Indian plans interactive displays, demo rides, more at motorcycle shows

Publish Date: 
Dec 3, 2013

MEDINA, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle plans to debut an interactive exhibit at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows this weekend in Long Beach, Calif. and next weekend at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, N.Y.

Along with its 2014 lineup, the company released an extensive roster of performances, attractions and vintage bikes for the two largest shows in the IMS tour, along with the remaining stops in the 2013-14 season.

The display offers attendees multiple ways to interact with and experience the Indian Motorcycle brand and its new 2014 lineup.

The exhibit lets visitors check out the entire line of 2014 Indian Chief models including the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage and the Indian Chieftain. The exhibit will feature a host of historically significant motorcycles including the 'Spirit of Munro' Streamliner, a one-of-a-kind custom vehicle built by Indian to pay homage to Burt Munro, who famously rode into the history books on an Indian in 1962 at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Attendees will also enjoy "Springfield Row," a line of fully restored pre-1953 era Indian bikes including a 1935 Indian Chief originally featured on History's “American Pickers” series, a 1948 vintage Indian Chief, and more. In Long Beach, heritage vehicles will be on loan from the personal collection of Paul Greenstein, an Indian Motorcycle collector and L.A'.s top neon artist and restoration specialist. In New York, heritage bikes including a 1926 Scout are on loan through Michael Baer of Easthampton, Mass., in conjunction with the Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Mass., which houses an extensive Indian Motorcycle collection.

Throughout the events, Indian Motorcycle will highlight the design and power of the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the heartbeat of the 2014 Indian Chiefs. The exhibit will feature a cutaway version of the new engine to demonstrate the engineering process behind the new power plant, and attendees will hear the roar of the new engine through the accessory Stage 1 exhaust available for all 2014 Indian Chiefs.

Selections from the new 2014 Indian apparel line will be available for purchase, including casual wear, hats and holiday gifts. Fully accessorized bikes will also be on display highlighting the array of accessories for the 2014 Chiefs.

In Long Beach the manufacturer will unveil the Jack Daniel's "Operation Ride Home” custom bike to benefit U.S. armed forces personnel and their families. Built In support of Jack Daniel's "Operation Ride Home" program, the company pulled the "No. 7" serial number Indian Chief Vintage out of the first 1901 numbered motorcycles from its assembly line and partnered with Klock Werks in Mitchell, S.D. to create the special-edition motorcycle. (continued)