary 112-year-old motorcycle brand.”

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Posted by Arlo Redwine. Press images courtesy Polaris.